culture | technology | entrepreneurship
REMIX is a new global summit for culture, entrepreneurship and technology – tackling the big ideas shaping the future of the cultural sector. The day is designed to be a forum where creative leaders from different sectors can exchange insights, ideas and work together towards common goals.
Created by the cultural entrepreneurs behind CultureLabel.com, the inaugural event partners include Google and Eventbrite.com and REMIX is hosted by Bloomberg, London. REMIX features inspirational speakers from across the world’s of business, technology and culture including:
- Doug Richard, CEO, School for Startups and formerly of BBC’s Dragons Den
- Steve Crossan, Head of Google Cultural Institute
- Matthew Slotover, Co-Director, Frieze Art Fair & Frieze Magazine
- Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England
- Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes, The Serpentine Gallery
- Bindi Karia, Vice-President, BizSpark, Microsoft
- Peter Barron, Director of External Relations, Google Europe, Middle East and Africa
- Adam Boita, UK Brand Manager, Absolut Vodka
- Carl Christopher, Sponsorship Manager & Special Projects Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment, Europe
- Volker Hirsch, Global Head of Business Development, Games, RIM Blackberry
- Jon Kingsbury, Programme Director, Creative Economy, NESTA
- Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Partner, Seedcamp (Google Campus)
- Marc Sands, Director, Media and Audiences, Tate
- Zach Leonard, Managing Director, Digital, Evening Standard & The Independent
- Jo Prosser, Managing Director, V&A Enterprises
- Patrick Bradley, CEO, Ingenious Ventures, Ingenious Media
- Yvonne Chien, Vice-President, Marketing, Getty Images
- Jemma Read, Head of Philanthropy, Bloomberg
- Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director, Moët Hennessy
- Julia Peyton-Jones, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery
- Ije Nwokorie, Managing Director, Wolff Olins
- James Davis, Program Manager, Google Art Project, Google
- Fabien Riggall, Founder, Future Shorts & Secret Cinema
- James Bromley, Managing Director, MailOnline, Daily Mail
- Renaud Visage, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Eventbrite.com
- Marcus Davey, Chief Executive & Artistic Director, The Roundhouse
- Anna Higgs, Head of Film4.0, Channel 4
- Rob Greig, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Opera House
- Richard Ayers, Head of Digital Business Development, British Film Institute & Digital Adviser, Manchester City FC
- Matthew Clark, Creative Director, United Visual Artists (UVA)
- Marianne Abib-Pech, Author of the FT Guide to Leadership
- Peter Tullin & Simon Cronshaw, Co-Founders, CultureLabel.com
- Paul Bay, Founder, Citizen Bay, Citizen Guild & Citizen Sound
- David Jubb, Artistic Director, Battersea Arts Centre
What is REMIX?
Culture and creativity is central to vibrant communities, lifestyles, entertainment and leisure. Cultural expression is now core to building powerful communities and brands, creating content and experiences that engage on an entirely different level.
Meanwhile, technology continues to disrupt business models and distribution strategies. Consumers are changing, and more powerful than ever – entrepreneurs are finding enitrely new business models to meet their needs for commercial gain.
REMIX explores the crossroads of these: culture, business and technology; of heritage and innovation.
What will be covered?
The day is structured around five areas:
1. BIG IDEAS at the nexus of culture, technology and business: What are the emerging opportunities and challenges for arts and business leaders alike? How can new revenue streams be created for financing cultural excellence alongside public funding?
2. FINANCE & BUSINESS MODELS – How do we finance and execute Big Ideas within the realities of financial limitations, organisational structures and disparate attitudes? What collaborations, structures and resources will enable us to turn ideas into reality?
3. GROWING THE MARKET – What creative new approaches to customer engagement strategies are on the horizon?
4. CULTURAL CONSUMPTION – In online, offline and the space between, what emerging distribution channels can we utilise to satisfy multi-channel consumers?
5. FUTUROLOGY: WHAT’S NEXT? – With briefings from leading trend analysts, what does the near future hold for virtual access, policy and commercial income generation?
And there’s more…
Thanks to Bloomberg the proceeds from the REMIX programme are being used to create a cultural entrepreneurship toolkit for use beyond the day itself. All delegates attending the event receive a copy of the new publication from CultureLabel, REMIX, which analyses key consumer and technology trends that are creating new opportunities for the culture industry.
You can also share information from the event with the rest of your organisation: delegates will receive a link to The Guardian Culture Professionals Network. Once you submit your details you can download additional digital copies of REMIX which can be distributed freely to colleagues. On the REMIX site you will also be able to access ongoing trend information, updated regularly, that is relevant to the sector. All of the talks will be filmed and will also be available on this website so you can share the day with any of your colleagues that were unable to attend.
Who’s behind REMIX?
REMIX, London has been created by the cultural entrepreneurs behind CultureLabel.com – Peter Tullin and Simon Cronshaw with help from Florian Wupperfeld. CultureLabel.com is an online marketplace for art, accessories, homeware and gifts, made up of over 600 leading global culture institutions such as the Tate, British Museum, Château de Versailles, Warhol Estate, New Museum NYC, Saatchi Gallery and the V&A.
Peter and Simon are also authors of Intelligent Naivety, a handbook for would-be cultural entrepreneurs who actively create new commercial opportunities with a range of cultural organisations. You can download Intelligent Naivety as an eBook here free of charge. Previous CultureLabel events included MobileCulture which featured speakers from Wired, O2, Vodafone, Penguin, Nokia, British Library, SKY and National Gallery.
Google is a big supporter of the creative and cultural industries with initiatives such as YouTube Play with the Guggenheim Museum, the Google Art Project and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Having presented at our Mobile Culture event in 2011 we are delighted to welcome them onboard as a REMIX partner. Stay tuned to hear more about some of the cool things we will be doing with them at the event.
Bloomberg is a leading supporter of innovation, access and new technologies in the arts and culture and creativity worldwide. Through a wide range of dynamic partnerships with visual, performing and literary arts organizations, Bloomberg is committed to artistic excellence and ensuring as wide an audience as possible is able to engage in exciting cultural opportunities around the world. Notable partnerships in London include Tate, Camden Roundhouse, White Building and the Serpentine Gallery.
Steve Crossan is Head of the new Google Cultural Institute which is based in Paris. Steve will talk about the objectives of the Cultural Institute and Google’s progress to date.
Porsche is an iconic global brand and we are delighted they are the online sponsors of the REMX summit. Porsche has sponsored cultural initiatives worldwide including the Shanghai Art Fair.