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What’s next? is a video series hosted by our very own Dean Johnson. In this exclusive Beep! CES series, Dean interviews iconic creatives and technologists from around the world, exploring everything from historical achievements through to ‘what’s next?’ for their industry.
Dean Johnson

Host | Creative Director Beep!

Dean introduces this exclusive new series.

Shafi Ahmed

Guest | Surgeon, Futurist, Innovator, Educator

Dean chats with Shafi Ahmed, 'the world's most-watched surgeon.' An incredible humanitarian and innovator, Shafi puts healthcare technology under the microscope. He discusses an increasing reliance on tech, the future of patient care, ethical frameworks, and more.

Robert Day

Guest | Director of Autonomous Vehicles at ARM

In conversation with Robert Day – Director of Autonomous Vehicles at ARM – today's chat steers us towards a utopian future for transport. Along the road, we discuss the tech behind vehicle autonomy and the challenges with legal frameworks and public perception.

Aaron Norstad

Guest | Star Wars Robotic Software Manager, AR Producer at Facebook

The latest episode of our CES Special sees Dean in conversation with Aaron Norstad in an episode that takes you to a galaxy far, far away, and back again. Aaron discusses fulfilling a childhood dream as Technical Project Manager at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, fact and fiction in robotics, and how COVID is accelerating roboticized reliance.

Savannah Peterson

Guest | Founder, Connector, Enabler

This episode’s guest finds her flow state on stage; Savannah Peterson is part of the Forbes Under 30 in Consumer Tech and has revelled in her role as an international speaker. Today, Savannah talks 2020, pandemic-enforced changes in communication and collaboration, as well as hopes for events to return in all their glory.

Moritz Waldemeyer

Guest | Artist, Designer, Wearable Tech Pioneer

In this edition of our CES Special, Dean discusses wearables with mastermind Moritz Waldemeyer. Moritz recounts works for A-listers in the music industry, and discusses a stagnation of adventure and creativity within big-tech. Moritz also reflects on working with Bentley Motors and a shift in priorities for car manufacturers.

James Jensen

Guest | Hyper-Reality Pioneer and Founder at The VOID and JUMP

Dean’s latest guest is James Jensen, former Co-Founder of The VOID, CEO of JUMP and pioneer of hyper-reality. James discusses issues facing consumer-focused VR, including creating shared experiences, engaging all the senses, and making immersion meaningful. James also shares his thoughts on big-tech's role in propelling the sector forward.

Don Levy

Guest | Entertainment Technology Legend and Industry Analyst

Our final talk for this CES Special sees Dean joined by Don Levy, who spent 17 years at the helm of Sony Pictures' Marketing Communications. Don reflects on a fascinating career, discusses his stars of the show for 2020, and muses on CES's future after this year's all-digital endeavor.

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