createch 2019 - Summary of breakout sessions


 C 19 Session 4 - Julie Cohen

(Above: Createch 2019 delegates discuss new business streams. Image credit: Createch)


As part of the Createch 2019 conference, panels of industry experts discussed key topics for the future growth of Createch.

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The themes and participants were:


Session One: Transformative Experiences - the New Frontier

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Participants: (left to right)

(Chair) Anton Christodoulou, Group CTO, Imagination

Katie Baron, Head of Retail at Trend Intelligence, Stylus

Glenn Kelly, Head of Production, The Imaginarium Studios

Jeremy Lindley, Global Design Director, Diageo

Rory Byrne, Business Director, Imagination




Session 2 – Finance and funding enabling Createch

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Participants: (left to right)

(Chair) Esther Carder, Partner, Kingston Smith

Paul Winterflood (PW), Director, Kingston Smith

Matt Byrne, UK Managing Director, FastPay

Chris Pettit, Partner, Ingenious

Not pictured:

Nick Hynes, Angel Investor & CEO, Somo Global

Mike Hayes, Partner, Kingston Smith

Natalie Graeme, Founder, Uncommon Creative



Session 3: Connecting with future audiences

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Participants: (left to right)

(Chair) Alyssa Bonic, Head of Creative Industries, Digital Catapult

Dino Burbidge, Innovation Consultant, Sky Labs

Mark Melling, Head of RYOT Studio, Verizon Media

Fred Warren, Immersive Lead, Digital Catapult


Session 4; Developing New Business Streams

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(Chair) James Murphy, ex CEO of adam&eveDDB & serial entrepreneur (pictured)

Julie Cohen, CEO& Founder, Across the Pond

Kevin Young, Head of Creative Technology, The Mill

Hector Macleod, Founder, Glassworks

Dr Sue Wright, Co-Founder, HeartWorks

Lou Fawcett, CEO, Playmob


Session 5: Valuing & Protecting IP Enabling Createch

Participants: left to right in picture

(Chair) Pippa Hall, Director of Innovation and Chief Economist, UK Intellectual Property Office

Martin Brassell FRSA, Co-Founder & CEO, Inngot

Adam Whyte, CEO & Co-Founder, Edge


Session 6: Immersive Entertainment: If we knew what we know today

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Participants: (left to right) 

(Chair) Daniel Colaianni, CEO & Founder, AIXR

Tom Burton, Head of Interactive, BBC Studios

Mary Matheson, Co-Founder, Macondo Films

Andy Hood, Head of Emerging Technologies, AKQA

Sarah Steed, Director of Innovation and Engagement, Norwich University of the Arts


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