A talk offered by the BCS – Thursday 13 October 2011
Managing Director of Feeding Edge Ltd
Epredator / Metaverse Evangelist / Consultant Futurologist / Technology Developer / TV Presenter / Speaker / Blogger
Ian will talk about the impact of social media, gaming and virtual worlds on the way that we do business. He will propose how these technologies can be used to improve customer and team interaction as well as reduce travel costs. He will also suggest that failure to recognise the social and cultural change that these technologies are bringing will have a serious impact on business.
Teenagers already understand this and the foundation of what will be possible tomorrow lies in the connected games that they are playing today with their friends. On The Cool Stuff Collective TV show, Ian shows future technology to go along with today’s gadgets and games. Knowing what is possible right now makes it really exciting to think what will be possible in the future when all of these things become connected. Stand by as we explore the future.
This talk could be of particular interest to Year 10 and above students who are studying “Games Authoring” as a key part of the Digital Applications (DiDA) course.
Ian Hughes a.k.a epredator when online, is a Metaverse Evangelist and founder of Feeding Edge Ltd – Taking a bite out of technology so you don’t have to. http://www.feedingedge.co.uk/ In 2006, whilst at IBM, he led thousands of colleagues into virtual worlds like Second Life with projects like Wimbledon. He has shown that leadership can be driven by the digital native and innovators can gather together regardless of geography or organization. Using creative expression online leads him to no longer be the programmer he grew up as. He presents an emerging technology slot on the ITV kids show The Cool Stuff Collective, two series in and a third just about to start http://www.feedingedge.co.uk/blog/tv-showreel/. Ian is the chair of the BCS Animation and Games industry Group. If you discover anything else about Ian feel free to update http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Hughes_(a/k/a_epredator)
This meeting is being held on Thursday 13 October, 7.00 for 7.30 and ends around 9.00.
It will be held at the Oxford e-Research Centre, 6 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3QG.
Sandwiches and light refreshments are available from 7.00pm.
Meetings are open to non-members and free.