Making things better for
The future of play
5 DECEMBER 2017, 15:30 PM, CHARTER 2
Open-world games are filled with never-ending choice, diversions and creativity.
Does play without limits best serve the needs of young people, and where do we go from here?
David Kleeman – SVP, Dubit
Vu Bui – COO, Mojang, Minecraft
Willow Mellbratt – Play Designer, Toca Boca
Mikkel Rassmusen – Co-Founder, ReD Associates
Ash Perrin —Founder, Flying Seagull Project
Steph Power – Director, Power Productions
The rise of the machines
6 DECEMBER 2017, 11:30 AM, CHARTER 2
What’s next for the likes of AI, Machine Learning, AR and VR?
With these technologies becoming integrated into every aspect of our lives, how will they transform children’s media and the lives of Generation U?
Rory Cellan-Jones –Technology Correspondent
Agust Freyr Takacs Ingason – Value Creator, VERTU, EHF
Moran Lerner – CEO & Executive Director, Chirp
Tawny Schlieski – Founder, Oregon Story Board
Mark Owen – Digital Lead, BBC Children’s
Can content still be king?
7 DECEMBER 2017, 11:30 AM, MAIN AUDITORIUM
Do established media providers have to give up success to innovate?
What is keeping Netflix up at night? A debate on how the media could and should deliver content in an unlimited future.
Steven Bartlett – CEO, The Social Chain Group
CJ Fahey – General Manager, VICELAND EMEA & APAC
Alice Webb – Summit Chair, Director, BBC Children’s & BBC North
Andy Yeatman – Director Global Kids Content, Netflix
Rachel Bardill – Digital Development Editor, BBC Children’s
James Woodham – Digital Development Producer, BBC Children’s
What is the future of storytelling?
6 DECEMBER 2017, 12:15 PM, MAIN AUDITORIUM
What innovative technologies are being used to tell stories in new ways and how are AI, AR, VR and holograms changing children’s expectations?
Spencer Kelly – Presenter, BBC Click
Gerard Grech – CEO, Tech City UK
Jan Pinkava – Creative Director, Google Spotlight Stories
Resh Sidhu – Creative Director for Virtual Reality, Framestore
Sophiatown – Musicians
Trevor Klein – Freelance Producer for TV/Digital