#1 Hackathon Guest Speaker: Simon Cronshaw

simon-cronshaw-imageSimon Cronshaw is one of the jury members of the Photography Hackathon “Hack Your Photo Heritage” and one of the guest speakers at the opening evening of the Hackathon, where he will talk about the judging criteria and the prize of the event: the Business Modelling Workshop in London.

Throughout the duration of the Hackathon, he will also be available to help the participants in strengthening the business potential and investment appeal of the ideas and concepts they are developing.

Simon is a cultural entrepreneur who co-founded and now manages the global REMIX Summits (www.remixsummits.com) on Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Produced in partnership with partners Google, Bloomberg, Mindshare and the Dubai Design District, REMIX tackles the big ideas shaping the future of the culture and creative industries and is attended by thousands of creative leaders worldwide. Summits take place annually in London, NYC, Sydney and Dubai with media partners including VICE, The Guardian and Time Out.

remix_logo_cmyk_2Through REMIX Agency (www.remixsummits.com/agency), Simon consults for private clients on commercial and digital strategies for cultural and creative organisations – reference cases include the Houses of Parliament, the new £200 million Library of Birmingham, BFI, Bestival, The School of Life, London Evening Standard and Europeana.

In 2009, co-authored the book Intelligent Naivety, exploring new commercial revenue streams for not-for-profit cultural organisations – where better to get on and create great ideas than the space where culture and consumers meet? Available as a free e-book at http://www.slideshare.net/culturelabel/culturelabel-intelligent-naivety.

Specialties:
Entrepreneurial strategies, E-commerce, Consumer insight, Start-up operations, Monetisation, Cultural trends