THE TECHSTARS

MEET THE SPEAKERS

VR World 2017 will bring together 150 "techstars" to discuss the impact of AR, MR and VR beyond gaming.

Interested in speaking?

Contact Rosanna Quigley, Conference Producer on +44 (0) 117 284 0040 or email Rosanna(at)nexusmediacom.com
Nigel	Hilditch

Nigel Hilditch

Director of Video, Sotheby's

Andy	Gower

Andy Gower

Head of Interactive TV Research, BT

Brian	Waterfield

Brian Waterfield

Virtual Reality & High-end Visualisation Technical Lead, Jaguar Land Rover

Denise White

Denise White

Former Director - Technology, The Walt Disney Company

Gary Radburn

Gary Radburn

Director of Workstation, Virtualization, Commercial VR and AR globally, Dell Inc.

Emilio Vacca

Emilio Vacca

Director - Mobile, The Telegraph

Stephen Docherty

Stephen Docherty

Chief Information Officer & Chair London CIO Council, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Rafi Nizam

Rafi Nizam

Vice President Creative, NBCUniversal International

Jon Wadelton

Jon Wadelton

Chief Technology Officer, Foundry

Parminder	Bahra

Parminder Bahra

Head of Video, Innovation and Strategy EMEA, Wall Street Journal

Simon Silva

Simon Silva

Global Customer Experience Manager, Bang & Olufsen

Ayelet Noff

Ayelet Noff

Founder and CEO, Blonde 2.0

Chris	Michaels

Chris Michaels

Digital Director, National Gallery

Dimitris Triantafyllidis

Dimitris Triantafyllidis

Emerging Technologies Manager, Rolls-Royce

Nicolas Jayr

Nicolas Jayr

Marketing Manager, ITV

Jamie Cassidy

Jamie Cassidy

Senior Sales Executive, Tottenham Hotspur FC

Richard Vincent

Richard Vincent

Founder & Partner, Fundamental VR

Thomas Ffiske

Thomas Ffiske

Editor, Virtual Perceptions

Andrew Whelan

Andrew Whelan

Manager, Accenture Interactive

Matthew Hodgson

Matthew Hodgson

Technical Co-Founder, Matrix

Dr Abraham Campbell

Dr Abraham Campbell

Head of the VR Lab, University College Dublin and CRO, meetingRoom

Paul Lee

Paul Lee

Global Head of TMT Research, Deloitte

Malcolm Collett

Malcolm Collett

Director Business Development - UK, EON Reality

Matt Dyke

Matt Dyke

Founding Partner, AnalogFolk

Iain Cant

Iain Cant

Research Engineer, Virtual Engineering Centre, University of Liverpool

Scott Grant

Scott Grant

CEO, Soluis

Gabe Sassoon

Gabe Sassoon

Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Live Nation

Mike	Albers

Mike Albers

Co-Founder, W12 Studios

Mark	Knowles-Lee

Mark Knowles-Lee

CEO, Fracture Games

Paweł Nikiel

Paweł Nikiel

Creative Director, Spantium

Craig Hodgson

Craig Hodgson

Tech Director, Accelerate QA

Steph Bruning

Steph Bruning

Global Marketing Director, Framestore

Rachel Dennis

Rachel Dennis

Head of Marketing, BlendMedia

Andy	Ellis

Andy Ellis

Design Director, W12 Studios

Howard Timberlake

Howard Timberlake

Digital Producer, BBC Global News

Sam	Watts

Sam Watts

Operations Lead, Make Real

Lisa Joseph

Lisa Joseph

Producer, RSA Films

Simon Davis

Simon Davis

Creative Director, Unfold Stories

Walter Reed

Walter Reed

CEO, Ion Products

Jon Horsley

Jon Horsley

Programme Director, Digital Engineering & Test Centre

