2012»Keynote speakers

Three distinguished keynote speakers will present at EVA London 2012

Ian Hughes: Metaverse Evangelist: Day 1

Ian Hughes, a.k.a epredator when online, is a Metaverse Evangelist and founder of Feeding Edge Ltd - Taking a bite out of technology so you don't have to. http://www.feedingedge.co.uk/

In 2006, whilst at IBM, he led thousands of colleagues into virtual worlds like Second Life with projects such as Wimbledon. He has shown that leadership can be driven by the digital native and innovators can gather together regardless of geography or organization. Using creative expression online leads him to no longer be the programmer he grew up as.

He presents an emerging technology slot on the ITV kids show The Cool Stuff Collective, which has run for 3 series series. http://www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog/tv-showreel/. On the show he has brought many types of technology aimed as gainting the interest of kids and adults alike in science and technology: from open source physical computing to 3d printing, augmented reality to graphene.

Ian is the chair of the BCS Animation and Games industry Group. If you discover anything else about Ian feel free to update his Wikipedia entry Or see Ian interviewed in a virtual world


William Dudley: Day 2

William Dudley RDI is a leading theatre designer. Increasingly he is using computer-generated, animated images and his production of Hitchcock Blonde using projected scenery won him an Olivier Award – one of seven he has been awarded; he has had a further seven Award nominations.

Dudley has designed numerous productions for the National Theatre, the Royal Court and the Royal Shakespeare Company, including the award winning The Mysteries, Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Productions in 2009/10 include The House of Special Purpose at the Chichester Festival and The Line at the Arcola, and many others.

Productions for the West End and Broadway have included A Streetcar Named Desire, My Night With Reg, Lenny, The Breath of Life, The Woman in White, Betrayal, The Last Confession and The Importance of being Earnest. His renowned opera designs include include The Ring Cycle in Bayreuth; Un Ballo in Maschera - when he worked with Herbert von Karajan in his last Salzburg Festival production; Billy Budd (Metropolitan Opera); Lucia di Lammermoor (Opéra National de Paris); Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Der Rosenkavalier, Don Giovanni, The Cunning Little Vixen at the Royal Opera Covent Garden; The Silver Tassie at the English National Opera; The Seraglio and The Barber of Seville (Glyndebourne).

Work in film and television include Persuasion for BBC Television & US Cinema which won William Dudley a Bafta and a Royal Television Society Award; The History of the 1587 Rose Theatre and Scenes from Marlowe's Plays at The Rose Theatre. Wikipedia entry See a video - Peter Pan production with CGI


Costas I. Karageorghis: Day 3

Reader in Sport Psychology, Brunel University, London

Costas Karageorghis is the author of more than 150 scholarly articles in the area of applied sport psychology as well as the recent book ‘Inside Sport Psychology’ (Human Kinetics, 2011). He has made some 70 conference presentations including five keynote speeches and more than 30 TV appearances including several documentaries on his research into the psychophysical effects of music in sport and exercise. He is currently Deputy Head (Research) of the School of Sport and Education at Brunel University, London.

Costas is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a double-accredited member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (research and scientific support). He has worked with a variety of UK governing bodies of sport as a consultant psychologist and coach educator. Most notably, with three senior national squads for UK Athletics. He has also been Head Coach of the British Students Athletics team from 2007-present.

Costas has completed several industrial projects that include work with Nike Inc. on the Portable Sport Audio MP3 player, Bio-Medical Research Ltd. on the Mentor behavioural screening programme and David Lloyd Leisure Ltd. on the development of a music policy. He was the principal investigator on the Music-in-Rehab Project with the WestFocus Consortium and lead consultant for IMG in the Run to the Beat half-marathon series from 2008-10. His research and applied work is cited on Google more than 100,000 times. In September 2011 he was the recipient of the Sportesse Award for Exercise Science at the annual conference of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.