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Tuesday, November 19

11:00 GMT

Panel: Product design
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Chris Randall

Co-Owner, Audio Damage, Inc.
Chris is the co-founder and product designer for Audio Damage. A music industry lifer, Chris has spent over three decades in the music business, as a lighting and stage designer, signed performing artist, label owner, and user interface and product designer. As a musician, Chris has... Read More →

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Matt Jackson

Product Designer for Instruments and Effects, Ableton/Surreal Machines
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Mino Kodama

Design Manager, Native Instruments
Mino is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in industrial design. 8 years ago, she joined Native Instruments to establish the in-house industrial design team. She has developed and released numerous successful hardware products for all 3 brands: Maschine, Traktor and... Read More →
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Nick Dika

Product Designer, Soundtoys
Nick is a product designer specializing in audio and music technology. At Soundtoys, he’s part of a dedicated team making creative, award-winning audio effects for music production and mixing. In the past, he was Product Design Director at iZotope, where he worked on mixing and... Read More →

Tuesday November 19, 2019 11:00 - 11:50 GMT
Auditorium Puddle Dock, London EC4V 3DB

14:00 GMT

Panel: Mobile vs desktop software: Fragmented or converging practices?
(Moderator) Matthew Fecher is the co-founder of AudioKit Pro
Gaz Williams is a Music Technologist and Journalist at Sonic State
Henny tha Bizness is a 4x Grammy Producer, YouTuber, and Professor
Matt Derbyshire is the ex-Head of Product & Marketing at Ampify, Focusrite, and Novation
Henrik Lenberg is the founder of Auxy

Musicians move fast. 
A whole new generation are making #1 hits and massive records without a laptop. 

Is this a fad? Should desktop plugin developers focus more on Mobile? 
Or, with new data coming out – Should mobile developers focus more on desktop?

Beyond speculation, this panel will reveal:
* Usage data and trends from popular desktop vs mobile versions
* Valuable insights from journalists and Youtubers who use thousands of plugins & apps
* New and innovative ways producers are using apps and plugins

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Henrik Lenberg

Founder, Auxy
Auxy is on a mission to put a studio in everyone's pocket and push music forward as an artform.
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Matt Derbyshire

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Matthew Fecher

Co-Founder, AudioKit Pro
2019  Apple "Editor's Choice" Winner. Grateful to be making music software and empowering hundreds of iOS & Mac apps with the AudioKit framework. Additionally, Matthew is the creator of the free & open-source iOS Synthesizer, AudioKit Synth One.

Gaz Williams

Journalist, Sonic State
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Henny Tha Bizness

Producer, Westview Dr
Henny Tha Bizness, is a Grammy Award winning, Multi-Platinum Music Producer, Songwriter, Professor, Cinematographer and Youtuber. Henny has produced numerous hits for various recording artists including Drake, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Lil Wayne, Jay Z, 50 Cent, Black... Read More →

Tuesday November 19, 2019 14:00 - 14:50 GMT
Auditorium Puddle Dock, London EC4V 3DB

15:50 GMT

Panel: Raising money and selling your company (or project or code)
Do you wonder how to launch a project or company? What are the pros and cons of Kickstarter or other crowdfunding campaigns? What if you have a company you want to launch -- and an idea for a successful app -- but need to raise money? Or you want to become the best in breed as a software development house and need additional funding? Then if your company or project is rolling smoothly, what’s the exit strategy? Come to this panel of lawyers, audio company CEOs, developers and finance specialist. We’ll demystify different forms of financing, including grants, friends and family, venture capital and private equity and debt. We will also provide a “real life” example of a successful negotiation for a strategic partnership and leave you with practical tips to jumpstart your next project.


