In addition - as with previous generations of connectivity – the digital content industries will be a key driver of mass consumer take-up of these new technologies.The UK5G Creative Industries Working Group will focus on developing the potential economic and social opportunities afforded by 5G in the UK. This sector is amongst the most demanding requiring huge network capacity. 5G could unlock the potential of these industries by offering high bandwidth low latency streaming of audio-visual and graphic content.
It will seek to understand how the next generation of innovative digital technologies ensures that the UK retains its status at the global forefront of creative content.
As well as working closely with industry partners across the sector, this Working Group will provide policy recommendations into the DCMS 5G Programme.
The application process for this Working Group is now closed. Participants will be announced shortly.
Working group champions
Alex ConnockFounderMissile Digital Studios
Dr Alex Connock is an entrepreneurial and academic specialist in digital video. He is founder of digital content creation company Missile, having previously been MD of Endemol Shine North (2012-17) and co-founder (with Bob Geldof) and CEO of Ten Alps (1998-2011).
He tutors the Creative Entrepreneurship Master's degree at the National Film and Television School, is entrepreneur in residence at Europe’s leading business school INSEAD, and visiting professor at Salford University, Sunderland University and MMU.
He has degrees from Oxford, Columbia universities and INSEAD, and a PhD from Salford. He is also a trustee of UNICEF UK and a director of the Halle Orchestra.
Claire HarveyBusiness DirectorRed Bee Media
Claire is an Account Director for Red Bee Media which operates at the front line of the broadcast industry delivering critical services for the world’s leading broadcasters. She has worked across the media space, delivering strategic and high profile launches, as a founding member of one of the first cloud based production platforms, Aframe, as a digital specialist for the UK and European research funds, and as a Board Member of UK5G.