Author Archives: markleaver

CogX / Createch – innovation challenges of emerging technologies

Createch is an annual event with a remit to look across the creative sector at emerging technology and interesting content. This year it was merged into the Virtual CogX London event. I chaired a panel, broadcast earlier, exploring the innovation … Continue reading

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Nowhere

My last post here was two months ago – reflecting on economic growth, international travel and globalisation. And then everything changed, in the most fundamental and extraordinary way. I’m delivering part of a Creative Scale Up programme in the West … Continue reading

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10 years (2)

Following on from the above. The landmark of 10 years by definition makes you reflective. It’s been a period where the “new media” of the new millennium matured and embedded itself into every part of our lives. So some reflections … Continue reading

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10 years (1)

And so, unexpectedly, Mark Leaver Consulting is 10. At the very beginning a neighbour, a highly clubbable international consultant, described the key to self-employment as to “keep moving the cliff”. I thought rather a bleak view at the time… What … Continue reading

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Bristol

Three new initiatives to start the year in Bristol. Channel 4 – Channel 4 officially launched its Creative Hub in the city last night (15th Jan). Looking back it was early 2017 when I first met DCMS at the beginning … Continue reading

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Helsinki

Slush again. Disappointingly not as cold as usual in Helsinki, felt wrong somehow. The show retains its idiosyncrasies – indoor waterfall area anyone? – and it is always interesting to see what the tech trends are across the show. Looking … Continue reading

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Los Angeles

Across a sparkling visit to Los Angeles I met with the innovation leads of three major studios and a number of interesting digital production services businesses. What was striking was the significant strategic focus on the use of real time … Continue reading

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Frankfurt

To Frankfurt for Me Convention, “a ‘future lab’ for exploring major issues and promising ideas for society, business, science and our planet.” Within the convention SxSW produces a “start up cities” strand with a focus on places where there is … Continue reading

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Framing Immersion / Italy

As detailed below the Framing Immersion report I recently authored – a collection of personal testimonies exploring the challenges and opportunities in creating immersive experiences in an emerging market – is now published. Download here: SWCTN Framing Immersion report And … Continue reading

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Framing Immersion / Madrid

Over the past couple of months I have been putting together a report capturing the current developments in immersive tech based on the insight of the producers who are the architects of this new form. Framing Immersion is a collection … Continue reading

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