Advisory Board

Advisory Board

At ISCA, we pride ourselves on constructing and delivering industry relevant programmes that enhance employability. To achieve this, we rely on the wisdom, skills and sector experience of the various illustrious members of our international Advisory Board. Our Advisory Board, advises and guides us to ensure our programmes are always relevant to the industry and future ready.

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Johnathon Vaughn Strebly
Service Design

Johnathon Vaughn Strebly is a creative Design (ico-D). Johnathon was the National President for Graphic Designers of Canada.

As a design director, mentor, and advocate for creativity, Johnathon provides environments where innovative thinking is encouraged. Johnathon has directly influenced designers navigating the unique challenges of today’s design environment by developing, implementing and sharing his experience within curriculum design, advisory committees, consulting and programming for design agencies and educational institutions.

As President-Elect of the International Council of Design (ico-D), Johnathon brings decades of experience and involvement in the applied arts, encouraging growth and change in creative industries, challenging and contributing to the contemporary fabric of design today, and tomorrow.

He founded the brand strategy and communications agency The Notice Group in 2000, is the former Director of Creative Services for HCMA Architecture +Design, past president of the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), previous GDC National Ethics Chair, and past president of the Vancouver Chapter of
the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC). He is also a founding committee member, organizer, and co-host of CreativeMornings Vancouver and Interesting Vancouver.

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Lydia Thornley
Design for Branding & Communication

Lydia Thornley is a London-based graphic designer, creative director and live illustrator with over three decades of creative industry experience. Lydia is also a speaker on design practice and process.

Lydia graduated from Canterbury College of Art (now UCA) and worked at leading London design practices before setting up her own studio.

Studio Lydia Thornley is based at an innovative co-working space in London’s Olympic park. Lydia works solo and collaboratively on brand, communication and reportage projects for business, charity and education clients.

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David Ludlow
Design for Urban Infrastructure & Smart Cities

David Ludlow is an associate professor in European Smart Cities at University of West of England, Bristol.

David is an urban planner with substantial practice-based experience in government agencies and consultancy in UK, and for the past 25 years has promoted applied research on urban governance and sustainable development in an academic environment. He is member of the EU Expert Group on the Urban Environment, providing scientific and technical expertise to DG Environment for the European Sustainable Cities Project, and is advisor to DG Connect (European Commission) for the Open Governance Programme.

Overall, he has been responsible for the development and implementation of more than 50 major EU funded research projects, as well as international research projects.

All the research and innovation projects in various ways focus on the development of smart governance tools, methodologies and intelligence delivered by open, integrated and interoperable
decision-making processes, supporting the attainment of policy objectives for mitigation of climate change and creation of sustainable cities.

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Ashish S K
Founder Punnaryug Art Vision Pvt Ltd

Ashish S.K. is known to be the most dedicated and colorful personality in the animation industry. Over the past 19 years, he has set up world-class animation studios in India, created the finest original Indian animated contents and has successfully completed and marketed several animation films for studios in Hollywood. He was recently awarded “The Creative Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2015 by Entrepreneur magazine.

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Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee
Sound designer, Sound editor and Audio mixer in Indian Film (Title)

National Award winner (for the films Madras Café and BajiraoMastani) and a Member of The Oscar Academy’s Class of 2018, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee is a graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, in Sound Recording and Sound Engineering.Having a career span of over 3 decades, he has virtually worked in every department of
Sound for Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Television serials,Advertising films and Music Albums. He has been known to introduce and bring in a fresh approach in recording methods.

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Paula Graham Gazzard
Director at Contemporary Visual Arts Network

Summary Experienced research and policy manager with a particular interest in creative industries and social impact of digital/AI technologies as well as wider social and diversity policy. I have a real passion for understanding complex issues from a range of perspectives to generate innovative policy ideas. Using a variety of approaches to design, commission, and review research is vital to developing effective, evidence-based strategies and compelling narratives. With 30 years in impact research and 5 years policy management experience, I am confident in developing and delivering a policy strategy and communicating complex ideas effectively to diverse stakeholders and policymakers.

Have 20 years experience of design through research, collaborative, cross-disciplinary and cross-sector research. This includes public engagement consultancy in UKRI-funded design through research collaborations as well as working with NGOs to design and develop innovative services supported by interactive digital platforms. External relations, networking, partnership development, writing for publication, and public speaking are key to my work as well as monitoring digital innovation policy and trends.

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Ninad Chhaya
COO – WITS Interactive / Co-Founder and COO - GoPhygital

An entrepreneur and an avid gamer at heart, Mr, Ninad with over 20 years of experience in gaming, and the interactive media space is focused on providing immersive, experiential solutions to its client-partners using Augmented Reality,Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Game Development as the four core offerings. Ninad’s foray into gaming began when he co-founded Indiagames Ltd.