Laura is Senior Product Manager for BBC Research & Development tasked with driving adoption of new technology and exploring new ways of digital storytelling. Laura has spent the last 7 years collaborating with the tech sector on near term innovation through BBC Connected Studio. Some areas of focus have included interactive and immersive storytelling, XR and OBM. Laura lead the work on global innovation with BBC World Service, developing and testing new ways to increase the BBC’s digital reach across Africa and South Asia. She also spent time creating and supporting BBC #newsHACK driving open innovation in News.