As a Principal with San Francisco-headquartered technology consultancy TEECOM, Blair has achieved renown for more than thirty years working with technology in public spaces and leads TEECOM’s EMEA practice and the cultural sector worldwide. Based in Brighton, UK, his current assignments include the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, multiple pavilions for Expo 2020, Dubai, and the new National Museum of Jordan.
Blair’s passion is leveraging new technology, the network, and the built environment to innovate transformative spaces encompassing museum exhibit galleries, new corporate workspaces, and first-of-their-kind theatres and planetarium – working with clients ranging from Bloomberg and The British Museum to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Procter & Gamble.
As Technical Director at Jack Morton, Chris has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the technical delivery of live events. He has worked with numerous leading brands on everything from cutting edge technology solutions, through global events in challenging environments, to major public events. Chris is passionate about new technology and leads the technical department at Jack Morton with an emphasis on applying the very latest thinking to projects.
Colin has been with Futuresource Consulting for over 24 years, he has been involved with the interactive displays and schools markets on a day-to-day basis for over sixteen years and runs the worldwide interactivity displays research programmes.
Much of Colin’s work has involved providing strategic input for companies planning their future direction within the education sector, drawing on his in-depth understanding of the industry.
He was a member of the UK Government’s DfES, Classroom of the Future Project (Ingenium) and he has been an AV Awards judge over the last 14 years.
He is a STEM Ambassador, where he visits schools enthusing on careers in science and technology.
He is governor of a London school and acts as a strategic partner for their IT vision plan.
Dan Crompton started his AV career in 1981 as AV technician for the Architectural Association in London.
Since those early days he has been an avid reader of AV magazine, tracking the huge changes in the industry we have seen over that time.
From there Dan has followed a varied career, providing technical support for events and installing AV within exhibitions at prominent galleries across the globe, as well as a parallel career in music production and performance. Now AV Service Manager for Tate Galleries, he is putting this background in gallery installation and arts events to good use.
As an IT professional, with over 15 years of enterprise AV experience, Gareth's most recent role as a global product manager for Barclays focused on improving the cost and performance of collaboration technologies, while closely managing the needs and expectations of users.
He spends most of his time working with cross functional IT teams, and business stakeholders, to understand how new products and vendors can be leveraged to improve quality, automate services, and simplify user experience.
Gareth has recently joined the Multimedia team at JP Morgan where he leads EMEA Operations, and is helping to drive service innovation.
Gary is part of the AV management team at Google, with a particular focus on building relationships with the AV community. Gary has over 25 years of AV experience - as a corporate customer, systems integrator, and manufacturer.
Associate Architect at Sheppard Robson for the past 8 years specialising in complex occupier lead schemes in the workplace sector from initial concept design and complex planning applications, through to detail and specification development, on-site construction and completion. Most recent projects include the recently completed new Deloitte HQ at 1 New Street Square and BBC Northern Ireland redevelopment in Belfast. Previous experience on a wide range of large-scale projects within the office, education, healthcare and urban regeneration sectors provide considerable knowledge in working with BIM software across all stages coordinating with consultants and contractors throughout the design and construction phases.
Sanj is an award winning multi-disciplined Digital Atelier with over twenty years of experience within the music, fashion and luxury industries. London-based Sanj has been working within digital and technology since 1998. He has seen the cultural shift in human habit and behaviour as we all evolve into digital consumers. Some of his successes have been burgeoning, ground breaking and, more importantly, culturally relevant.
Tupac Martir is the founder and creative director of Satore Studio and Satore Tech, a globally recognised multidisciplinary art and creative studio where he leads a team of collaborative and in-house tech, development design, art and sensory talent that creates compelling and immersive experiences from concept to delivery. Tupac obtained his BFA from Creighton University and during his career he has evolved as multimedia artist providing production design, visuals and lighting direction in performance, fashion, music and art.