A free symposium on Innovation in the Games Industry with dissemination of research output from year two of the project. To be held at Durham University Business School on 29th September with keynote talks by Professor Roy Sandbach and Ian Livingstone.
The New Economic Models and opportunities for digital Games (NEMOG) project is now in its second year and we have a lot to talk about and share. We will talk about how business model innovation can help to create commercial, social and scientific value from games and gameplay data, and we will discuss how data mining techniques can be harnessed to understand game players in unprecedented detail.
The event will feature two keynote speeches by Roy Sandbach (Chair of the North East LEP Innovation board) and Ian Livingstone CBE (founder of Games Workshop). They will share their thinking around innovation and the game industry’s main challenges. Roy Sandbach has worldwide experience in developing regional and open innovation programmes, while Ian Livingstone, one the founding fathers of the UK game industry, will use his history as a backdrop to discuss the major future trends of this fast-moving industry, particularly in education.
A lively panel discussion will follow the keynote speeches to explore new possibilities given by innovation in business and design in the game industry. The symposium will end with an opportunity to network over drinks and finger food.