Power to the Pixel_Conference

The Conference

The Conference (13 Oct), held in association with the 59th BFI London Film Festival, is a magnet for the world’s leading professionals working at the forefront of media innovation. Inviting a collection of international professionals from a range of different media sectors, the audience will hear a series of boundary stretching ideas around prototyping, brand building, user data, new ways of financing, distributing and creating cross-platform content, virtual reality and new entertainment formats.

09.30 – 09.50 | Welcome & Introduction 
LIZ ROSENTHAL CEO & Founder, Power to the Pixel
BEN ROBERTS Head of BFI Film Fund

09.50 – 10.10 Story-Driven Innovation 
NICK FORTUGNO Co-Founder & CCO, Playmatics
LANCE WEILER Director, Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab

 10.10 – 10.30 | Starting with People
PAULA ZUCCOTTI Founder, The Overworld

10.30 – 10.50 | Combining Empathy and Data to Build the Right Community for Your Work
JON LELAND Director of Stategy and Insights, Kickstarter

10.50 – 11.10 | Break 

11.10 – 11.30 | Using Data To Make The Most Out Of Two Ping Pong Balls And An Old Coat
DANIEL SINGER CEO, Mavens of London

11.30 – 11.50 | Around the World of Digital Business Opportunities in 20 minutes!
WENDY BERNFELD Managing Director, Rights Stuff B.V

11.50 – 12.10 | Prototyping the Organization
INGRID KOPP Senior Consultant, Tribeca Film Institute

12.10 – 12.30 | Programmatic Beyond Advertising: A Not So Distant Future? 
CATALINA BRICEÑO Director, Industry and Market Trends, Canada Media Fund

12.30 – 13.45 | Lunch

13.45 – 14.05 | Prototyping with our audience
HUGUES SWEENEY Head of French Language Interactive Media Producer, NFB Canada

14.05 – 14.25 | Is international coproduction the future of interactive storytelling?
MARGAUX MISSIKA Executive Producer, Upian

14.25 – 14.45 | The Disruptive Power of Fan-Based Marketing

14.45 – 15.00 | Securing funding and distribution for your project in the digital world
ROSE ADKINS Founder & CEO, ScreenHits

15.00 – 15.25 | Break

15.25 – 15.45 | Digital Growing Pains at the BBC 
ALEX AYLING Head of BBC Worldwide Digital Studios, BBC Worldwide

15.45 – 16.30 | Virtual Stories: Diving into a New Storytelling Dimension
ALEX BOWKER Developer Relations Lead, Samsung Electronics
DAVE RANYARD Sony London Studio Director, Sony
SASCHKA UNSELD Director, Oculus Story Studio

16.30 – 16.50 | Virtual Stories: Real-World Change
GABO ARORA Senior Advisor & Filmmaker, United Nations

16.50 – 17.10 | Story Play
NICK FORTUGNO Co-Founder & CCO, Playmatics
LANCE WEILER Director, Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab


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