On Thursday March 3 some of the world’s foremost thinkers in the field of digital media will gather in Sydney for the annual Digital Directions conference. Hosted by Fairfax Media and powered by X Media Lab, Digital Directions (previously run as Media 09 and Media 10) has proven to be one of the most informative and useful events of the year.
This year’s event features two speakers features in A Faster Future. Robert Tercek is one of the world’s leading thinkers on the global digital media industry and talking extensively in the book about the evolution of the entertainment industry and the ‘data-isation’ of products and services. Also feature is Tan Le, who as president of the Australian-born start-up Emotiv has been developing the next generation of human/computer interface technology with Emotiv’s EPOC brain/computer control device.
The event also features Columbia Law School’s Tim Wu, who is the author of the best-selling books The Master Switch and Who Controls the Internet, and who has been one of the drivers of the net neutrality debate in the US. Also on the agenda are journalism entrepreneur and former head of the The Guardian’s online strategy, Kevin Anderson, director of digital for The Onion, Baratunde Thurston, and Anthony Rose, former CTO at YouView and Future Media Controller at the BBC.