Taking place at The Loco Klub on Thursday 12 October, MyWorld and Digital Catapult are bringing together a collection of industry leaders, investors, start-up founders and SMEs to explore this question through a keynote and panel.
We’ll explore emerging technology innovations and trends, such as AI, haptics, immersive, animation and how they are going to continue to transform creative industries.
We’ll also be looking at what else is happening locally, in the world-leading West of England region, and with a wider lens at a national and international level. We’ll delve into the current and future impact of MyWorld and other national innovation initiatives, and how collaboration and connectedness will be vital to enhance the exploration and adoption of these programmes. We’ll look ahead to forecast innovation within the sector, to discuss the challenges that may arise and to focus on what our key goals should be to ensure we are future-proofing the industry.
We intend for this event to draw out the key conversations around the legacy of existing technologies and their applications in the creative industries. As well as to discuss and lead the conversation on how innovation will change the face of creative technology and how our current understanding of innovation within the space will need to shift to allow the potential of the processes, people and technologies within the sector to flourish.
Details of the keynote and panel will be listed below:
Imagine the Possibilities: AWS Driving Innovation in Visual and Spatial Computing
Speaker: Graham Bell, Senior Specialist – Visual Compute, Amazon Web Services
Graham Bell has over 25 years experience of working in the creative industries. Originally trained as a technical illustrator, he started working in advertising and publishing, becoming among the early adopters of 3D CGI in this area, before moving into video games and then eventually feature film VFX, software and product management. He has held a variety of motion capture, technical/art direction and product specialist roles for companies such as Psygnosis, Electronic Arts, MPC, Codemasters, and Autodesk. He’s now Senior Business Development Manager for Visual and Spatial Computing at Amazon Web Services.