THE TECHSTARS

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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
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

Director - Technology, The Walt Disney Company

Rafi Nizam

Rafi Nizam

Global Creative Director, NBCUniversal

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

Simon Silva

Simon Silva

Global Customer Experience Manager, Bang & Olufsen

Dimitris Triantafyllidis

Dimitris Triantafyllidis

Emerging Technologies Manager, Rolls-Royce

Laura Cortes

Laura Cortes

Head of Digital, Warner Bros. Records

Lucian Gheorghe

Lucian Gheorghe

Senior Innovation Researcher, Nissan

Gary Radburn

Gary Radburn

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

Barry Downes

Barry Downes

CIO, Suir Valley Funds

Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

Senior Writer, Engadget

Igor Kovalev

Igor Kovalev

PD IT Manager - UK, Ford

Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Deputy Editor, The Economist

Pete	Daukintis

Pete Daukintis

Tech Evangelist, Microsoft

Paul	Hannah

Paul Hannah

Creative Director Future Concepts, Airbus

P. Michael Pelken

P. Michael Pelken

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

Gregory Hough

Gregory Hough

Digital Projects Manager – Shopper Science Lab, GSK

Arijana Walcott

Arijana Walcott

Director of Consumer Business Development, Swisscom

Kristen Bjaastad

Kristen Bjaastad

Creative Lead Content Design, TUI Group

Martin Moth

Martin Moth

Digital Tools Lead, NHS Digital

Peter Falcone

Peter Falcone

Analytical Lead EMEA, Google Expeditions

Simon Tarry

Simon Tarry

Director of Engineering, Ticketmaster

Vladimir Vorotovic

Vladimir Vorotovic

Lead Modelling Specialist, Transport for London

Ross	Taylor

Ross Taylor

360 Audio Software Engineer, Facebook

Jonas Bostrom

Jonas Bostrom

Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca

Alex Matei

Alex Matei

Digital Health Manager, Nuffield Health

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Gonzalo Martinez de Azagra

Head of Israel, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation

Stewart Rogers

Stewart Rogers

Director, Marketing Technology, Venturebeat

Jamieson Brettle

Jamieson Brettle

Product Manager, Google

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson

Creative Producer, Royal Opera House

Matt	Simmonds

Matt Simmonds

Creative Director of Video Content, Telegraph Media Group

Joe Robins

Joe Robins

Community Evangelist, Unity

Tom	Burton

Tom Burton

Interactive and Technology Lead, BBC Studios

Ed Greig

Ed Greig

Disruptor, Deloitte Digital

Jamie Hillier

Jamie Hillier

Preconstruction Director, Kier Construction

Megan Kierstead

Megan Kierstead

Senior User Researcher, Salesforce

Ayelet Noff

Ayelet Noff

Founder and CEO, Blonde 2.0

Gerard Lambe

Gerard Lambe

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, The Christie NHS Trust

Aidan McCullen

Aidan McCullen

Head of Innovation Partnerships and Funding, RTE

Rob Crossley

Rob Crossley

Head of Games & Digital, Creative England

Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis

Head of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company

Dave	Ranyard

Dave Ranyard

Founder and CEO, Dream Reality Interactive

Bruce Hay

Bruce Hay

Head of Digital, Bestival

Joerg Liebe

Joerg Liebe

CIO, Lufthansa Systems

Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

COO, Blippar

Chris	Michaels

Chris Michaels

Head of Digital & Publishing, British Museum

Matthew Hurrell

Matthew Hurrell

Preconstruction Director, ISG

Havard Notoy

Havard Notoy

Founder & CEO, Fostech AS

Jeremy Dalton

Jeremy Dalton

VR/AR Lead, PwC UK

Connell Gauld

Connell Gauld

co-founder & CTO, Zappar

Bradley Crooks

Bradley Crooks

Head of Digital Entertainment and Games, BBC Worldwide

Marisol Grandon

Marisol Grandon

Founder and CEO, Unfold Stories

Rebecca Gregory-Clarke

Rebecca Gregory-Clarke

Lead Technologist – Immersive, Digital Catapult

Kate Lechowicz

Kate Lechowicz

Sr. Manager, EMEA Enterprise and Events Marketing, NetApp

Rowland Manthorpe

Rowland Manthorpe

Associate Editor, Wired Magazine

Marija Butkovic

Marija Butkovic

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

Catherine Allen

Catherine Allen

Immersive Media Specialist

Pieter Van Leugenhagen

Pieter Van Leugenhagen

Colony Growth Manager, yondr

Luis Bollinger

Luis Bollinger

CMO, Holo-Light GmbH

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

Mattie Bennett

Mattie Bennett

Creative Marketer, Independent

Nadine Hachach-Haram

Nadine Hachach-Haram

NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Fellow and Plastic Surgery Registrar, NHS

Mark	Christian

Mark Christian

Global Director Immersive Learning, Pearson

Samuel Huber

Samuel Huber

CEO, Advir

Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

Senior Consultant, MTM London

Dr. Alastair Barrow

Dr. Alastair Barrow

Co-Founder and Director, Generic Robotics

Jess Crombie

Jess Crombie

Global Director of Creative Content, Save the Children

Derek Koenig

Derek Koenig

Head of Creative, SVP, Discovery Communications

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

Shafi	Ahmed

Shafi Ahmed

Consultant Surgeon and Co-Founder, Medical Realities

Oliver Kibblewhite

Oliver Kibblewhite

Head of Special Projects, REWIND

Ben Vickers

Ben Vickers

Curator of Digital, Serpentine Galleries

Vijay	Michalik

Vijay Michalik

Research Analyst - Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan

Warren Lester

Warren Lester

Product Manager, Vicon Motion Systems Ltd

Avril	Furness

Avril Furness

Director, Furness Films

Francisco	Jeronimo

Francisco Jeronimo

Research Director - European Mobile Devices, IDC EMEA

David Miller

David Miller

CEO, David Miller Architects

Joanna Webb

Joanna Webb

Immersive Learning Design Manager, Pearson

Piers	Harding-Rolls

Piers Harding-Rolls

Director - Games Research, IHS Markit

James Powderly

James Powderly

Director of User Interaction, Magic Leap

Pete	Durant

Pete Durant

Social Media and Digital Partnerships Lead, Comic Relief

Steve Dann

Steve Dann

Founder & CEO, Amplified Robot

David MacQueen

David MacQueen

Executive Director - Apps and Media, Strategy Analytics

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

Research Director, Gartner

Luciana Se

Luciana Se

Chief Evangelist, AVR & Racefully

Chris Freeman

Chris Freeman

Technical Lead - AR, AMRC

Tanya Laird

Tanya Laird

Founder & CEO, Digital Jam

Rab Scott

Rab Scott

Project Manager , AMRC

David Harrison

David Harrison

Investigative TV Reporter, Al-Jazeera International

Felix Meissgeier

Felix Meissgeier

Co-founder & Head of Technology, Viscopic

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

Dr Simon Taylor

Dr Simon Taylor

co-founder & Research Director, Zappar

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

Warren Lester

Warren Lester

Product Manager, Vicon Motion Systems Ltd