Dr Vali Lalioti is Director-Founder of The Innovation Consultancy and programme director at the University of Arts London’s Creative Computing Institute. She has worked with ambitious organisations all of the globe, to make teams more innovative and deliver results. She has changed the way industries innovate; from shipping to healthcare and global NGOs with over 25 year track record of bringing innovations to market. She was lead the BBC’s first Augmented Reality production in 2003.
Sophia Ppali is a PhD Candidate at the University of Kent focusing on Mixed Reality applications for improving mental wellbeing. She also works as a research fellow at the University of Arts London, undertaking research on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on professional artists and how digital technologies can assist in recovery of the creative sector. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts from the University of Kent and a double Master’s degree in Global Innovation Design from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.
Bea has a Phd in Digital Innovation from the HighWire CDT at the University of Lancaster. They have worked in consultancy and communications for over a decade, particularly focused on the creative and cultural sectors. They have an MA in Media and Communications and a Advanced Certificate in PR. They bring a deep knowledge of the digital economy and the communications skills to this project.