Warren Buckleitner is an educational researcher and product reviewer with a specialty in the design of interactive media for children. He is the founding Editor of Children's Technology Review and covered children’s technology for the New York Times for over a decade. In 2001 he created the Dust or Magic Institute, an annual meeting of leading designers, researchers and reviewers, with the intention to share examples of best practice in children’s digital media. That same year, he started Mediatech Foundation, a non-profit technology center designed to enhance the services of a small town public library with technology. He's the coordinator of the annual BolognaRagazzi Digital Award, and the KAPi Awards — a juried prize given each year at CES. He's an adjunct professor at TCNJ, and has taught in NYU's ITP program, Rutgers and Michigan State University. He holds a BS in Elementary Education (cum laude), an MS in Human Development and a doctorate in educational psychology (Learning, Technology & Culture) from Michigan State University. He lives in New Jersey, is married with two daughters, and enjoys playing the trumpet.
Roberta Franceschetti has been working in communication and publishing for the past 15 years, focusing on new media. A journalist and content creator, she graduated in literature and earned a Master of Arts at the Royal College of Art, London and a postgraduate specialization in digital publishing at the Politecnico di Milano. She has worked with publishers and creative studios such as Giorgio Mondadori, Condé Nast, Franco Maria Ricci, Artefice. In 2012 she co-founded with Elisa Salamini the website Mamamò that reviews the best digital contents for kids and promotes digital education for children and families. She is the co-founder of ContentMakers, for children. She lives by the seaside in Southern Italy with her husband, her son Gabriele and two cats.
During the creation of her brain-child the Good App Guide (part of Fundamentally Children), Lucy reviewed literally hundreds of apps for children through observational research developing a keen eye for what makes an app exceptional. Lucy remained a Director at Fundamentally Children until 2016 when she started Digills Consulting. She supports the child-centred development of kids digital products working with McDonalds, LEGO, Preloaded, Scary Beasties and beyond. Lucy holds a Masters in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. She is also a STEM ambassador, book lover and mother of 2.
Neal Hoskins runs the collaborancy agency Wingedchariot. Since 2011 he has spearheaded the digital event and conversations at BCBF and developed this area of the fair which now includes CCBF in Shanghai for 2019. He works on special projects with a portfolio of clients that includes the estate of Tomi Ungerer, working at the intersection of print and digital matters in publishing.
Lucas Ramada Prieto
Lucas Ramada Prieto is an international PhD and researcher specialized in children’s and YA’s digital fiction’s aesthetics and its relation with children’s and youngsters’ artistic and literary education. He is mainly focused on the training of teachers, librarians and other cultural professionals to integrate this type of art within their regular activities, as well as to the dissemination of his expertise in the first Instagram channel dedicated to this subject in Spanish: Esto No va de Libros. He collaborates with GRETEL, a research group from the Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona and has worked with multiple renowned international institutions such as the CERLALC-UNESCO (Colombia), the Electronic Literature Organization, the Laboratorio Emilia de Formación (Brazil), the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona or the Secretaría Cultural de Mexico. He lives in Barcelona and plays way too much streetball.