Tanya Laird has been working in the digital industry across entertainment IP and innovation for the last ten years working primarily with global gaming and entertainment franchises such as Star Wars, Marvel and Moshi Monsters that have achieved BAFTA, Golden joystick, Develop, Chartered Institute of Marketing, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) and Telly Awards respectively.
Tanya also provides mentoring and consultancy to new tech startups across a wide variety of business incubators and accelerators including Wayra, Wayra Ultd, Oxygen Accelerator (out of Google Campus), The New Entreprenurs Foundation and The School of Communication Arts 2.0. She is also an expert judge for the Future8 awards and an expert adviser for Power to the Pixel. Tanya regularly lectures and has appeared as a speaker for Raindance, the BFI (Filmonomics program), TIGA and BVE. Her work spans across multiple industries and disciplines with one unifying trend: forward thinking innovation.