Ian Forrester

Ian Forrester

Ian Forrester

Biography

Ian Forrester is a well-known character on the digital scene in the UK and Europe. Living in Manchester, UK, he works for the BBC’s R&D Future Experiences team. He specialises in open innovation and new disruptive opportunities; by creating value with open engagement and collaborations with start-ups, universities and early adopters.

His current research is split between;

1. The future of public service in the internet age, sometimes referred to as the public service internet. Approaching the dominant business model/narrative of the internet with a more human, ethical and public focus

2. The future of narrative and adaptive storytelling, with a technology he calls Perceptive Media. It’s a new approach to broadcasting; which pairs the best of broadcast with the best of internet technology; creating experiences like sitting around a campfire telling stories.

All sessions by Ian Forrester