SPEAKERS

The Show Stage (located at the very centre of Virtual Reality Show London) is a place to discover all that this incredible tech has to offer, and learn from some of the hottest names working in VR today. The Show Stage is open to all ticket holders. It will showcase a wide range of applications, with facts & figures, real-world case studies and product demonstrations that give attendees a unique insight into the latest cutting-edge developments… as well as a glimpse at what the future holds for VR technologies.

More than forty VR experts will be taking to the stage across three days, with speakers being announced in the lead up to the show. The first set of speaker profiles will go online in late 2016 – Make sure to check back to find out more about the incredible individuals that will be joining us at Virtual Reality Show London!

THURSDAY 20 APRIL

CHANCE COUGHENOUR
EDITORIAL
Google Arts & Culture
Program Manager

WILL MC MASTER
EDITORIAL
Visualise
Head of VR

HUGO WARD
EDITORIAL
Channel 4
Filmmaker /Journalist

TOM STANDAGE
EDITORIAL
The Economist
Deputy Editor

HENRY STUART
EDITORIAL 
Visualise
CEO

 CHARLOTTE MIKKELBORG
EDITORIAL
Picture This Productions
VR Filmmaker

MARK HOWARTH
EDITORIAL
Financial Times
Luxury Client Manager

NATALIE WHITTLE
EDITORIAL
FT Weekend
Associate Editor

CHRIS DENSON
EDITORIAL 
Crush Industries
Founder

CHARLES NDUKA
MEDICAL
EMTEQ
Co-Founder &
Chief Scientist

COLETTE JOHNSON
MEDICAL
Plextek
VR lead

TANYA LAIRD
 MEDICAL
Digital Jam
Founder & CEO

TIM PARRY
MEDICAL
Alzheimer’s
Research UK
Director of
Comms & Brand

JAMIE DENHAM
MEDICAL
Sliced Bread
Managing Director

BIJENDRA PATEL
MEDICAL
Barts Cancer Institute
Consultant Surgeon

STEVE DANN
MEDICAL
Medical Realities
Co-Founder

ARNO HARTHOLT
MILITARY
Uni of S.
California
Director of R&D Integration

AFZAL ALI
MLITARY
UK DSC
Capability
Development
Leader

CARRIE SHAW
MEDICAL
Embodied Labs
Founder

COLETTE JOHNSON
MILITARY
Plextek
VR lead

DAN RILEY
CONSTRUCTION
Spearhead
Founder / CEO

LEILA MARTINE
CONSTRUCTION
Microsoft
Director of
New Devices

MARTIN MCDONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
Soluis
Chairman / Founder

CHRISTOPHER CRONIN
CONSTRUCTION
Trimble
Director of Strategy
& Business
Development

RESH SIDHU
FUNDING
Framestore
Creative Director

TOM FIDDIAN
FUNDING
Innovate UK
Innovation Lead

FIONA KILKELLY
FUNDING
Immerse UK

SHAUN BEANEY
FUNDING
ICAEW
Manager,
Corporate finance faculty

RICHARD FOGGIE
1-2-1
KTN
Knowledge Transfer Manager

ANDY POWELL
1-2-1
KTN
Defence Team

BARRY WADDILOVE
1-2-1
KTN
Design Team

MARK MATCHETT
1-2-1
KTN
Transport Team

TOM FIDDIAN
1-2-1
Innovate UK
Innovation Lead

SALLY BEKEN 
1-2-1
KTN
Manufacturing Team

JAMES WATSON
AUTOMOTIVE
Imagination
Client & Innovation Director

TANYA LAIRD
AUTOMOTIVE
Digital Jam
Founder & CEO

MAJENTA SOLUTIONS
AUTOMOTIVE

DETC
AUTOMOTIVE

INITION
AUTOMOTIVE

FRIDAY 21 APRIL

TANYA LAIRD
VR WRITERS ROOM 
Digital Jam
Founder & CEO

RESH SIDHU
VR WRITERS ROOM 
Framestore
Creative Director

IMRE JELE
VR WRITERS ROOM
Bossa Studios
Creator-In-Chief

RHIANNA PRATCHETT
VR WRITERS ROOM
Scriptwriter,
Narrative Designer

CHRIS BAKER
BROADCAST
dock10
Head
of VFX

RICHARD WORMWELL
BROADCAST 
dock10
Head of 360 Production

NICOLE YERSHON
BRAND
Nicole Yershon
Founder

SOL ROGERS
BRAND
Rewind
CEO & Founder

NICK RIGGALL
BRAND
GPJ
Head of Digital Strategy

CHRIS DENSON
BRAND 
Crush Industries
Founder

AMALIA AGATHOU
BRAND
Havas media
Innovation Manager

JACK CHURCHILL
BRAND
Rich Tea Films
Co-Founder

STEPHEN LEPITAK
BRAND
The Drum
Editor

LIRI ANDERSSON
BRAND
This Fluid World
Founder

MIKE TAULTY
DEVELOPER
Microsoft
Developer 
Evangelist

DOUGLAS ALLEN
DEVELOPER
Bayou.software
Founder

PETE DAUKINTIS
DEVELOPER
Microsoft
Technical 
Evangelist

SCOTT MARSHALL
AUDIO
Bamsound
Founder

TIM FLEMING
RETAIL & MARKETING
Future Visual
Executive Producer

CHRISTOPHE MALLET
RETAIL & MARKETING
Exzeb
Co-founder

SAMANTHA KINGSTON
RETAIL & MARKETING
Virtual Umbrella
Client Director

SAMUEL HUBER
RETAIL & MARKETING
Advir
Founder

GRAEME COX
RETAIL & MARKETING
EMTEQ
Co-founder & CEO

ALISON NORRINGTON
STORYTELLING
STORYCENTRAL
CEO

KATZ KIELY
STORYTELLING
Kiely&Co
Founder

SATURDAY 22 APRIL

PETE DAUKINTIS
INTRO TO VR
Microsoft
Technical 
Evangelist

 DANIEL COLAIANNI
INTRO TO VR
VR Bound
Co-Founder

RUVAN WIJESOORIYA
FASHION & ART
Independant
Photographer

KEVIN MACK
ART
ShapeSpace VR
Founder

BRUCE NEW
MUSIC
Sony ATV
Synch & 
Licensing Manager

DAVID SCOTT
GAMING
CyberPowerPC
Business Development Manager

MATT HOOPER
SESSION TBA
IME
Founder