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London Tech Week 2019: King interactive gaming celebrates the UK’s thriving games sector

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James Nicholls, June 14, 2019 — Digital

Senior Studio Production Director, King

Senior Studio Production Director, KingSenior Studio Production Director at King

King is unique in the world of mobile gaming. We create games for one of the most diverse audiences in the industry, with 272 million monthly active players – one of the biggest casual gaming communities in the world. We are involved in creating some of the biggest mobile games on the planet. Candy Crush…

Making creative opportunities a reality

Technology is revolutionising the way we make and experience culture. From augmented reality to new immersive studios transforming the traditional exhibition, culture is developing as quickly as technology allows. Technology can be a real asset in helping increase access to the arts by reaching and inspiring new audiences. That’s why programmes like CreativeXR are so…

Building a Creative Economy for all

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, January 13, 2017 — Culture

Head of Creative Industries at DCMS

Today I spoke to the Westminster Media Forum in Manchester about harnessing the creative economy in the North of England. What I said in my speech is that to do this, we need to join up creative activity across the North of England and indeed the whole of the UK. After all, collaborating and connecting…

Future Worlds brings best of British startups to #CES2017

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, January 7, 2017 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Director of Future Worlds, University of Southampton

I’m writing this perched on a crowded sofa in Las Vegas watching over the Future Worlds incubator stand at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As a serial entrepreneur, I launched Future Worlds in December 2015 at the University of Southampton to help aspiring innovators change the world with their ideas. Ever envious of US…


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, November 17, 2016 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Director at Peak

Last year, we applied to Tech North’s Northern Stars competition with an aim to accelerate our business growth. Northern Stars is a pitch competition that seeks to identify and showcase the best tech startups in the North of England. We hoped the competition would raise awareness of our company and grow our business network. Everything…

Digital citizens of the future

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, October 6, 2016 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Chairman of Sumo-Digital

In a world being transformed by the speed of technological change – from the way we conduct business to how we make transactions or entertain ourselves – digital citizenship requires us to be in the driver’s seat rather than the passenger seat of technology. In today’s digital economy, being able to navigate the Internet and use digital technology should…

Getting into publishing

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, July 2, 2015 — Culture

HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne provides a valuable insight into what publishers are looking for when recruiting. This is a golden age for book publishing, with more people reading than ever before across an unprecedented range of platforms and devices. As publishers we bring our authors and their stories to as wide an audience as possible.…

Craft and innovation

Hot on the heels of the Crafts Council’s Innovation Programme launch Annie Warburton, Crafts Council Creative Programmes Director, explains how the initiative will drive collaborative innovation and creativity. Robotics, neuroscience, motor racing and pure mathematics are not fields you might immediately link with contemporary craft. Yet all featured at Monday night’s launch of the Crafts…