Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 speakers

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Natasha Mason

Associate, London IT, Telecoms & Competition

Natasha advises a range of clients on commercial IT and IP related matters. She has considerable industry experience gained from over a year spent working for the international major film studio Paramount Pictures.

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Naweed Shams

The positive thinker who sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

As a young entrepreneur himself at 20, London based Naweed Shams decided to launch this website in 2009 as a platform for young people to get career inspiration via success stories, gain recognition & praise for their entrepreneurism and learn from eachother.

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Nela Brown

Nela is currently undertaking PhD research supported by EPSRC at Queen Mary, University of London, also a leader of G.Hack

Nela Brown is a Croatian sound artist, composer and sound designer currently based in London. In the mid 90’s she toured Europe with her Croatian rock band, continuing her music career in London studying jazz and playing with various rock, jazz and funk ensembles. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Sonic Arts, she got involved in designing sound for contemporary theatre, dance, interactive installations and documentaries as well as exhibiting her electroacoustic work.
Her sound work in the past few years has been heard by the audiences across Canada, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Czech Republic, England, Scotland and US where she was invited to present her work at USITT Conference and Yale School of Drama.

Nela is currently undertaking PhD research supported by EPSRC at Queen Mary, University of London, where she is also a leader of WISE@QMUL (women in science and engineering society) and G.Hack (art & technology lab for women focusing on sharing knowledge and developing interactive media projects through collaboration with other universities and industry partners).

Nela has recently been selected as one of the winners of the 2012 BCS Women Poster Competition and her poster will be reproduced and used in schools to inspire young girls and young women to consider careers in IT and computing.
http://ghack.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/

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Nic Howell

Former editor, now planner usually to be found at LBi on Brick Lane. But tweets here are all my own work, unfortunately. bio from Twitter

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Nick Brown

CEO, Boss Level Games

Nick has over 15 years experience in the creation, use and monetisation of disruptive technologies in the connected web, mobile and smart TV space. After obtaining an Honours degree in Law from Cambridge University he has worked in technical, sales and managerial roles for blue-chip organisations, the venture capital community and a number of high profile start-ups. In founding Boss Level, he acknowledges a 30-year love affair with digital gaming and rather unsurprisingly admits to playing far too many computer games in what little spare time he has.

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Nicole Yershon

Director, Innovative Solutions at Ogilvy Group Advertising

Consolidated in 2007 into the Ogilvy Digital Innovation Lab (part of a worldwide network), the agency’s innovation activities have seen Nicole build partnerships between industries and across media channels to fuel unprecedented creative campaigns, and educate, both within the agency and beyond, speaking at global conferences and building clients Labs of their own.

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Nigel Flack

Founder, Smile Machine

Founder of digital production agency Smile Machine.

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Nilesh Shah

Partner Blick Rothenberg – Chartered Accountants

Nilesh Shah is Blick Rothenberg’s head of tax. He specialises in the areas of corporate tax and inward investment, both with an international bias, with a focus on the Technology sector.

Nilesh represents Blick Rothenberg on his regular trips to the USA, Canada and India, and has spoken at professional conferences on a wide range of topics. He has helped many companies successfully establish operations in the UK, advising on the correct tax structure as well as commercial considerations. He also has extensive transfer pricing experience.

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Obi Orgnot

CEO, OrgNot Ltd.

CEO of OrgNot Ltd. I've dedicated my career to fighting poverty by helping smaller businesses grow in a way that benefits their community.

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Omaid Hiwaizi

Planning Director, SapientNitro

Omaid leads marketing strategy, brand planning and digital strategy thinking across a number of national and international clients, with disciplines stretching from brand and direct marketing, social and CRM based engagement, service based utility and experience based brand activation and promotion.He has experience in diverse sectors from Unilever ice cream to Baileys, from Emirates Airline to BT.

