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Maxim Jago

Join futurist and author Maxim Jago for an hour of coffee and conversation. Maxim offers a ‘practical philosophy’ approach to life choices, career progression, and personal development. Structured as an introduction, Q&A, and summary advice, bring any challenge, any question about your current and future self, where you are now and where you’d like to get to. Maxim has mentored countless industry newcomers and provides specific, practical advice on actively becoming the person you can be.

About Maxim Jago

Maxim Jago is a regular speaker at film festivals and media technology conferences, including Cannes, Sundance, Raindance, NAB, IBC, Adobe Max and BVE.

Maxim consults as a futurist for several media technology companies, describing future technologies, social change, the use of media technology for storytelling, and future social paradigms. He is CIO for FilmDoo, the online film distribution company, and is as a director he’s developing four feature film projects, including several VR elements.

He is an Adobe Master Trainer and the author of the official Adobe Premiere Pro Classroom in a Book (used by film schools all over the world), an Avid Certified Instructor and EDIUS Master Trainer. He creates official training tutorials Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro, and writes the official classroom book for Grass Valley EDIUS – he has created over 1,800 video tutorials describing post-production workflows.

Maxim is Chief Futurist at GameFace Labs, developing next-generation VR experiences. He lives mostly in the air but officially calls London, England home.

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