Panellists

  • Delphine Gattaz

    UK Country Manager Evotion UK

    Robotics

    I have been passionate by sports and innovation my whole life. So I studied sports management and marketing, and started my career in sports events production.

    Eventually came the need of a new challenge, and it is naturally that my love for innovation caught up with me. The opportunity Evotion presented was perfectly timed.

    The company was created in 2013 in France, by Max Vallet. I was the first employee, and today we are a team of twelve people.

    We rapidly conquered our first major clients, in France and Europe. And we have since provided more than 200 bespoke robotic events.

    Evotion is now the european leader of robot rental. We design innovative, fun, and engaging entertainment based on new technologies, with customized software so each event is unique.

    Meet and greet robots, robotic bar, portraitist robot… We push the limits to always propose new content.

    After two years of business development, I took a step back from operations to focus on the international development.

    It is in this context that Evotion UK opened last September, and that I came to continue my work on this side of the Channel.

    Delphine Gattaz
  • Brooke Roberts

    Founding and Creative Director

    Brooke Roberts is an award-winning digital knitwear designer and consultant, with over a decade of experience as a diagnostic radiographer within the NHS, using inspiration from scan images to create knitwear using the latest digital knitting technology and yarns. 

    She has also collaborated with many large fashion brands and technological institutions over the years, combining science, technology and fashion, and is a sought-after figure when discussing the fusion of these disciplines (TEDMed Athens, Wired Next Generation, London Technology Week 2016).  

    Brooke has recently started developing "smart textiles" and wearables through her own agency, Brooke Roberts Ltd, directly combining her knowledge of the latest developments in the "fash-tech" sector with her pioneering cross-discipline approach to developing new materials. 

    Brooke is also a Fashion Tech blogger for the Huffington Post UK and for her own blog, Techstyler.

    Brooke  Roberts
  • Ivan Lian

    CTO Grip

    Ivan is a seasoned tech veteran who’s earned his engineering chops at Silicon Valley’s oldest web company Yahoo. He has been involved in pretty much everything from the good old days of the desktop web, through to mobile app technologies, social platforms as well as search and advertising revenue systems. More recently, Ivan has gone back to school and completed a Masters in Intelligent Systems at King’s College London.

    Ivan Lian
  • Sanj Surati

    Head of Digital & Innovation Village

    2Pac Hologram Maker and Charlotte Tilbury Magic Mirror Wizard delves deeper into the Fashion World with new “Head of Digital and Innovation” appointment at Village.

    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.

    Sanj’s exposure to fashion 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.

    His specialty is working with technology to develop new live digital experiences for the purpose of product launches and experiential events.

    He has worked with many award-winning artists and has brokered some exciting initiatives with some of the biggest brands in the world. 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.

    His last opus was the critically acclaimed Make Up Magic Mirror for fast growing cosmetics brand “Charlotte Tilbury”. This went live a few months and has major coverage on social channels and consumer press.

    Sanj is now Head of Digital and Innovation for Village where he plans to design and develop innovative technology ideas for their client base. 

    Sanj  Surati
  • Adam Parry

    Editor Event Industry News

    Founder and Editor of Event Industry News and Founder of Event Tech Live and The Event Technology Awards

    Adam  Parry

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