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Dan McGrath
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Dan McGrath

Dan’s career has taken him from sound engineer to producing The Chris Evans’ Breakfast show on BBC 1FM & Virgin Radio in the 90’s. In the early 2000s Dan teamed up with Josh Phillips (right) and as a partnership they have written music for some of the most iconic UK TV shows, Including Strictly Come […]

David Ciaramella
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David Ciaramella

David is K7’s communications manager and has been with the company since 2013, providing additional support to clients with updates on developments across the video landscape and supporting the K7 team on client research tasks. David regularly travels to various territory markets to liaise with K7’s international network of clients […]

David Duffy
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David Duffy

David has worked for some of the world’s largest tech companies and previously owned two UK commercial radio stations. He is co-founder of Niocast Digital which operates the small scale DAB multiplex in Manchester.  In 2017 Niocast became the most populous digital radio multiplex in the world carrying 26 services, concurrently. David […]

Deepa Mann-Kler
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Deepa Mann-Kler

Deepa Mann-Kler is CEO of Neon, Visiting Professor In Immersive Futures at Ulster University and an Artist. Deepa directed and produced her first virtual reality experience “Retne” for HTC Vive which demoed at SxSW17. Her company Neon is using immersive technologies to create software applications for health and wellbeing. Neon […]

Emma-Rosa Dias
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Emma-Rosa Dias

Emma-Rosa is executive producer and managing director of Afro-Mic Productions, a film and TV company based in Belfast with a highly diverse and young skewing audience. Producing exciting popular factual and documentary content for Channel 4, BBC, RTE and YouTube, Emma-Rosa is currently in post-production with the companies first Obs […]

Fiona McLaughlin
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Fiona McLaughlin

Fiona McLaughlin is the co-founding director of the animation, VFX and interactive image studio, Taunt.  As part of creative duo with Tom Getty, Taunt is made up a team of creatives to produce effective visuals and progressive content for a global audience. Focusing on the convergence of art and technology, Fiona’s education […]

Gillian Hamill
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Gillian Hamill

Gillian has more years experience in broadcast than she’s prepared to share with the group! But she’s proud to say that her career began with Brian Waddell Productions where she initially managed scheduling and allocation of resources for the UTV Live local news contract. She then moved onto coordinate many […]

Gráinne McAleer
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Gráinne McAleer

Gráinne is one of the most experienced Commissioners working in Ireland today. As Genre Head for Lifestyle and Daytime Programmes she was responsible for a huge slate which included popular series’ like Operation Transformation, Room to Improve, What Are You Eating, Find Me a Home;  At Your Service and this Crowded House .  Gráinne  […]

Helen Nightingale
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Helen Nightingale

Helen is a Senior Commissioning Editor at UKTV, home of Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden, Good Food and UKTV Play. Since joining the multi-channel broadcaster in 2015, Helen has exec produced on shows across the network and has commissioned Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, Dr. Christian Will See You […]

Helen Toland
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Helen Toland

Helen Toland has worked across various BBC Radio networks for over 15 years, making programmes about Glen Campbell, Death, the Papal 1979 visit to Ireland and Nirvana amongst other things.  Nowadays she is Development Producer for Rewind, a team who find innovative and exciting ways to use the vast and […]

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