THE TECHSTARS

MEET THE SPEAKERS


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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
Dimitris Triantafyllidis

Dimitris Triantafyllidis

Emerging Technologies Manager, Rolls-Royce

Emilio Vacca

Emilio Vacca

Director - Mobile, The Telegraph

Gregory Hough

Gregory Hough

Digital Projects Manager – Shopper Science Lab, GSK

Simon Tarry

Simon Tarry

Director of Engineering, Ticketmaster

Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Deputy Editor, The Economist

Joerg Liebe

Joerg Liebe

CIO, Lufthansa Systems

Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

COO, Blippar

Melissa Pracht

Melissa Pracht

Senior Producer Video and Digital Content, Doctors without Borders/Medecins San Frontiers

Shafi	Ahmed

Shafi Ahmed

Consultant Surgeon and Co-Founder , Medical Realities

Josh	Saunders

Josh Saunders

Head of Technical and Creative, Warner Music

Niels	Haverkorn

Niels Haverkorn

Vice President Connected Solutions, Volvo

Matt	Simmonds

Matt Simmonds

Creative Director of Video Content, Telegraph Media Group

Matthew Hurrell

Matthew Hurrell

Preconstruction Director, ISG

Jamie Hillier

Jamie Hillier

Preconstruction Director, Kier Construction

Mark	Christian

Mark Christian

Global Director Immersive Learning, Pearson

Ayelet Noff

Ayelet Noff

Founder and CEO, Blonde 2.0

Derek Koenig

Derek Koenig

Head of Creative, SVP, Discovery Communications

Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis

Head of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Head of Israel, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation

Enrique Velasco-Castillo

Enrique Velasco-Castillo

Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

Bruce Hay

Bruce Hay

Head of Digital, Bestival

Maricarmen Gil Ortega

Maricarmen Gil Ortega

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

Coen Sanderink

Coen Sanderink

Project Manager, Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM)

Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis

Architect & BIM Manager, Aros Architects

Oliver Kibblewhite

Oliver Kibblewhite

Head of Special Projects, REWIND

Vijay	Michalik

Vijay Michalik

Research Analyst - Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan

Francisco	Jeronimo

Francisco Jeronimo

Research Director - European Mobile Devices, IDC EMEA

Rowland Manthorpe

Rowland Manthorpe

Associate Editor, Wired Magazine

David Miller

David Miller

CEO, David Miller Architects

Joanna Webb

Joanna Webb

Immersive Learning Design Manager, Pearson

Daniel Lewington

Daniel Lewington

Director - Applied Innovation, Thomson Reuters

Piers	Harding-Rolls

Piers Harding-Rolls

Director - Games Research, IHS Markit

Jess Crombie

Jess Crombie

Global Director of Creative Content, Save the Children

Kristen Bjaastad

Kristen Bjaastad

Creative Lead Content Design, TUI Group

James Powderly

James Powderly

Director of User Interaction, Magic Leap

Chris	Michaels

Chris Michaels

Head of Digital & Publishing, British Museum

Bradley Crooks

Bradley Crooks

Head of Digital Entertainment and Games, BBC Worldwide

Brian	Waterfield

Brian Waterfield

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

Denise White

Denise White

Director - Technology, The Walt Disney Company

Pete	Durant

Pete Durant

Social Media and Digital Partnerships Lead, Comic Relief

Marisol Grandon

Marisol Grandon

Head of Creative Content, Department for International Development

David MacQueen

David MacQueen

Executive Director - Apps and Media, Strategy Analytics

Jeremy Dalton

Jeremy Dalton

VR/AR Lead, PwC UK

Christine Perey

Christine Perey

Founder, Sponsor Member, Board Member, AREA

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

Research Director, Gartner

Avril	Furness

Avril Furness

Director, Furness Films

Toby Coffey

Toby Coffey

Head of Digital Development, National Theatre

Luciana Se

Luciana Se

Chief Evangelist, AVR & Racefully

Tom Madders

Tom Madders

Head of Campaigns and Community Engagement, National Autistic Society

Rab Scott

Rab Scott

Project Manager , AMRC

David Harrison

David Harrison

Investigative TV Reporter, Al-Jazeera International

Dave	Ranyard

Dave Ranyard

Independent Virtual Reality Developer and former Studio Director, Sony

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

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

Timothy Jung

Timothy Jung

Director, Augmented and Virtual Reality Hub, Manchester Met Uni

Stewart Rogers

Stewart Rogers

Director, Marketing Technology, Venturebeat

Shafi Ahmed

Shafi Ahmed

Consultant Surgeon and Co Founder, Medical Realities

Ed Greig

Ed Greig

Disruptor, Deloitte Digital

George Jijiashvili

George Jijiashvili

Wearables Analyst, CCS Insight