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How Hollywood tools and techniques are improving the construction industry.

*VFX – Video Special Effects as seen in the movies.

Whether you’re a Startup or Scaleup, if your business embraces technology then come to our event and meet like-minded entrepreneurs, technology specialists and mentors that could help you and your business.

At Entrepreneurs Specialist Group (E.S.G), we cover the challenges of building and growing a tech startup as well as showcasing successes, plus provide ongoing mentorship to help your business find and maintain success.

Our event is a talk about the increasing use of technology to fix the rising costs of construction, addressing why planners are pushing back on planning permissions, and how there are not enough environmentally friendly homes being built.

Launching our new event programme, we are pleased to have Poya Shohani present new technologies to ecologically revolutionise the construction industry. The event will open with a welcome and introduction from our Chair, Shakeeb Niazi, followed by a short presentation.



18:25 Main Speaker: Poya Shohani – AMG.Media


Adopting the latest technology can be daunting for the construction industry. But machine learning and artificial intelligence are helping make job sites more efficient and saving money in the process. AI solutions that have made an impact in other industries are beginning to emerge in the construction industry. 


Presentations will be followed by a short panel discussion period about the subject matter and allow you to ask questions to help you address challenges you may be experiencing. For those that wish to have a mentoring session, where possible, we will match mentors to mentees.

19:00 Panel Session

Question and Answer session on the above subject matter and entrepreneurship in general and a short discussion period about the ideas you wish to develop or challenges you may be experiencing

  • Shakeeb Niazi
  • Poya Shohani
  • Ed Clinkett
  • Greg Anderson

 After the mentoring, there’ll be an opportunity to continue networking over refreshments.



Registration & Refreshments


Welcome/Introduction from Shakeeb Niazi


Our guest speaker will make short presentations on the event subject matter 


Panels session with experts 


Break, Food & Refreshments


Networking and optional Mentoring activities – we aim to provide an opportunity for speed mentoring or group sessions, for all those attending, with a variety of subject matter experts and mentors.





Speakers Bios:

Poya Shohani (
CEO of Archetype Media Group


With a consistent background in the media industry: from stunting in films like 'John Carter', to becoming a successful VFX artist and generalist for 'Best VFX' Oscar Award-winning film 'Gravity' and nominated films such as 'X-men: Days of Future Past' and 'Deepwater Horizon'.

Poya's career and determination has grown to inspire a change in the industry altogether. Catch him nose deep in autobiographies on entrepreneur legends like Ray Dalio, or essays by philosophical heroes like Alan Watts. His knack for learning, having self-taught software like Houdini and Maya that enabled him to be part of an Oscar-winning team. And since knowledge is power, he intends to use his business as his powerful tool to heal the industry with the encouragement towards creativity, diversity, and benevolence.

Founder and Chair – The Society for Entrepreneurial Education and Development (S.E.E.D. Charity)


Shakeeb is active in the London Tech scene, through a decade of mentoring hundreds of Startups and training mentors in his Alchemy ‘active mentoring’ methodology, involvement in Tech London Advocates and many Entrepreneurship and Mentoring events and initiatives.


Shakeeb supports entrepreneurs through programmes with Universities, Incubators and Accelerators takes early stage Startups through to Scaleups, applying technological innovation and business skills to create positive Social Impact..

Ed Clinkett (
Founder and CEO - ESRC Consulting


Ed Clinkett is the founder of ESRC Consulting Ltd and Digital Transformation executive over 20yrs experience. An accomplished strategist, innovator and passionate about technology to improve the world we live in. A great believer in collaborative working, sharing skillsets and knowledge he has managed and coached award-winning teams to deliver and maintain exceptional innovative digital products and services.


He has led significant digital transformation and innovation of high profile private and public sector organisations, including the BBC, University of Reading, Nature Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, Centre Parcs, Allen & Overy, PwC, Specsavers, George (ASDA), and TalkTalk.

He has been instrumental in introducing digital technology and new ways of working collaboratively in established companies in the UK, Europe and South Eastern Africa.


Ed is a strong advocate of using technology to help and facilitate improvements in the lives of individuals with disabilities and also highlighting Mental Health, diversity and Inclusion issues that affect many in society today.


Ed founded @Last part of ESRC Consulting, with a group of his peers who are Leaders in their respective fields. It is a consulting and advisory organisation focused on bringing a more human focus to technology and disruptive change.

Greg Anderson (
Sales Director


Greg’s company is involved in print production, the event dressing, experiential and venue branding – his primary drive is to introduce new and exciting technology to a market that embraces change but sometimes not quickly enough.


His clients are marketing agencies supplying the likes of Nokia, Samsung, John Lewis, Microsoft, Deezer and Siemens. He also works with RHS for the dressing of the Chelsea, Tatton, Cardiff and Chatsworth Flower Shows. He has worked in the public sector with TfL on the Time to Cycle Campaign, Sunderland City Council on the Tall Ships launch, National Grid on a recent site opening where Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall attended. He was involved in the 100-year celebration of Bentley Motors at their factory showroom.


“There are so many benefits for events and venues to accept these innovations as key to maintaining their freshness in an ever-competitive market.”.


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AI & VFX* in Construction! - Entrepreneurs SG
Date and time
Thursday 31 October, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out