Steve Lok is Head of Marketing Tech & Ops at The Economist and often refers to himself as a marketing and tech ninja plumber. Steve has received numerous accolades for his enablement of smart use of data in marketing acquisition and in helping his team execute on their visions of the future. Steve started his career as a web developer in the 90s with his own healthcare IT startup and then led agile project programs before accepting his current role as martech operations lead for The Economist’s global circulation team. Applying those learned principles into marketing led The Economist team into taking home a Cannes Lions and DMA Grand Prix award for smartest data and technology use in The Economist’s recent Brand Response strategy and to the highest single-year increase in circulation revenue in a decade. Steve is a frequent speaker and teacher on the subject of Agile project management. His often speaks about how the confluence of tech, data, agile, and marketing is now real – and provable.