Tag Archives: innovation

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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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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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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Munich

A very mixed couple of days in Munich, with the Germanwings crash a constant appalling presence. One bright point was the old “paternoster” lift below – proof that innovation takes us backwards as well as forwards. The interminable waits and … Continue reading

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the playable city

A thread of blogs past (trust me) is in some ways the uneven push / pull between technology and users – where the innovation envisaged or imposed by the tech in many of cases outweighs the user experience in importance. … Continue reading

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Connecting Digital Start Ups – Berlin

55 companies from the UK and Germany gathered at the British Embassy in Berlin last week for the Connecting Digital Start Ups event. A partnership between CIKTN, UKTI Germany, the UK Science Innovation Network and Berlin industry network Medianet, the … Continue reading

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The Creative Industries: Five Key Themes – CIKTN publication

The Creative Industries KTN has just published a summary of some of the work undertaken by its “Theme Champions” – download here My work with the CIKTN as Global Markets advisor has explored a key question: In an increasingly globalised … Continue reading

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CAC2011 – winners announced

The winning projects for Content Across Continents 2011 have been formally announced at Broadcast Asia today in Singapore. Following the call for proposals at Asia TV Forum in December 2010 an expert panel, including representatives from BBC, Demand Media and … Continue reading

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The view from Manchester – CIKTN/UKTI focus group

As part of my work with CIKTN and UKTI I produced and chaired a focus group in Manchester at the end of May, with participants comprising expert representatives from local businesses, development agencies and business networks. The discussion sought to … Continue reading

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