Tim Exile

Founder, Endlesss
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Phil Dudderidge

Executive Chairman, Focusrite plc
Phil founded Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd in 1989 to purchase the business assets of Focusrite Ltd, a company founded by Rupert Neve in 1985. He led the acquisition by Focusrite of Novation (synths and keyboards) in 2004. Currently the group has c.$100m. revenue per annum and continues... Read More →
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Francine Godrich

General Counsel, Focusrite
Francine is General Counsel (i.e. does lots of legal stuff) and Company Secretary (i.e. deals with corporate governance administration) to one of the world’s most passionate and prestigious Music Tech plcs. Francine spends a lot of her time looking at how Focusrite plc can grow... Read More →
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Zain Qazi

Business Controller, ROLI
Zain is the Business Controller at ROLI. He has been with the company since its seed round funding and has seen and helped the company grow from a three-person company to one with four subsidiaries. He has been involved in the group's fundraising, acquisitions, bridge-financing and... Read More →
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Heather Rafter

Principal, RafterMarsh
Heather Dembert Rafter has been providing legal and business development services to the audio, music technology and digital media industries for over twenty-five years. As principal counsel at RafterMarsh US, she leads the RM team in providing sophisticated corporate and IP advice... Read More →

Tuesday November 19, 2019 15:50 - 16:40 GMT
Lower River Room Puddle Dock, London EC4V 3DB
Wednesday, November 20

14:00 GMT

Panel: Developing audio solutions for accessibility
Audio companies large and small are discovering the increasing value of driving accessible support into their tools. This expert panel will help you share in the excitement that is taking place in this vital area with perspectives from product marketing managers, designers and engineers and will feature live demonstrations of some late-breaking solutions.  Please join us to learn how to pursue this development effectively and use the results to enhance your brand and grow your business.

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Ed Gray

Director, Partnering Programs, Avid
A 24-year veteran of Avid, Ed Gray has multiple leadership roles in the company's Partnering Programs. A visually impaired user himself, Ed has worked with a passionate team of designers and testers to make accessibility a priority for the solutions offered by Avid and its partners... Read More →


Carl Bussey

Senior Software Engineer, Native Instruments
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Amy Dickens

Developer Community Manager, Pusher
Amy is the Developer Community Manager at Pusher. In her day job she helps engage developer communities in building projects and hosting events that they are truly passionate about. As a certified accessibility specialist from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals... Read More →
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Jason Dasent

Owner & CEO, Studio Jay Recording
Jason Dasent is the owner and operator of Studio Jay Recording Ltd. He has over 25 years experience in all aspects of recording and music production. Jason launched Studio Jay Recording in 2000 catering to both the Advertising Sector and Artiste Production for many top Caribbean recording... Read More →
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Timothy Adnitt

Director | Music Production, Native Instruments
Tim is Director of Music Production at Native Instruments, leading the Maschine, Komplete Kontrol and Komplete Audio product portfolios. He has twenty years of experience in the Music Technology industry, having previously held positions at Sibelius Software, Avid and inMusic. Tim is... Read More →

Wednesday November 20, 2019 14:00 - 14:50 GMT
Auditorium Puddle Dock, London EC4V 3DB

16:00 GMT

Panel: Machine learning
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Spencer Salazar

Chief Technology Officer, Output
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Francois Pachet

Director, Spotify
François got his Ph.D. and Habilitation from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), after an engineer’s degree from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées. He has been assistant professor in artificial intelligence at UPMC until 1997 when he joined SONY Computer Science Laboratory P... Read More →
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Vamshi Raghu

Senior Manager, Knowles
Currently lead the developer and integrator experience engineering teams at Knowles Intelligent Audio.In past lives, I helped create music games at Electronic Arts, game audio authoring tools at Audiokinetic, and enabled audio experience features for early stage startups.
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Russell McClellan

Principal Software Engineer, iZotope
Russell McClellan is Principal Software Engineer at iZotope, and has worked on several product lines, including RX, Insight, Neutron, Ozone, and VocalSynth. In his career, he's worked on DAWs, applications, plug-ins, audio interfaces, and web applications for musicians.

Wednesday November 20, 2019 16:00 - 16:50 GMT
Auditorium Puddle Dock, London EC4V 3DB