Phil is Head of Oracle’s Cloud development team in Bristol UK, building cloud lifecycle infrastructure and functionality that manages the development and delivery of Oracle’s IaaS and PaaS products and technologies.
Since 1999 he has played a leading role in the development of Oracle’s business intelligence/analytics, middleware, and applications products. He works on complex, architectural integration projects that enable Oracle’s products to work together as a cohesive, integrated stack, by building teams of highly engaged, focussed developers who are learning everyday, feel empowered to lead, continuously deliver innovative functionality and hopefully having some fun.
Phil has a keen interest in innovation, disruptive technology and supporting the wider software development and startup/incubator community.
Claire Doherty is the founder Director of Situations, producers of extraordinary artworks and projects in unexpected locations across the world.
Doherty is renowned for pioneering new forms of public art from Alex Hartley’s Nowhereisland, to the year-long series One Day Sculpture in New Zealand, and for her publications From Studio to Situation (2004) and the ‘Situation’ edition of the Whitechapel’s acclaimed Documents of Contemporary Art series (2009) both of which have become set texts for the study of contemporary art, site, place and location.
Peter Madden OBE is Chief Executive of Future Cities Catapult.
Previously, Peter was Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, Head of Policy at the Environment Agency, Ministerial Adviser to the British Government, Director of Green Alliance and Head of Policy at Christian Aid.
He is currently Board Counsellor to the Crown Estate, a member of Ingersoll Rand’s Advisory Council, and a member of both the Smart London Board and the UK Government Smart Cities Forum. He received an OBE for services to sustainable development.
Mark is Development Director of Playable City. Having been involved with previous city focused and innovation framework projects, Mark has worked with the Watershed to define the concept and build the international profile of Playable City.
With extensive experience across the media industries two key themes have categorised Mark’s career, whether working on a dot com start up or for a national broadcaster: the combination of content and emerging digital technologies; and the connection of creative business to international markets.
Outside of work on Playable City Mark is an adviser to the creative / digital team at the Department of International Trade.
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Clare joined Watershed in 2004 and as Creative Director leads the Pervasive Media Studio, Playable City, engagement and cinema teams, working with industry, academic and creative partners from around the world to support talent and champion new ideas. Clare is a Visiting Professor at University of the West of England and sits on the advisory boards of RCUK’s Digital Economy Theme, AHRC’s Digital Transformations Theme and Theatre Bristol.
Stephen Hilton is passionate about using digital technology to create a society that is creative, smart, green, connected, open and inclusive. As Director of Bristol Futures, an award winning department of Bristol City Council, he leads on smart cities, environmental sustainability, urban resilience and international strategy.
Over the past 5 years, Stephen has created a high profile team that has achieved many successes for Bristol for example, securing the title of European Green Capital 2015; becoming the first UK Rockefeller Global 100 Resilient City and an official designation as a UK Future City Demonstrator.
Bristol Futures has delivered multi-million pound investment in a smart city demonstrator programme ranging from driverless cars to smart meters to open data and from Knowle West in South Bristol to Guangzhou in South China – where Bristol City Council won the International Innovation Prize for our citizen-focused smart cities work.
Stephen is commercially minded and managed the early work to develop Bristol Energy, the council’s city energy company and Bristol is Open, a joint venture research company between the city council and the University of Bristol. Stephen is a member of the senior leadership team of Bristol is Open, acting as Director of City Experimentation.