Who is Speaking at the Cumulus Conference 2009
Assembling so many of the world’s leading design and media practitioners, thinkers and innovators will turn The O2 into a powerhouse of prediction. At first hand, you’ll be able to hear authoritative, innovative and insightful responses to key issues concerning industry and education practice and future partnerships.
Can you afford to miss any of that?
Sir Ken Robinson, Sir Chris Powell, Conchango of London, Dr Angela Dumas, Ogilvy Innovation Lab, Sir Christopher Frayling, Shane Walter of onedotzero, Professor Robin Baker and members of the Cumulus international design network will join forces with distinguished practitioners and education leaders. Through a series of presentations, discussions, think tanks and workshops, the Cumulus Conference will investigate the future of the design, broadcast and creative sectors and explore opportunities in a dogma-free zone.
A bit more about the speakers:
Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He speaks to audiences around the world on the changing needs of business, education and public organizations in the new global economies. Sir Ken has advised national governments in Europe and Asia and works with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations and for ten years he was Professor of Education at the University of Warwick in England and is now Professor Emeritus.
Sir Ken Robinson’s new book, ‘The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything’ will be published in January 2009. The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is also an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century.
Sir Chris Powell
is Chair of NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), this is a unique and independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative. NESTA invest in early-stage companies, inform and shape policy, and deliver practical programmes that inspire others to solve the big challenges of the future. In the public sphere, his experience includes chairing the Institute of Public Policy Research think tank; The British Council’s Creative Industries Advisory Panel; Ealing Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority; and being Vice Chair of the Public Diplomacy Board. He also serves on the UK Government’s Science Forum and the Board of Riverside Studios.
In the commercial world, Chris’s experience includes non-executive directorships at companies UBM, Dr Foster, and Renew. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel at PWC. Chris comes from an advertising background as he was a founder of the advertising agency DDB and went on to become its chief executive and then chairman. Chris was knighted in the 2009 New Year Honours for his services to the advertising industry.
Dr Angela Dumas
is a consultant with a strong background in management and design. Her consultancy company, Totemics, works with management teams, with individuals in senior roles and with those in non executive board positions, typically but not exclusively at the inception of new initiatives. It’s unconventional and distinctive methods easily and rapidly allow for a reframing of the most challenging innovation issues and organisational problems.
Angela originally trained in fine art, and then undertook an MA in Interior Architecture at the Royal College of Art (1976), and later a PhD in management at London Business School (1993). She has taught design at Chelsea College of Art (1977–1983), has run a successful design consultancy (1977-1985), has been first a Research Fellow and then Director of the Centre for Design Management at London Business School (1985-1998), and was Research Director of the restructured UK Design Council (1994-1997). She has taught programmes at most of the leading international business schools in Europe and North America, has managed major research projects for the EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust, and has published many academic papers on management and design.
Angela has experience of a very considerable range of businesses, having advised the following: Arcam, British Rail, Clarks, Courtauld Textiles, Fox Linton, Kodak, Landrover, Liberty, Linn Products, London Underground, Raychem, Rexam, Sainsbury, Scientific Generics, Valmet, Walker Greenbank, WH Smiths, and Zoffany.
Matt is EMC Conchango’s Creative Director, and as such, works in digital media across channels for leading brands in the UK, Europe and US. He is responsible for Conchango’s position as a leading creative web agency in Europe and as well as leading a busy creative team, works with clients driving their digital strategies. He began his career designing award-winning CD-ROMs for Flagtower before joining the world-leading marketing and experience design agency Imagination, as a senior art director. With a specialist insight into designing both screen-based and physical interaction, Matthew worked on global accounts to determine what brand experiences audiences could interactive with, including the planning that determined the why? and most critically, the executional ‘how?’. Outstanding projects included many automotive stands for Ford Motor Company, two visitor zones for the Millennium Experience, The Guinness Storehouse Visitor Centre and the global digital strategy for Ericsson Mobile.
Matt then went on to become the Executive Creative Director of Syzygy Group, a leading European digital marketing agency. Once again, his work spanned both brand strategy, planning and creative development. His most significant work there was leading the digital experience strategy for Channel 4 News, Mazda Motors and Mercedes-Benz, both pan-European programmes.
