Tim Allen: animator
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Tim Allen has worked on some of the biggest stop motion animation productions in the world - Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie, and Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires to name just a few. His work in TV has included working on hit shows such as Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, and Shaun the Sheep. As well as working on commercials, Tim tours the world running workshops and acting as a mentor to young people getting in to animation.
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Phil Barry: Blokur
Phil Barry is the founder of Blokur, which he describes as, "a blockchain-based platform that helps musicians and music companies get paid what they should, when they should, by ensuring their rights are accurately represented". Phil has been working with blockchain technology since 2015 when he founded Ujo whose prototype he developed in collaboration with the grammy-winning Imogen Heap. Graduating in French and Latin from Leeds he's worked as a music curator (White Cube Gallery, London Fashion Week), made his own music (three albums as Mr Fogg), and managed the digitisation of One Little Indian, Rough Trade and Nude's music catalogues, and in 2013 he graduated with an MA from Oxford University's Said Business School.