Creative Warwickshire is hosting a Masterclass and Networking Event on Thursday the 10th November 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at The Episode Hotel in Leamington Spa - it would be great if you could join us!
We are delighted to welcome two speakers for our inaugral Masterclass and Networking Event - Helen Cuthill, Associate Dean at Coventry University and Sarah Jones, Deputy Head of School of Media & Performing Arts at Coventry University.
Helen and Sarah will be be sharing their personal and professional experience of the diverse range of creative business journeys and the wider context for Creative Industries both in Warwickshire and within a national context.
As well as these two speakers, there will be canapes and refreshments on offer and the chance to networking with like-minded businesses from the digital and creative industries.
Creative Warwickshire Programme is one of the two projects under the Inclusive Enterprise Programme – a new initiative delivered by Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust (CWRT) and the reputable Women’s Economy (WE).
The Programme is part-funded by the European Reginal Development Fund (ERDF) and part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Support Programme. Creative Warwickshire is for creative and digital freelancers and businesses who have ambitions to grow their businesses, develop new markets and enhance their business skills.
Helen Cuthill, Associate Dean at Coventry University
Helen joined Coventry University in November 2016 as Associate Dean (Enterprise and Commercial) having recently left KPMG’s management consultancy as an Associate Director.
Helen’s role in the University is to enhance the University’s academic engagement with business, public and voluntary organisations in order to create social, cultural and economic impact locally, nationally and internationally.
Helen’s expertise was initially developed through project work within creative publishing companies and the West Midlands Regional Development Agency before joining KPMG.
While at KPMG, she developed her skills as a ‘fixer’ working on a range of projects as diverse as BBC reviews to Healthcare redesigns which spanned across Europe, Middle East, North America and Australasia.
Sarah Jones, Deputy Head of School of Media & Performing Arts at Coventry University
Sarah is an immersive storyteller, using 360 degree technology and virtual reality to bring together new forms of narrative. Sarah focuses on technological embodiment, understanding an environment and culture through being someone else in a virtual world. Her works interrogate ideas of increased presence through multi-sensory films and challenging perspectives within the virtual world. These tools are consequently applied to educational scenarios to foster experiential learning through VR and Sarah is an advocate for using virtual reality technology for teaching and learning.
Sarah is the co-founder of @VRGirlsUK and an active champion of women in technology. She is listed in the top 100 of global influencers in VR. She spent more than a decade working as a television reporter covering everything from the US elections 2008 to being in Sex and the City, Sarah moved into academia and works at Coventry University, happily spending her days immersed in a virtual world.