Tag Archives: DIT

Createch

5 years ago I wrote a speculative strategy for the Department for International Trade. Focused on what the UK “offer” was to global inward investment in the Creative Industries, it identified a USP at the point where “creativity meets technology”. … Continue reading

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Global Citizen

As part of an international strategy development project I’ve been looking at what might get retained in our processes and practices post-Covid. Personally I can’t see that I will ever return to the level of international business travel that characterised … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Bristol / Cardiff / Porto

Channel 4 has now announced the location for its Bristol Creative Hub in the centre of the city (https://www.channel4.com/press/news/channel-4-chooses-bristols-finzels-reach-home-its-new-creative-hub). It will be interesting to see how this accelerates an already shifting geographic focal point for the media industries in Bristol. … Continue reading

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Stockholm

Cold in Stockholm, so retreating to the Pickled Herring pub within the British Embassy as the venue for a presentation on UK creativity / technology seemed like a good option. Whilst not a big city there is a clear sense … Continue reading

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Paris

To the British Embassy in Paris, for a collaboration between Department for International Trade and French TV industry event Série Series (http://www.serieseries.fr/en/prog_hors-murs.php). The day event highlighted British excellence in television production – with a focus on drama series – and … Continue reading

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Helsinki

To a dark, cold Helsinki and Slush, still a show like no other and always valuable. Slightly less VIP / political presence on stage this year but a high quality attendance across European tech – with AI and healthcare standing … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo / Santiago / Buenos Aires (London)

This blog could be subtitled: the failure of politics (with an exception) A fact-finding / relationship building visit across LatAm was in some ways an object lesson in a seemingly global failure or polarization of politics. The rise of Bolsonaro … Continue reading

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