The Programme has been created to drive sector-wide digital transformation, where Accelerators ultimately demonstrate business value through an open R&D approach, reflecting the value of industry of standards and best practices. Through the Accelerators, multicompany teams come together – led by game changing broadcasters, studios, platforms and content owners as ‘Champions’ - to develop solutions to use cases working with expert vendors and solutions providers as project ‘participants’.
Ericsson’s Steve Plunkett and EE’s Matt Stagg outlined the current state and potential of 5G, which is due to launch officially in 2020, to the Thames Valley Centre in mid-November.
As I find my seat among the 150 or more people who have come to Steve Dann’s latest Meetup, I know that the evening will be stimulating and, possibly, provocative. Dann, CEO of Amplified Robot, runs regular monthly Meetups, and this one, “AR and VR in medical education”, is being held in a lecture theatre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
London is an exciting place to be, as we live and work through the digital revolution in content creation and distribution.
One of the delights of my job is meeting people and discovering nuggets, as I call them, of insight that help build ideas and solve problems. I find the more random they are, the better.
Anya Hindmarch, the designer, has a family saying “Things come of things” – so never say no to a meeting which might seem a bit leftfield.