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Allen

Richard Allen
Richard is responsible for a wide range of technology policy and regulatory issues in the UK and Ireland as well as leading Cisco’s European Government Affairs team. As part of the wider Cisco Global Policy and Government Affairs team, Richard contributes to Cisco’s global policy thought leadership. In March 2008, Richard was appointed [...]

Atkins

Dr Barry Atkins
Dr Barry Atkins is Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Computer Game Design, and previously taught digital games design at Liverpool John Moores University. With a background in narrative and critical theory, his research interests focus on games aesthetics and questions of textual pleasure. He is author of More than a game: The computer game [...]

Baglow

Brian Baglow
Brian Baglow founded and runs the independent communications agency Indoctrimat. Prior to this Brian has had a long and casually notorious career in the marketing wing of the interactive, online and mobile industries.
Before founding Indoctrimat, Brian worked as Global Communications Manager for Digital Bridges (now I-Play). Working for a pioneering company in an emergent [...]

Bartle

Richard Bartle
Richard is Visiting Professor of Computer Game Design in the Department of Computing and Electronic Systems, University of Essex. Richard co-wrote the first virtual world, MUD, in 1978; he has thus been at the forefront of the industry from its very inception. He divides his time equally between being an industry consultant and an [...]

Bradshaw

Simon Bradshaw
Simon Bradshaw, Postgraduate student, University of Edinburgh. Formerly an engineer in the RAF, with degrees in electronics and satellite communications engineering, Simon studied law with the Open University and went on to specialise in intellectual property and IT law at the University of Edinburgh. He iscurrently undertaking the Bar Vocational Course.

Burn

Dr Andrew Burn
Andrew is Reader in Education and New Media in the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media at the Institute of Education. He teaches on the MA in Media, Culture & Communication, supervises research students, and works on funded research projects in the field of media and young people.
He has published [...]

Camp

Professor Bryan T. Camp
Bryan is Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law and admitted to practice in Virginia.
After earning his J.D. and M.A., Professor Camp clerked for the Honorable John P. Wiese of what is now called the Court for Federal Claims. He worked on tax, takings, and government contract cases. Then, as [...]

Cassidy

Dr Gianna Cassidy
Dr Gianna Cassidy is a Music Psychologist and Singer-Songwriter, currently lecturing in Psychology of Music and Interactive Entertainment Design at Glasgow Caledonian University. Gianna joined the Psychology Department in 2003 having gained an MA Honours in Psychology and Music at Glasgow University. Her PhD, supervised by Professor Raymond MacDonald and Dr Christina Knussen, [...]

Chazerand

Patrice Chazerand
Patrice is Secretary General, Interactive Software Federation of Europe. Patrice Chazerand has held the position of secretary general of the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE) since 2002.
The first fifteen years of his career were spent with France’s foreign ministry, six of which at the French embassy to the United States. In 1989, he [...]

Coyne

Richard Coyne
Richard Coyne researches and teaches in the areas of information technology in practice, computer-aided design in architecture, the philosophy of information technology, multimedia in design, digital media, and design theory. He inaugurated the MSc in Design and Digital Media, in which he also teaches.
He is author of several books on the implications of information [...]

Davis

Dick Davis
Dick is Executive Producer with Ambient Performance. Dick has led the way in innovation in technology supported learning in both corporate and academic organisations for over 20 years.
In his academic career he was responsible for founding the first UK government funded centre for online learning and for providing the networked services for the first [...]

de Freitas

Dr Sara de Freitas
Dr Sara de Freitas has recently taken up a new role as Director of Research at the Serious Games Institute at the University of Coventry where she leads an applied research team working closely with industry. The Institute is the first of its kind in the UK and it is envisaged that [...]

Edwards

Professor Lillian Edwards
Lilian is Chair of Internet Law at the University of Edinburgh.
Since the dawn of the commercial Internet in 1996, Lillian’s principal research interest has been in the law relating to the Internet, the Web and new technologies, with a European and comparative focus. Lillian has co-edited two bestselling collections on Law and the [...]

Francis

Chris Francis
Chris is with IBM Government programmes and is an innovation advocate specialising on regulatory and policy issues affected by technology change and market shifts.
Previously Chris served in multiple roles in industrial policy for the Department of Trade and Industry – including Innovation support for key business technologies, sector sponsorship for software and IT service, [...]

Fraser-Robinson

Kerry Fraser-Robinson
Kerry is President / MD, Red Bedlam.

Garrood

William Garrood
William Garrood is a Strategy Manager for Ofcom, the communications regulator. His primary responsibility is managing the organisation’s work on the Public Service Publisher (PSP), proposals for intervention in the interactive digital media market to supp ort public service objectives. Details of Ofcom’s work on the PSP can be found at http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/pspnewapproach/. He has [...]