Michael Ronen

Michael Ronen

Co-Founder and CEO, Splash

Jane	Gauntlett

Jane Gauntlett

Freelance Writer, Director, Producer

Simon Spink

Simon Spink

Visualisation Manager, ISG

Andy	Boxall

Andy Boxall

Technology Journalist, Digital Trends

Monty Munford

Monty Munford

Columnist, BBC and Forbes

Richard Nockles

Richard Nockles

Creative Director, Sky

James Marks

James Marks

SVP/Head Of UK Operations, DoubleMe

Dominic Collins

Dominic Collins

General Manager, Jaunt

Kevin Molloy

Kevin Molloy

Head of Production, Inception

Szymon Kubiak

Szymon Kubiak

Content Avenger, MediaCom

Simon Grundy

Simon Grundy

Innovation Manager, Amey

Nicola Rosa

Nicola Rosa

Digital Transformation Leader - Media & Entertainment Industry, IBM iX

Adrian Leu

Adrian Leu

CEO, Inition

Mat Collishaw

Mat Collishaw

Visual Artist

Ben Davis

Ben Davis

Senior Market Analyst - Education, Futuresource

Matthew Long

Matthew Long

Driver Training Manager, Arriva Trains Wales

Peter Lorenz

Peter Lorenz

Investment Manager - Creative, Digital, Media and Software, Department for International Trade

Paul	Hannah

Paul Hannah

Creative Director Future Concepts, Airbus

Peter Hagstrom

Peter Hagstrom

Innovation Evangelist, H&M

Artur	Fiedorowicz

Artur Fiedorowicz

Senior Software Engineer, Live Nation

Mike	McGee

Mike McGee

Chief Creative Officer, Framestore

Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

Senior Creative - Brand Studio EMEA, Google

Igor Kovalev

Igor Kovalev

PD IT Manager - UK, Ford

Carlos Lopez

Carlos Lopez

Founder and CEO, Oarsis

Mark	Atkin

Mark Atkin

Director, Crossover Labs

Matthew Weingarth

Matthew Weingarth

Senior Design Authority Engineer, Network Rail

Patrick Falconer

Patrick Falconer

Executive Director, The New York Times

Matt Beveridge

Matt Beveridge

Executive Creative Director/ Cofounder, Pebble Studios

Laura Knox

Laura Knox

Senior Product Owner, TUI Group

Jonas Bostrom

Jonas Bostrom

Drug Designer, AstraZeneca

Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

Senior Writer, Engadget

Gerard Lambe

Gerard Lambe

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, The Christie NHS Trust

Laura Cortes

Laura Cortes

Head of Digital, Warner Bros. Records

Lucian Gheorghe

Lucian Gheorghe

Senior Innovation Researcher, Nissan

James Simpson

James Simpson

Lighting Visualiser, Royal Opera House

Peter Falcone

Peter Falcone

Analytical Lead EMEA, Google Expeditions

Maurice Marnat

Maurice Marnat

Human Space Flight Experimental Activities Manager, MEDES

Devi	Kolli

Devi Kolli

Founder/CEO, AISolve

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Head of Immersive Teaching and Implementation, Pearson

Dave Patten

Dave Patten

Head of New Media, Science Museum

Jonathan Barrowman

Jonathan Barrowman

CEO, Gorilla in the Room

Carlos de Arriba

Carlos de Arriba

Mobile Business Development Lead EMEA, Facebook Oculus

Simon Kendrew

Simon Kendrew

Head of Sales and Marketing - Home Energy, ENGIE

Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Deputy Editor, The Economist