Since joining EMC Conchango in 2007,he has built on a fantastic heritage of user-centred design, developing a multi-disciplinary team that covers analytics and research, planning, content, design and front end development. He consults clients regularly about brand strategy and experience design, currently for River Island, RBS, Virgin Atlantic, T-Mobile and Tesco.
Professor Robin Baker O.B.E.
most recently has been the guiding force in the relocation and transformation of Ravensbourne College. The move from Chislehurst to a new building on the Greenwich Peninsula provides a unique opportunity to recast the role of specialist Higher Education for the Creative Industries in London.
Previously Professor of Computing at the Royal College of Art, London, Robin Baker is the Director of Ravensbourne and he has been a keynote speaker on the creative use of technology at other Cumulus conferences, lecturing on the Impact of the Computer on Cinema at the Helsinki conference.
The relationship between design, media and computer technology is his area of expertise and he has lectured and spoken at many seminars. He was also chair of the interactive media panel at the RSA for a number of years.
His publications include: articles in Digital Creativity Journal, Products that love people; a CADE conference paper, Filmic Values in Multimedia; article in IMSF Multimedia in Europe, What computers are good at. His book, Designing the Future: The Computer Transformation of Reality explored the impact of computing on the Design industries. Other articles followed in Design Management Journal, Darwinian Form and the Computer; paper for Actif et Interactif, Teaching on the New Interactive Technologies.
Is Head of Services and User Interface Design, Nokia
Joining Nokia in 1998 to lead Nokia Design in the UK, Bill is now responsible, globally, for the creative and strategic leadership of Nokia’s Services and User Interface design team. A new team established in January 2008 to support Nokia’s growing internet services business the team includes ethnographers, digital designers, information architects, researchers and psychologists. As a member of the Nokia Design management team, he is also fully involved in all aspects of Nokia wide design strategy.
Prior to this role he led the design team responsible for the creation of Nokia’s ground breaking N-series multimedia products and experiences.
Before joining Nokia, Bill worked at Design Consultants Fitch plc (now part of WPP) for over 10 years, where he was latterly Director and Senior Consultant for Brand and Product Development for manufacturing clients. He has worked extensively in Europe and the USA with leading furniture, household items, consumer products, technology and sports brands.
He began his career working for Philips as a product designer and he is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and a past Director of the Design Business Association.
Since May 2008 Clive has been the Director of Customer Experience and European coordinator for the Innovations Team of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). He develops thought leadership and works directly for Cisco’s business and public service clients on desinging customer experiences across technology, services and products.
Clive joined Cisco after 5 years with Orange France Telecom, who he joined as Director of Customer Experience. He went on to set up the Design and Usability team to develop user interface and customer experience across fixed line, mobile, internet and TV. He worked in Paris at the France Telecom ExploCentre exploring the next range of converged products and services and returned to London to develop a range of Orange mobile and wi-fi products.
Before Orange, Clive held senior design management roles in consultancy and corporate design. He has worked for IDEO in the US and UK, was European head of product design for Fitch and was a founder of design company Tangerine.
As Director of Design for Samsung he set up the award winning European design team in London, and was head of design for TAG McLaren Audio, a collaboration of the watch and Formula 1 racing brands. He went on to be Director of Design and Innovation at the Design Council, where he worked with businesses and public services to improve innovation and customer experience.
Clive is a passionate advocate for customer experience and design methodologies, writes and speaks at conferences on design, innovation and technology, and is the author of the book “Smart Design” and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Helen Hamlyn Institute for inclusive design.
works for Art Center College of Design, Pasadena and is co-founder and director of the college-wide initiative Designmatters and is the Vice President of the International Initiatives Department. In this capacity, she develops strategic educational partnerships and oversees a portfolio of research collaborations, communication campaigns, exhibitions and publications that enhance Art Center’s commitment to be at the forefront of international design education and contribute solutions to humanitarian issues of critical urgency. Through her leadership, Art Center is the first design institution to be formally affiliated with the Department of Public Information at the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO); and a civil society organization member with the Organization of American States (OAS), and has become recognized with numerous public and private agencies as an exemplary effort uniting humanitarian, social and educational objectives.