Goh

Oliver Goh
Oliver is Development Executive, Implenia Global Solutions and is the chief innovator behind EOLUS One a project that addresses C02 reduction, energy management, health, education and networking. It is a remarkable example of how corporations from around the world can collaborate, and innovate for the benefit of all.

Guadamuz

Andres Guadamuz
Andres is a Lecturer in E-Commerce Law at the University of Edinburgh, where he is also a Co-Director of the SCRIPT Law and Technology Centre. Andres has Bachelor, Practitioner and Notary Public degrees from the University of Costa Rica. He’s been in the UK since 1998 and obtained an LL.M. in International Business Law [...]

Guest

Phil Guest
Phil is Managing Director UK and Regional Director Europe, Sulake (Habbo Hotel). Phil’s media career spans TV, radio, magazines and the Internet. Starting in radio on a Youth Training Scheme (YTS) aged 17 Phil soon became the Commercial Producer for Portsmouth station, Radio Victory. Having become the countries youngest producer he sought a different [...]

Guðmundsson

Dr Eyjólfur Guðmundsson
Eyjó is the Lead Economist, CCP / EvE Online. Eyjó was hired in the spring of 2007 to meet the ever-increasing demand for economic information from the EVE Online community. His responsibilities are to provide community members with accurate information on economic indicators as well as in-depth analysis of interesting events in the [...]

Hughes

Ian Huges
Ian Hughes a.k.a. epredator is an IBM Consulting IT Specialist who has worked on leading edge emerging technologies for the past 18 years, a programmer since he was 14. As a gamer he has seen a massive increase in the capability and design ethics within games and the rise of online gaming. In 1997 [...]

Jackson

Leigh Jackson
Leigh is, Deputy Director (Business Engagement), Communications & Content Industries Unit, BERR (Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform). Leigh Jackson leads the Business Engagement Team in the Communications & Content Industries Unit of BERR (Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform). She and her team champion the policy and regulatory interests of the [...]

Jones

Nick Jones
Nick is Director of Interactive Services at COI Communications, part of the UK Government Cabinate Office.
Nick Jones’ career spans both the public and private sector. In 1994, he co-founded New Media Age, pioneering its coverage of the impact digital technologies were having on the marketing and media sectors. He subsequently launched New Media Finance, [...]

Lober

Dr Andreas Lober
Dr. Andreas Lober is a partner at the Frankfurt-based law-firm SchulteRiesenkampff. His main areas of practice are legal questions of computer games, virtual worlds, and the Internet, with a particular focus on the implementation of new business models. He currently works for several developers of virtual worlds and online games, as well as [...]

Massey

Paul Massey
A solicitor practicing intellectual property law at international law firm K&L Gates LLP. Paul’s work focuses upon the law surrounding the internet and telecommunications. He advises on issues including internet regulation; website development; blogging and social networking policies; child protection; copyright; data protection; privacy; software agreements; general commercial contracts and dispute resolution. Paul is [...]

McDonaugh-Smith

Paul McDonaugh-Smith
Paul is Director of Nortel Learning Applications.

Mulligan

Jessica Mulligan
Jessica is COO of ImaginVenture SA. Jessica Mulligan is an online game professional with over twenty years of industry experience at all levels of management. Currently Chief Operating Officer of ImaginVenture, a virtual world start-up in Lugano, Switzerland, she was recently a consultant to Sunflowers GmbH of Germany and the Board of Directors for [...]

Mullins

Annie Mullins
Annie Mullins is Vodafone’s Global Head of Content Standards. Responsible for protecting users, but with particular emphasis on young users in accessing new content services through mobile. She has been a member of the UK Home Office Child Protection and the Internet Task Force for the past 5 years and is currently chairing the [...]

Naylor

David Naylor
David is a partner in the Technology Law Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse. He focuses on working with new media, internet, technology, communications and IP-focused businesses and investors. He advises clients at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial new ventures to some of the world’s best-known multinationals. David led the project to make his [...]

Patrikios

Antonis Patrikios
Antonis Patrikios is a Technology Lawyer for Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

Peachey

Anna Peachey
Anna is COLMSCT Teaching Fellow with the Centre for Open Learning in Maths, Science, Computing and Technology, a CETL based at The Open University. As well as researching identity and community in MUVEs she is generally responsible for overseeing all OU activity in virtual worlds, and manages development and events on the OU islands [...]

Powell

Andy Powell
Andy is Head of Development at the Eduserv Foundation where he is responsible for specifying and delivering the Foundation’s programme of internal research and standards-making activities and helping to oversee external grants. His primary areas of interest include: metadata, repositories and resource discovery; access and identity management; service architectures and Web 2.0; elearning, eportfolios [...]

Purbrick

Dr Jim Purbrick
Jim Purbrick is Engineering Director at Linden Lab. He has both academic and industry experience in designing and building virtual worlds. At Nottingham University he worked on the MASSIVE-3 virtual environment system and Prix Ars Electronica winning mixed reality games with IGDA award winners, Blast Theory. In industry Jim has worked on Dragon [...]