Stewart Rogers

Stewart Rogers

Director, Marketing Technology, Venturebeat

Ashley Cowan

Ashley Cowan

Co-Founder and CEO, VR City

Ben Stevens

Ben Stevens

Journalist, Retail Gazette

Aleksandra Debinska

Aleksandra Debinska

Internet Marketing Manager, Play

Pete	Daukintis

Pete Daukintis

Tech Evangelist, Microsoft

Emily Hare

Emily Hare

Managing Editor, Contagious

Gregory Hough

Gregory Hough

Digital Projects Manager – Shopper Science Lab, GSK

Kristen Bjaastad

Kristen Bjaastad

Creative Lead Content Design, TUI Group

Martin Moth

Martin Moth

Digital Tools Lead, NHS Digital

Arijana Walcott

Arijana Walcott

Director of Consumer Business Development, Swisscom

Simon Tarry

Simon Tarry

Director of Engineering, Ticketmaster

P. Michael Pelken

P. Michael Pelken

Architect, P+ Studio, and Visiting Professor, Southeast University

Vladimir Vorotovic

Vladimir Vorotovic

Lead Modelling Specialist, Transport for London

Ross	Taylor

Ross Taylor

360 Audio Software Engineer, Facebook

Andy	Hood

Andy Hood

Head of Emerging Technologies, AKQA

Alex Matei

Alex Matei

Digital Health Manager, Nuffield Health

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Head of Israel, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation

Jamieson Brettle

Jamieson Brettle

Product Manager, Google

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson

Creative Producer, Royal Opera House

Moritz Grotthuss

Moritz Grotthuss

CEO, Gestigon

David Edge

David Edge

Associate Director, Arup

Matt	Simmonds

Matt Simmonds

Creative Director of Video Content, Telegraph Media Group

Joe Robins

Joe Robins

Community Evangelist, Unity

David Shackleton

David Shackleton

Sales Director, Theorem Solutions

Luis Bollinger

Luis Bollinger

CMO, Holo-Light GmbH

Samuel Huber

Samuel Huber

CEO, Advir

Tom	Burton

Tom Burton

Interactive and Technology Lead, BBC Studios

Jack	Kent

Jack Kent

Director - Mobile Media Research, IHS Markit

Ed Greig

Ed Greig

Disruptor, Deloitte Digital

Jamie Hillier

Jamie Hillier

Preconstruction Director, Kier Construction

Megan Kierstead

Megan Kierstead

Senior User Researcher, Salesforce

Dr. Alastair Barrow

Dr. Alastair Barrow

Co-Founder and Director, Generic Robotics

Eric Vezzoli

Eric Vezzoli

CEO – Co-Founder, Go Touch VR

Liz Biggs

Liz Biggs

Head of Development (VR & Digital), Alchemy VR

Francois de Bodinat

Francois de Bodinat

Chief Marketing Officer, ZeroLight

Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis

Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company

Robin Coles

Robin Coles

Microsoft Technologies Enablement Lead, HSO

Dave	Ranyard

Dave Ranyard

Founder and CEO, Dream Reality Interactive

Jean	Nehme

Jean Nehme

CEO, Touch Surgery

Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

COO, Blippar

Lucy	Barbor

Lucy Barbor

Head of Digital, Carat

Rosie Burbidge

Rosie Burbidge

Intellectual Property Lawyer, Fox Williams LLP

Havard Notoy

Havard Notoy

Founder & CEO, Fostech AS

Richard Fenn

Richard Fenn

Freelance Creative

Jeremy Dalton

Jeremy Dalton

VR/AR Lead, PwC UK

Connell Gauld

Connell Gauld

Co-founder & CTO, Zappar

Dr Simon Taylor

Dr Simon Taylor

Co-founder & Research Director, Zappar

Bradley Crooks

Bradley Crooks

Head of Digital Entertainment and Games, BBC Worldwide

Marisol Grandon

Marisol Grandon

Founder and CEO, Unfold Stories

Pieter Van Leugenhagen

Pieter Van Leugenhagen

Colony Growth Manager, yondr

Rebecca Gregory-Clarke

Rebecca Gregory-Clarke

Lead Technologist – Immersive, Digital Catapult

Vin Sumner

Vin Sumner

CEO , Clicks and Links Ltd

Rowland Manthorpe

Rowland Manthorpe

Associate Editor, Wired Magazine

Marija Butkovic

Marija Butkovic

Digital Marketing and PR Strategist; Co-founder, Women of Wearables

Catherine McCarthy

Catherine McCarthy

Chief Executive, Medical Aid Films

Catherine Allen

Catherine Allen

Immersive Media Specialist

Daniel Seidl

Daniel Seidl

CEO/ Founder, Innoactive GmbH

Sami	Hamid

Sami Hamid

Lab Director, VR First

Felix Meissgeier

Felix Meissgeier

Co-founder & Head of Technology, Viscopic

Steve Hancock

Steve Hancock

Founder, MelodyVR

Dave	Haynes

Dave Haynes

Investment Team, Seedcamp

Oliver Steeds

Oliver Steeds

Mission Director, Nekton

Neil Stevenson

Neil Stevenson

Qualitative Research Manager, Ipsos MORI

Thomas Gere

Thomas Gere

Founder & CEO, The Realities Centre

Warren Lester

Warren Lester

Product Manager, Vicon Motion Systems Ltd

Barry Downes

Barry Downes

CIO, Suir Valley Funds

Mattie Bennett

Mattie Bennett

Creative Marketer, Independent

Nadine Hachach-Haram

Nadine Hachach-Haram

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow and Plastic Surgery Registrar, and Co-Founder, Proximie

Mark	Christian

Mark Christian

Global Director Immersive Learning, Pearson

Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

Senior Consultant, MTM London

Jess Crombie

Jess Crombie

Global Director of Creative Content, Save the Children

Derek Koenig

Derek Koenig

Head of Creative, SVP, Discovery Communications

Jake	Ely

Jake Ely

Director, Vistech Studios

Enrique Velasco-Castillo

Enrique Velasco-Castillo

Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

Maricarmen Gil Ortega

Maricarmen Gil Ortega

Senior Lecturer, Education Innovation Centre - University of the West of England

Coen Sanderink

Coen Sanderink

Business Developer, Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM)

Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis

Architect & BIM Manager, Aros Architects

Oliver Kibblewhite

Oliver Kibblewhite

Head of Special Projects, REWIND

Eran Helft

Eran Helft

CEO , HaloLabs

Kate Lechowicz

Kate Lechowicz

Sr. Manager, EMEA Enterprise and Events Marketing, NetApp

Ben Vickers

Ben Vickers

Curator of Digital, Serpentine Galleries

Vijay	Michalik

Vijay Michalik

Industry Analyst - Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan

Warren Lester

Warren Lester

Product Manager, Vicon Motion Systems Ltd

Avril	Furness

Avril Furness

Independent VR Film Director

Francisco	Jeronimo

Francisco Jeronimo

Research Director - European Mobile Devices, IDC EMEA

David Miller

David Miller

CEO, David Miller Architects

Joanna Webb

Joanna Webb

Head of Immersive Learning Design and Development, Pearson

Piers	Harding-Rolls

Piers Harding-Rolls

Director - Games Research, IHS Markit

Pete	Durant

Pete Durant

Head of Mediabrands Society, IPG Mediabrands

Steve Dann

Steve Dann

Founder & CEO, Amplified Robot

David MacQueen

David MacQueen

Executive Director - Apps and Media, Strategy Analytics

Luciana Se

Luciana Se

VRAR Evangelist, Realities Centre London & Founder, SE Solutions

Chris Freeman

Chris Freeman

Technical Lead - AR, AMRC

Tanya Laird

Tanya Laird

Founder & CEO, Digital Jam

Rab Scott

Rab Scott

Project Manager, AMRC

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Deputy Head of School of Media & Performing Arts, Coventry University

Lucy Hayman

Lucy Hayman

Managing Director, Blueprint Partners

Timothy Jung

Timothy Jung

Director, Augmented and Virtual Reality Hub, Manchester Met Uni

Ed Greig

Ed Greig

Disruptor, Deloitte Digital

George Jijiashvili

George Jijiashvili

Wearables Analyst, CCS Insight