The 8th edition of the invitation-only I-COM Global Summit which is one of the most influential summits exploring marketing and data measurement, took place in Porto, Portugal, on April 24th – 27th, 2017. The Summit gathered leaders and industry influencers from across the world’s Fortune 500 companies, global media agencies, boutique consultancies as well as the most promising Startups to share, learn, network and trade. I-COM has also pioneered I-COM Data Startup Challenge, one of a series of prestigious competitions, aiming to provide its community with recognition of the latest ground-breaking work in Smart Data Marketing and unique opportunity to identify potential partners for their Data Ecosystem. In March 2017, Vispera had been shortlisted by the I-COM Data Startup Challenge Jury to compete amongst the Top 10 Startups from around the world in the 5th edition of the I-COM Data Startup Challenge in Porto, on April 25 th . Vispera was presented by Prof. Aytül Erçil (Founder & CEO) and Ceyhun Burak Akgül, Ph.D. (Founder & CTO) during the Official Selection Session and came first in the audience poll. Eventually, Vispera was selected as winner of Emerging Market Regions Award 2017 and the award was given during the gala dinner by Andreas Cohen, Chairman of I-COM.