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Dave Ranyard, CEO, Dream Reality Interactive
Dave set up Dream Reality Interactive in September 2016. The team have a rich history in developing VR, AR and singing games, and a number worked with Dave at Sony’s London Studio. DRi have released a number of VR & AR titles on mobile & high end platforms.
Prior to Dream Reality Interactive, Dave was the director of Sony’s London Studio, the home of multi-million selling game franchise SingStar, DanceStar, Wonderbook and PlayStation VR Worlds.
Before heading up London Studio he was a programmer, audio manager, creative services manager, executive producer on games including SingStar and Wonderbook.
Dave is also an active member of the game development industry, holding positions on the BAFTA Games Committee, the Game Developers Conference (San Francisco), XR Developers Conference, and Immerse UK.
Gordon Castle, SVP technology and operations, Eurosport
Gordon joined Eurosport as SVP technology and operations in January 2018. He is in charge of developing, defining and implementing the long-term technology strategy of Eurosport, Discovery’s leading sports brand.
Prior to joining Eurosport, Gordon held senior positions at telecommunications company Ericsson, latterly as head of strategy development, Portfolio and Capital & Resource Allocation. Gordon has over 25 years of experience working in the media industry which has included roles such as director of entertainment media and communications at PricewaterhouseCoopers; SVP and head of CNN technology responsible for the News Group’s technology strategy, implementation and training; as well as serving as an SVP - senior technology fellow, Turner Broadcasting.
An American by birth, Gordon is based in Paris, France where he lives with his wife and three daughters
Muki Kulhan, managing director, Muki International
Muki is an award-winning executive digital producer with over two decades creating groundbreaking content for music, broadcasting, entertainment, and tech innovation. After 10 years growing MTV’s digital and interactive platforms in the ’00s, she now runs her own digital production company Muki-International, producing immersive 360-degree VR/AR/MR experiences, live social content, digital strategies and in-depth industry R&D for TV, Music & A-List artists.
Recent highlights include SDK creative dev partnership work with Bose AR, becoming an assessor for Innovate UK, a judge for the VR Awards 2019 and Exec’ing with Playlines AR studios with a nomination for the “Innovation in Storytelling Prize” at NYC’s Future of Storytelling Summit 2018 for the location-based, immersive AR rap-experience, Harry Shotta’s ‘Consequences’.
As the BBC’s digital executive for The Voice UK (s4&5), she produced the ‘Virtual Voice’, the first-ever ‘series’ of 360° VR for a BBC Saturday flagship show.