Digifest Newsletter – January 11, 2017 – Speaker Annoucement

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Digifest 2016 brings together leaders, storytellers and creative entrepreneurs

From April 28th to 30th, Digifest, Toronto’s annual international festival celebrating digital content innovation takes over Corus entertainment, Canada’s driving force in the media industry. The immersive three-day event showcases groundbreaking creations and trending content in digital media, art, design and technology.

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The Great Beauty – 2014 Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards
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Sell a big vision with a defensible strategy | A Conversation wit Allen Lau

As CEO and Co-founder of Wattpad, Allen leads the company’s efforts to transform the reading and writing experience of millions of people around the world. In between travelling to and from Toronto, we caught up with the globe trotter to ask him his thoughts on Wattpad’s influence in the world of entertainment and storytelling. Highlights of the conversation are below. Continue reading “Sell a big vision with a defensible strategy | A Conversation wit Allen Lau”

IT’S A START 2016 – Creative Camp – Daryl D’Souza, NextStep Social Media Consulting + Lou Dawg’s BBQ

Daryl D’Souza is the co-owner of the Toronto-based Lou Dawg’s restaurants, and a marketing instructor for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. As a Ryerson computer science alumni, he worked as an information technology professional in the eHealth industry. Daryl completed a Masters of Business Administration and launched Lou Dawg’s shortly thereafter with a business partner to create a dining experience that resonated with their personality and student roots.

Daryl shares his experiences and knowledge of brand strategy with the 2016 Creative Camp participants in preparation for the final pitch competition at Digifest 2016.

Dear World… Yours, Cambridge – Miguel Chevalier

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Artist Miguel Chevalier recently created a series of immersive projections that added a spellbound layer to a University of Cambridge charity event. The fundraising occasion featured Chevalier’s designs front and center in the King’s College Chapel, as they wrapped the historic interior in a myriad of changing colours, patterns, and textures. It was a striking juxtaposition that fused contemporary imagery with 16th-century Gothic English architecture—a mashup of old and new that brought the building to life.

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Dr. Foteini Agrafioti – Interview – Digifest 2015

#tbt @fagrafioti CIO of @architechcatalks biometrics & what inspired her to pursue an unconventional careerhttp://ow.ly/VGgm9

Dr. Foteini Agrafioti is the VP, Research and Innovation at Architech, an innovation accelerator for enterprise, where she is responsible for the company’s intellectual property portfolio. Digifest finds out why she became a Biometric Engineer and what inspired her to pursue an unconventional career.

Lynn Hughes – Games in an expanded field

Lynn Hughes’s educational background includes degrees in Art and English Literature and in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, with a concentration in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics. She currently holds the Research Chair in Interaction Design and Games Innovation at Concordia University. She founded with Bart Simon (Sociology, Concordia) the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre at Concordia.

Her FUTURE15 Talk looks at “Games in an expanded field” where game = set of designed constraints or rules + space around these for improvisation or play.

Suncayr wins again!

This year’s Skyrocket Brand Prize was a close call. Each company had something unique and useful they wanted to bring to the world to make our lives better. Whether it is a platform for growing your own food, eradicating homelessness, protecting yourself from skin cancer, promoting active lifestyle or choosing the right education. But Waterloo-based startup Suncayr beat out the competition with their passion for social impact. Continue reading “Suncayr wins again!”