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Audio Collaborative 2022: Speaker Round-Up

Audio Collaborative 2022 is nearly here. In fact, it’s so close that we’ve begun counting down in weeks rather than months for the 10th of November to roll around. Taking place at the Ham Yard Hotel in central London, Audio Collaborative 2022 will be an opportunity to meet, network, and share bold new ideas. Delegates from the worlds of both professional and consumer audio will be meeting under one roof to look into the future of the industry. 

The past few weeks have seen us drip-feeding a host of noteworthy speakers. With a stellar roster of names in the mix, take a look at the entire line-up for Audio Collaborative 2022 as it stands.  

Carsten Olesen 

With HARMAN confirmed as a platinum sponsor for Audio Collaborative 2022, our keynote speaker will be Carsten Olesen, President of the Consumer Audio Division at HARMAN. Carsten started his career with HARMAN in 1999 as a brand director before landing his current position. He has a wealth of experience in consumer audio and will be sharing his valuable knowledge and insight with us at the Ham Yard this November. Welcome on board, Carsten! 

Phil Cummings 

Although also hailing from HARMAN, Phil’s expertise lies in professional audio. He has over 17 years of experience in pro audio and artist relations and has worked on the live tours of some serious names, including Ed Sheeran and Adele. Currently developing business for the tour audio business, Phil works closely with a roster of emerging artists, live sound engineers, and influencers. 

Althea Ricketts 

Althea from Shure will be discussing all things sustainability at Audio Collaborative 2022. Althea joined Shure in 1992 and has been critical in many of the customer-facing efficiency initiatives. She has some impressive credentials to her name, including Crain’s Chicago Business 2022 Notable Executives of Colour in Manufacturing and an industry influencer to watch in PRO AV 2021. As Executive Leader focused on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, Althea will provide some excellent insight into how the audio space can do and be more. 

Simon Byron 

Simon looks after the games publishing side of Yogscast. He’ll be part of an Audio Collaborative panel discussing how to Make More of Audio in Gaming. Having launched some of the biggest and best indie games on PC and console, there’s no better candidate to lead discussions on how to enhance and elevate gaming audio. 

Dom Robinson 

We’re delighted to have Dom Robinson, founder of Greening of Streaming, on board with us for Audio Collaborative 2022. Dom has pioneered conversations surrounding sustainability in the audio space and has worked on the streaming strategies for Number 10, Parliament, Glastonbury, Sky Sports, and countless others. Dom will be delivering his take on what can be done to bring sustainability to the forefront of the audio industry.  

Jon Kiachian 

One of our latest additions to the line-up is Jon Kiachian from Knowles. Jon has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor engineering and product development, and currently works as Vice President & General Manager, Hearing Health Technologies at Knowles Corporation. Jon will be joining our panel discussing the ‘Next Big Thing’ in audio, and we’re sure he’ll have some profound takes on the subject.  

Max Tiel & Joost de Boo 

What will be the impact on music if computers become better singers than Beyoncé, better performers than Prince, or better producers than Rick Rubin? In our closing keynote, Thunderboom Records will take you on a journey through state-of-the-art music technology and discuss the impact on the lives of artists and their audiences. Founders Max Tiel & Joost de Boo will talk about virtual artists, AI generated music and much more.

Further companies confirmed for participation include Dolby, Starkey Hearing, Audio Codecs, MQA, KEF, DTS, Mimi Hearing, Faunhofer IIS, Tymphany, Bang & Olufsen.

What a line-up! The day is set to be bursting with insight as we explore and embrace the evolution of audio. Make sure you don’t miss out on these exciting networking opportunities and a much-anticipated drinks reception - secure your place for Audio Collaborative 2022 now.  

Official Event Sponsors

HARMAN - Platinum Sponsor
As trailblazers in audio tech, HARMAN's suite of products provide unmatched listening experiences for both work and leisure. Explore their work-from-home offerings and more.
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DSP Concepts

DSP Concepts is the Silicon Valley based leader in the Audio of Things (AoT) market and the creator of Audio Weaver, the audio experience design platform that makes audio innovation easy.
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Sonarworks is an award-winning audio technology innovator delivering an individually perfected sound experience to every music creator and lover.
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Olivia Lowden is responsible for the long-form content, press, and partnerships at Futuresource. Prior to her career at Futuresource, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, demonstrative of her lifelong love of words.

Audio Collaborative 2022 returns to London!

10th November | Ham Yard Hotel, London

Join us for Audio Collaborative 2022, where we will explore the evolution of audio and embrace the creativity, strategy and development of technology across the entire space.​ Audio Collaborative brings together delegates from some of the leading companies in the industry, providing sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their brand and products in the presence of an influential audience. 

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