Ian Livingstone Biography
Ian Livingstone is an inspirational keynote speaker on business and entrepreneurship. He is a leading pioneer of interactive entertainment and fiction, and one of the top players behind best selling games such as 'Tomb Raider' and 'Hitman'.
Wired magazine ranked Ian the 16th most influential person in the UK’s digital economy in their Wired 100 list for 2012.
Background and Career - Games Workshop and Dungeons & Dragons
Eidos & Lara Croft
In 1992 Ian became Deputy Chairman of computer games company Domark. In 1995 he oversaw the merger and flotation of Domark with technology company Eidos and served as Executive Chairman of the Board of the new interactive entity Eidos plc until 2002. At Eidos - the UK's leading developer and publisher of video games - he was instrumental in securing many of the company's major franchises including Tomb Raider and Hitman.
Awards and Achievements
• In 2000 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology by the University of Abertay Dundee.
• In 2002 he was awarded the BAFTA Special Award for his outstanding contribution to the interactive entertainment industry.
• In 2003 he was appointed Creative Industries advisor to the British Council.
• In 2004 he was made a Creative Industries Luminary for London.
• In 2004 he was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Bright Things plc.
• In 2005 he was appointed Skillset’s Chair of the Computer Games Skills Forum.
• In 2006 he was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his contribution to the Computer Games Industry.
• In 2010 Ian Livingstone was awarded a British Inspiration Award for his work in the interactive entertainment sector
Ian is Life President for Eidos and a spokesperson for the UK video games industry as a whole. Ian is an excellent keynote speaker with a great deal of knowledge and personal experience.
Ian Livingstone is the man behind Lara Croft & Tomb Raider, Life President and former Creative Director of Eidos and a fascinating and inspirational speaker.
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29th May 2012
Apple‚Äôs Jonathan Ive leads Wired Magazine‚Äôs top UK digital influences. The Senior Vice-President of Industrial Design for Apple, has ‚Äúchanged our relationship with technology,‚ÄĚ according to Wired.
3rd May 2011
Speakers Corner‚Äôs top talent is elevated to the technology elite as Wired Magazine publishes its second annual survey of the UK‚Äôs digital power brokers. Featured as leaders in the field are Ian Livingstone , Ajaz Ahmed, Brent Hoberman, Bruno Giussani, Jamie Murray Wells and Stephen Fry.
29th April 2010
Pioneer of interactive entertainment and fiction, Ian Livingstone has been presented with an award at the British Inspiration Awards. Britain‚Äôs top creative, entrepreneurial and inspirational minds from the worlds of fashion, film, television, arts, science and innovation, were honoured at the inaugural British Inspiration Awards. Alexander McQueen, Sir James Dyson, Nick Park, Michael Eavis, and Sir Terence Conran were amongst the names recognised for their contribution to the Creative Economy of Great Britain and for the Inspiration that they have given to others.
Wired Magazine highlights some of Britain's innovators and influencers including some great speakers
30th March 2010
As Wired Magazine celebrates it's first anniversary in the UK, they highlight some of Britain's top influencers and innovators. Speakers Corner are delighted that some of their speakers appear in the list including Ian Livingstone and Ajaz Ahmed
28th February 2013
After dinner speaker and current CEO of Mothercare, Simon Calver, has decided to write a book about his time working as the head of Lovefilm, the movie rental service.
14th July 2011
Speakers Corner‚Äôs varied and rich catalogue of unique and inspirational personalities is well represented at this year‚Äôs TED Global Summer conference in Edinburgh. Speakers in the Scottish capital include Nic Marks - Founder of the award winning centre for well-being; author and thinker Charles Leadbeater; percussionist Evelyn Glennie and TV scientist Brian Cox.
3rd March 2011
Bill Gates, technology pioneer, businessman and philanthropist, is amongst the acclaimed hosts at this year‚Äôs TED Conference in California.
24th January 2013
Kanya King featured on the cover of Elite Business Magazine this month discussing her rise to fame.
28th June 2012
California is once again the sunny location for TED, the most innovative and exciting conference on the planet, where speakers with ‚Äėideas worth spreading‚Äô gather to share their thoughts on technology, design, science, media, politics, the arts, and other insights on how to shape a better word.
24th April 2012
Time magazine has announced its 100 most influential people in the word, in a list including entertainers, businesspeople, political leaders, sporting figures and controversial personalities.
Ian Livingstone Reviews
Ian Livingstone has spoken and appeared at a number of recent corporate events. Please find some client speaker testimonials and reviews for Ian Livingstone for a number of these events and conferences. If you would like some additional information as to how to book Ian Livingstone for your corporate event, then please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a real honour to welcome Ian Livingstone to the Bradford Animation Festival 2009 to deliver the keynote talk on his life in the games industry. Ian tales of his experiences working across table-top gaming, choose-your-own-adventure fiction and iconic videogames franchises such as Tomb Raider captivated and inspired the festival audience. Ian Livingstone is a true pioneer in interactive entertainment and his appearance was a real coup for Bradford.
Q & A with Ian Livingstone
Ian Livingstone answered some probing questions for Speakers Corner. For speaking secrets revealed - read on! To book Ian Livingstone for your event, please contact one of the Speakers Corner booking agents on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email@example.com
Speakers Corner: How did the corporate speaking start?
Ian Livingstone: Various people and organisations wanted to know more about my life in games.
Speakers Corner: Can you remember your first speaking engagement?
Ian Livingstone: Not really except I was quite nervous. It was many years ago.
Speakers Corner: And your last event?
Ian Livingstone: London College of Communication on 10th February 2010. I signed autographs after it.
Speakers Corner: Which event has been your favourite and why?
Ian Livingstone: Mumbai, India 2008 speaking to 2,500 students. They cheered enthusiastically throughout.
Speakers Corner: If you could speak at any event, past or future, what would it be?
Ian Livingstone: The next Tomb Raider movie premiere (if there was one)
Speakers Corner: Who would you most like to share a platform with?
Ian Livingstone: Bill Gates
Speakers Corner: On average, how many times a year do you speak at corporate events?
Ian Livingstone: Six to ten
Speakers Corner: Do you use powerpoint?
Ian Livingstone: Yes, but no boring text. Pictures and video only!
Speakers Corner: Are you as happy speaking to 50 as to 1,000 people?
Ian Livingstone: Yes, the more the merrier
Speakers Corner: How do you like to be introduced?
Ian Livingstone: Lara Croft’s father and Life President of Eidos, author and self-confessed Games Geek
Speakers Corner: Do you always like to do a briefing call before the event?
Ian Livingstone: Yes
Speakers Corner: What are the most asked for topics?
Ian Livingstone: My life in Games
Speakers Corner: Is your speech at all interactive with audience participation?
Ian Livingstone: Can be interactive for younger audiences who understand games.
Speakers Corner: Do you have any funny/embarrassing speaking anecdotes you care to share?
Ian Livingstone: Yes. Lots of Lara Croft amusing anecdotes.
Speakers Corner: Your favourite film?
Ian Livingstone: Bladerunner Director’s Cut
Speakers Corner: Is your speech at all interactive with audience participation?
Ian Livingstone: Can be interactive for younger audiences who understand games
Speakers Corner: Favourite book?
Ian Livingstone: On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Speakers Corner: Favourite holiday destination?
Ian Livingstone: Maldives
Speakers Corner: What’s your tipple?
Ian Livingstone: Fine red wine
Speakers Corner: Country or townie?
Ian Livingstone: Townie
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