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Shankill Mission

I like big ambitious ideas. And this is one I am involved with. The plan is to open a hotel on Belfast’s Shankill Road.

Podcast: Producing virtual reality

Virtual reality on the podcast this time. Davy Sims talks to three people creating a VR and an immersive media industry in Northern Ireland. Dee Harvey is a producer as is Phil Morrow who runs the production company RETìníZE and Nigel McAlpine who runs Storyfx and Digital Catapult in Belfast.

Maxine Mawhinney’s “The Moment” and Gareth Quinn of Digital DNA

Innovations and new ventures in this episode of the podcast (with the really clever name). From TV to YouTube and celebrating collaboration with Digital DNA Belfast. Maxine Mawhinney’s The Moment and Digital DNA in Belfast

Funding creativity – from guitar strings to global exports

How do you fund creativity? If you are planning to make a business from your passion? Creativity and innovation needs support, funding and professional advice. Investment is the theme of this episode

Podcast: Episode 5 – Matthew Scott Founder and CEO of Navada Group

Matthew Scott is the CEO of Navada Group. Navada HQ is in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it has a presence in Belfast, London, New York and about to open an office in Sweden. But the founder is from Bangor. He lives there now in preparation for a major development expected to be announced officially in June.

Here’s to Stuart Bailie the man who made Oh Yeah

Stuart Bailie the founding father of Belfast’s Oh Yeah centre hands over to a new CEO. Oh Yeah is a unique place were music is created, celebrated, remembered and the business around I taught. But it has only been one achievement of the man who might have invented the word “Britpop”.

This week’s Slovenia & Balkan Weekly News Briefing is ready

The highlights of the main stories from the Balkans

Generation Innovation’s Night of Ambition – Podcast

This is Generation Innovation Night of Ambition. The annual event has become important not just for schools who nominate pupils as participants, it is a key moment in the year for organisers Connect at the Northern Ireland Science Park and for many, many people involved on the fringes of NISP.

Pilot Podcast – Martin Gilchrist

My first interviewee for this podcast series is Martin Gilchrist. We met in The MAC in Belfast. The MAC is a popular and accessible arts centre in the city. Popular with people interested in the arts, of course. But also a place where people involved in tech and startup businesses hang out sometimes.

Latest Audience Listening Figures in Ireland

The Joint National Listenership Research (JNLR) annual survey has just been published.  “RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but Today FM and RTÉ’s 2fm both saw their listener tallies slip, latest radio ratings show.”… Continue Reading →

The Summer of the Mobile Wielding Tourist

Across Europe, across the world mobile Internet access is eclipsing desktop and laptop usage. Mobile phones and tablets are becoming the most common way to use the Internet.

Often the hardest task’s hardest task is completion.

Sometimes you can become so involved with a project, you just do know how to stop. Even the end needs implementation

How to own an audience – From WIRED magazine

From: http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/10/how-to/how-to-own-an-audience   CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE HAVE A CONVERSATION KEEP IT CLEAR DON'T BE AFRAID TO PAUSE MOVE FOR A REASON USE YOUR HANDS KEEP YOUR BODY OPEN SET THE TONE

From: http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/10/how-to/how-to-own-an-audience   CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE HAVE A CONVERSATION KEEP IT CLEAR DON’T BE AFRAID TO PAUSE MOVE FOR A REASON USE YOUR HANDS KEEP YOUR BODY OPEN SET THE TONE

At the start of the week, I knew nothing. Now, well I know a bit more. Over the past two days I have been at a conference representing The Slovenian Times. Bled School of Management has been hosting the 13th European Leadership… Continue Reading →

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