Co-founder & COO of SMFB Engine |
European Search Personality of the year 2014, Kristján Már Hauksson, is the Co-Founder and COO of SMFB Engine, based in Oslo, Norway. This newfound digital activation/marketing agency works closely with the award winning creative agency, SMFB, in making sure that each idea has the digital presence to make it fly. Currently SMFB Engine works with great clients like Mondelez, Geox, IKEA, Santander and Statoil Retail & Fuel to mention some.
Kristján is the Founder and former Director of Search & Online Communications at the award winning internet marketing agency Nordic eMarketing. With over 10 years’ experience working in a multilingual environment, he has over the years worked for great clients in over 20 markets including Fujitsu, Hitatchi, Vodafone, Lenvon, VMWare, Intel, Symantec, Hotels.com, Momondo, Expedia, Zalando, & more.
Besides being a published author on the topic of internet marketing, he is a frequent speaker and has been on the Search Engine Professional Organization Board of Directors for the past four years, as well as the International Advisory Board for Bing Advertising. When it comes to speaking, Kristján Már is as humble as his "World Domination or Death (with the aim of avoiding death)" motto and is known for his energetic and lively presence on stage.
Over the past 10 years, he has spoken at over 80 conferences in countries like Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK, Germany, Ukraine, Latvia, Serbia, Iran, USA, and Turkey. These conferences include SMX, SES, RIMC, ISS, A4U, AdTech, iFront, Digitalization of Marketing and Gulltaggen.
Kristján has various diplomas and degrees in technology, programming and marketing from University of British Colombia, Reykjavik Open University, Thunderbird University, and Computer & Engineering School of Iceland. He has been involved in developing internet solutions since 1996, and internet marketing since 1997.