This day provides insights on these trends and seeks to forge new collaborations between local tech companies and the media production sector. We have a fantastic line up of talks, workshops, networking sessions and career planning sessions with the BBC, Clwstwr, Jomec, TV indies, AI companies, drones companies and journalists.
This is must attend event if you're working in or looking to get into the creative and tech industries. You will:
- discover how to get into and develop your career in the creative industries
- hear from the Clwstwr on opportunities for collaborations and commissions
- find out how BBC Cymru Wales’ move into the centre of Cardiff will impact on creativity and storytelling
- see how AI and technology are changing the world of journalism
- network with potential employers
- build connections between tech and content companies
Welcome by Professor Stuart Allan, Head of School of Journalism, Media & Culture (Jomec) Introductions to the chairs for the day:
Professor Justin Lewis and Emma Meese
Creative Spaces, Technology and Storytelling: The BBC Wales move to Central Square.
Creative Cluster/Clwstwr Creadigol Workshop: How might different creatives and tech companies solve the challenges in News?
Justin Lewis, Professor of Communication, Sara Pepper, Director Creative Economy, Cardiff University & Robin Moore, Head of Innovation, BBC Wales.
Community and Hyperlocal Journalism
Emma Meese, Centre for Community Journalism, Jomec.
Data and Computational Journalism: Glyn Mottershead, Jomec
How are data, algorithms, chatbots and computational journalism impacting on newsrooms and the traditional skills of telling great stories? Glyn takes us through the latest developments and draws key conclusions about future developments.
Rise of the Machines: AI and the Media - Dr Liam Betsworth, Head of User Experience, Amplyfi and Iain Tweedale, BBC Academy
AI is beginning to have a major impact on the broadcasting and media industries. Following a short introduction by Iain on the key trends, Liam from Cardiff-based tech company Amplyfi, shows us how machine learning and deep learning are being used to research and generate stories in a completely new way.
BBC R&D NewsLabs: Robin Moore, Head of Innovation at BBC Wales
Robin introduces the latest News innovation projects from BBC R&D.
A journalist’s technology story: Nick Palit, BBC News
Nick has been a news journalist for nearly 30 years, presenting and reporting on both TV and Radio. He is a champion for new technology and at BBC Wales News and he takes us on a journey through how technology innovation has transformed news production and looks to the future.
Drones in the News: Michael Surcombe, Leaping Wing
The latest drones make aerial shots for news stories easier and more cost effective to produce than ever before. Michael Surcombe from Leaping Wing trains journalists and camera operators to fly drones. He takes us through the latest developments and controversies and you can even have a go with his exciting drone simulator.
In the evening we have two additional events to choose from, please see links below:
Open Doors: Careers in Screen
Join us at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator in 1 Central Square to meet people working in TV, film, gaming, animation and other areas of the media. Get practical advice about careers in the industry and hear about opportunities from creative professionals.
AI Wales Meetup: AI in Broadcasting
AI Wales is a group for technical people who are absolute beginners with artificial intelligence. We hold talks, training sessions and hands-on workshops covering an array of AI-related topics.