Business Leader Talks

Digital technology, new media and AI for storytelling, fashion, dance, music, theatre, creativity and interactive entertainment.

The DHI’s invites you to attend its season of Business Leader Talks.

Six business leaders who have created and run some of the UK’s leading technology and new media project in the cultural industries will be sharing their ideas, journeys and experiences in a series of in-person talks at the University.

How can technology and new media produce innovation in the arts, humanities and cultural sectors? What are the business opportunities? What is the role of research? How do you turn an idea into a successful project or business start-up? Each of our speakers is the visionary behind a project or company that Innovate UK considers to be disruptive and transformational within the cultural industries.

You will be hearing about immersive theatre, an online studio for contemporary dance, 3D virtual musicians, 3D virtual fashion, digital creativity, and interactive storytelling using AI.

Each talk is intended to inform and inspire, opening up possibilities for knowledge sharing and collaboration. The talks are hosted as part of the DHI’s two MA programmes: Digital Culture & Communication, and Cultural Data Management & Communication.

All talks will take place in The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 7, with the exception of Guy Gadney’s talk which will be held remotely. Spaces are limited so please book your place using the Eventbrite link that accompanies information about each speaker (DHI students do not need to register). All are welcome, especially staff and researchers who are interested in developing a conversation with our speakers to explore opportunities for collaboration.