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The Landing welcomes former president of Epic Games for exclusive event

The Landing, MediaCityUK’s tech hub specialising in high growth tech start-ups and scale-ups, is hosting one of the most influential leaders in technology and gaming at an exclusive event on Monday 20thJanuary. Dr Mike Capps is co-founder and CEO of Artificial Intelligence (AI) specialist Diveplaneand a key member of the team behind the global gaming phenomenon, Fortnite. He will share insights into how AI can support business growth and development and the future of online gaming.

Before co-founding Diveplane, Mike Capps was president of Epic Games – maker of Fortnite and Gears of War – and his tenure includes hundreds of industry awards for the company, and a personal lifetime achievement award from NCTA, the Internet and Television Association. Mike also continues to host a number of television series on the Discovery and Science channels. He is visiting Europe for a number of engagements and this is his only event in the North of England.

Dan Sodergren, Head of Business Services at The Landing, says: “We are delighted to be hosting Mike Capps at next week’s event and are looking forward to hearing some interesting stories about his experience, as well as fascinating insights and predictions for the future of AI in business and online gaming.


“With our unparalleled facilities and a commitment to innovation we’re proud to be home to a range of outstanding technology firms – either those who have started here or chosen to move here – and we’re sure that attendees will benefit hugely from this event.”


Mike Capps began his career after post-graduate degrees at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Naval Postgraduate School, and is based at Diveplane’s HQ in North Carolina.


The Landing is a technology enterprise incubator for high-growth companies at the heart of MediaCityUK. It is home to the UK’s first 5G enabled immersive lab, which offers a wide range of AR, VR and Mixed Reality technologies, and to Vodafone’s 5G testbed.

The event, which is free to attend, takes place from 4.30 to 6.30pm on Monday 20thJanuary and will include a Q&A session for guests to learn from Mike Capps and his impressive career in AI and gaming. Tickets can be booked here: https://www.thelanding.org.uk/events/an-audience-with-mike-capps/


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