Neil Walker – Biography
Neil original entered the world of Search in 2000 as the technical mind behind a start up by the name of Just Search. In 2004 he had successfully secured a first page position in Google UK for the term “SEO” and similar phrases which led to experience within blue chip consultancy, SME and ecommerce projects. In 2007 Just Search was acquired by Swedish listed company Oniva Online Group Europe AB where Neil took the role of Group CTO and led the technical expansion from the UK and Sweden into France, Italy and Ireland helping the company to operate a turnover in excess of £30m and gain the vanity ranking term of “SEO” in the majority of markets entered.
Neil started moved into consultancy in 2012 working with other Digital Agencies, affiliates and in-house teams. He is passionate about the digital, extremely focused and fanatical about technology which has led him to speak at conferences around the Globe from Silicon Valley to Stockholm and Reykjavik among others.
Neil tends to carry out in depth research and data analysis to look at trends around search, social and conversion. He’s a 1st Degree Black Belt within a mixed martial arts discipline, a father of four and in the past was heavily involved within the UK Hip Hop scene.