YSK: The SXSW 2020 Schedule Changes a lot from Tradition

Paul O'BrienEngagement, Opportunity3 Comments

I’m not sure it’s possible for us to be more excited about SXSW than we’ve been before, but with focuses on XR, MusicTech, Health, Gaming, and Space, this coming festival and conference is shaping up to reflect precisely where the arts, technology, and our economy are going. Seeing a schedule of 2020 events recently though gave me pause. “Interactive” (historically … Read More

Improving Organizations’ Communications

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, Engagement10 Comments

It’s a stale and boring headline but I’ll be honest, I really couldn’t come up with a more buzzfeed-worthy attention grabber, nor SEO targeted phrase, because the root of the thought here is really this simple: Today’s organizations suck at communications. According to a survey of 4,000 employees, almost half were unsure of what was being asked of them. HR magazine Bear with … Read More

Awarding the Games of 2019

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Geoff Keighley‘s global celebration of video games and Esports, The Game Awards‘, nominees were announced just before a bit of a holiday in the United States (Thanksgiving), in advance of the December 12th award show. As I sit with family, kids, and countless reasons to be thankful, I smiled at how we’ve cycled together through the Xbox, the Nintendo, and … Read More

Immersive Memories

Paul O'BrienEngagement, Opportunity5 Comments

Many of the most horrific aspects of humanity are being lost to time; and the greatest risk to one and all, and particularly our future, is that we’re losing the opportunity to really learn from our past. Historians, authors, podcasters, and film makers are racing at preserving the stories of our past, but the written word, or even a film … Read More

Creating Content that Impacts

Paul O'BrienEducation, Engagement28 Comments

There are a few technical skills involved in publishing an article online and then driving engagement and enthusiasm with it.    Far too often, I hear from business owners, artists, or entrepreneurs, who “tried blogging” or did “some” podcasting and all but gave up because they didn’t get the results they expected. Come on folks, you should know better.  As … Read More

Music (R)evolution: is Acceleration the Future of Music Innovation?

Clement JadotAdvocacy, Engagement, Innovation3 Comments

Over the past decades, the Music Industry went through more revolutions than Russia in the first half of the 20 h century. At the crossroad between innovation and creativity, musicians and producers were always keen to experiment with new ways of doing things. But from digital soundtracks to live stream music and media influencers, the internet forever changed how things … Read More