Gavin has been combining Business, Technology, Science and Media for more than a decade.
As the 5th employee at Richard Branson’s “Virgin Net” he helped shape parts of the UK internet and the streaming media industry – co-founding the International Webcasting Association in Europe. In 1999 he created the award-winning cross-media company, Tornado Productions, and sold it to a larger media group in 2003.
Having led projects with clients as diverse as; UK Government, Google, BBC, Rolls Royce, Tate Modern, EMI, Shell and Christian Aid, he has broad and deep knowledge of how worlds collide.
Gavin is Founding Director of d::gen and AMEE, Managing Director of CI and non-exec Director of DRDC. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, contributes to Nesta/PAL workshops, the AmbientTV collective and Acoustic Space Lab in Latvia – exploring links between technology, science and the arts.
He holds a BSc in Astronomy – working in Radio Astrophysics at the Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory; and a Master’s in Computer-Music – he created and lectured new IEEE courses in Electronics and Music at Glasgow University.