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The team which led on the first phase of the Creative Fuse Project.

Manos Chatzakis

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Manos is part of the Design-Led Innovation team at Northumbria, working on the design and delivery of the Get Ready to Innovate scheme.

Manos’s research focuses on the context of product, service and strategic design, design-led innovation, social innovation, co-creation and the development of novel design methods and tools for visualising and explicating complexity.

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Neil Smith

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Neil believes that design and design-thinking can bring light to complex and wicked problems, both within manufacture, industry, technology and societal issues.

His belief is that to create the strategy, tools and approaches needed to bring about positive change we must work in multi-disciplinary, co-creative collaborations that focus and challenge convention to break away from a legacy of outmoded and insular practices.

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Huseyin Seker

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Big data is transforming almost every aspect of science and the humanities. Turning big data into actionable, personalized and profitable outcome depends on collaborative and intelligent mining of the data in an interdisciplinary environment.

As a member of the FUSE team, I am confident that our research will yield the state-of-the art evidence-based methods and tools through the intellectual utilization of the big data not only for today but also for the future.

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Giselle Stewart OBE

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As Director of UK Corporate Affairs for Ubisoft, I am primarily focused on ensuring the optimal environment for games development to flourish in the UK, as well as looking for opportunities for Ubisoft’s businesses in the UK.

Passionate about the join-up between education and industry, I chair the Games Council at Creative Skillset,

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Jim Mawdsley

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As CEO of Generator, Jim Mawdsley oversees the agency’s work to build and strengthen regional music and creative digital businesses.Jim is currently an active board member of The Association of Independent Festivals and Festival Director for Evolution Festival which regularly sees attendance of 45,000.

Jim has operated as an independent music promoter since the mid eighties promoting events ranging from small venues to large scale outdoor events including building Shindig,

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Herb Kim

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Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Herb is best known as Founder of the long-running Thinking Digital Conference. The 8th Annual Thinking Digital Conference takes place in May 2015. In addition to Thinking Digital, Herb is the founder of the TEDxLiverpool, TEDxManchester, TEDxSheffield and TEDxNewcastle. He is a Board Director for Tech City UK and an advisory board member for branded content agency Captive Minds in London.

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Phil Jones

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Phil Jones is currently Managing Director of Wired Sussex. In this capacity he advises a wide number of digital media companies and oversees the agency’s various projects and initiatives. He sits on the advisory group of The Economic Partnership (which develops the economic strategies for Brighton) and is currently Chair of the South East Media Network Skills Group.

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Darren Jobling

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As COO of Eutechnyx, Darren Jobling helped build one of the world’s largest independent developers, specialising in racing and driving games.

He established ZeroLight in 2014, aiming to revolutionise the car-buying experience by creating digital showrooms for leading car manufacturers.

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Lorraine Heggessey

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Lorraine Heggessey was the first ever female BBC One controller and is now a lauded keynote speaker, media consultant, and television producer.

Successful and innovative, Lorraine has cemented a strong name for herself within the television industry. Adept at speaking on leadership and innovation Lorraine is a great choice for a corporate event.

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Arwen Duddington

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