createch 2019 brings together 'ones to watch'
& industry leaders for growth


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(Above: Immersive entertainment involving creative uses of mixed reality features in Createch 2019)


Breakthrough innovators will share the spotlight with industry leaders and Government when Createch 2019 re-defines opportunities for businesses to grow through the interaction of creativity and technology.

The unveiling of a unique ‘Createch 50 Ones to Watch’ list is expected to be a highlight of the Createch 2019 conference held at London’s Code Node on 11th June, as part of London Technology Week. Book now.

Compiled by innovation research specialists Springwise with support from London & Partners, the city's promotional agency, and Digital Catapult, the innovation centre, the list features 50 promising businesses that are transforming products, services and experiences through creative and technological inventiveness.

The list draws on a new conceptual model to be shared at the Createch event that identifies immersive entertainment, transformational experiences,seamless service and personalised tools as key potential growth areas and orientation points for organisations trying to benefit from the increasing intersections between creative and tech expertise.

This model shapes the choice of speakers and topics in a full programme of content sessions and networking opportunities at Createch, hosted by Creative Industries Council (CIC).

Kicked off with an introduction by Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Studios and Co-Industry Chair of the CIC, the first part of the day will feature:

  • Sol Rogers, Founder & CEO, Rewind, the award-winning virtual and mixed reality studio, on the Future of Immersive Entertainment
  • Jeremy Silver, CEO of Digital Catapult, the technology innovation centre, will lead an industry panel discussing the best ways to collaborate on Createch innovations
  • Facebook will discuss its ‘Hack for Good’ work supporting global hunger initiatives and other charities
  • Margot James MP, Minister of State for Digital and Creative Industries, will provide an overview of the continuing importance of Createch to the performance of the UK economy

After lunch, delegates will be able to engage with experts and leading edge organisations, including the AIXR (Academy of International Extended Reality) and the Alliance for Intellectual Property, in small-scale breakout sessions.  

Sessions will cover funding, protection of intellectual property, development of new business streams, brand behaviour in an immersive world, personalisation, audience insights and other subjects.

Confirmed speakers for Createch 2019 include

Anton Christodoulou, Group Chief Technology Officer, Imagination

Hector Macleod, Founder & CEO, The Glassworks

James Bidwell, CEO, Springwise

Matt Byrne, UK Managing Director, Go Fast Pay

Daniel Colaianni, Founder & CEO, AIXR

James Murphy, Serial Entrepreneur

Julie Cohen, Founder & CEO, Across the Pond

More programme details will be announced shortly.

Now in its third year, Createch attracts a diverse and international audience of senior decision-makers, entrepreneurs, creatives, and technologists.

For the first time, this year’s Createch event will also include an invitation-only ‘Meet the Corporate’ Strand, supported by Nike and organised by London & Partners, the capital’s official promotional agency. This provides an opportunity for growing businesses to network with a corporate partner.

An invitation-only International Breakfast for decision-makers will also be hosted by Annette King, Chair of the Creative Industries Trade & Investment Board and CEO of Publicis Groupe UK, and Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade.

Createch 2019 is supported by Facebook, Imagination, and Kingston Smith.

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