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Authenticity in an Artificial World

If authentic connection is top of 72%* of Gen Z’s agenda, we ask the question: 


How can we innovate to provide authenticity at scale? 

Introducing a brand-new, intimate talk series, discovering invaluable insights and igniting your imagination… 


Join our panel of esteemed experts as they explore the untapped potential of immersive innovation to create authentic audience connection at an unrivalled scale.

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Independent Academic

Founder of NeuroCreate 


Top 20 Most Inspiring Women in Tech UK

Dr. Shama Rahman PhD


Bryan Johnson is Head of Artist & Industry Partnerships International at Spotify, where he is responsible for leading the development of global partnerships and educational initiatives enabling artists and their teams to find and grow their audience. He is also host of the Spotify for Artists Masterclass video series.

Prior to joining Spotify, Bryan worked at PRS for Music, managing creative and commercial relationships with UK & International songwriters, publishers, and collection societies. He began his career as a touring & recording musician.

Bryan sits on the board of trustees at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

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Dr. Shama Rahman is an entrepreneur and scientist with a multi-disciplinary PhD exploring the Neuroscience and Complex Systems of Creativity and Innovation frameworks.

She is the Founder and CEO at NeuroCreate Ltd. A startup at the junction of AI, Neuroscience and Cognition.

An artistic innovator, Dr. Rahman was the first artist-in-residence with the pioneering wearable technology Mi.Mu gloves.

Spotify - Head of Artists & Industry Partnerships International

Host of the Spotify for Artists Masterclass Video Series

Sits on the board of trustees at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Bryan Johnson


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Co-Founder of Lychee, inc. 

Creative Technologist and 3D designer 


1 Milliion+ YouTube views at age 12

Born and raised in Montréal, Canada, Tigris is a Creative Technologist designing interactive installations that examine the relationship between humans and technology to foster emotional intelligence.

Tigris is a former national figure skater turned Minecraft YouTuber, reaching 1 million+ video views on YouTube at the age of 12. She now shares her practice to millions via Instagram & TikTok to educate and empower the next generation.

As a Founder of Lychee, Inc., Tigris is creating social technology for open experiences in the form of hardware to capture memories, emotions, and moments in time; new cultural primitives.

Tigris Li

Lychee, Inc. 

Lucy has been building brands for 9 years.

With experience in project management, creative partnerships, content creation, digital marketing and audience engagement, Lucy now spearheads marketing initiatives at one of the most popular social media platforms worldwide, TikTok. 

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Creative Product Marketing at TikTok

Exceptional personal brilliance in brand building

Proficient in content creation and digital marketing

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Lucy Whitehead


Moderated by The Department’s Founder and CEO, Hamish Jenkinson.

Join us for a drink from 6:00PM on Thursday 27th July and connect with a fascinating network of thinkers, experts, practitioners, and professionals involved in some of the world’s most groundbreaking experiences. 


And then the magic starts at 7:00PM! 


Shoreditch Arts Club,

6 Redchurch St,


E2 7DD

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