Amelia Kallman
5 Feb 2019 | 12:00 - 13:00 | Main Stage | AV Magazine Add to calendar
Panel Debate: Future Technology
Panel debate discussing future and emerging technologies; from augmented reality and virtual reality through to holographic innovation. The line-up for this session is:
• Amelia Kallman, Futurist, Speaker and Author;
• Sanj Surati, Digital Atelier and Founder of Tiger Heart;
• Evan Grant, Founder, seeper; and
• Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Fashion Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion.
The debate will be hosted by Clive Couldwell, Editor, AV Magazine.


Amelia Kallman
Amelia Kallman
Amelia Kallman is a leading London futurist, speaker, and author. As an innovation and technology communicator, Amelia regularly writes, consults, and speaks on the impact of new technologies on the future of business and our lives. She is an expert on the emerging risks of The New Realities (VR-AR-MR) having recently authored a cutting-edge report for Lloyd’s of London, and also specialises in the future of retail, AI, and IoT. She's opened, operated and curated innovation studios in London and Dubai, lectured at Cambridge University, written a multi-award winning book, and directed the first burlesque show in 360° video. Her writing is often featured in WIRED UK, IBC365, and The Big Reveal, her popular monthly innovation newsletter.
Evan Grant
Evan Grant
Evan Grant is a creative, designer, technologist, and inventor. His studio seeper designs and builds innovative visitor attractions and events; Bringing ideas to life for theme parks, museums, galleries, brands, agencies, retailers, schools, councils, festivals and more. Evan founded seeper during his first year of study at University and has been working for the past 20 years as a director, developer and producer with a self-applied remit for 'innovation led wonderment.' He is passionate about natural user interaction, sustainably re-harmonising technology and humanity with nature, responsive environments/architecture and multi- sensory immersive experiences. He has worked with global brands such as: Google, LEGO, Microsoft, Sony, Nike, Vimeo, Youtube, Intel, Volkswagen, Toyota, Oakley, Nokia and organisations including: Merlin Entertainments, The Science Museum, The V&A, Creative Review, Glastonbury Festival, TED and WIRED magazine.
Matthew Drinkwater
Matthew Drinkwater
Head of Fashion Innovation Agency
London College of Fashion
Matthew Drinkwater works at the crossroads of fashion, retail and technology to head up London College of Fashion's Innovation Agency. Using emerging technology to alter the way that the fashion industry is making, showcasing and retailing, Matthew and his team are building a pathway for truly digital designer businesses. He has delivered a stunning range of projects that have captured the imagination of both the fashion and technology industries, including what Forbes described as 'the first example of truly beautiful wearable tech'. Most recently, he worked alongside Lucasfilm's immersive entertainment division ILMxLAB to bring their new performance-driven augmentation technology, LIVECGX, to London Fashion Week. Matthew was named as a 'fashion-tech trailblazer changing the course of retail' by Drapers and a 'pioneer and visionary' by Wired.
Sanj Surati
Sanj Surati
Digital atelier
Tiger Heart
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.
Sanj started work in the Music Business developing an understanding of ecommerce and social trends within the web back in the late 90s. From there he started to help Digital Start Ups target Music Industry Professionals during the seismic shift of consumer habit evolution from physical products to digital.
His exposure to luxury began when the Head of Music at Burberry approached him regarding the use of holographic technology for a show in Beijing back in 2011. Over 120 million viewers watched the show live. Since then he has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world including Gucci, Charlotte Tilbury and last year’s worldwide launch of BMW’s luxury 7 Series.
He has worked with many award-winning artists as well and has brokered some exciting initiatives. His most notable project so far being part of the team that delivered the 2Pac hologram at Coachella back in 2012. This initiative won Titanium at the Cannes Lions and broke Digital PR Records faster than anything before that feat.
Tiger Heart is his new home where his specialty is working with technology to develop new live digital experiences for the purpose of product launches, retail experiences and experiential events.
He believes that we are still in the early stages of the 4th Industrial revolution. That there is a vast amount of great creative technology and digital ideas that are being conceived, designed, developed and delivered into the consumer space. That technology now is a part of everything we do, see and remember. That current technology developments are exciting, exploratory and for some businesses very frightening.
Sanj’s history of future thinking proves that the right application of technology can change the world and can communicate with people in an unforgettable way.
His current clients include: BMW, Gucci and Alphabet.