Talks by R/GA, frog design and Swift Creatives
Date and time : Thu 09 August 2018, 18:30 - 21:30
Location : Cocoon Networks, 4 Cristopher St, London, EC2A 2BS - View on Google Maps
Limited to : 200 participants
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It should come as no surprise that the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most eagerly anticipated trends in the heavy industry. Simultaneously, another revolution is taking place in artificial intelligence (AI). The actual applications of combining AI and IoT being used in industry today and to demonstrate important trends and future use cases for technologists. Find out more about challenges and opportunities at our event on the 9th of August talked by:

- One of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organisations (R/GA)
- A global design and strategy firm who transforms businesses at scale by creating systems of brand, product and service that deliver a distinctly better experience (frog design)
- An international design and innovation studio hell-bent on connecting consumers and brands in the sweet spot of bold design and meaningful experiences (Swift Creatives)

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.
Guest speakers
Zoha Zoya
Experience Design Director
Frog Design
Ian Lee
Creative Director
Swift Creatives
Matthew Cockerill
Head of Studio, London
Speaker 1: Zoha Zoya, Experience Design Director / Kaustav Bhattacharya, Executive Director, Technology at R/GA

Talk Title: TBC
About the speaker: Zoha Zoya is an Experience Designer Director at R/GA. For the last 4 years, Zoha has led the experience design & creative thinking for multiple innovative services and platforms including; Samsung Mobile Chatbot, Turkcell Messaging App and Rimowa Luxury Ecommerce site.  She was part of the leadership team for R/GA IoT Ventures program 2018. She has written an article in The Guardian about the progression of financial services in the Middle East.
Kaustav is responsible for the growth and transformation of R/GA's technology offerings across the EMEA region and forging R/GA's strategic alliances programme with world class technology innovation firms and service providers and vendors.
Kaustav has a formal background in artificial intelligence and software engineering. He has been involved in the field of web and mobile development, over the top video content delivery platforms, content management systems, CRM platforms, machine learning and eCommerce projects.
About the company: The agency has been a pioneer at the intersection of technology, design and marketing with work spanning web, mobile, social, retail, product innovation, brand development and business consulting for the connected age. R/GA has many offices across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific and is part of The Inter public Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG), one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organisations.
Video: Beyond Advertising: R/GA's New Model

Speaker 2: Ian Lee, Creative Director at frog design

Talk Title: Convergent Transformation: Designing at the intersection of physical and digital experiences
About the speaker: Ian leads frog’s product innovation & industrial design practice in Europe and Asia. With 15 years of experience and successfully launching over 90 products, Ian is an expert in delivering products that combine world-class industrial design, customer experience and brand. Ian joined frog in 2011 to set up its product innovation practice in Shanghai before moving to London in 2014 to co-found frog’s London studio. Previously, Ian held design and innovation leadership positions at s.point design in Shanghai and Philips Electronics in the Netherlands.
About the company: frog is a global design and strategy firm. They transform businesses at scale by creating systems of brand, product and service that deliver a distinctly better experience. They strive to touch hearts and move markets. Their passion is to transform ideas into realities. They partner with clients to anticipate the future, evolve organisations and advance the human experience.
Video: Design for Intelligence | Exponential Unknown
Video: We Transform Ideas Into Realities

Speaker 3: Matthew Cockerill, Head of Studio, London at Swift Creatives

Talk Title: TBC
About the speaker: Matthew heads the recently opened London studio for Swift Creatives. As a designer, he drives strategic thinking, innovation and design execution of physical and digital products and experiences. He’s been doing this for over 20 years, working internationally and has designed the world’s first ethical and modular smartphone for Fairphone which won the Gold Cannes Lion award in 2017, defined the future of the digital image for Samsung Electronics, created luxurious whisky experiences for Diageo, award experiences for Google and recently helped HTC develop meaningful AR experience that explored new user interfaces beyond screens. Before joining Swift Creatives, Matthew was a board director at Seymourpowell for 11 years and has worked in-house in Seoul, South Korea for Samsung Electronics.
About the company: Swift Creatives is Scandinavian design and product innovation team dedicated to connecting consumers and brands in the sweet spot of bold design and purposeful, humanistic experiences. They think, shape and craft digital and physical products experiences that help start-ups and global brands innovate to stay ahead in highly competitive and disruptive markets. They work across borders, cultures and categories from studios in London, Aarhus and Beijing and believe that size matters. Big enough to make waves, but small enough to give a damn.

Arrival and registration.
Drinks and networking.
Event opening.
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Zoha Zoya, Kaustav Bhattacharya - Experience Design Director, Executive Director, Technology at R/GA
Talk and Q&A: Convergent Transformation: Designing at the intersection of physical and digital experiences
Ian Lee - Creative Directors at frog design
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Matthew Cockerill - Head of Studio at Swift Creatives
Community announcements and demos: This is your time. If you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.
Drinks and networking.
Event ends.
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