VRFocus Diversity Initiative July 2018

VRFocus Diversity Initiative  July 2018 Event

VRFocus Diversity Initiative (VRDI) has the aim to make emerging XR technologies such as AR and VR more inclusive. This is done by offering participants from under-represented groups the opportunity to get hands on with high-end VR headsets, 360 cameras and VR ready laptops to create either a 360 film or VR experience.

The 2018 Events are held every 2 months and I was accepted to attend Event held Tuesday, 31st July 2018. This was hosted by Plexal: Technology Innovation Centre London. It was organised and facilitated by Nina Salomons, VRDI Lead & Media Content Producer.

Overview:
The workshop unleashed my creativity, because Course content and instruction was very well tailored. Most importantly Nina Salomons, the VRDI Lead & Facilitator, ensured good attendee interaction and focus on outcomes. The VR (immersion) demos on the day influenced me as well as my discussion with instructors and attendees to understand the opportunities in emerging XR technologies.  Having taken part in the this Initiative, I am now prepared to take on role of project manager/producer in the Media & Entertainment sector.
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Alexandre Mars Epic event with TLA

Alexandre Mars Epic event with TLA

Russ Shaw (TLA) with Alexandre Mars (Epic)

This was a call for drastic and systemic action. Epic is leading a call for large corporates to “pledge 1% of their profit”.  Alexandre also advocated for a 2% pledge from founders of tech companies! He is leading Epic on a worldwide movement and reaching out to the “15 cities of money hubs”. Continue reading

The World is your Oyster

World MapAs new technologies bring the world closer together, companies are tempted to go global. The bright lights of international markets are attractive both to Startups and the established brands.

It is alluring as it offers plenty of opportunities; however this venture can also be unsuccessful. Therefore, the ability to skilfully navigate in a global environment is essential. In order to minimise the risk of failure or falling into too many pitfalls on the way, ask yourself some questions before preparing your strategy.

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Attend the FREE LonBa Meetup Event on 2 Sept

LonBa Meetup EventTrust this meets you well (sunbathing) on your August Break!!
We are holding the LonBa Meetup Event on Friday 6pm, 2 September at The Fence Pub. This is just round the corner from Farringdon station.

There will be BBQ Platters with Cash bar and a raffle draw for FREE ticket to our 29 Sept Business Gym workshop!  No need for booking confirmation and you are welcome with guests. Continue reading

How to find your Tribe

How to find your TribeHow to find your Tribe (or musings of a divergent)

I should simply say …Go where you are wanted!
Maslow’s law has fulfillment as the apex once we have food, shelter, material belongings satisfied. Fulfillment then would be about satisfying your ego and then you need to find followers which then equates to finding your tribe. So definitely who wouldn’t want to be Leader of the Tribe (pack)? Continue reading

Map your Business Growth Strategy

Map your Business Growth Strategy

Microsoft Map your Business Strategy

It is always necessary to re-evaluate and refocus your business growth plans. Refresh your business model and increase your profit margin – and you’ll want to do this with as little cost as possible.

We sometimes forget that our businesses are affected by external factors – things that are out of our control. It’s a good idea to prepare, with these factors in mind, as you start to grow your business – and a good approach is the PESTLE approach. Continue reading

The Fallacy of Entrepreneurship

accountantEntrepreneurship is often portrayed as a cavalier lunge through to success and depicted as the ONE person/individual overcoming the odds! So what are the real chances of success?  There is a dismal record of business failure within the first three years in the Small Business sector and in my professional practice I have also seen first-hand, a similar track record for project management in Large Corporates.

So what to do?

It is about building and thriving in a network and collaboration, which could be informal. How to thrive is building key partnerships and using knowledge share.  Continue reading