About Paul Moore Olmstead
Paul Moore Olmstead has been working in the area of innovation in the media market for over 15 years. He is based in London, UK and has dual Canadian/Spanish citizenship and degrees in Economics from the University of Toronto and Computer Business Systems at Ryerson University. Previously he spent many years on the BBC Account for Atos where he was responsible for Innovation and Sustainability and before that was the head of Media in Atos Research & Innovation. With over 25 years experience in IT, Paul has worked in wide variety of areas, including public procurement, accounting, mobility, Smart Cities, analytics and media. Paul has worked in such areas as video streaming, 3D, digital preservation, social media, video analytics and recommender systems. He has been collaborating as an external expert for the European Commission for over 10 years and has been a member of the Atos Scientific Community since 2011 where he leads research in the Media area. As well, Paul is responsible for the Media Industry in the Atos Expert Community.
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Articles posted by Paul Moore Olmstead
Is the metaverse a boon for the entertainment industry?
Exclusive content for fans, new revenue channels for creators, immersive live experiences... Here's how sports leagues, musicians, artists and content creators can benefit from the metaverse and NFTs.Last November, the NFL announced the launch of a new store, where fans will be able to buy official jerseys and helmets for all 32 teams. Nothing quite extraordinary,…
Decarbonizing content production in media and entertainment
The current Covid-19 related restrictions for social distancing and limits on travel have required major changes to work practices. Yet even before the pandemic hit, content production was changing. Rapid advances in technology, combined with production companies’ need to cut costs, was prompting a move to more remote working. During successive Covid-19 lockdowns, while some productions had to be…
Tackling fake news without suppressing free speech
Limiting the impact of fake news is easier said than done, since not everyone agrees on what qualifies as such. Drifting away from the attention economy would be a good start. Over the last few years, fake news has made headline after headline and found its way into our everyday vocabulary. Yet, fake news didn’t start with social media.…
Twitch Goes Mainstream - Another Nail in the Coffin for Linear TV?
Way back in 2014 I wrote a blog called Twitch.tv – Mindless Entertainment or a Glimpse of the Future, asking if it made sense for people to watch others play video games (the answer was yes). Six years later no one under the age of 40 would ever consider asking…
Coronavirus, cancelled events, immersivity and a more sustainable world
In 2012, for the London Olympic Games, there was a specific request from the UK government for companies to be more flexible in terms of allowing their employees to work remotely during the games (here). The idea was to reduce traffic, public transit use and in general public services.