Createch 2019 defines high growth opportunities

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Breakthrough innovators will share the spotlight with industry leaders and Government when Createch 2019 re-defines opportunities for businesses to grow through the interaction of creativity and technology.

Createch 2019 defines high growth opportunities

The unveiling of a unique ‘Createch 50 Ones to Watch’ list is expected to be a highlight of the Createch 2019 conference held at London’s Code Node on 11th June, as part of London Technology Week. 

Compiled by innovation research specialists Springwise with support from London & Partners and Digital Catapult, the list features 50 promising businesses that are transforming products, services and experiences through creative and tech expertise.

The list draws on a new conceptual model to be shared at the Createch event that identifies immersive entertainment, transformational experiences, seamless service and personalised tools as key potential growth areas and orientation points for organisations trying to benefit from the increasing intersections between creativity and technology.

This model shapes the choice of speakers and topics in a full programme of content sessions and networking opportunities.

Kicked off with an introduction by Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Studios and Industry Co-Chair of the CIC, the first part of the day will feature:

  • Rewind, the award-winning virtual and mixed reality studio, on the Future of Immersive Entertainment
  • Jeremy Silver, CEO of Digital Catapult, the technology innovation centre, will lead an industry panel discussing the best ways to collaborate on Createch innovations
  • Facebook will discuss its ‘Hack for Good’ work supporting global hunger initiatives and other charities
  • Margot James MP, Minister of State for Digital and Creative Industries, will provide an overview of the continuing importance of Createch to the performance of the UK economy

After lunch, delegates will be able to engage with experts and leading edge organisations, including the AIXR (Academy of International Extended Reality) and the Alliance for Intellectual Property, in small-scale breakout sessions.  

Sessions will cover funding, protection of intellectual property, development of new business streams, brand behaviour in an immersive world, personalisation, audience insights and other subjects.

Confirmed speakers for Createch 2019 include:

  • Anton Christodoulou, Group Chief Technology Officer, Imagination
  • Sol Rogers, Founder & CEO, Rewind, Chairman BAFTA Immersive Entertainment Advisory Group, Chairman Immerse UK
  • Hector Macleod, Founder & CEO, The Glassworks
  • James Bidwell, CEO, Springwise
  • Matt Byrne, UK Managing Director, Go Fast Pay
  • Daniel Colaianni, Founder & CEO, AIXR
  • James Murphy, Serial Entrepreneur
  • Julie Cohen, Founder & CEO, Across the Pond

Says Tim Davie, CIC Co-Chair said: "The intersection of creativity and technology is one of the most exciting growth areas in today’s economy. Createch 2019 will provide a unique guide for anyone trying to navigate through this fast-changing landscape."

Says Janet Hull OBE, Director of Marketing Strategy, IPA and CIC Board Member: "Createch is the creative sector’s answer to Fintech; and the Createch event in London Technology Week is the flagship event in the Creative Industries Council calendar to position the UK ahead of the curve in adopting innovative new technologies to enhance entertainment and customer experiences."

The full programme will be announced shortly. 

Now in its third year, Createch attracts a diverse and international audience of senior decision-makers, entrepreneurs, creatives, and technologists.

For the first time, this year’s Createch event will also include an invitation-only ‘Meet the Corporate’ Strand, supported by Nike and organised by London & Partners, the capital’s official promotional agency. This provides an opportunity for growing businesses to network with a potential corporate partner.

An invitation-only International Breakfast for decision-makers will also be hosted by Annette King, Chair of the Creative Industries Trade & Investment Board and CEO of Publicis Groupe UK, and Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade.

Createch 2019 is supported by Facebook, Imagination and Kingston Smith.

Createch 2019 takes place on June 11th from 9.30-17.30 (Registration from 08.45) at Code Node.

The IPA offers Early Bird discounted tickets for Createch 2019 during London Technology Week. To register for your discounted tickets, please book through Eventbrite. Please use the discount code CreatechIPA10.

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