Luke Hyams is the Head of Originals for YouTube in EMEA where he oversees all original programming across the region. At YouTube he has been responsible for a wide range of scripted and unscripted programming, collaborating with companies including Left Bank & BBC Studios and talent including Lewis Capaldi & The Sidemen. Before joining the Google owned video platform, Luke was Director of Global Content at The Walt Disney Co where he worked with the worlds best digital creators and legacy Disney brands to create original digital franchises for a variety of platforms. Luke has spent time in Asia partnering with brands to produce web-series and micro-movies and before that worked extensively as a writer and director creating award-winning interactive series including “Dubplate Drama,” and ‘Katemodern’, for which he earned the Broadcast Press Guild award for innovation.