Will Saunders – consultant & executive producer

Strong editorial leadership, strategic thinking, extensive knowledge & innovation within digital media.

I was one of the chief architects of the BBC’s digital transformation, driving development and business across BBC Studios, one of the UK’s leading media producers with an annual slate worth £350 million. In the last three years embedding specialist digital capability within TV Production, launching and editorially leading the BBC’s innovation platform Taster, and Exec Producing a series of projects for BBC Three, the first TV channel in the world to move online. As a television & radio producer I have made award winning programmes with Graham Norton, Flight of The Conchords, Mark Radcliffe, & Tim Minchin.

I have recently been consulting with DCMS following the publication of The Cultural White Paper  and a Government review aimed at making the UK a world leader in Digital Culture. A narrative framework and policy recommendations will report later this year.  I also sit on the funding and investment working group for Immerse UK, a cross-sector network for businesses and research organisations using virtual & augmented reality to drive productivity, social and economic growth.

I am a regular speaker at Broadcast & Digital Industry events, including MIP, IBC & SxsWi  &  judge a number of the UK’s leading media awardsBeing one of BIMA’sHot 100″ in Digital Media for 2017 was cause for both immense gratitude and curious fascination.