Westminster eForum

Immersive technologies in the UK - impact and uses across the economy, supporting research and development, and assessing ethical and regulatory issues

Morning, Thursday, 2nd April 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will consider the way forward for developing immersive technologies in the UK.


Delegates will discuss latest developments in current use and thinking on future uses for immersive tech across a wide spectrum of industries, as well as support for the sector and potential ethical and legal issues arising from its widespread adoption.


It takes place in the context of:



Speakers


There will be keynote addresses from:


  • Dr Jeremy Silver, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Catapult;
  • Andy Schofield, Manufacturing & Materials Strategy and Technology Director, BAE Systems; and
  • Grace Boswood, Chief Operating Officer, BBC Design and Engineering.

Further speakers include:


  • Andrew Bravin, Associate, Technology Group, Sheridans;
  • Professor Roy Kalawsky, Director, Advanced VR Research Centre, Loughborough University; and
  • Sol Rogers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, REWIND and Chair, Advisory Board, ImmerseUK

The agenda


  • Assessing the potential of immersive technologies, their impact, and priorities for future development;
  • Next steps for developing the immersive tech sector in the UK - investment, business support, and developing applications across the wider economy; and
  • Assessing ethical and regulatory implications - data protection, safety, and liability.

We also expect case studies in the application of immersive technologies in the video games and broadcasting sectors, and in high-value manufacturing.



Keynote Speaker

Dr Jeremy Silver

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Catapult

Keynote Speakers

Grace Boswood

Chief Operating Officer, Design and Engineering, BBC

Andy Schofield

Manufacturing & Materials Strategy and Technology Director, BAE Systems

Dr Jeremy Silver

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Catapult

Speakers

Simon Fletcher

Chief Technology Officer, Real Wireless and Co-Chair, International Working Group

Professor Roy Kalawsky

Director, Advanced VR Research Centre, Loughborough University

Sol Rogers

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, REWIND and Chair, Advisory Board, ImmerseUK

Andrew Bravin

Associate, Technology Group, Sheridans