• Peter Barron

    Peter Barron is Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Google in North and Central Europe. He was previously editor of BBC2's Newsnight from 2004-2008 and worked in TV News and Current Affairs for nearly twenty years.

    He started as a BBC news trainee and has also been deputy editor at Channel 4 News and Tonight with Trevor McDonald.

    He devised and edited the BBC Current Affairs drama-documentary series If... and In 2007 he was advisory chair of the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

    Web: google.com

  • Brendan Dawes

    Brendan Dawes is Creative Director for magneticNorth, a digital design company based in Manchester, UK. Over the years he's helped realise projects for a wide range of brands including Sony Records, Diesel, BBC, Fox Kids, Channel 4, Disney, Benetton, Kellogg's, The Tate and Coca-Cola.

    Ever since his first experiences with the humble ZX81 back in the early eighties, Brendan has continued to explore the interplay of people, code, design and art both in his role leading the team at mN (mnatwork.com) and on brendandawes.com, a personal space where he publishes random thoughts, toys and projects created from an eclectic mix of digital and analog objects.

    Web: mnatwork.com - Twitter: @brendandawes

  • Simon Collison

    Simon is a designer, author and speaker with a decade of experience at the sharp end. He's worked with everyone from The Libertines to the government.

    He started Erskine Design back in 2006, and the agency was runner-up in the 2009 .Net Awards Agency Of The Year prize. Simon recently left Erskine early this year to pursue new and exciting challenges, including writing a new book, and organising the forthcoming New Adventures in Web Design conference.

    Blog: colly.com - Twitter: @simoncollison

  • Anand Verma

    Anand Verma is the Director of Digital Strategy at Sapient Interactive, the biggest independent digital agency in the world.

    Anand works with some of the leading global brands including Coca Cola, Sky, MTV, TSL, Smith and Nephew and Auto Trader to help define their digital strategy and implement the end-to-end digital propositions that ranges from content to commerce. Prior to Sapient, Anand worked at Microsoft, AKQA and Modem Media [now Publicis Modem]. He has special interest in social media and mobile application development.

    Web: sapient.com - Twitter: @anandverma

  • Matthew Irvine Brown

    Matthew Irvine Brown works as a designer at BERG.

    He obtained an MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in 2006, where he studied alongside Jack Schulze. He worked for Matt Jones in a User Experience Design team at Nokia between 2006-2007, and from 2007-2009 he was Lead Interaction Designer at Last.fm. He has also worked as a freelance designer for clients including Lemon Jelly/Airside, The BRIT School and Sony.

    He works across graphic design for print and screen, animation, user interface design, interactive installations, hardware prototyping, toys and music education.

    Web: irvinebrown.com

  • Andreas Carlsson

    Andreas Carlsson is an art director and writer at Noded.biz and has been involved in marketing and advertising for some of the largest companies in Europe and the world.

    He has worked in media and design for over 10 years; editorial, marketing and digital. He's been the lead developer and project designer in areas such as medical, daily press, sports, tv, music, processing industry, culture.

    Twitter: @nofont

  • Sarah Parmenter

    Sarah owns You Know Who, a small design studio, now in it's 8th year. Sarah specialises in iOS User Interface design and regularly contributes to various online and printed media as well as speaking at related conferences all over the world.

    Sarah's straight talking nature and no fuss approach to projects have landed her many great contracts over the years with various well-known brands in the UK and abroad.

    Web: youknowwhodesign.com - Twitter: @sazzy

  • Alastair Mitchell

    Alastair has spent the last 10 years in the online services industry. During the early years, he helped to build the first online marketplace for the global food commodities market, which provided marketing, auction and logistics capabilities to companies across the globe.

    Alastair's grandfather was the inspiration behind Huddle and in just three years, Alistair has been directly responsible for raising in excess of $15 million in equity funding, growing the Huddle team to 50 people and driving the company's expansion in the US.

    Web: huddle.net

  • Jaan Orvet (workshop)

    Jaan is a believer in clarity and simplicity since birth, and is the San Francisco based User Experience Director of Huddle since May 2010.

    He is also one third of the team behind CodeSlam - The online code editor, and co-author of 'Noded - The untouchable business' as well as a forth-coming book on UX.

    In the web industry since the mid 1990's, Jaan is driven with the goal of helping people “do better, not more”.

    Web: sharpenr.net - Twitter: @orvet

  • Steve Leighton (workshop)

    Stephen is the head roaster and managing director of Has Bean Coffee, a micro roaster based in the Staffordshire.

    Stephen is an active networker bringing the world of coffee to the masses, blogging, twittering and all the other social media everyone uses, but also runs a successful video blog www.inmymug.com that has bean (pardon the pun) a run away success.

    A firm believer in anyone follow their dreams and make it a success, the excuse of "its all against me" doesn't stand, if you work hard then success will come.

    Web: inmymug.com

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