Ian Forrester Senior Firestarter Producer BBC – Manchester, UK
Ian Forrester is a well known and likeable character in the UK digital scene; while working for BBC's R&D in Manchester. He focuses on open innovation, disruptive tech via open collaborations with startups and universities. His current research is around the future of storytelling, with a technology called Perceptive Media;. a new kind method of telling stories, which pairs the best of broadcast with the best of the internet to create new experiences like sitting in a theatre.
Jan Lerch Journalist & Creative Technologist – Berlin, Germany
Jan Lerch worked as a reporter, presenter and head of staff at SFB (today’s rbb), before joining Deutsche Welle and Motor FM. In 2008, he became head of Probono-Berlin (TV Production). In 2009, Lerch lead the Geh nicht hin (don't vote!) campaign, which was nominated for the Politik-Award. He has since worked as director of editorial and broadcast at internet startup TAPE.TV (projects with ZDFKultur, ARD EinsPlus, Spiegel Online and bild.de). Lerch is currently leading moving image projects for UFA. His recent work includes the six-part interactive docu-series Go_Geek! (as director/author) for EinsPlus and UFA-Fiction’s online project Behind the Story.