Renaud

Christian Renaud
Christian is the CEO of the Technology Intelligence Group, an early- stage technology analyst firm. The Technology Intelligence Group is an open network of key subject matter experts from diverse industries that provide their insights and experience to early adopter enterprise and public sector clients. (www.techintelgroup.com)
Prior to founding the Technology Intelligence Group, Christian ran [...]

Reynolds

Ren Reynolds
Ren is the founder of the Virtual Policy Network.
Academically Ren writes about the philosophy / ethics of technology, computer games and virtual worlds. His work has included exploring the philosophical basis of property, governance, identity and rights in online spaces as well as the moral basis of virtual acts. He also writes on the [...]

Rossini

Giannina Rossini
Giannina Rossini (Gia), Promotional Representative, Sloodle. Gia was born on the 7th June 2007 after Janina (the person behind the avatar) had accidentally stumbled over the Sloodle project on a blog. To someone who Moodles for a living, Moodle in 3D sounded like a fascinating idea. The description of Sloodle as a “chocolate and [...]

Rutter

Jason Rutter
Jason Rutter is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition at The University of Manchester. He has published widely including the books Understanding Digital Games (2006, Sage) and Digital Game Industries (forthcoming, Ashgate) and special editions of Game Studies (2003) and Information, Communication and Society (2003).
Working primarily in the [...]

Sommerseth

Hanna Sommerseth
Hanna Sommerseth is a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh’s division of Cultural Studies where she researches the experience of realism within digitally simulated environments. She is particularly interested in the computer game medium as an emerging expressive form. She has presented papers on phenomenology and interactivity at various conferences in the UK, [...]

Sparrow

Tim Sparrow
Tim Sparrow, Consultant, Client and Technical Services, CyberSource Ltd. Tim Sparrow joined CyberSource in 2006 as a consultant working as part of the client and technical services team. Tim is responsible for delivering professional services, training, technical assistance and pre-sales support. His areas of expertise include online payments, fraud management and payment security, and [...]

Sumner

Vin Sumner
MD Clicks and Links.

Sutherland

John Sutherland
John Sutherland lectures in various aspects of video gaming at the University of the West of Scotland, where he is head of the new Bachelor of Science with Honours degree in Computer Games Development . This is designed to be the world’s first degree programme creating entrepreneurially minded indie/casual games developers. He also teaches [...]

Tate

Professor Austin Tate
Prof. Austin Tate holds the Chair in Knowledge-Based Systems at the University of Edinburgh and is the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute at the University which transfers the technologies and methods of artificial intelligence and knowledge systems into commercial, governmental and academic applications throughout the world. He holds degrees in Computer [...]

Taylor

Dave Taylor
Dave Taylor, Programme Lead, Virtual Worlds and Medical Media Imperial College, London. Dave heads up a new unit at Imperial College developing the use of Virtual Worlds for Healthcare. He previously set up and ran the UK National Physical Laboratory’s Virtual Worlds business area.
Dave is a founder of the SciLands, a Second Life continent [...]

Terkeurst

Jim Terkeurst
Jim Terkeurst is currently the Director of the Institute of Digital Innovation at the University of Teesside. With a background in media production and academia, Jim is interested in interactive environments (including games) and their interrelationsh ips with culture, society and innovation.
Gregor White BA Hons, MLitt, PG Cert Ed.
A graduate in Applied Art from [...]

White

Gregor White
Gregor White BA Hons, MLitt, PG Cert Ed. A graduate in Applied Art from Grays School of Art, and History of Art from St Andrews University, joined University of Abertay in 2002 and was appointed as Divisional Leader in 2004.
Practice and theory based research interests include the social and performative functions of interactive spaces. [...]

Williams

Dr Matthew Williams
Matthew is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Information Society at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. His main research areas are cyber crime, digital & online qualitative methodology, and policing, diversity & equal opportunities. He has recently published Virtually Criminal: Crime, Deviance and Regulation Online (Routledge, 2006) which was short-listed for [...]

Williamson

Dr Andy Williamson
Andy joined the Hansard Society in January 2008 to head up the eDemocracy programme. He has an extensive background in research and consultancy relating to information and communications technology (ICT) and social policy, with a particular focus on eDemocracy and citizen engagement in political processes. His PhD, undertaken at Monash University, Australia, developed [...]

Williamson

Ben Williamson
Ben is a senior researcher at Futurelab. He has particular research interests in curriculum interventions, how education policies and ‘innovations’ become practice, and is currently involved in research on games in education. Previously, he has carried out research on Futurelab’s three-year Enquiring Minds project, and in the areas of creativity, citizenship, videogames, and primary [...]

Wunsch-Vincent

Dr Sacha Wunsch-Vincent
Sacha Wunsch-Vincent is economist at the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Previously, he was a Swiss National Science Fellow at the Berkeley Centre for Law & Technology (University of California) and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Economics, in Washington, [...]