Michela Magas (GB)
Michela Magas is an innovation catalyst who bridges the worlds of science and art, design and technology, and academic research and industry, with a track record of 20 years of innovation. A graduate from the Royal College of Art in London, Michela conducted PhD research at Goldsmiths, University of London in music and technology. She is the founder of the Music Tech Fest, a creative event which brings together large music publishers, SMEs, music innovators and scientific researchers, and which is now a global festival of music ideas. She was Scientific Director of MIReS, and is on the Advisory Board of the European Commission’s Horizon2020 programme, both at meta level regarding future directions for the ICT research programme, and more specifically on matters involving the Internet of Things and the Creative Industries.