Petter Ole Jakobsen

Petter Ole Jakobsen (NO)

Experience

  • CTO VIZRT 2000-PRESENT
    At the time of the merger between RT-SET an Peak Broadcast I have had the role of CTO (Chief Technical Officer) managing all development and innovation of our software applications within Vizrt. (220 developers).
  • CEO PEAK BROADCAST SYSTEMS AS — 1997-2000
    Co-founding and Managing the startup company that later became Vizrt.
  • SYSTEM EDITOR NEWS TV2 NORWAY- 1992-1997
    Working within the news organisation of TV2 with the only goal of finding solutions that enabled the journalists to produce new content faster and better (on a low cost base)
  • SENIOR SYSTEM ENGINEER DNB (NORWAY) — 1986-1992
    Worked as a system engineer developing applications for the banking industry. Enjoyed being part of introducing the personal computer into this industry

Education

University of Bergen, Cand Mag with majoring in Information science and supported by social economy and public organisation.


Outline

Increasing innovation in Creative industries

Quite a few of the innovations and big changes we can observe in todays media landscape relies on large underlying changes such as:

  • availability of high bandwidth (capacity to transport data)
  • liberation of access to such capacity
  • tools to create content where the cost has changed dramatically over the last decade
  • liberalisation of content production (from a few state financed broadcasters with license to a liberated environment where the barrier to entry has been lowered dramatically.

So focusing on changes - both on-going changes as we’ll as what we can see coming up would be a starting point for presenting some ideas on how to facilitate and exploit these changes in order to increase the activity in this segment

Availability of very high speed/capacity european network as an infrastructure.

If we can find mechanisms for this - meaning finding incentives/regulations that ensures that we can accelerate giving access to this could probably be the most effective long terms actions we could take.  A pan-nordic/european super high speed network would ensure that we can release creative forces regardless of geographical location. The better network the less it means where we actually live.  New solutions and ideas that are not possible today will emerge in correlation with network capacity.

Content creation

Although broadcasters (tv) is doing relatively well - there is concern that the younger generation are not reached thru the traditional broadcast medium.   This could be seen as somewhat of an issue for the society as a whole if we believe that they may grow up with less knowledge of what is going on both in political sense (and other areas).

Can we find mechanisms to encourage production of news (political and other) in the areas where the younger generation are active? (youtube, facebook, snapchat, periscope etc).  Can public grants or other mechanisms be used to ensure that we get more political/social/economic information produced i the new media landscape?