Scott Addison Clay Kicks Off the Spring Labcorp Speaker Series
Please join us on January 27th at 6:30 p.m. in room 1231 in Engineering Building 2 for the first lecture in our Spring Labcorp “Leadership in Technology” Speakers Series.
Our special guest speaker will be NC State alumnus Scott Addison Clay. His topic will be “Creative Passion + Computer Science = Endless Possibilities.”
Clay is the Founder and CEO of Addison Interactive, a digital marketing
agency celebrating its 11th year, and is the recent Founder and CEO
of Eventuall Inc. a software development company powering immersive experiences
and virtual events. Clay leads an international team of developers,
designers, writers and strategists working on immersive digital experiences,
marketing campaigns, and virtual events for Hollywood’s biggest names and
Fortune 500 brands. He and his team at Addison Interactive have built
interactive experiences for franchises such as Harry Potter, Batman, The
Hobbit, LEGO, and Godzilla; innovative platforms for Prince, Katy Perry, 20th
Century Fox, and Warner Bros; and marketing campaigns for Amazon, Netflix,
Adobe, Mattel and others.
Seeing a need to continue a sense of community at the outset of the pandemic, he pivoted to creating a platform for virtual events. Using his experience building engaging yet technically stunning experiences, his team and their platform have powered events for Disney, Netflix, and Warner Bros, as well as corporate summits with speakers from Microsoft, Verizon, AWS and high-powered individuals such as Magic Johnson, Diana Nyad, and Bob Chapman.
Clay graduated with honors from NC State with a degree in Environmental Engineering, and minors in Theater and Arts Studies with a concentration in Film. He was featured in the Summer 2021 NC State Alumni Magazine.
Abstract: In today’s world, software truly powers everything around us. In 1982, when software was mainly relegated to small, boxy computers, Scott Addison Clay coded his first interactive game and discovered that you could tell stories through code. That sparked a creative passion which has endured to today and has taken him on an amazing journey from Raleigh to Hollywood, where he’s combined his creative passion with his CSC background and Engineering degree to be at the forefront of digitizing the relationship we have with the Entertainment industry. He will share how combining a zealous technical curiosity with a creative mindset, in any area that you’re passionate about, can lead to an innovative career in nearly any industry.
The event is free and open to the public. Ample free parking is available on Centennial Campus after 5 pm. For directions and more information, click here.
***Masks are required for the 'in person' talk. Consult University COVID guidelines for the current directives. If you are unable or uncomfortable joining us in person, the talk will be broadcasted live at https://go.ncsu.edu/labcorpspeakerseries. As always, talks will be videotaped and made available (pending speaker approval) on a dedicated YouTube channel.***
These lectures have been approved by the CSC Graduate Oversight Committee to count toward the required lectures for graduate students.
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