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Matt Locke
Head of Cross Platform, Channel 4

Matt Locke Acting Head of Crossplatform at Channel 4, responsible for building engaging and innovative online projects around the channel’s key brands, including Big Brother, Skins, Misfits and Embarrassing bodies.

Before this, he was Commissioning Editor for Education, working with the Education team to commission online services that will deliver informal learning in innovative and exciting ways to teenage audiences.

In the first two years of its new online strategy, C4 Education projects have won numerous awards, including a BAFTA, BIMA and Flash Forward award for Bow Street Runner (www.channel4.com/bowstreetrunner), a BAFTA nomination for Yeardot (www.yeardot.co.uk) and an EMMY for Battlefront (www.battlefront.co.uk) and two SXSW awards for Smokescreen (www.smokescreengame.com) and 1066 (www.1066game.com)

Before Channel 4, Matt was Head of Innovation for BBC New Media & Technology. He was responsible for developing and running research programmes within the BBC and with external partners, including developing academic and industry partnerships, and developing open innovation initiatives like http://backstage.bbc.co.uk  and http://open.bbc.co.uk/labs/ .

Before joining the BBC, Matt worked as a curator and writer, specialising in the social adoption of technology and the cultural impact of digital technology, and still continues to write regularly about these themes for journals, websites and his own site at www.test.org.uk

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