About This Episode
This week, Michael is joined by music maestro turned tech titan Jeremy Silver, CEO of Digital Catapult. He has used his remarkable creativity to boost the UK’s digital sector, helping the UK’s best tech entrepreneurs transform some of their brightest ideas into reality. He started his career in the 1990s, working with Genesis, Meatloaf and Brian Eno as a music executive, before turning his attention to the country’s thriving tech ecosystem. Here Jeremy reflects on his career and that transition, what he’s learned from his own podcast, trends in the digital landscape, his new book, and delivers a positive message about why people should always do what they love.
Dr Jeremy Silver is an investor, author and digital entrepreneur. He specialises in digital media, music and immersive technologies. He is CEO of Digital Catapult and Board director of Imaginarium Studios, HammerheadVR and Chair of FeedForward.AI. He is also member of the Creative Industries Council for which he serves as Chair of the Innovation Working Group. Previously he was Executive Chairman of Semetric Ltd and was the founder CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition. He was CEO of Sibelius Software, which sold to Avid Technology in 2006. He was worldwide Vice President of New Media for EMI Music Group in London and in Los Angeles. In the early 90s, Silver was Director of Media Affairs at Virgin Records where he worked closely with many artists including Genesis, Meat Loaf, Brian Eno and Massive Attack.