Program Details

Sparking MarTech Migration + Digital Innovation

Exploring Marketing Leader Strategies, Intentions and Innovations Across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America

Sponsors and Partners:

Sponsors and Partners:


Building on the foundational findings from the CMO Council’s Getting It Done in 2021 outlook study, HCL – Unica will sponsor deeper exploration with marketing leaders in key regions experiencing economic, geo-political and social challenge and change.


CMO conversations will delve into priorities, progress and intentions around the adoption, integration and use of marketing solutions and the degree to which these are impacting growth, relationships, revenue, operational efficiency, campaign effectiveness, talent needs and measurable return-on-investment.


In addition to benchmarking the level of marketing technology maturity and receptivity by region, the program will also look at where and how modular, progressive and selective investments in new platforms and applications are creating customer value and boosting business performance.



Embracing an adaptive, scalable precision marketing system with integrated, end-to-end eCommerce and personalized, omni-channel customer engagement is a strategic priority for global and regional brands as they reach for recovery in a post-pandemic environment.


Platforms for localizing, translating and reconfiguring marketing content are part of “the race to project a global face” and the desire to “connect with the local community” as country and regional marketers target, serve and accommodate more diverse socio-economic, ethnic, demographic, cultural, religious and geographic markets.


As companies embark on digital transformation efforts to provide unified and personal customer experiences across all touch points and devices, virtually every department in the company is now leveraging marketing technology. Lack of coordination and oversight, however, is leading to escalating costs, security risk, inconsistent customer experience, brand compromise, and business partner frustration.


Chief marketers are looking at ways to centralize, protect, share and better use customer data, brand assets, market intelligence and best practice knowledge across their global organizations. Transfer of insight and innovation is seen as a significant competitive advantage and new ways to better inventory, consolidate and access intellectual capital and centers of excellence has become a key component of marketing effectiveness and talent development for both global and emerging growth brands.



Topics for Exploration:


  • What regional forces and factors (competitive, geo-political, economic, environmental, etc.) are shaping and influencing strategies, spend and market receptivity
  • The degree to which marketers in each region are embracing automation and effectively managing the marketing technology stack
  • Digital marketing campaign successes and failures; deployment learnings and best practice insights
  • What obstacles, challenges or deficiencies are they experiencing in migrating or pivoting to digital marketing platforms and programs with existing budgets and teams
  • What issues or concerns do regional marketers face as regards budget, IT infrastructure, culture, customer sensitivity, privacy/regulatory limitations, brand safety, and management commitment to transformation
  • Innovations in using social, mobile and customer data intelligence to impact brand performance, customer demand and market distinction in their regions



Research: Survey & Reports


Curated Facts & Stats

By region, social media growth in 2019-2020 is led by Asia: +16.98%, Africa +13.92%, South America +8.00%, North America +6.96%, Europe +4.32%, and Australasia +4.9%

50.64% of the 7.77 billion people in the world use social media, of eligible audiences aged 13+, 63% are active users

83.36% of internet users are on social media; however, a titanic 90.71% of mobile internet users are active on networks

3.96 billion people currently use social media worldwide, up almost double from 2.07 billion in 2015

The global mobile market was valued at $65.06 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.9% from 2020 to 2027 (GSMA).

Mobile phone penetration by region: Europe’s mobile sector will grow 3% to 481 million subscribers by 2025; MENA penetration will grow from 382 million in 2018 to 459 million in 2025; Sub-Saharan Africa will jump from 641 million in 2018 to 871 million in 2025; and Latin America will grow from 416 million in 2018 to 484 million in 2025. 

Source: GeoPoll


Curated Reading

Program Themes

  • Digital Marketing
  • Market Intelligence Resources
  • Artificial Intelligence