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Meet us at: CogX 2021

Date: 14 June 2021 09:00 - 16 June 2021 15:00

Digital Catapult at CogX 2021

Digital Catapult aims to future-proof the UK’s manufacturing and creative industries by accelerating the adoption of advanced digital technologies.

As CogX festival’s content partner Digital Catapult will be part of a number of different talks and panel discussions on various content stages happening Monday 14 June – Wednesday 16 June. Attendees will be also able to connect with Digital Catapult via virtual booth.

Stage: Createch – Culture, Creativity and Technology

Monday 14 June, 10am-10:30am

Introducing CreaTech – where creativity meets technology

CreaTech brings together creative skills and emerging technologies to produce new ways of engaging audiences. Embracing technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 5G, and other emerging fields, CreaTech opens up new cultural possibilities as well as opportunities for growth and investment.

This stage-opening session will include speeches from:

Dr Jeremy Silver, CEO, Digital Catapult and CIC R&D and Innovation Lead

Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, DCMS

Steve Kelly, Chair, Tech Nation

Monday 14 June, 12pm-12:40pm

Creative industries on 5G

The high-bandwidth low-latency technologies promised by 5G are likely to radically disrupt the Creative Industries, transforming the production, distribution and consumption models as well as the content creation. In this session we explore the potential of 5G and hear about innovative trials, exciting projects and ideas for the future.

Emily Savage, Head of Immersive and Creative Partnership, Digital Catapult

Debbie Bandara, Founder and CEO, ForestTribe

Jamie Gosney, Creative Director, Sonosphere

Sam Field, Director of Creative Technology, RYOT Studio, Verizon Media

STAGE: Economy

Monday 14 June, 2pm-2:40pm

The New Normal, according to the latest research the pandemic has accelerated changes in consumer preferences and sparked new trends in consumer behaviour. Now that the end of the pandemic is tantalisingly close, everyone is talking about ‘the new normal’. But what is the new normal? How have consumer expectations changed? And what can or should businesses do to adapt to those changes? McKinsey and Digital Catapult share eye-opening insights based on their most recent, in-depth research.

STAGE: Research

Tuesday 15 June, 10am-10:40am

Bringing the best of research to the market

How can we best fund research and innovation? In this session we dive into the UK and European research agenda to explore how we can increase the chances of success when bidding for public funded projects. We will go from a look at the current trends with the most potential to transform the markets to the practicalities of bidding for funding.

Andreas Alexiou, International R&D Partnerships Lead – Digital Catapult

Silvia Boi, Manager, Engineering Italia

Guy Gadney, Co-founder & CEO,

Stage: Createch – Culture, Creativity and Technology

Wednesday 16 June, 3pm-3:40pm

Storytelling reinvented

How has technology transformed storytelling and content creation? What opportunities does it open up to innovative creators? In this session, we see examples of storytelling reimagined and hear a discussion on emerging trends in content creation unlocked by advanced digital technologies.

Jessica Driscoll, Head of Immersive Technology – Digital Catapult

Karl Woolley, Global Real-Time Director, Framestore

Book your complimentary virtual pass here.