THE SPEAKERS

MEET OUR VISIONARY LINE-UP

VR World 2017 brought together 150 visionary speakers to discuss the impact of AR, MR and VR beyond gaming.

Interested in speaking in 2018?

Contact Rosanna Quigley, Conference Producer on +44 (0) 330 335 3900 or email Rosanna(at)nexusmediacom.com

2018 SPEAKERS

Emilio Vacca

Emilio Vacca

Director - Mobile, The Telegraph

Simon Spink

Simon Spink

Visualisation Manager, ISG

Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis

Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company

Gregory Hough

Gregory Hough

Digital Projects Manager – Shopper Science Lab, GSK

Richard Nockles

Richard Nockles

Creative Director, Sky

Stewart Rogers

Stewart Rogers

Director, Marketing Technology, Venturebeat

Luciana Se

Luciana Se

Business Development & Partnerships, REWIND

Parminder	Bahra

Parminder Bahra

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

Max Kelly

Max Kelly

Managing Director, Techstars

Rakesh Gaur

Rakesh Gaur

Principal Technology and Innovation Manager, TfL

Greg Ivanov

Greg Ivanov

Business Development - Daydream and Android, Google

Jamie Hillier

Jamie Hillier

Preconstruction Director, Kier Construction

Michael Johansen

Michael Johansen

Director, Video Product, Lonely Planet USA

Elizabeth Baron

Elizabeth Baron

VR & AR Visual Technical Specialist, Ford

James Leech

James Leech

Head of Digital Contact, Technology and Innovation, Argos

Alex Post

Alex Post

Technology Director, Vice Media

Vladimir Vorotovic

Vladimir Vorotovic

Lead Modelling Specialist, Transport for London

Peter Lorenz

Peter Lorenz

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

Stephen Docherty

Stephen Docherty

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

Jeremy Dalton

Jeremy Dalton

VR/AR Lead, PwC UK

Neil Stevenson

Neil Stevenson

Qualitative Research Manager, Ipsos MORI

Paul	Hannah

Paul Hannah

Creative Director Future Concepts, Airbus

Ben Vickers

Ben Vickers

Curator of Digital, Serpentine Galleries

Rab Scott

Rab Scott

Project Manager, AMRC

Steve Dann

Steve Dann

Founder & CEO, Amplified Robot

Francisco	Jeronimo

Francisco Jeronimo

Research Director - European Mobile Devices, IDC EMEA

Ed Greig

Ed Greig

Disruptor, Deloitte Digital

Andy	Gower

Andy Gower

Head of Interactive TV Research, BT

Rafi Nizam

Rafi Nizam

Vice President Creative, NBCUniversal International

Nigel	Hilditch

Nigel Hilditch

Director of Video, Sotheby's

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

Jon Wadelton

Jon Wadelton

Chief Technology Officer, Foundry

Simon Silva

Simon Silva

Global Customer Experience Manager, Bang & Olufsen

Ayelet Noff

Ayelet Noff

Founder and CEO, Blonde 2.0

Jamie Cassidy

Jamie Cassidy

Senior Sales Executive, Tottenham Hotspur FC

Chris Michaels

Chris Michaels

Digital Director, National Gallery

Matt Dyke

Matt Dyke

Founding Partner, AnalogFolk

Simon Davis

Simon Davis

Creative Director, Unfold Stories

Gabe Sassoon

Gabe Sassoon

Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Live Nation

Howard Timberlake

Howard Timberlake

Digital Producer, BBC Global News

Richard Vincent

Richard Vincent

Founder & Partner, Fundamental VR

Andy	Boxall

Andy Boxall

Technology Journalist, Digital Trends

Andrew Whelan

Andrew Whelan

Manager, Accenture Interactive

Steph Bruning

Steph Bruning

Global Marketing Director, Framestore

Paul Lee

Paul Lee

Global Head of TMT Research, Deloitte

Monty Munford

Monty Munford

Columnist, BBC and Forbes

Brian Doolin

Brian Doolin

Workforce Health & Safety Environment Advisor, Network Rail

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

Matthew Long

Matthew Long

Driver Training Manager, Arriva Trains Wales

Peter Hagstrom

Peter Hagstrom

Innovation Evangelist, H&M

Artur	Fiedorowicz

Artur Fiedorowicz

Senior Software Engineer, Live Nation

Igor Kovalev

Igor Kovalev

PD IT Manager - UK, Ford

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

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

Dave Patten

Dave Patten

Head of New Media, Science Museum

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

Aleksandra Debinska

Aleksandra Debinska

Internet Marketing Manager, Play

Martin Pett

Martin Pett

VR Labs Principal Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

Pete	Daukintis

Pete Daukintis

Tech Evangelist, Microsoft

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

Paul Kemp-Robertson

Paul Kemp-Robertson

Co-Founder & Editorial Director, Contagious

Ross	Taylor

Ross Taylor

360 Audio Software Engineer, Facebook

Jamieson Brettle

Jamieson Brettle

Product Manager, Google

Matt	Simmonds

Matt Simmonds

Creative Director of Video Content, Telegraph Media Group

Tom	Burton

Tom Burton

Interactive and Technology Lead, BBC Studios

Dr. Alastair Barrow

Dr. Alastair Barrow

Co-Founder and Director, Generic Robotics

Dave	Ranyard

Dave Ranyard

Founder and CEO, Dream Reality Interactive

Jean	Nehme

Jean Nehme

CEO, Touch Surgery

Bruce Hay

Bruce Hay

Head of Digital, Bestival

Danny Lopez

Danny Lopez

COO, Blippar

Rosie Burbidge

Rosie Burbidge

Intellectual Property Lawyer, Fox Williams LLP

Bradley Crooks

Bradley Crooks

Head of Digital Entertainment and Games, BBC Worldwide

Marisol Grandon

Marisol Grandon

Founder and CEO, Unfold Stories

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

Sami	Hamid

Sami Hamid

Lab Director, VR First

Steve Hancock

Steve Hancock

Founder, MelodyVR

Dave	Haynes

Dave Haynes

Investment Team, Seedcamp

Oliver Steeds

Oliver Steeds

Mission Director, Nekton

Thomas Gere

Thomas Gere

Founder & CEO, The Realities Centre

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Head of Performance Support and Innovation, Team Sky

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

Jess Crombie

Jess Crombie

Global Director of Creative Content, Save the Children

Derek Koenig

Derek Koenig

Head of Creative, SVP, Discovery Communications

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

Joanna Webb

Joanna Webb

Head of Immersive Learning Design and Development, Pearson

Piers	Harding-Rolls

Piers Harding-Rolls

Director - Games Research, IHS Markit

Bruce Hay

Bruce Hay

Head of Digital, Bestival

Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes

Analyst - Internet of Things, 451 Research

Pete	Durant

Pete Durant

Head of Mediabrands Society, IPG Mediabrands

David Miller

David Miller

VP Digital Games, ITV

Tanya Laird

Tanya Laird

Founder & CEO, Digital Jam

Vedrana Ristic

Vedrana Ristic

Digital Content Project Manager, Lacoste

Timothy Jung

Timothy Jung

Director, Augmented and Virtual Reality Hub, Manchester Met Uni