Brooklyn-based artist Andy Cavatorta, who has collaborated with Icelandic singer Bjork and drinks brand Stella Artois has joined the line-up for The Drum’s upcoming Disruption Day event at the end of November.
Cavatorta, whose work integrates emerging technologies with traditional crafts, recently embarked on a year-long collaboration with Björk, creating musical instruments that are featured in her latest record, tour, films, and upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.
Other recent work includes a collaboration with the Royal Opera House and a year-long commercial commission from Stella Artois.
The event, which takes place on 27 November, will feature a host of meaty topics ranging from smart cities; the future of money, retail and health, education and entertainment.
Cavatorta joins a stellar line-up of speakers including Iain Millar, head of innovation at Rufus Leonard who will tackle the topic of how the agency plans to reinvent the financial sector and whether brands cease to exist as technology supergiants.
Meanwhile John Lewis innovation manager and leader of the retailer's tech incubator scheme JLabs will talk to delegates about the future of retail.
The UK government's first ever chief of social media Tiffany St James will also speak at the event on the topic of the future of education, as will Decoded co-founder Alasdair Blackwell.
Other speakers include Mr President creative partner, D&AD president and The Drum Dadi Awards' Individual of the Year Laura Jordan Bambach; Sapientnitro experience design director Daniel Harvey and chief strategy officer Neil Dawson; chief strategy and insight officer, International at DigitasLbi Fern Miller and chief strategy officer of Somo Mark Sleight. .
To find out more, view the full programme line-up and book delegate tickets, please visit the Disruption Day dedicated website.