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10th October 2017

Ian Forrester

Headshot of Ian ForresterAs the Senior “Firestarter” Producer at BBC Research & Development, Ian Forrester is a well-known character on the digital scene in the UK.

He focuses on open innovation and new disruptive opportunities via open engagement and collaborations with startups, early adopters and hackers.

His current research is into the area of Future Narrative and Storytelling, with a technology he calls Perceptive Media. A new kind method of broadcasting, which pairs the best of broadcast with the best of the internet to create an experience like sitting around a camp fire telling stories. Interestingly this also crosses over into internet of things too.