66. Katarina Gospic – Social VR
Katarina Gospic is a Virtual Reality Brain Specialist. She’s an author, a medical doctor, brain researcher, and the Director of Neuroscience at VR and AR company Spinview Global. Katarina joined Andy Swann to discuss immersive and social worlds that we can now inhabit - what that means, and how that affects our brains.
65. Sam Gribben – Local Practice
Sam Gribben is the founder and CEO of Melodics - a music education software platform. As the former CEO of Serato and a champion of music tech, he discusses what makes a place work as a capital of innovation, of music tech and creativity - and why Auckland might be an attractive place for people looking for an alternative to Silicon Valley.
64. Morgan Donoghue – A Life, inMusic
Morgan Donoghue is the Managing Director of inMusic, which includes brands such as Denon, AKAI, Alesis, M-Audio, Marantz, Numark, and Rane. He was the CCO at Serato for 5 years and is an investor in both Melodics and Nura Headphones. He’s had a stellar career in music and tech and has helped shape today’s digital landscape in some major deals in extraordinary circumstances.
63. Celine Xu – The Art Forger and the FBI Agent
Celine Xu is a Senior Data Scientist at Axel Johnson, a huge group of companies in Sweden with millions of daily customers. She creates and develops AI recommendation systems for industrial applications. She explains how Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) make those systems smarter - and how she applied that to music within the MTF AI Labs at Örebro University.
62. Dan Hill part 2 – Sound of Cities
Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova - Sweden’s Government Innovation Authority where he invents the future of cities. This is the second in a two-part series in which Dan explores the history of the future of digital music, the cultural and sociological context of musical experience, the designer’s search for identity at the birth of online interaction, the idea of speculative design for cities.
61. Dan Hill part 1 – Cities of Sound
Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, where he invents the future of cities. His story brings together innovation, design, music, gender, computer science and lots more. He’s been the Head of Interactive Tech at the BBC, Director of Web at Monocle, CEO of Fabrica, Design Advocate for the Mayor of London, the Spice Girls’ web designer and much more…
58. Kirsty Almeida – The Meaning of Magic
Singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Kirsty Almeida is returning to releasing music after a long hiatus to re-evaluate life, become a parent and work on other creative pursuits. She talks about her past experience with major record labels as well as her fascination with parlour guitars from the 1800s and the magic embedded within them.
56. Jeni Oliver – The Place of Creativity
Jeni Oliver is the Creative Industries Development Manager for Highlands and Islands Enterprise in Scotland. Jeni nurtures and supports businesses from handcrafters to games developers and connects them with the world. She spoke to MTF Director Andrew Dubber at XPONorth in Inverness about the importance of place in the creative sector and in innovation - as well as why these sorts of creative businesses are now at the forefront of innovation for all of industry.
55. Harry Yeff – Reeps 101
Harry Yeff has been a big part of MTF’s mission to put human creativity at the heart of AI development. He’s a beatboxer and experimental vocalist who also happens to be at the cutting edge of AI research. He’s been in residence at Harvard University and Nokia Bell Labs and has developed his collaboration with neural networks expert CJ Carr at a series of MTF events since they first met at MTF Scandi in 2015. He joined MTF Director Andrew Dubber for a conversation about his unique talents and curiosity during the recent MTF Örebro event.
54. MTF Örebro
MTF teamed up with Örebro University for “Humans in da Loop” - a meeting of minds between academia, innovators and industry. The immersive labs at MTF Örebro focused on democratising AI innovation and putting humans and creativity at the centre of artificial intelligence. At the showcase finale, the university’s new Pro-Vice Chancellor of AI, Amy Loutfi joined Niclas Molinder CEO of music rights company Session and MTF founder Michela Magas on stage to discuss what it takes to break down the barriers between different knowledge areas.
49. Cheline Jaidar – Apple’s Alchemist
Cheline Jaidar went from corporate creative recruiter and advocate for homeless people and victims of domestic violence to being in charge of putting together the Industrial Design Team led by Jonathan Ive at Apple. She talks about her journey and the people she brought into the tech giant’s core along the way.
48. Niclas Molinder – In Session
Niclas Molinder is a Swedish songwriter / producer and CEO of Session (formerly Auddly) - a music rights startup with some phenomenal industry support. His partners include Max Martin and Björn Ulvaeus, and Session is working with ProTools, Universal, Spotify and others to ensure that rights are tracked and reported accurately right from the point of creation on through to the end consumer.
44. Alfred Crown & Michele Benincaso – 5G Remote Jamming
Alfred Crown is a radio engineer at Ericsson. Michele Benincaso is the CEO of Mind Music Labs. They each joined BBC technology reporter LJ Rich on stage at MTF Stockholm to discuss their 5G innovation project MusiConnect which solves latency for remote musical collaboration over 5G networks.
38. Laura Hassler – Musicians Without Borders
Laura Hassler is a lifelong peace activist and musician. She’s the founder and director of Musicians Without Borders who put music at the centre of her work to bring communities together and build bridges in the aftermath of war. Musicians Without Borders was the charity nominated as the cause supported by the MTF Stockholm Splice Trackathon charity EP release.
37. David Peris – Digital Plumber to the Stars
David Peris makes and maintains websites for rock stars. He tells the story of how he went from watching MTV in his bedroom to running websites for Celine Dion and Roger Waters. And how he ended up with a lot more than just the free CDs he was hoping for back in 1995…
33. Tim Palm – DJ Arthro and his Spaceship
Tim Palm is a music producer and engineer. As DJ Arthro, he performs live electronic dance music - mostly using his nose. He talks about how teamed up with a group of brilliant innovators at MTF Stockholm to address a challenge for artists with disabilities and turn that into a new product.
26. Helen Leigh – Crafty Tech
Helen Leigh is the author of The Crafty Kids Guide to DIY Electronics. She brings together craft and technology and makes it accessible to anyone. She was one of the MTF Labs leaders at MTF Frankfurt, where she spoke to MTF Director Andrew Dubber about her work and projects
24. Ann Hiatt – Organising Google
Ann Hiatt has spent the past 15 years as the right hand to Eric Schmidt of Google and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. She’s now an advisor to Silicon Valley tech startups with a real insight into creative innovation and expansion strategies that comes from an incredible amount of first hand experience.