Speakers Announced for Northern Media Summit
Barclays Bank, NorthInvest and Isle of Media have come together to hold two events to showcase the creativity, innovation and sheer brilliance of the Digital Media sector in the North. As highlighted in Nesta’s Creative Nation, creative capitals should work together to grow their creative industries.
With debate around the move of Channel 4 out of London, and the success of Salford as a media hub, media, digital innovation and content creation are all areas where we as a region and its entrepreneurs excel.
We aim to make more noise, and petition for Digital Media to be a core stream for the Northern Powerhouse, to bring increased investment, jobs and skills to the North, by hosting key speakers and exhibitors to share their latest exciting media projects.
Please join us for this curation of all things Digital Media, celebrating the combined growth together as creative neighbours within Northern landscape.
The speakers are from the following companies located across the Northern Powerhouse, and we couldn’t me more excited to hear them speak!
The City Talking
Lee is driven with a mission ‘to offer a deeper understanding of cities and city life’. The City Talking is a media brand. Driven by a talented and creative team who make films, newspapers and digital content, its presence has spread from Leeds to Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, York, London and Taipei. Latest projects include partnerships with BBC, Sky, First Direct and Tech North.
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in creating effective brands for Retailers and FMCG owners around the world. She helps run Elmwood the world’s most effective brand design and brand experience consultancy. Working with ambitious brands that want to outrun the pace of change propelled through the power of design.
Gary Haywood has supreme knowledge about immersive tech and VR. He is CEO of Liverpool-based 3D audio company Kinicho, which is developing a new approach to delivering 3D audio for use in VR and other immersive applications and is an ‘Innovation 2016 Showcase Business’.
Director of Technology
Shannon Harvey has a decade of experience in developing products and projects for entertainment, installation and architectural visual experiences. Production Park is a community of studios, businesses and educational facilities. Working together to create live events technology, produce live experiences and share live industry best practice.
Chief Strategy Officer
With over twenty years experience in digital and brand marketing, he’s delivered award-winning campaigns across every discipline and most sectors. Most of his career has been spent in advertising agencies, most recently as a Managing Partner at McCann Manchester. In 2017, he jumped into the tech world to help businesses get more out the increasingly close relationships people have with their devices. His question stays the same – why will customers care?
As well as working with clients such as Argos, BBC, United Utilities, Which? and Co-op, Marcus is part of the leadership team of Apadmi Ventures – the investment side of the business that works with highly scalable tech start-ups and their investors.
Rosie is an artist and animator embracing immersive mediums to explore and tell stories in a completely new form. She has a wealth of experience with VR, producing multiple experiences for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard, and as a VR artist, quickly creating powerful 3D immersive worlds. She has worked with multiple studios around the Leeds area and recently curated the VR zone at Leeds Young Film Festival.
If you would like to attend the Leeds event on the 1st May, please register here.
If you would like to attend the Manchester event on the 2nd May, please register here.
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