In each module guest lecturers are invited to share their views on current developments in the industry. Guest speakers we work with are, amongst others:

Irene Au

Up until 2010 Irene was head of User Experience at Google. She was heading up user experience across everything from websites to apps to Google Glass.


Claire Heys

Claire is one of the UK’s leading practitioners at the forefront of advertiser related content deals over the last 7 years, having shaped content strategies for GSK, Camelot , Orange, J&J, Cow & Gate, General Mills, The British Army, Waitrose, Levi’s, Malibu, Motorola, Nintendo and Australia Tourism.
Claire currently heads up all advertiser related business for Endemol UK, comprising brand partnerships, product placement, licensing, sales promotions, live events, publishing, advertiser funded programming, sponsorship and merchandising across Endemol UK group.


Dzmitry Aliakseyeu

Senior Scientist at Philips Research, User Experiences group.


Philippe de Ridder

Founder of Board of Innovation, an organisation that specializes in business model innovation.


Joris Kruse

Founder of Innovation Industries and AppAgents. Innovation Industries is a media innovation center that focuses on bringing relevant, high quality and innovative knowledge and products to the media industry. App Agents brokers between brands and app-developers.


Dr. Andres Lucero

Senior Researcher at Nokia Research, focusing on the design and evaluation of novel interaction techniques for mobile phones and other interactive surfaces.


Jan Michel de Pont

Partner in Innovation Industries. Innovation Industries is a media innovation center that focuses on bringing relevant, high quality and innovative knowledge and products to the media industry.


Dr. Oliver Nielsson Julien

An award-winning screenwriter. He has taught screenwriting, media production and theory at Universities in Europe and North-America, most recently as senior lecturer in Film History and Critical Theory at The Arts University College at Bournemouth, Living in London, Olivier is currently completing a literary thriller as well as adapting Sarah Moss’ novel Cold Earth. Member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.


Mark Ramakers

Mark Ramakers is CFO of Talpa Media. He has extensive experience from the entertainment optical, fiber and airport development industries. Mark’s experience goes beyond the traditionl CFO role and focuses on strategy development and company growth.


Jurgen van de Sloot

He is the founder of FreedomLab Future Studies which is a research lab and an European think tank. FreedomLab does continuous research on social change and they use the results to help various organizations by developing an alternative vision and creative strategies.