5.30 - 6.00pm - Registration and Networking
6.00 - 7.00pm - Talks (see details of speakers below)
7.00 - 8.30pm - Networking with Pizza and Beer
George Constantinou - Serious Games Institute
George will be talking about the Touch Digital project which is set up to help eligible businesses integrate digital technologies into their business, helping them to become more creative, productive and competitive.
Whether businesses are just starting out with a product idea, trying to figure out how to embrace the digital age or overflowing with innovative ideas, they can provide support to match their needs and focus in the areas of:
- Mobile and Tablet Applications
- Virtual Environments
- Augmented Reality
David Garthwaite and Tristan Dyas - Vir2al
David and Tristan will be talking about the evolution of virtual worlds showing where we started over 10 years ago and the developments that led to where we are today (including the massive hidden use of VW’s by global companies). Finally, where VW’s will be in the next few years. The talk will be entirely from within a virtual world visiting SIMs that are normally off limits.
Vir2al build proposed and existing real world buildings on virtual grids to enable clients to “walk” around the build in an avatar. They also build virtual training
environments for training companies to train such diverse groups as factory
workers, paramedics and car mechanics. The talk will include a tour of their
virtual workshop and current projects.
Mary Lou Jessome - E2Exchange
Mary Lou will be talking about E2Eachange who are the ‘Institute of entrepreneurs’ – a network where entrepreneurs come to grow their business by making connections, finding investment, sourcing NED’s
and accessing information, and their mission is to help entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their businesses in a supportive, dynamic and ambitious environment to the benefit of the UK economy. They have three key businesses, E2Exchange, E2E Invest and E2E Exec.