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Marc Goodchild

Gingersnap

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder

Marc Goodchild

Marc Goodchild sits on the CMC advisory committee and is a prominent spokesperson on all things digital, across the UK creative industries.

Having started his career in Children’s TV at the BBC and then at Disney, he has always focussed on how new technologies are affecting media consumption and specialises in working with broadcasters and productions to help them keep pace.

He is a multi-award winning producer in his own right (Bafta, Grierson, Bima, Webby etc) and is credited with developing the world’s first interactive TV documentary for the Walking With Dinosaurs franchise. He subsequently ran the Children’s Interactive division at the BBC for 4 years, prior to their move to Salford.

Since then he has worked with numerous prod-cos as a consultant (LionTV, Zodiak, Betty, Fresh One etc) and has been actively involved in the UK tech start-up scene, helping found Syncscreen (that powers the BBC’s 2-screen service for Gory Games) and now running a mobile-first Personalsed Story-App platform called Gingersnap that aims to help disparate families stay better connected through tablet technology.

In his spare time he mentors a group of VR story-tellers and acts as a pro-bono digital advisor to the Children’s Media Foundation.

Opening Session: Making it Happen for UK Kids

06 July 2016, 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Our Question Time-style panel on the current and future issues facing children's media - including the BBC Charter review and licence fee cuts, the proposed contestable fund, the implications of Brexit on business conditions and more.    

Opening Session: Making it Happen for UK Kids (relayed from Cinema 4)

06 July 2016, 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 3

Our Question Time-style panel on the current and future issues facing children's media - including the BBC Charter review and licence fee cuts, the proposed contestable fund, the implications of Brexit on business conditions and more. Send your question to: questions@thechildrensmediafoundation.org  

VR 101 - Making Virtual a Reality

06 July 2016, 11:10am-12:20pm
Showroom Cinema 3

A number of consumer VR products are set to hit the market in 2016 with industry experts predicting this year as watershed moment in mainstream engagement with the technology. There's obvious potential for the games industry - but what's its potential to impact other areas such as play, learning and storytelling? We'll hear from industry leaders including former Director of Sony's London Studio, David Ranyard, who left his role earlier this year to become a dedicated Virtual Reality Developer. Dubit will also be on hand to tell us what they’ve learnt about how children and young people are engaging with…

Innovation in Education

06 July 2016, 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Children’s media organisations from multinational giants to VC-backed start-ups have sprung up around the world to tackle the problem of how to make school subjects and learning interesting – even entertaining. How are they using technology to engage classrooms? How are live events and play used to compliment book and rote learning? How can the wider media and entertainment sector leverage companies working in the education sector to reach students and teachers in schools? ‘Innovation in Education’ brings together a panel of professionals to discuss how they approach a balance between education and entertainment in 2016, how they plan to…

Mapping Data, Building an Audience

06 July 2016, 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 2

The art of building a content masterpiece through data-driven decisions and incorporating real audience engagement patterns.

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