BBC R&D

Simon Lumb

Senior Product Manager

Simon Lumb

Si Lumb is Senior Product Manager for BBC Research & Development, specialising in games technology and interactive format innovation. He works in the Connected Studio and User Experience team experimenting with new types of audience experiences and prototypes in the fields of virtual and augmented reality, new types of play and the use of games technology to enhance and expand the notion of modern broadcasting. Si also partners with content producers from across the BBC to help them publish experimental innovation pilots from across the BBC for audiences to try, rate and share on BBC Taster. Si has helped in delivering access to cutting edge tools and distribution to help content makers from across the BBC and beyond reach audiences at scale.

In over 10 years with the BBC, Si has worked on leading interactive content - from the first internet-enabled digital TV services to much loved games and experiences for BBC Childrens and BBC Learning. From landmark interactive dramas like the World Summit Award-winning “Our World War” to seasons of playful and immersive content for BBC Taster, most recently including virtual reality - Si’s trademark is boundless enthusiasm for the power of games technologies to revolutionise storytelling: enabling BBC content makers to explore its full potential.

Si has presented at IBC and the ITU-R, founded VR Manchester and continues to represent the BBC at national and international events.

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