Project management for digital media (plus AGM)

Wednesday 8 October 2014

6.00pm - 8.30pm (refreshments available 30 minutes before)

BCS London, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

James Laming

Please note that this presentation will be preceded by the PROMSG AGM which starts at 6.00pm and should take about 30 minutes.

Digital Media is now a huge and seamless part of our lives. Starting a video may only take one click but for such a simple action a large and complex system is often deployed behind the scenes.

James Laming explores what a Digital Media project is and how they have changed. Then focusing on video he shows how a project can succeed despite changing teams, different methodologies, widely different skill sets, management of third-parties and the fluid landscape of new technologies.

Delivering for clients ranging in size from start-ups to the most established of broadcasters requires ensuring that systems stay current, innovative, value-adding and profitable. With so many unknowns and unstable or shifting elements at play, James investigates what can and does go wrong. He will also highlight which pitfalls to avoid and provide tips on delivering a successful project in ever-changing environments.

About the speaker:

James is a Senior Solution Architect for Ooyala, a Silicon Valley start-up that provides online video technology products, services and solutions. As a Computer Science graduate who moved from C++ to the BBC Technology's consulting practice mid-career, James also worked for Siemens global media consulting.

His career has led him to deliver systems through the development lifecycle many times over whilst managing, leading, building and troubleshooting software teams. He has also had stop-offs leading innovation groups, blogging and writing and presenting courses.

Having chased a life of disruptive technologies, James landed and has stayed with video in the last few years as the rapid changes in this industry suit him. He can be found whiteboarding all around Soho on any given workday.

Event report

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