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Past Keynote Speakers

Each year during the pre-show, and throughout the four-day exhibition, a comprehensive range of ISE keynotes, conferences, training sessions, workshops and Main Stage briefings are on offer. These are all curated and produced by ISE, its respected partners and the show’s co-owners AVIXA and CEDIA.

This gives ISE attendees the chance to listen to and learn from some of the world’s most knowledgeable and inspirational experts and thought leaders. Across the week of the show, a total of more than 300 experts, from across the industry and across the world, address ISE audiences.

Here are some of the world-class speakers who have given the main keynotes at previous editions of Integrated Systems Europe.

Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle (ISE 2020)

Duncan Wardle gave the Opening Address at ISE 2020.

Wardle spent over 25 years in leadership roles at Disney. As Head of Innovation and Creativity, he led the team that helped to drive innovation across various Disney divisions, including Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks. Building on this experience, he now delivers keynotes, workshops and ideation forums around the world – helping businesses to unlock their innate creativity and develop a culture that nurtures innovation.

Bart Kresa (ISE 2019)

Bart Kresa has over 20 years of industry experience and the BARTKRESA studio has won numerous event and themed entertainment awards, including those from, AV magazine, Biz Bash, IAAPA, and the Themed Entertainment Association. BKS clients include: Universal Studios, Disney, ABC, HBO, Fox, General Motors, Warner Bros, The Grammy Awards, Playboy, Bulgari and T-Mobile.

His primary mission is to craft unparalleled projection experiences around the world through light, story, and design. His company, with design teams in Japan, Poland, and the US, caters to an array of visual styles for a wide variety of architectural spaces, amusement parks, sporting events, or musical festivals. The primary objective in each case is to create impactful imagery that takes an event to the next level.

Bart Kresa
Tupac Martir

Tupac Martir (ISE 2019)

Described by Vogue as “the visual artist and creative director behind some of the most important events in the world”, Tupac Martir is the founder of Satore Studio, a 25-strong multidisciplinary art, design and creative production group based in London. He also co-founded the studio’s sister venture Satore Tech together with creative technologist Sergio Ochoa, offering clients new types of technology-led experiences, supported by research and new product.

Satore has its own team of developers in house, and Martir is always looking for new technologies to incorporate into projects. Among the studio’s extensive roster are brands such as Adidas, BMW, Dior and Ralph Lauren; venues including the Saatchi Gallery, the Barbican and the British Museum; and performers such as Elton John, Sting, Beyonce and Imogen Heap.

Carlo Ratti (ISE 2018)

Carlo Ratti – who gave the Opening Address at ISE 2018 – is a leading architect, engineer, inventor, educator and director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At MIT, Ratti directs the Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design and ultimately live in cities. He is also a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA). Drawing on Ratti’s research at MIT, the studio develops innovative design projects, merging high-profile architecture and urban planning with cutting-edge digital technologies, so as to contribute to the creation of intelligent cities and buildings.

Carlo Ratti
daniel lamarre

Daniel Lamarre (ISE 2017)

Daniel Lamarre delivered a compelling Closing Keynote at ISE 2017 and spent time before and afterwards engaging with people from the industry and with the media. His keynote explored how technology drives content and creativity at Cirque du Soleil, where he is President and CEO. For over 30 years, Cirque du Soleil has been at the cutting edge of live entertainment creation and production, with shows such as Quidam, Saltimbanco and Amaluna combining stunning acrobatics, theatrics, visuals and music. Cirque du Soleil has consistently shown how creative expression can benefit from the adoption of the latest audiovisual technologies when used to enhance and complement a show’s key storylines. Lamarre discussed the creative process and how technology is used to turn adventurous concepts into mind-blowing performances.

Ole Scheeren (ISE 2017)

In his Opening Address at ISE 2017, award-winning architect Ole Scheeren shared his vision of contemporary architectural and urban development, and explored how technology and architectural design combine to influence the creativity of one another.

Ole Scheren
Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku (ISE 2016)

In 2016, futurist, scientist and television personality Michio Kaku used the ISE Closing Keynote to outline the path towards ‘perfect capitalism’ in a future that he predicts will be more competitive, more convenient and cheaper, as technology changes the way we live. Kaku is a recognised expert in Einstein’s unified field theory and has unparalleled skill in predicting trends affecting business, commerce and finance. He has three New York Times best-sellers – Physics of the Future, Physics of the Impossible and The Future of the Mind – and has been the focus of television specials like the BBC’s Visions of the Future and the Discovery Channel’s 2057.

Watch the video here

David Rowan (ISE 2016)

As a curtain-raiser to ISE 2016, Wired Magazine’s Editor, David Rowan, moderated a panel discussion about AV and IT convergence, which featured experts from across the industry.

Watch the video here

david rowan
Lars Thomsen

Lars Thomsen (ISE 2015)

ISE 2015 welcomed futurist Lars Thomsen, who revealed the trends and tipping points that will impact the electronic systems industry in the lead up to 2025.

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