Evo Heyning is a producer, programmer, artist and consultant. She is also a strategist with a major focus on collective intelligence, specifically in regard to flipping old models and systems that no longer work. Today we discuss how media players can leverage our human need for playfulness to encourage discovery, improve collaboration, and create higher levels of engagement.

Topics include:

  • Old code new code
  • Why traditional media traps itself within old models
  • Why playfulness has structure (and how to bring it into the workplace)
  • How organizations can bring authentic playfulness to consumers
  • Empowering virtual work while also improving collaboration

Evo Heyning has been guiding startups, NGOs, media networks, government offices and institutions since 1997. She’s a five-time tech entrepreneur spanning AI, learning, interactive arts, wearable tech, block chain and system integration. She’s an award-winning VR mission cryptographer, and has produced content for books, games, television, film, radio and the web. Evo specializes in using technology to create solutions for dynamic play, and is passionate about creating personalized learning apps and tools for knowledge sharing across all types of media.

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Simon Taufique is an award-winning composer, film producer and founding partner of Atomic Features. His latest project Imperium (starring Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette) opened to rave reviews and fired up social media communities across the world. Today he talks about his journey from teenage entrepreneur and public service student to professional musician and filmmaker. He also reveals what’s really behind the Internet piracy curtain, and questions whether or not we’re actually living in the golden age of content.

Topics include:

  • What his friend M. Night Shyamalan taught him about filmmaking
  • Why it’s tougher to find film distribution than ever before
  • Calculating numbers (and overall success) in the streaming space
  • Why word of mouth is more powerful than you think
  • Navigating frantic online communities

As a teenager Simon Taufique started TRP, a BMX bike company that became a hit venture, running it out of his bedroom and reaching kids all over the globe. He later went on to launch greenButton.com, an award-winning tech startup. Throughout it all, Simon has always been creating music, in his bedroom at first, later in bands, and finally in the studio. Along the way, whispers of recognition have appeared in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, NME, Spin Magazine and IndieWire for his work with Julian Casablancas (frontman for THE STROKES) and accomplished filmmakers Mary Harron (AMERICAN PSYCHO), 2014 Berlin Film Festival-winner, Anja Marquardt,  Independent Spirit Award nominee Hossein Keshavarz (DOG SWEAT) and Student Academy Award winner Dennis Lee.

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As Global Director of mPowering, Lesley-Anne Long is pioneering the use of mobile technology to help frontline healthcare workers gain the tools, confidence and access they need to save lives. In today’s episode, she explores how organizations can harness the power of mobilization, new media and disruption to make a global difference.

Topics include:

  • Large-scale fundraising and communication tactics
  • Embracing new technological opportunities
  • How governments can (and should) streamline change
  • Creating (and curating) better quality content

Lesley-Anne Long is an experienced international development specialist at CEO/Director level, with expertise in the fields of global health, mHealth, and eLearning. She provides strategic leadership to mPowering and coordinates across mHealth, maternal and child health advisors, program implementers, government officials, private sector, NGOs and others focusing on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. As a former family law barrister, and Dean of a Faculty of Health & Social Care, Lesley-Anne has a strong track record of academic publications in law, global health and child rights.

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