Technology and Content Innovation Day / Diwrnod Arloesi Mewn Technoleg a Chynnwys

A meeting of minds between the tech and content production industries rising to the big challenges for storytelling in news in the digital age

Tech and innovation day

Thursday

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cardiff, School of Journalism Media and Culture, 2 Central Square, CF10 1FS

Description

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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
9:30
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10:00
Registration
10:00
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10:45
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
KEYNOTE ADDRESSCreative Spaces, Technology and Storytelling: The BBC Wales move to Central Square.
10:45
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12:15
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
12:15
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12:45
Community and Hyperlocal Journalism:
Emma Meese, Centre for Community Journalism, Jomec
12:45
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13:30
Lunch
13:30
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14:00
Data and Computational Journalism:
Glyn Mottershead, Jomec
14:00
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14:45
Rise of the Machines: AI and the Media
Dr Liam Betsworth, Head of User Experience, Amplyfi and Iain Tweedale, BBC Academy
14:45
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15:00
Break
15:00
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15:45
BBC R&D NewsLabs
Robin Moore, Head of Innovation at BBC Wales introduces the latest News innovation projects from BBC R&D
15:45
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16:15
A journalist’s technology story:
Nick Palit, BBC News
16:15
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16:45
Drones in the News:
Michael Surcombe, Leaping Wing
16:45 Round-up and close
18:00
&
18.30
6pm-9pm
SCREEN SKILLS
OPEN DOORS: CAREERS IN SCREEN,
At NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator, 1 Central Square,
CF10 1FS
6.30-9pm
AI WALES MEETUP: AI in Broadcasting
Orchard,
Trade Street CF10 5DT

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

Keynote Address

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.

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