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Immersive technologies in the UK - priorities for regulation, policy, investment and research

IN PRODUCTION


This conference will consider key issues for immersive technologies in the UK - with discussion expected on:


  • Potential uses;
  • Regulatory and policy priorities; and
  • Next steps for investment and research.

Delegates will discuss how immersive tech is being used, and the impact it is set to have across a wide spectrum of sectors ranging across:


  • High-value manufacturing and engineering - including aerospace, automotive and other areas of transport;
  • Video games, film and television;
  • Architecture, construction and planning;
  • Computer-aided design and three-dimensional modelling;
  • Healthcare, including surgery and psychological therapies; and
  • The emergency services, health and safety, and the military.

The agenda also looks at potential ethical and legal issues arising from its widespread adoption, including:


  • Data protection and regulatory compliance, such as issues around lawful processing bases for personal and special category data;
  • Health and safety issues for users of immersive tech;
  • Liability and insurance issues resulting from potential misuse or harm caused by these technologies;
  • Intellectual property rights for content created in real time; and
  • Content regulation of advertisements and entertainment served by immersive technologies.

It takes place in the context of:


Speakers


There will be keynote addresses from:


  • Dr Jeremy Silver, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Catapult;
  • Graham Mold, Head of Growth Capital, Frontier Development Capital; and
  • Tara Reddy, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LoveShark.

Further speakers include:


  • Andrew Bravin, Associate, Technology Group, Sheridans;
  • Andrew Cormack, Chief Regulatory Adviser, Jisc;
  • Simon Fletcher, Chief Technology Officer, Real Wireless and Co-Chair, International Working Group, UK5G Innovation Network;
  • Jason Hawthorne, Founding Director and Chief Digital Officer, VU.CITY;
  • 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 - case studies on:
    • The impact of virtual reality in the broadcasting sector; and
    • Applying immersive technologies in high-value manufacturing.
  • Investing in the UK’s immersive tech sector - engagement, business development and access to finance;
  • Next steps for developing immersive technologies in the UK - developing a range of use cases across the wider economy;
  • Assessing ethical and regulatory implications - data protection, safety, and liability;
  • AR technologies in the video games sector - case study; and
  • Future development of the UK’s immersive tech sector

Engagement with policy officials at this conference


This Westminster eForum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; Cabinet Office; Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation; DCMS; Defra; DfT; DIT; the European Space Agency; the Government Equalities Office; HMRC; Home Office; MoD and the Office for Artificial Intelligence.



Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster eForum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates