Oxford Technology & Media

Publishing & Internet

Publishing & Internet

Oxford has long been home to traditional large international publishers tapping into local talent and specialist knowledge to produce academic and educational materials. Whilst these evolve their businesses at varying speeds into digital models, in parallel a new type of content publisher has sprung up, using the Internet to access new audiences, often global, with more interactive media formats. In this sector, the hold of traditional print content is being eroded by the ubiquity of online information and the march of content as the currency of engagement marketing. There is still a long way to convergence between the old and the new, but these are exciting times for publishing in Oxfordshire.

Scroll down to see the latest news or start a discussion in the Publishing & Internet Forum

Digital Maturity Event – 11 April, 2016

Posted by on 7:16 pm in Events, Media, Publishing & Internet | 0 comments

Digital Maturity Event – 11 April, 2016

DIGITAL MATURITY When will we know we’ve grown up? Here’s a flavour of our April 2016 event. You can see the full blurb at the event registration page. Date:  Monday 11th April 2016, 6.00pm to 9.00pm Venue: The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP Digital is becoming ever more pervasive in our everyday lives, from film-makers to universities to SMEs to multinationals, and it now forms a core part of most organisations’ daily operations. The ‘Digital’ rate of change will only continue to accelerate as new technologies...

read more

Cally Robson – A Tribute

Posted by on 6:17 pm in Big Data & Telecoms, Entrepreneurs & Finance, Featured, Finance, Gaming, Media, Music & Sound, Photography, Publishing & Internet, Technology, Television & Film | 0 comments

Tony Henderson celebrates the life of our friend Cally: For my friend and fellow OTMFN board member Cally Robson who tragically died of cancer on Tuesday 19 May. The Invisible Force The Invisible Force that beset you That you fought and you never gave in Has lifted you up from beside us Though your presence remains here and within. We know you so well as our teacher Our coach, our parent, our friend. We’ll have to write it all down now To which address can we now send? It’s not questions that really need answers But your voice...

read more

Calling businesses looking to expand in or to Oxfordshire

Posted by on 6:57 pm in Big Data & Telecoms, Entrepreneurs & Finance, Gaming, Music & Sound, Photography, Publishing & Internet, Television & Film | 0 comments

This is a guest post (hopefully the first of many) introducing the Invest in Oxfordshire service Invest in Oxfordshire is a free, confidential inward investment service. With partners, we support new companies to move into Oxfordshire; and existing companies to grow. To date we have focused predominately on three key sectors; life sciences, advanced engineering, and space-related technology.  We are now actively researching, and looking to support the Creative Industries, Environmental Technology, and IT sectors.  If you are such a company...

read more

Enough of the Cloud Already, What’s Next for Enterprise Technology?

Posted by on 11:06 am in Big Data & Telecoms, Entrepreneurs & Finance, Publishing & Internet, Technology | 0 comments

A guest post from Richie Etware, leader in design thinking, organizational transformation, innovation, and thought leadership. Folow the lively discussion on the full article here. Business leaders interested in the future of enterprise technology should stop thinking of “the cloud” as a noun and start thinking about “clouding” as a verb. When we talk about cloud computing in general, we’re describing a set of efficiency principles only applied to once stateful compute and storage resources that are now stateless...

read more

University of Oxford signs collaboration agreement with Digital Catapult

Posted by on 10:46 am in Big Data & Telecoms, Media, Publishing & Internet, Technology | 0 comments

The University of Oxford has announced a collaboration agreement with the Connected Digital Economy Catapult.As part of the agreement the University will work with the Digital Catapult, business and the public sector to collaborate on joint projects and activities. The collaborative work will be co-ordinated at Oxford by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and its Oxford Digital Economy Collaboration Group (ODEC). Initially the collaboration will focus on the security aspects of a project designed to support data sharing within industry, the...

read more

Next step in the OTMFN journey

Posted by on 10:08 am in Big Data & Telecoms, Entrepreneurs & Finance, Gaming, Music & Sound, Photography, Publishing & Internet, Television & Film | 0 comments

We’re quietly launching the new website for The Oxford Technology Media & Finance Network today at http://www.otmfn.co.uk. For the sake of transparency, this has not been funded, but set up as a ‘starter site’ to be a place to capture news about the network and its members. It has been developed by David Harris (who you may know as a marketing and strategy expert or as a director of local IT Support business, The Oxford Knowledge Company with input from the other OTMFN Board members. Over the coming months, we’ll...

read more

Tech Strategy Board’s Creative Industries Investment Programme 2013-14

Posted by on 1:27 pm in Big Data & Telecoms, Entrepreneurs & Finance, Gaming, Music & Sound, Photography, Publishing & Internet, Television & Film | 0 comments

A heads up for you on the new Creative Industries Strategy and Investment Programme 2013-14 from the governments innovation agency the Technology Strategy Board – which includes upcoming project areas they’re looking to invest in – Cross-Platform Production in Digital Media Frictionless Commerce (as an online shopper, I do like that one 🙂 Hyperlocal Media Demonstrators (hmmm. Anyone?) Location Based Services Valuing and Pricing Digital Assets Big Data Exploration (if you must) Large amounts of dosh involved, non-matched...

read more

Digital Innovation in Publishing: Speed Networking, London 25 Nov

Posted by on 3:29 pm in Publishing & Internet | 0 comments

Pasting info from the Technology Strategy Board’s “IC Tomorrow” _connect group: The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ Monday 25 November, 6:30pm Summary IC tomorrow, in association with Robot Corp, is excited to bring you a speed-networking event that will offer innovative digital start ups the opportunity to meet the leading organisations and commercial partners in the publishing sector. The event will take place on the Monday 25 November at 6:30pm at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London, and will...

read more

Oxfordshire Innovation Engine – Report and Recommendations For Our High Tech Future

Posted by on 3:20 pm in Big Data & Telecoms, Entrepreneurs & Finance, Featured, Gaming, Media, Music & Sound, Photography, Publishing & Internet, Technology, Television & Film | 0 comments

Sponsored by the Uni of Oxford, Science Oxford and the Local Enterprise Partnership, this 92 page report was published early October. Seems well researched to me (by SQW group) and includes some great recommendations and direction for the future of the county. Particularly around the need for stronger leadership and vision, and improved networking opportunities. The gap for me, however, is that the “high tech” areas cover really only the conventional areas we’d associate with Oxfordshire – bioscience & medical,...

read more

Publishing & Internet News

Posted by on 1:24 pm in Publishing & Internet | 0 comments

We welcome guest bloggers to write articles in any of our topic areas in the new site. Contact us if you would like to contribute. This is  sample OTMFN post.  Each post will be a news item that can be added to various parts of the site and can have one or more category.  It can, however, only have one author.

read more