Muki Kulhan
CIO, Executive XR/MetaTech Producer & Creative Technologist MUKI-INTERNATIONAL, LTD

Muki is a multi-award-winning, BAFTA-nominated CIO, Executive XR Producer and Creative Technologist with over two decades of pioneering interactive, immersive experiences for music, sport, entertainment & broadcasting.At last year’s AWE EU’22 in Lisbon, she helped collect a prestigious Auggie Award for the ‘Start-Up To Watch’ Winners, the Multiplayer Music Maker/VR composer tool Patch XR with whom she’s been an Advisory Board member since 2018.Muki also co-leads the IBC Accelerators Media Innovation Programme, steering high-level consortiums to develop open collaboration and groundbreaking R&D solutions for industry-recognised challenges in XR/Emerging Media & Broadcast Engineering, exploring verticles such as Synthetic Humans, Talent ID/IP, Volumetric Video, Virtual Production, 5G Motion Capture for Live Performance & Animation, Real-Time XR Sport, Interoperable 3D Assets, Personalised MetaData, Blockchain, 6DOF Spatial Audio and more.Other Emerging Media clients include Red Bull Media House, and, mid-pandemic, Paramount, Mozilla, and The National Gallery via PlaylinesAR, where she Exec’d the critically acclaimed “Art of London: Augmented Gallery” location-based, interactive AR app. In 2019, she also created with Playlines and BOSE the spatial audio drum’n’bass hit, Harry Shotta’s ‘Consequences’, which was awarded the Raindance Immersive headline experience, Digital Catapult’s Surroundscapes tour, and the Innovation in Storytelling runner-up prize at the Future of Storytelling (FoST) in NYC.Previously, after ten years in the ‘00s of launching MTV’s first interactive digital platforms, websites, apps and live digital events, Muki went on to Executive Produce for scores of other A-List titles such as Marvel, Angry Birds, Samsung, and, BBC’s The Voice UK, where she helped create “The Virtual Voice’, the BBC’s first-ever series of immersive 360°Virtual Reality “way back” in 2015.A familiar and friendly face at AWE, Muki is in demand on the global speaking circuit as an MC/Host, Moderator and Keynote Speaker for such prestigious events like AWE, IBC, SXSW, MWC/4YFN, SportsPro/Ignition, Media Production Technology Show, Audio Engineering Society, Women in Immersive Tech (WIIT), XRSI/CyberXR Coalition, Abbey Road Studios Spatial Audio Forum and more. She also sits on several industry Advisory Boards, Juries and Committees, and is a regular contributor to tech papers, standards, frameworks and thought leadership publications focussing on emerging and progressive technologies for media and entertainment.


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