Annette Mees is Head of The Audience Labs at the Royal Opera – partnering leading artists with cutting-edge creative immersive technology and inter-disciplinary creative teams to create world-class, innovative work.
Ben Vickers is a curator, writer, explorer, publisher, technologist and luddite. He is CTO at the Serpentine Galleries in London, co-founder of Ignota Books and an initiator of the open-source monastic order unMonastery.
Chris Michaels is Digital Director and an Executive Committee member at the National Gallery, where he runs the Digital & Communications Directorate. He was previously Head of Digital & Publishing at the British Museum.
Dan Tucker is an award-winning digital director and VR producer with over 20 years’ experience working with broadcasters, digital agencies, startups and international artists.
Dave Patten is Head of New Media at The Science Museum, London, where he has worked for more than 30 years. He manages all aspects of new media and AV, and runs the Group's Digital Lab Initiative.
David Johnston is Senior Product Manager at the BBC David has been working in the creative technology fields for 13 years - from feature films to immersive experiences.
XR Field Engineer at Unity. Focused on non-game AR/VR/MR in EMEA.
Jessica has produced VR films for fundraising for UNICEF, Rotary International and Greenpeace and helped these organisations to communicate their message resulting in increased ROI.
John Stack is Digital Director of the Science Museum Group. He joined in 2015 and manages the Digital department which encompasses the museums’ websites, digitised collections, apps, games and on gallery digital media.
Jonathan Reekie is Director of Somerset House Trust, and an Arts Foundation trustee. He has an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the University of East Anglia, is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2013 was awarded a CBE.
Karim is Innovation Manager at Abbey Road Red and heads up Abbey Road Studios' music tech incubator, Abbey Road Red. Our start-ups span the music tech gamut from creation and production to logistics, distribution, marketing, consumption and more.
Award-winning EP Katie's career to date has spanned the various worlds of games, animation and digital advertising, working solely for the last 5 years in VR/AR/Immersive content creation.
Kay Meseberg is Head of Mission Innovation at ARTE, the European cultural network based on French-German cooperation. She is also Innovation Ambassador at IMZ, Vienna, and Editorial board member at Square Idea.
Liz advises international media organisations on innovation strategy, funding programmes and project strategy. She is an expert in devising innovation-centred development labs and programmes around interactive storytelling and VR.
Michael Salmon is the Head of Immersive Technologies at NBCUniversal International and part of their Immersive Entertainment team based out of London. He is responsible for NBCUI’s learning and development program for XR technologies.
Mike has a reputation for driving forward ambitious work in a variety of forms – live events, art installations & digital media. He produced the critically acclaimed work Treehugger (Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes Award 2017) and other MR works.
Rob Cawston is the Head of Digital Media at National Museums Scotland. He has over 15 years’ experience of creating digital products, content and strategies in the cultural sector.
Sarah Ellis is an award-winning producer currently working as Director of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company to explore new artistic initiatives and partnerships.
Tim Powell is Head of R&D Studio at Historic Royal Palaces. He leads the development of innovative concepts for audience engagement across all art forms for the Studio, which operates a rolling programme of creative residencies.
Toby Coffey is Head of Digital Development for the National Theatre. In 2016 he established their Immersive Storytelling Studio to examine how VR, 360° film, AR and other emerging technologies can widen and enhance dramatic storytelling.