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Jeni Oliver – The Place of Creativity

Jeni Oliver – The Place of Creativity

Jeni Oliver is the Creative Industries Development Manager for Highlands and Islands Enterprise in Scotland. Jeni nurtures and supports businesses from handcrafters to games developers and connects them with the world. She spoke to MTF Director Andrew Dubber at XPONorth in Inverness about the importance of place in the creative sector and in innovation – as well as why these sorts of creative businesses are now at the forefront of innovation for all of industry.

Harry Yeff – Reeps 101

Harry Yeff – Reeps 101

Harry Yeff has been a big part of MTF’s mission to put human creativity at the heart of AI development. He’s a beatboxer and experimental vocalist who also happens to be at the cutting edge of AI research. He’s been in residence at Harvard University and Nokia Bell Labs and has developed his collaboration with neural networks expert CJ Carr at a series of MTF events since they first met at MTF Scandi in 2015. He joined MTF Director Andrew Dubber for a conversation about his unique talents and curiosity during the recent MTF Örebro event.

MTF Örebro

MTF Örebro

MTF teamed up with Örebro University for “Humans in da Loop” – a meeting of minds between academia, innovators and industry. The immersive labs at MTF Örebro focused on democratising AI innovation and putting humans and creativity at the centre of artificial intelligence. At the showcase finale, the university’s new Pro-Vice Chancellor of AI, Amy Loutfi joined Niclas Molinder CEO of music rights company Session and MTF founder Michela Magas on stage to discuss what it takes to break down the barriers between different knowledge areas.

Robin Rimbaud – Scanner

Robin Rimbaud – Scanner

Robin Rimbaud is Scanner. He's an electronic musician and sound artist who's released albums, performed all over the world, invented noises for electronic devices, and created sound art installations in the most unexpected of places. Scanner has worked with Laurie...

Ian Hunter – Super Model

Ian Hunter – Super Model

Ian Hunter is the co-founder of New Deal Studios. He's a model maker and award-winning visual effects supervisor for Hollywood films. Ian's worked on some brilliant movies (as well as some he describes as somewhat less brilliant) - and in recent years has collaborated...

Lucie Caswell – FAC: Forever Amending Copyright

Lucie Caswell – FAC: Forever Amending Copyright

Lucie Caswell is the CEO of FAC - the Featured Artists Coalition, the UK group representing recording artists at the highest levels of policy-making. The organisation is now ten years old, and the conversation about copyright law and the way in which it needs to be...

Tobias Edman – Space for Everyone

Tobias Edman – Space for Everyone

Dr Tobias Edman is Head of Innovation and Public Benefit at the Swedish National Space Agency, part of the larger European Space Agency. His job is to take space data and ensure that it's useful - to business, to society and to the planet. Tobias is a visionary: he...

Cheline Jaidar – Apple’s Alchemist

Cheline Jaidar – Apple’s Alchemist

After years spent juggling a corporate creative recruiting career and social advocacy work with the homeless & victims of domestic violence, Cheline Jaidar landed a key position with Apple. During her time there, she was instrumental in putting together the industrial...

Niclas Molinder – In Session

Niclas Molinder – In Session

Niclas Molinder is a Swedish songwriter, producer and CEO of Session (formerly Auddly) - a music rights startup with some phenomenal industry support. Session is working with ProTools, Universal, Spotify and others to ensure that rights are tracked and reported...

Deirdre Nelson – Arctic Crafts

Deirdre Nelson – Arctic Crafts

Deirdre Nelson is an Irish textiles artist and designer based in Scotland. She has been working with the Circumpolar Crafters Network, alongside Inuit and Sami traditional craftspeople, learning to make things from the natural resources around them in the harsh...

Andrew Robertson – Reality Producer

Andrew Robertson – Reality Producer

Andrew Robertson is an executive producer for entertainment company Very Nice TV. He's worked on Big Brother, Robot Wars, Antiques Roadshow and a lot more besides. He weighs in on the practical ethics of reality television, the value of the BBC, how terrible (and how...

John Robb – Punk’s Not Political

John Robb – Punk’s Not Political

John Robb is a journalist, author, broadcaster and musician. He's the frontman for punk band Goldblade and has a lot to say about a lot of things: music, technology, Britain, punk, genre, technology, architecture, the 5th century sacking of Rome by a Germanic tribe,...

Alfred Crown & Michele Benincaso – 5G Remote Jamming

Alfred Crown & Michele Benincaso – 5G Remote Jamming

At MTF Stockholm in September 2018, BBC tech reporter, musician and MTF regular LJ Rich were joined on stage by Ericsson 5G radio engineer Alfred Crown (pictured above) and Mind Music Labs CEO Michele Benincaso to discuss their 5G innovation project that allows...

Roxy Shah – Sync the World

Roxy Shah – Sync the World

Roxy Shah is a music supervisor at Record Play. She works on big campaigns for the likes of Google and Adidas - and she works with artists from all over the world at all stages of their career. Roxy has some good, practical advice for people who make music and for...

Jay O’Callahan – Storyteller to the Stars

Jay O’Callahan – Storyteller to the Stars

Jay O'Callahan is an American storyteller in the very traditional sense of the word. He was commissioned by NASA to tell their own story to them and to others at an iconic moment in its history. His job was to capture the human endeavour - the human triumph and the...

