The Warehouse Café, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
This informal, interactive event explores the use of web technology within companies, enabling delegates to ask questions to a panel of experts, discuss various topics and listen to a short talk by Dr. Keith Mitchell (InfoLab21 academic) around the merging of Web, TV and social technologies.
"The way people create, consume, exchange and interact with digital media is changing. TV especially is moving very rapidly from linear broadcast to a multi-platform, multi-device and social experience. The huge catalogues of video items currently available through live, on-demand and catch-up TV based services coupled with the ever expanding range of online video services (Vimeo, YouTube, Netflix) provides users with unprecedented levels of choice. Not only is the choice of content expanding but so too is the range of formats, delivery mechanism and the viewing device (PC, TV/STB, mobile device). Dr Keith Mitchell, Lancaster University will provide an overview of the current and future trends associated with the merging of Web, TV and Social technologies. Specifically discussing how the TV needs to watch you in order that you can watch it, effortlessly." Dr. Keith Mitchell, InfoLab21.
New research from the Diffusion Group TDG predicts that by 2020 the consumption of internet video will eclipse the consumption of broadcast TV programming. The average time spent viewing online video grew 52% between 2008 and 2009. TDG expects that this rate of growth will actually increase during the next 5-7 years due primarily to the increased use of the television as the platform of choice for web video viewing.
Who should attend:
- SME owner/managers currently using or considering using web-based technology
- Technology based companies delivering web packages
- Those interested in the future use of technology in business
- Digital and creative companies
17:30 Drinks at the bar (first drink free before 18:00)
18:00 Keith Mitchell, InfoLab21 – TV is watching you!
18:20 Panel Discussion (please forward your questions for the panel to Carolyn Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrew Armitage – Armitage Online
Established in 2006, Armitage Online is a company built on creative design, supported by robust technical development and innovation. Offering digital strategy creation and website design.
David T. Guest-Workshop Productions
Workshop Productions is a film production company that delivers memorable cinematic experiences in corporate and commercial markets; working with clients such as NHS North Lancashire, Booths, Lancaster University and Lancashire County Council. David T. Guest is “Workshop’s” Managing Director and has over ten years experience in the film industry with a portfolio ranging from feature films, music videos, documentaries and corporate communications, he specialises in giving audio/visuals a strong cinematic and engaging edge, perfect for the fast paced, media savy audiences of 2010.
Dr. Keith Mitchell – InfoLab21
Keith is a Research Fellow within the School of Computing and Communications Systems at Lancaster University and Co-founder of 21media innovations ltd, a technology spin-out based in InfoLab21. Keith’s research interest’s fall broadly into the areas human-computer interaction, context-aware computing and multimedia systems. In recent years, his attention has turned to next generation TV and content centric networks and investigating how knowledge pertaining to user activity can be used to inform personalised delivery of services to the viewer. Follow him at twitter.com/specialized or email at email@example.com
Linda Merrills – Business Link NW
Linda is Innovation Specialist at Business Link NW and works across the region with SMEs in the digital and creative industries. Business Link is a support, information and advisory service dedicated to helping businesses start, develop and grow.
Phil Powell – We Make Media
Phil is Creative Director at We Make Media and is widely recognised as one of a rare breed of ‘Creative Technologists’ working on the bleeding edge of interactive media. His unique mix of talents as a producer, designer and programmer allows him to unleash some potent innovation in digital media.
Please contact Carolyn Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org or 01524 510465 if you have any problems with registering.
ISTEP at InfoLab21
This event is supported by InfoLab21 as part of ISTEP's regional events programme.
When & Where
InfoLab21, Lancaster University
InfoLab21 is Lancaster University's world-class ICT Centre of Excellence.
It is a well equipped, high-tech environment providing ICT support for businesses, business incubation facilities, ICT education & training, and research & development.