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The confirmed speakers, expert panellists and workshop presenters for Digital Spark include experts from Sony, Canonical,ImperialCollege, and leading international law firms and consultancies.

This stellar cast of presenters embodies a vast wealth of experience and practical insights into the most cutting-edge and effective mechanisms of leveraging the IP system to generate profit.

Take the opportunity to mingle with, share and learn from the real-life experiences of this stunning assembly of presenters in relaxed but stimulating debate and discussions.

Hogarth Andall, Director IP and Technology, Sony

Colin Anderson, Managing Director, Denki

Brian Baglow, Concepts Director Information Dynamics

Ian Baverstock, Founding Partner, Tenshi Ventures

Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network

Amanda Brock, General Counsel, Canonical

Richard Buttrick, IP Consultant, RB IP

Barn Cleave, Executive Director, Niffler Ltd

Sandy Duncan, CEO, Yo Yo Games

Paul Durrant, Director of Business Development, University of Abertay Dundee

Mark Engelman, Head of Intellectual Property, Hardwicke

Mark Fardell, Head of Legal, Jagex Games Studio

Dr Margaret Hartnett, Head of Research Enterprise & Innovation Services, University of Abertay Dundee

Jordan Hatcher, Corporate Cousel, ARM Limited

Geoffrey Heath, OBE

Thomas Hoehn, Director, Intellectual Property Research Centre,ImperialCollegeLondon

Adrian Hon, CEO, Six to Start

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government

Stephen Ketteley, Partner, DLA Piper

Lesley Larg, Partner, Thorntons Law LLP

Ed Martin, Executive Vice President North America, Eutechnyx

Jonny Mayner, Osborne Clarke

Gavin McCutcheon, Director ICIPIA

Jeffrey Meek, Head of Forensic Accounting French Duncan LLP

Donal O’Connell, Managing Director, Chawton Innovation Services

Andy Payne, OBE, Chairman, UKIE

Luke Petre, Chief Technical Oficer, Makie Labs

Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Abertay Dundee

Gary Tetley, Partner, Deloitte LLP

Jo Twist, CEO, Ukie

David Wilkinson, Partner, Stevens & Bolton LLP

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