Microsoft’s Outlook from 2020; The Media Company of the Future?

Paul O'BrienInnovation7 Comments

A headline caught my attention the other week and as someone long a fan of the strategic moves Microsoft makes somewhat behind the spotlight, the news fired up an interest in sharing some thoughts about the company for all of our friends in Media. “This could be Microsoft’s most important product in 2020. If it works“ That, from CNET’s Alfred … Read More

MediaTech Ventures’ Collective Takes Home A Scootee!

Paul O'BrienEducation, Innovation, Opportunity8 Comments

There are few awards as coveted as the Golden Scooter. Artisan crafted by the recherch√© Alexandria Marr, Scootee holds it’s place among Oscar, Nobel, and Palme d’Or. And last week, Collective, our incubator, rode home on the inaugural Golden Scooter. Born of impassioned startup advisors and program Directors from throughout Texas, Marr took upon herself the mission of creating an … Read More

From Fleming to Fukunaga, the bond of Books to Films

Paul O'BrienEducation, Innovation8 Comments

The writing, the screenplay, and the script, behind every great film is a story and words written that lead us throughout the narrative we experience on screen. And with so much attention and controversy surrounding Daniel Craig’s latest (and last) venture as a internationally renown spy, the story of how a book becomes a film picked at my brain. Ian … Read More

Important Factors for Startup Success

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, InnovationLeave a Comment

It does seem that the startups with a lot of publicity make it appear easy doesn’t it? Success garners attention and yet attention drives audience and demand for innovation, begging questions and debate of what comes first and which is the more important. Unquestionably, it’s the story, and that audience and attention that comes with it, but how does that … 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