Speaker: Jason DaPonte
Media experiences from weather reports, to cooking shows to documentaries, are set for a seismic shift as they become part of the Internet of Things – the network of connected objects and data that are communicating online. As TVs, games consoles and other similar devices become connected, they will be able to provide us with more engaging and personal experiences. Media and technology producer Jason DaPonte makes predictions about how this world will unfold.
THE SWARM produces and designs digital content and services for the television, arts and culture sectors. The company has worked with broadcasters and producers from over 20 countries on transmedia strategies and productions. Before starting THE SWARM, Jason spent three years working in the midst of the mobile content explosion overseeing the content across the BBC’s mobile web, apps and messaging properties. Before that, he was an Executive Producer for BBC Online and a mentor/facilitator for the BBC Creative Network.
He has also worked in digital roles for: FOX, The Economist, Flavorpill, CitySearch, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report and Dealtime.com. Jason was the Hearst Visiting Fellow at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Journalism. Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration.
THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2013, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM – WWW.CREATIVENETWORKSONLINE.COM
BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG
INCLUDING THE MUSIC NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM – WWW.BIRMINGHAMMUSICNETWORK.COM
AND BIRMINGHAM SCREEN IMAGE NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM – WWW.BSIN.CO.UK