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Digital LA, TCIO and UKTI are teaming up in London for a panel on how the Olympic Games are using digital and social media. This year's Games has been called the most digital / social / mobile yet, with BBC live streaming games online and on iPhone, iPad, Blackberry tablet and other devices, games-related apps, athletes using Twitter, and more. We'll discuss how startups and other digital partners have created games-related apps and digital tools.
Scheduled Speakers (more to be added):
Project Executive, Digital
BBC London 2012
Tim manages the BBC's London 2012 digital initatives.
Greater London Authority
Head of Marketing
Manages city marketing including London 2012.
Previously at Carat, Associate Director. @DaynaSlate
Raam Thakrar, Touchnote, Founder. Touchnote lets uses send real postcards from Android and iOS and web. http://touchnote.comm @raamthakrar @touchnote
Scanbuy set up QR codes for the Olympics. @scanbuy
Bart Denny, Recce, Director of Business Development. Recce is the new 3D London app for iOS, which shows the most interesting things around you at any time, in a beautiful and engaging way. Recce is the first app built on our platform, which was built to support a full range of other location-based applications, including real world gaming. “It's tempting to think that with Apple and Google charging forwards on 3D maps, there isn't room for innovation elsewhere. Recce shows there is.” - MSN UK Tech. @RecceApp
Stephen O'Reilly, Mobile Roadie, Director of International Sales.
Mobile Roadie built the official apps for the Dutch National Team. In addition, the LA-based Mobile Roadie has helped hundreds of artists, bands, movies, sports teams and others build apps via its self-service app development tool. @mobileroadie
Host: Tony Hughes, TCIO. Sector Specialist, Creative and Digital Media. Tony has worked in the digital content industries for the past 15 years, with companies such as the BBC, Sony and BT. At TCIO, Tony works with international companies interested in setting up in Tech City. @tonyjhughes
Moderator: Kevin Winston, Digital LA, Founder/CEO. Formerly at Fox Interactive Media, Sony Pictures Digital, McKinsey. Created Silicon Beach Fest tech/entertainment/startup conference in LA. Recently named in Forbes "12 Entrepreneurs That are Changing LA Forever" article. @DigitalLA @kevinwinston.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: If u can attend to discuss your company's campaign to officially help the games go digital / social in London, the U.S. or international, email email@example.com w GAMES as the subject.
- 4-5p. Check-in and Networking
- 5-6p. Panel and Q&A
- 6-7p. Reception with pizza and beer
Our panel will be at the Google Campus in Shoredtich, London (Tube: Old Street). Look for us on the THIRD FLOOR of the Google Campus. .
The Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) was established by UKTI to support the growth of the tech cluster in East London. Our aim is to help Tech City become Europe's centre of innovation and the location of choice for tech and digital companies and investors. We bring new companies and investors to East London, and provide support to local companies seeking to expand internationally. @TechCityUK
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourages the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. UKTI organized the Tech City Investment Organisation to support the growth of the tech cluster in East London. @UKTI @UKTIusa