AmbITion Scotland webcasting the Turing Festival
On Friday 24 August, 2012, a group of the world’s digital technology leaders will converge on Edinburgh to debate and discuss their latest innovations. Tune in to the AmbITion Scotland’s webcast for a glimpse of the digital future, and an insight into how it can positively affect business growth in the arts, culture and heritage sectors.
Those interested in registering as an online attendee, can still do so via eventbrite.
The discussions will take place at a morning session called Our Connected World and an afternoon session Connected Content, as part of the Turing Conference at Edinburgh’s International Technology Festival. Curated by Interactive Scotland, the agency developed by Scottish Enterprise to drive growth in Scotland’s digital media industry, Our Connected World and Connected Content will be hosted at Edinburgh’s Dynamic Earth.
The day’s proceedings will be webcast live by AmbITion Scotland to a global audience, here, on AmbITion:Live.
It’s no accident that this technology festival is on during the world’s biggest arts festival reflecting the clear links between technology and the cultural sector. The line up for Interactive Scotland @Turing covers the digital spectrum from using big data to making the most of mobile.
AmbITion Scotland is committed to broadening access to digital learning events that will benefit arts, cultural and heritage organisations. Webcasts take place live on the day, allowing live viewing and participation for our online attendees, and the content becomes accessible when the community need to revisit it, because AmbITion Scotland provides an on demand library of webcast events on AmbITion:TV after the live event is over.
Anna-Marie Taylor, marketing manager for Interactive Scotland, said: “We are very pleased to be partnering with AmbITion Scotland once again. Through this partnership, Interactive Scotland is helping to link the digital and creative sectors with the cultural businesses supported by AmbITion Scotland. We are delighted that webcasting the conference will maximise access to the terrific speakers that Interactive Scotland and Scottish Enterprise have lined up.”
The distinguished line-up of international speakers – listed below – will be looking at the future of digital platforms, data analytics, the social graph and the emergence of developer tools.
09:40 Welcome from Interactive Scotland: Alisdair Gunn, Project Director, Interactive Scotland
09:45 Chairman’s Opening Remarks, Stewart Townsend, Head of Business Development, Datasift
09:50 “Big data (and doing something with it)” Dave Coplin, Director of Search and Futurologist, Microsoft
10:20 “Information is beautiful – a picture paints a thousand words”, John Loudon, Head of Multimedia, BiP Solutions
10:40 “Ambassador, with this datatainment you are really spoiling us”, Richard Ayers, CEO, Seven League
11:25 “How Social can enable businesses in new ways”, Benjamin Faes, Managing Director Media & Platform EMEA, Google
11:50 “Blogger Outreach – Refreshing the parts other social media cannot reach”, Dave Cummings, Director, Forth Metrics
12:10 Know your Customer – Stop listening, Stewart Townsend, Head of Business Development, Datasift
12:30 Panel A: “Social Panel – Connecting our world and everything in it!” Chair: Gary Ennis, Managing Director, NS Design
Panel: Dave Coplin, Microsoft; Richard Ayers, BFI; Benjamin Faes, Google; Jason Ball, Director, Qualcomm Ventures; Bob Thomson, Storm Ideas
14:10 “Creating that Augmented Experience”, Ambarish Mitra, Co-Founder & CEO, Blippar
14:30 “Everyone can Create Apps”, Kevin Miller, Founder & CEO, Run Rev
14:50 “Communicating across the Cloud”, James Parton, Director of European Marketing, Twilio.
15:10 Panel B: “Put bangers in your mobile mashup” WIP Unconference. Chair: Thibaut Rouffineau, VP Developer Partnerships, WIP
Panel: Kevin Miller, Run Rev; James Parton, Twilio; Kevin McDonagh, Novoda; Gav Dutch, Kotikan
16:20 ”Fragmentation & the State of Online Video”, Luke Gaydon, VP Operations EMEA, Brightcove
16:45 “Social Media: television’s best new friend?”, Anthony Rose, Co-Founder & CTO, Zeebox
17:10 “Second Screen – the new remote control”, Gareth Capon, Product Development Director, BSkyB
17:35 Panel C: “Engaging the Audience – Shaping the future for our connected world”, Chair: Mike Dicks, Senior Policy Executive, PACT
Panel: Luke Gaydon, Brightcove; Anthony Rose, Zeebox; Gareth Capon, BSkyB; Alistair Brown, STV Group; Dave Coplin, Microsoft
18:10 Conference Round Up: Chairman’s closing remarks and summary of the day’s events, discussions, debates and new discoveries
For those in Glasgow who want to come together with peers to experience the vibe of the event, Glasgow’s Lighthouse is offering access to a live stream of the conference throughout the day in Gallery 1. Fiona Scott represents MAKlab at the Lighthouse: “If you can’t make it through to Edinburgh, pop in to see us at the Lighthouse to catch up on the day’s Turing events via the live-stream. This may be particularly useful for people to come together and access the event during their lunch hour.” More information at http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/create/maklab/what-is-it
About Turing Conference at Edinburgh’s International Technology Festival, 23–25 Aug
Taking place at venues across Edinburgh from 23–25 August, the Turing Conference is bringing together the digital technology and the web as part of Edinburgh’s International Technology Festival, in a celebration of digital culture and creativity. Named in honour of Alan Turing, father of modern computing, the event aims to move beyond traditional technology conferences to explore the ways in which technology is affecting all aspects of culture and society http://www.turingfestival.com/
About Interactive Scotland
Digital media will play an integral part in delivering the Scottish Government’s economic strategy. Interactive Scotland has been developed by Scottish Enterprise to drive growth in this important sector by providing advice and support for digital media companies across Scotland. Find out more about what we do: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/microsites/interactivescotland.aspx