Daniel Ray – Ultimate Innovator

Daniel Ray – Ultimate Innovator

Daniel Ray is Director of Innovation at Ultimate Guitar. His role is to run labs, come up with brilliant new gamechanging ideas and to help create one billion new musicians in the world. So naturally, he came along to #MTFLabs in Frankfurt earlier this year. This...

Hannah Overton – Secretly in Charge

Hannah Overton – Secretly in Charge

Hannah Overton is General Manager for UK & Europe at Secretly Group (Dead Oceans / Jagjaguwar / Secretly Canadian). The label group has released albums by artists such as Bon Iver, Durand Jones and the Indications, Sharon Van Etten, War On Drugs, Angel Olsen and...

Dan Butler – The Rock in Rocketman

Dan Butler – The Rock in Rocketman

Dan Butler is Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Legal for Music at Paramount Pictures. His role is to put together the deals that get the big music into the big movies. Among other things, he's the guy who put the rock in Rocketman... There are some great tips...

Laura Hassler – Musicians Without Borders

Laura Hassler – Musicians Without Borders

Laura Hassler is the founder and director of Musicians Without Borders, an umbrella organisation working with local musicians to bring social change and peaceful, liveable conditions to their own communities. Laura started the organisation 20 years ago and in that...

David Peris – Digital Plumber to the Stars

David Peris – Digital Plumber to the Stars

David Peris describes himself as a digital plumber. His customers are to this day, and always have been, a roster of bonafide A-level rock star celebrities. David tells the story of how he became the webmaster for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Ozzy Osbourne before...

Cory Doctorow – Radicalized on the Internet

Cory Doctorow – Radicalized on the Internet

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, internet and copyright activist, and one of the first bloggers. His new book is called Radicalized. It's a collection of four SF novellas connected by social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America...

Steve Lawson – SoloBassSteve

Steve Lawson – SoloBassSteve

Steve Lawson creates music that he describes as "tricky to pin down"... He’s an ambient experimenter with something of a pop sensibility, creating a strange hybrid of jazz, electronica, ambient, new age, hip hop and ‘new acoustic’ influences - or as his website has...

Hattie Collins – This is Grime

Hattie Collins – This is Grime

Hattie Collins is a journalist and author. She's the Music Editor of i-D Magazine and her book 'This Is Grime', featuring images by award-winning photographer Olivia Rose, is an oral and visual history of grime music. The book weaves together extensive interviews with...

Tim Palm – DJ Arthro and his Spaceship

Tim Palm – DJ Arthro and his Spaceship

Tim Palm is DJ Arthro. He's an engineer, an electronic music producer and inventor. He drives a spaceship, he builds things with software and electronics, he's a drummer, he produces and releases dance music and performs it live - mostly using his nose to control all...

#MTFLabs at Infobip – Pula, Croatia

#MTFLabs at Infobip – Pula, Croatia

This week's special edition podcast takes you to #MTFPula at Infobip in Croatia. Meet the founders of Infobip, the creative innovators from the MTF community, the brilliant participants from Infobip offices all around the world and go behind the scenes of one our...

Tim Yates & Tom Fox: Hackoustic

Tim Yates & Tom Fox: Hackoustic

Tim Yates and Tom Fox led the 24-hour MTF Labs at #MTFFrankfurt at Musikmesse. They're also the founders of Hackoustic - a community of instrument builders, acoustic hackers and sound artists in London. They joined MTF director Andrew Dubber for a chat about taking...

Matthew Hawn – Audio Networker

Matthew Hawn – Audio Networker

Matthew Hawn is Chief Product Officer at Audio Network. They're an online production music library focusing on high quality music recordings by significant artists, making licences available for all kinds of uses - from major productions and broadcast to modest...

Marlies Endres – Innovating Aviation

Marlies Endres – Innovating Aviation

Marlies Endres is the Lean and Process Manager at Lufthansa. She attended the MTF Pro Labs VIP innovation masterclass at MTF Frankfurt and discusses the innovation lessons learned - and how they can be applied in the airline industry. Subscribe to the MTF Podcast...

Christian Guttmann – Explaining AI

Christian Guttmann – Explaining AI

Christian Guttmann is the founder of the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute, an adjunct and associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia, and adjunct researcher at the Karolinska Institute. He’s an entrepreneur who has founded several AI...

Paul D. Miller – DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller – DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller is a philosopher, avant-garde artist, author, composer, multimedia producer and turntablist. He's also released albums and toured internationally as DJ Spooky - that subliminal kid. He's currently putting the finishing touches on an upcoming album based...

Helen Leigh – Crafty Tech

Helen Leigh – Crafty Tech

Helen Leigh brings together craft, creativity and technology and makes it accessible to anyone - and particularly to children. She's the author of The Crafty Kids Guide to DIY Electronics and the founder of Do It Kits. She was one of the MTF Labs leaders at MTF...

Daniel Haver – Native Instruments

Daniel Haver – Native Instruments

Daniel Haver has taken Native Instruments from 6 to 600 people over the past two decades. He joined MTF Director Andrew Dubber for an in-depth conversation about his personal journey as well as his philosophies of business leadership, music technology and life in...

Ann Hiatt – Organising Google

Ann Hiatt – Organising Google

Ann Hiatt spent the past 15 years as the right hand and organising force of the number one people at Amazon and Google. Today she's a board member and advisor to Silicon Valley tech companies, sharing the invaluable business insight she accrued working closely with...

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