Shane Walter, onedotzero
is the co-founder, CEO and creative director of moving image arts organisation onedotzero established in 1997. The onedotzero festival network is now a global phenomenon, reaching over 60 cities worldwide and tens of thousands of people through its activities.
Shane has drawn on his background experience as a writer, photographer, producer and director across a range of media and industries, from publishing and computer gaming to theatre and contemporary art, to ensure that onedotzero remains critically acclaimed for being at the leading edge of contemporary moving image and digital arts.
In 2003 Screen International credited Shane as one of the top ten visionaries of the UK film industry alongside Ridley Scott and Lynne Ramsey. Little White Lies contemporary film magazine reported Shane “as one of 10 people responsible for making the British short film scene the most vibrant and revolutionary artistic culture in the known universe…breaking down boundaries to make short film accessible, exciting, artistically credible and economically viable”.
In 2006 Shane directed stand out events in London at the Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. His second book and companion DVD, Motion Blur 2 was released in 2008 to acclaim. It is a follow-up to 2004’s top-selling Motion Blur, graphic moving imagemakers, which has been reprinted twice. He lectures, advises educational establishments, writes articles and has edited numerous catalogues. He has regularly participated at industry festivals and conferences on subjects such as media and architecture, broadcast design and the creative industries. Shane was recently invited to be an Artistic Director for the Lyon 2013 City of Culture bid and was an advisor for Central London Partnerships. He is a member of the Senior Board 2012 Host Broadcast Training Programme of the London Olympics.
For onedotzero_industries Shane has produced and consulted on projects across a range of media for print, moving image, interactive, title design, character development, channel branding and online content up to large scale global music tour visuals on behalf of some of the world’s largest brands and agencies.
is a London based consultant and writer focusing on innovation, design, technology. He has consulted with organisations including the BBC, Guardian Media Group, and BT plc, the Creative Industries Technology and Innovation Network (CITIN), and the Design Council.
Nico is the author of What is Web Design? (RotoVision, 2003), and writes for publications including the RSA Journal, BBC News Online, Guardian Technology, Core77, Creative Review, and DCM (the Design Council magazine).
He has programmed many of the key UK and US conferences on design and media futures, from Designing the Internet (1996) to the Media Futures Conference (2008). He convenes the Innovation Reading Circle in London, for which participants are encouraged to read key text thoroughly and develop a critique. He is a Fellow of the RSA.
His work is documented on his site at: http://www.spy.co.uk/
Pictures at: http://www.spy.co.uk/images/NicoMacdonald/
Ogilvy Digital Innovation Labs
Hosted by Ogilvy’s digital pioneers this session will illustrate why innovative thinking and technological innovation should remain at the heart of everything you do. Discover how this worldwide creative agency lives by the mantra established by David Ogilvy:
“Encourage innovation. Change is our lifeblood, stagnation our death knell.”
Forum: The impact of social, demographic and technological change on industry and education
A panel of leading practitioners and thinkers reflect on the key advancements, disruptions and issues, which have had dramatic impacts on our sectors in the past and predict those that will do so and when in the future. How should our sectors respond? What should education be doing in response?
Ravensbourne 2020: Leading change in education in response to industry Challenges
In preparation for its relocation to the Greenwich Peninsula in 2010 Ravensbourne has been engaging with some of the biggest and brightest names in design, media, education and society to address what a 21st Century specialist design and communications college should become. This session presents the findings from these discussions and highlights how Ravensbourne is responding to the challenges and changes demanded of higher education. We urge others to join us.
Ravensbourne 20/20 participants have included: Richard Seymour, Seymour Powell; Bill Sermon, Nokia; Alex West, The Future Department; Clive Grinyer, Cisco; Lesley Morris, Design Council; Julian Grice, The Team; David Adjaye, Architect; Triston Wallace, Skillset; Matt Marsh, Firsthand Experience; Nico Macdonald, and others