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Advisory Board

Ricard Gras

Experience

Co-Founder @ Timepath S.L. (Oct 2017 – Present)
Timepath is a studio with patent-pending proprietary technology that creates revolutionary VR content based on smart interactive characters.

Product Owner – Virtual Games @ Sportradar p/t (Apr 2012 – Present)
Sportradar is the world’s leading supplier of content & technology in the media & sports sectors. Role responsibilities: conceptualisation and delivery of Gaming concepts, coordination of marketing initiatives and high-level strategic support. Achievements: successfully bringing to market a full series of multi-channel products that are live on +10,000 venues worldwide, including some of the world’s biggest MoCap Projects.

Lead Producer @ Inter-Activa U.K. (Oct 2005 – Feb 2012)
Inter-Activa is a media agency that specialises in digital media innovation – its clients range from games companies and broadcasters to leading advertising agencies. Responsibilities: project delivery & client/partner liaisons. Achievements: being able to nurture and migrate accounts for a period of several years, starting with web and Facebook games and ending with Second Screen.

Development Director @ Arts & Technology (May 2003 – Jun 2005)
Arts & Technology is a research agency part of the Loughborough University Faculty of Arts & Design. Responsibilities: concept planning, project delivery and centre management.
Achievements: set up, using minimum resources, the foundation of what became a multi-award winning project (UK Technology Strategy Board Award, amongst others).

Education

  • PGc/PGd and Masters in Digital TV production (Sept 2004 – June 2005)
    University of Central England (Birmingham, UK)
  • BSc Eng Business Studies (Sept 1997 – April 2000)
    De Montfort University (Leicester, UK)
  • Degree in Relaciones Laborales (espc. Management) (Sept 1992 – Sept 1998)
    Universitat URV (Tarragona, Spain)

Memberships & recent judging invitations

  • Member of the VR-Together consortium advisory board (pan-European research project)
  • Judge @ the Webby Awards (Advertising & Entertainment) 2012 – present
  • Member of the International Association of Digital Arts (2011-present)
  • Member of IMMERSE U.K.
  • Judge @ SIGGRAPH Asia Awards 2012 – 2014
  • Previously – Board member at U.K. Phoenix Arts Digital Media Center (2004 – 2008) and the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival (2005 – 2007)

Start-up advisory roles (current)

  • NOYSVR (Hamburg, Germany)

Awards & Festival selections (selection)

  • eGR awards (5 nominations) & 1 award (Best Virtual Sports)
  • SBC awards (2 nominations)
  • Global Gaming award (2 nominations)
  • (Personal) U.K. Technology Strategy Board award
  • (Personal) Best Technical Achievement award (Machinima Festival Europe 2007)
  • Projects selected in over 19 international festivals and conferences

Speaker invitations to festivals & Events (selection)

  • SIGGRAPH Asia (Singapore)
  • Future Media 2007 BAFTA (London, U.K.)
  • Mixed Reality Summit (Singapore)
  • iEnter Conference (Barcelona, Spain)
  • TEDx Kreuzberg (Berlin, Germany)