Rian Carstens, CEO of C6 Consulting, has been in the online space for the best part of the last 14 years. He started his career by building websites that were search engine friendly and soon focused primarily on Online Marketing when he joined Forwardslash in Cape Town.

With his family he moved to the UK in 2004 and spent the next 7 years working for media agencies like MEC, 24/7 Real Media, NetMediaPlanet and Starcom.

Rian has helped grow the online marketing efficiency and effectiveness of some of the worlds biggest brands like Blackberry, Samsung, Honda, UBS, Dell, SKY, Symantec, GE Money, Paypal, Xerox, Tom Tom, Sony Ericson and a few others.

In February 2013 Rian returned to South Africa where he now runs C6 Consulting, he organises a monthly online marketers networking event, is an avid supporter of the Springboks, The Stormers & Western Province, raises (in partnership with his wife) 3 mighty men and attempts to maintain dignity when being ordered around by his baby daughter.

You can follow Rian on LinkedIn, Twitter @riancarstens, Google+  and Facebook