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Presentation: "Lightning Talks: Technical Showcase"

Track: Emerging Interfaces / Time: Wednesday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Glazen Zaal

This session will contain several lightning talks which will demonstrate and discuss some of these ideas around Emerging Interfaces including:

Gesture-based shopping with Kinect and mobile

Mattijs and Dave dived into the concept of browsing an online catalog purely based on gestures. They will demonstrate the resulting prototype and present a short summary of findings.

Ian Hughes will also talk about the work he has recently done with Imperia College London to use virtual works to assist with patient management in a nearly full hospital.

Dave Sevenoaks, CEO of Spaaza

Dave Sevenoaks

Biography: Dave Sevenoaks

Dave is co-founder and CEO of Spaaza, an Amsterdam based startup that creates more personal shopping experiences that span online and offline interactions. He has a background in digital advertising and product management and prior to starting Spaaza was Director of Product Management for the Chinese focussed social network and photo sharing service GyPSii. He hails from South Africa.

Twitter: @dave7oaks

Ian Hughes, Metaverse Evangelist & Futurologist

Ian Hughes

Biography: Ian Hughes

Ian Hughes a.k.a epredator when online, is a Metaverse Evangelist and founder of Feeding Edge Ltd - Taking a bite out of technology so you don't have to.
In 2006, whilst at IBM, he led thousands of colleagues into virtual worlds like Second Life with projects such as Wimbledon.
He has shown that leadership can be driven by the digital native and innovators can gather together regardless of geography or organization. Using creative expression online leads him to no longer be the programmer he grew up as.

He presented an emerging technology slot on the UK ITV kids show The Cool Stuff Collective as resident super geek, which has ran for 3 series. On the show he brought many types of technology aimed as gaining the interest of kids and adults alike in science and technology. From open source physical computing to 3d printing, augmented reality to graphene.

Ian is the chair of the BCS Animation and Games industry Group. If you discover anything else about Ian feel free to update Wikipedia.

Twitter: @epredator

Mattijs Kneppers, Owner at

Mattijs Kneppers

Biography: Mattijs Kneppers

Mattijs Kneppers works as a software developer on interactive installations and innovative projects for the media and show industry. He teamed up with start-up Spaaza, who work to turn shopping into a social media experience. Together they dived into the concept of browsing an online catalog purely based on gestures.

Twitter: @mattijskneppers