Speaker of the Day: Patrick Towell


Patrick Towell, Golant Media Ventures, will be speaking at the Roundtable Cultural Heritage: Awesome Opportunities with Technologies which is part of the CEPIC Congress. The seminar will held at the Martim proArte Hotel in Berlin on 1st June 2018.

Patrick Towell is a media executive and entrepreneur who has worked with the arts, culture and heritage sectors almost all his adult life. The innovation agency he co-founded, Golant Media Ventures, helped the Royal Shakespeare Company set up their picture library, devised the change programme at the Royal Opera House to standardise data, language and rights across the organisation, wrote the digital strategies to secure funding for cultural and film archives and co-developed an ‘arts edition’ of an open source CRM recently featured in the UK Government’s Culture is Digital report. He led the 2,500 days of work under Curriculum Online required to align the digital publishing processes and data of educational publishers and digital cultural content producers. 

He is a Financial Advisor to Arts Council England, a Resilience Advisor to Arts Council Wales and Digital Advisor to the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is the research director of the Arts Council England Cinegi Arts&Film project developing exhibition outside traditional cinema venues of Cinegi the digital film distribution company spun out from Golant Media Ventures. He’s enjoying returning to his roots in Cornwall to deliver workshops for local SMEs on data-driven innovation and growth.