Getting emerging technology into TV land, schools and the boardroom

Date:
Tuesday 12 March 2013

Venue:
Trophy Suite, Tally Ho! Sports & Conference Centre, Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7RN

Synopsis:

We welcome Ian Hughes of Feeding Edge Ltd. who will share some tales from his experience of presenting an emerging technology slot on three series of the ITV children’s show “The Cool Stuff Collective”. He will discuss how the future technology elements in the show, whilst aimed at 7-12 year olds, are actually threaded together to get more people into STEM subjects through participation with open source and maker culture.

About the Presenter:

Ian Hughes is a Metaverse Evangelist and founder of Feeding Edge Ltd. In 2006, whilst at IBM, he led thousands of colleagues into virtual worlds like Second Life with projects such as Wimbledon. Ian Hughes is the chair of the BCS Animation and Games Industry Group.

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