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2020 Speakers

2020 Speakers

Featured Speakers

FULL SPEAKER LIST

Welcoming 175 speakers, including experienced and renowned names to new voices from across the creative industries, it was a pleasure to feature the  speakers below on the BEYOND 2020 programme.

Co-Founder and Technical Lead

BetaJester

Head of the School of Creative Technologies

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth

Senior Experience Researcher, Immersive

Digital Catapult

Reader in Human Geography

Royal Holloway University of London

Director

World Building Institute and the World Building Media Lab

Design Research Lead

World Building Media Lab

Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO

Director of the JUST AI network

The Ada Lovelace Institute

China Regional President

Vive HTC

Research and Teaching Associate and PhD Candidate

University of Glasgow

Challenge Director for the Audience of the Future and Creative Industries Clusters Challenge

UK Research and Innovation

Technical Solutions Director

White Light

Lecturer in Drama and Theatre

Royal Holloway University of London

Executive Vice President of Esports

ReKTGlobal

CEO

The Audience Agency

Head of Audience Labs

Royal Opera House

Creative Director for CREATe

University of Glasgow

Professor of Moving Image

University for the Creative Arts

CEO

Romero Games

Media Artist, Researcher, and Creative Technologist

Professor in Interactive and Immersive Arts

University for the Creative Arts

Director of Policy and Programmes

Creative Industries Federation

Professor of Technology in Society

University of Surrey

Vice President

POP Fashion

Director of Immersive

Picture This Productions and MoCo FX

Director of Creative Informatics

Creative Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Executive Chair

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Chairman

Shanghai Mirror Pictures Film & TV Technology Co.

Founder

Prickly Thistle

Executive Producer

Nexus Studios

Associate Director

BOP Consulting

Partner

Technopolis Ltd

Founder

FELTTIME Studio

Project Manager

Virtalis

Chancellor’s Fellow in Cultural and Creative Industries

University of Edinburgh

CEO

Dream Reality Interactive Ltd

Artist/Visiting Professor

Future Screens NI

Lecturer of Multisensory Interfaces

UCL

Director, Strategic Accounts & Client Services

Sublime

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Fray Studio

Director of Arts Programmes & Investments

Nesta

Lecturer in Digital Media Studies

JOMEC

Professor of Music/ Associate Dean of Research and Impact

University of Ulster

Professor in Performance and New Media

University of Exeter

Digital Director

Manchester International Festival

Head of Legal & Business Affairs

Association of Independent Music (AIM)

Director

UKRI China

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Writer and Researcher

Associate Professor in Performance and Creative Economy

University of Leeds

Digital Artist and Illustrator of Munkination

Senior Lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology

Royal Holloway University of London

Co-Founder

Hazfilm Ltd

CEO

Hotdrop

Distinguished Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Digital Director

Tate

President

Shanghai Theatre Academy

Chief Programming Officer

SXSW

Professor of Communication and Computing

University of Copenhagen

Co-founder and CTO

Valkyrie Industries

Managing Director

Foundervine

Director

StoryFutures

Founder and CEO

ESL UK

Creative Product Lead

Fictioneers

Chief Executive

UK Music

Director of Research & Innovation (Stratford) / Professor of Digital Design and Innovation

Business of Fashion, Textiles & Technology, University of the Arts London

CEO

Rebellion Games

Senior project Manager

White Light

Games Market Analyst

Newzoo

CEO

Digital Catapult

Head of Technology, Immersive

Digital Catapult

Scientific Advisor

USC World Building Media Lab

Director

Ava Innes

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Blue Moon

Research Fellow Mixed Reality Lab

University of Nottingham

Chief Executive and Founder

Factory 42

CEO

Arcade

Professor of Psychology

Goldsmiths, University of London

Marketing Consultant | Video Producer | Strategic Thinker

Design Lecturer and Researcher for Sustainability and Knowledge Exchange

Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University

Research and Development Fellow in Interactive Engagement

InGame

Co-Director

Centre for Circular Design, University of the Arts London

Creative Director

Nexus Studios

CTO

Terra Virtua

Associate Professor in Media and Communication

University of Leeds

Business Impact Lead

StoryFutures

Innovation Lead

i2 Media Research Limited

Senior Project Manager of Program Exchange Department

Center for China Shanghai International Arts Festival

R&D Project Lead, Entrepreneur, Support Worker

Founder

Little Forget Me Nots

Esports Market Analyst

Newzoo

Head of Innovation & Partnerships

Philharmonia Orchestra

Research and Development Fellow in Narrative and Play

InGAME

Circular economy business consultant, researcher and business ethics lecturer

Director

Digital Anthropology Lab, University of the Arts London

Creative Producer

Boomtown Festival

Cultural Entrepreneur, Consultant & Researcher

Head of Business Sales

Novatech Ltd

Professor of Intellectual Property Law

University of Glasgow

Lecturer in Game Production

University of Abertay

Head of Delivery, Audience of the Future

Innovate UK

Head of Fashion Innovation Agency

London College of Fashion

Co-Founder

ScanLAB Projects

Senior Lecturer in Public Humanities

Royal Holloway University of London

Advisor, ScanLAB Projects

ScanLAB Projects

CEO

Numerion Software

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Royal College of Art

CEO

Digital Theatre

The Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow for Virtual and Augmented Reality

University of Glasgow

Director of International Affairs

BFI

Head of Attractions & Live Experiences

Aardman

Programme Manager for Creative Informatics

University of Edinburgh

CEO

FXG

Director

Twelve Oaks Software

Associate Director of Programmes

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Director

Future Screens NI

Assistant Professor, Mixed Reality Lab

University of Nottingham

Associate Professor

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

PhD Researcher

University of Leeds

CEO

Segura

Business and Development Project Manager

University of Portsmouth

Lecturer in Theatre and Acting

Royal Holloway University of London

Head of Esports

Newzoo

Professor and Chair in Architecture and the Visual Arts; Director of the Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts | CAVA

University of Liverpool

Director of Research

BOP Consulting

Programme Lead Game Design & Production

University of Abertay

Co-Founder & CEO

Crucible

Head of Creative and Content

Eden International

Co-Founder

Tender Claws

Chief Operating Officer

Clwstwr

Director of Digital Development

Royal Shakespeare Company

Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research

University of Nottingham

Creative Scientist, Futurist, Inter-disciplinarian, CEO NeuroCreate Ltd/Musician/Artistic Director Jugular Productions

Business of Fashion, Textiles & Technology, University of the Arts London

Freelance Investigative Journalist and Community Organiser

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Project Director

Shanghai Yan Yue Culture & Communication Ltd

CEO

Figment Productions

Global Director Of Commercial Strategy

Beggars Group

CEO and founder

REWIND

Scriptwriter and Director

Professor of Colour Science and Technology

University of Leeds

Professor of Computing

University of Nottingham

Co Founder

Fictioneers

Lecturer in Virtual Reality

Goldsmiths, University of London

Artistic Director & CEO

Battersea Arts Centre

CG Supervisor

Framestore

Head of Collections and Principal Curator

Science Museum

Head of Digital Development

National Theatre

Visiting Professor at the Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management

University of Strathclyde

London Area Director for Arts Council England

Arts Council England

University of Portsmouth Executive Dean, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

University of Portsmouth

Head of Design

Brunel University London

Dean of USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Professor in Computational Art at Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths, University of London

PI

Robert Gordon University

Producer

Painting Practice

Director of BA Industrial Design

College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University

Founder and Artistic Director

Big Telly

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