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Omid Ashtari

Business Development Director, Foursquare

Sales and Business Development experience in web and mobile companies.
Excited about B2C web, mobile and tech brands that are changing existing
paradigms.

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Patou Nuytemans

Passionate about marketing in the new age, africa, shoes, great ogilvy people, my steph- and godkids, running... More: http://www.linkedin.com/in/patounuytemans bio from Twitter

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Patrick Clark

Partner, London Technology

Patrick is a partner in the IT, Telecoms and Competition Group at Taylor Wessing and leads the firm's telecoms practice.

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Patrick Weber

Research Fellow at UCL

Patrick Weber is a postdoctoral researcher at UCL interested in the discovery, understanding and visualisation of location variables characterising London's diverse business neighbourhoods and influencing their success. His recent work focuses on developing improved data, tools and visualisations of technology, digital and creative (startup) companies across London, through the combination of novel crowdsourced and social-media geodata (Crunchbase, Twitter), as well as more traditional government data

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Paul Bennun

CCO of Somethin' Else. Chair of Artangel. Rau, aber herzlich. bio from Twitter

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Paul Brannigan

CEO, Proactive

Proactive Paul is a former secondary school teacher of ICT and is now a speaker, an accountant and the author of "The Paperless Expert". As the owner of Proactive, Paul has learnt that being paperless makes things easier, quicker and cheaper!

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Paul Callaghan

Freelance writer, game developer, teacher, and @free_play director. Account currently shuttered. Might be back. bio from Twitter

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Paul Canty

Preloaded MD and co-founder, as well as quite a fan of cycling... bio from Twitter

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Paul Crook

Strategic Value Creation VP -IBM

Yorkshire born and bred.
2006-08 Fujitsu - leading Business Transformation team in Government Services - most fun yet in Whitehall.
2008 on IBM in Strategic Value Creation VP for public sector across Europe.

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Paul Mallet

Managing Partner & Strategic Director, Brass Digital

Paul has worked at the forefront of online marketing since its inception. He’s led the creative and strategy activity on a host of innovative and award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s best known organisations and brands.

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Paulina Bozek

Founder: INENSU, once upon a time SingStar. Making entertainment. Facebook apps. Social Stuff. Justin Bieber followed me on 21_04_10. bio from Twitter

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Peter Haydock

Director, Organisation Science & Research

Extensive working with organisations and leaders in every sector, particularly around strategy, operations and leadership. Experience from F1, online gaming through to the establishment.

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Peter McOwan

Professor, QMUL

Peter McOwan is currently vice principal for external partnerships and public engagement and professor of computer science in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a co-director of Computer Science for Fun, the UK's largest free initiative to interest young people in computing.
@voiceofyoungscience

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Phil Stuart

Creative Director, Preloaded Phil Stuart is co-founder and Creative Director of Preloaded, a London-based game studio. An afici

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Philip Shepherd
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Pollie Barden

Game Designer, PhD Researcher at Queen Mary University of London

Pollie Barden and Chloe Varelidi are game designers who design and run "BIG", pervasive, urban, "pick your adjective" games. We turn the environment into place of play and engagement.

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Propel London

Phil here, Marketing Manager at Propel London - the digital recruitment company. For our jobs feed, check out @propel_jobs. Call us - 0207 004 0550. bio from Twitter

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Pru Ashby

Chief Connections Officer, networker, passion for environment and tech. Work with NAmerican clients for London & Partners, Mayor's promotion organisation bio from Twitter

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qMedia

qMedia is a new Queen Mary research initiative

qMedia is a new Queen Mary research initiative, bringing under a single umbrella
the Centre for Digital Music - c4dm
the Interaction Media and Communication group - IMC
the Multimedia and Vision Reseach group - MMV
the Doctoral Training Centre in Media and Arts Technology DTC
researchers in Social and Pervasive Computing

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Race for Apps

Race for Apps is a competition to crowdsource mobile apps for visitors, business people and journalists coming into Hackney during the 2012 games. bio from Twitter