Ashley Norris is obsessed with technology and the opportunities it affords both media companies and brands. He has written for almost every UK newspaper and in the last decade has created publishing startups including the agency Sutro Digital. He is also obsessed with Lidos, cycling, 60s music and the Suffolk coast.
How do newsrooms go about trialling new technologies such as drones, virtual reality and chatbots? One man who deals with innovation issues on a daily basis is Moritz Gimbel, VP of product for the NBC News Digital Group. Moritz oversees product development and design for NBCNews, MSNBC, and Today across web, mobile, OTT and distributed platforms.
Former Condé Nast exec turned VR pioneer sounds a wake-up call for publishersMany of the articles that have been written about virtual reality (VR), and associated technologies liked mixed reality, have tended to focus on their potential uses in industry and gaming. Some media companies are following suit, while several brands are ‘doing game-changing stuff’. The latter may well be a wake-up call for publishers not to be left behind…
9th Feb 2017
How The Washington Post drives innovationWhen Jeff Bezos acquired The Washington Post in 2013 many media commentators expected to see the newspaper become more aggressive in its use of technology. Few predicted the speed and breadth of the transformation, for within two years it was being hailed by Fast Company as the most innovative media company of the year.
24th Jan 2017