Music & Tech: Talk to Me with Ryan Leslie

Talk with Me Nora and Ryan Leslie Web Summit

Passionate and brilliant – Ryan Leslie is not like other artists.  Understatement.  I had an amazing chat with Ryan at last year’s Web Summit in Lisbon.

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Is America Calling: Your Checklist

You’ve done the hard part and founded a growing UK business that is delivering on its promise to customers.  Momentum has begun.  Your UK and European investors are happy.  You’ve had customer enquiries from America and now is the time to ‘seize the day’ and look to the largest consumer market in the world to fuel the next stage of growth.  Is America Calling?  

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Get Ready for Web Summit 2016

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WebSummit 2016 is coming up next week, promising stimulating panels and networking opportunities for tech-minded attendees. Here’s where you can find me during the three-day event.

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Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Musical Composition

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When we think of artificial intelligence, robots exploring Mars or computers that can do instant language translations may come to mind. While advances in AI have come in leaps and bounds, what this technology is lacking is human sentience: the ability to reason, or to synthesize complex problems to reach a sensible conclusion. What’s more, it doesn’t allow for creativity — the artistic vision required for painting, dancing, writing novels and composing music still requires a human brain. Or does it?

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Digital Transformation Reflections, Part II: Innovation and Disruption

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In Digital Transformation Reflections: Part I, we reflected on the major Game Changers of the digital age: Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. These companies, in turn, have ushered in the dawn of Big Data and Transparency. We’re delighted with the degree of connectivity and convenience that location-based services bring to our lives, but it’s a minefield for us to navigate the privacy issues that have accompanied the increased prevalence of these services.

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Digital Transformation Reflections, Part I: Tech Game Changers

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While reviewing films for the Baftas last year, I had the pleasure of enjoying Michael Fassbender’s very powerful and utterly compelling performance as the namesake character in “Steve Jobs.” As I watched, I became acutely aware of Steve Jobs’ presence in our lives; particularly his influence through Apple’s now ubiquitous products.

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Baftas and Oscars: A Long Tradition of Trend Upsets

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There is no end to the speculation of who will win either a BAFTA or an Oscar. While Bafta winners are a strong indicator of Oscar winners, this hasn’t always been the case.

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