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

DAWN KELLY
EDITORIAL
HuffPost/ AOL UK
Head of Video & 
Multimedia
Production

CHRIS DENSON
EDITORIAL 
Crush Industries
Founder

STEVE DANN
MEDICAL
Medical Realities
Co-Founder

COLETTE JOHNSON
MEDICAL
Plextek
VR lead

DR ISABEL VAN DE KEERE
MEDICAL
Immersive Rehab
CEO & Founder

 DR LAURA PHIPPS
MEDICAL
Alzheimer’s 
Research UK
Head of
Communications

JAMIE DENHAM
MEDICAL
Sliced Bread
Managing Director

BIJENDRA PATEL
MEDICAL
Barts Cancer Institute
Consultant Surgeon

CARRIE SHAW
MEDICAL
Embodied Labs
Founder

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

AFZAL ALI
MILITARY
UK DSC
Capability
Development
Leader

COLETTE JOHNSON
MILITARY
Plextek
VR lead

CHRISTOPHER CRONIN
CONSTRUCTION
Trimble
Director of Strategy
& Business
Development

DAN RILEY
CONSTRUCTION
Spearhead
Founder / CEO

LEILA MARTINE
CONSTRUCTION
Microsoft
Director of
New Devices

MARTIN MCDONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
Soluis
Chairman / Founder

SHAUN BEANEY
FUNDING
ICAEW
Manager,
Corporate finance faculty

RESH SIDHU
FUNDING
Framestore
Creative Director

TOM FIDDIAN
FUNDING
Innovate UK
Innovation Lead

FIONA KILKELLY
FUNDING
Immerse UK

SALLY BEKEN 
1-2-1
KTN
Manufacturing Team

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

JAY TORRES
SPACE
NASA
Deputy Rover Planning
Subsystems Lead

JAMES WATSON
AUTOMOTIVE
Imagination
Client & Innovation Director

TANYA LAIRD
AUTOMOTIVE
Digital Jam
Founder & CEO

ALLAN RANKIN
AUTOMOTIVE
Inition
Technology Consultant

KEVIN RAMPERSAD
AUTOMOTIVE
DETC
Research Manager –
Manufacturing Processes

IAN GRIEG
MILITARY
Ministry of Defence
Principal Scientist,
Training & Simulation Sector

GRAHAM THOMAS
FUNDING
BBC
R&D

WILLIAM ENGLISH
MEDICAL
Royal London Hospital
NIHR Academic 
Clinical Fellow 
General Surgery

NICK JOHN
AUTOMOTIVE
Magenta Solutions
Industrial design &
Visualisation Manager

MIKE ROSAM
AUTOMOTIVE
McLaren Automotive
Technology
Strategy &
Innovation.

KEVIN RAMPERSAD
AUTOMOTIVE
DETC
Research Manager –
Manufacturing Processes

IAN GREIG
MILITARY
Ministry of Defence
Principal Scientist,
Training & Simulation Sector

GRAHAM THOMAS
FUNDING
BBC
R&D

WILLIAM ENGLISH
MEDICAL
Royal London Hospital
NIHR Academic 
Clinical Fellow 
General Surgery

NICK JOHN
AUTOMOTIVE
Magenta Solutions
Industrial design &
Visualisation Manager

FRIDAY 21 APRIL

STEPHEN LEPITAK
BRAND
The Drum
Editor

LIRI ANDERSSON
BRAND
This Fluid World
Founder

JONATHAN TUSTAIN
DEVELOPER
Proteus VR Labs
Founder

MIKE TAULTY
DEVELOPER
Microsoft
Developer 
Evangelist

DOUGLAS ALLEN
DEVELOPER
Bayou.software
Founder

PETE DAUKINTIS
DEVELOPER
Microsoft
Technical 
Evangelist

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

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

MUKI KULHAN
VR WRITERS ROOM
Muki-International Ltd.
Executive Digital Producer

SAMUEL HUBER
RETAIL & MARKETING
Advir
Founder

TIM FLEMING
RETAIL & MARKETING
Future Visual
Executive Producer

CHRISTOPHE MALLET
RETAIL & MARKETING
Somewhere Else
Co-founder

NICHOLAS
MINTER-GREEN
RETAIL
& MARKETING
Parable
CEO

MARK MILES
RETAIL & MARKETING
Rendermedia
Creative Director

BEN WILSON
ENTERTAINMENT & BROADCAST
Independant
TV Director / Producer

RICHARD WORMWELL
ENTERTAINMENT & BROADCAST
dock10
Head of 360 Production

NATALIE BOLTON
ENTERTAINMENT & BROADCAST
BBC
Line Producer

DAVE MARKS
AUDIO
Immersive Audio Solutions
Co-founder

GARY HAYWOOD
AUDIO
Kinicho
Founder / MD

MARTYN WARE
AUDIO
Illustrious
Co-Founder

BRUCE NEW
AUDIO
Sony / ATV
Synch & Licensing Manager

MATT HOOPER
VRE MONETISATION
IME
Founder

DAN RILEY
ENTERTAINMENT & BROADCAST
Spearhead
Managing Director

NICK BUTTON-BROWN
ENTERTAINMENT 
& GAMING
BAFTA
Chair of Games
Committee

DR JO TWIST
ENTERTAINMENT 
& GAMING
UKIE
CEO

ALISON NORRINGTON
STORYTELLING
STORYCENTRAL
CEO

NICOLA ROSA
BRAND
Digital Transformation Lead
M&E Industry
IBM iX

XAVIER BARRADE
BRAND
Google Creative 
Lab London
Creative Lead

PHIL HARRIS
VR WRITERS ROOM
Bigpoint
Senior Narrative Designer

CARLA LEVIN
ENTERTAINMENT
& GAMING
Warner Bros
European Theatrical Marketing

JACKY HUANG
ENTERTAINMENT
& GAMING
ZOTAC
Director
of Product

DAVID WISE
ENTERTAINMENT
& GAMING
Parable
CEO

SATURDAY 22 APRIL

PETE DAUKINTIS
INTRO TO VR
Microsoft
Technical 
Evangelist

MIKE TAULTY
INTRO TO VR
Microsoft
Developer 
Evangelist

LUCIANA CARVALHO SE
INTRO TO VR
Realities Centre
Chief Evangelist

EMILIO VACCA
INTRO TO VR
The Telegraph
Director of Mobile

BRUCE NEW
MUSIC
Sony ATV
Synch & 
Licensing Manager

DAVID SCOTT
GAMING
CyberPowerPC
Business Development Manager

KEVIN MACK
ART
ShapeSpace VR
Founder

 DANIEL COLAIANNI
GEAR ROUND UP
VR Bound
Co-Founder

RUVAN WIJESOORIYA
FASHION & ART
Independant
Photographer

CHRIS DENSON
INTRO TO VR
Crush Industries
Creator / Host

XAVIER BARRADE
INTRO TO VR
Google Creative 
Lab London
Creative Lead

JACKY HUANG
GAMING
ZOTAC
Director
of Product

TIM JOYCE
CONTENT
Constructive Labs
COO