Cyrus leads a business development team responsible for the BBC’s partnerships with companies in the digital and technology space. He is responsible for developing the BBC’s relationships with global technology companies, start-ups and digital agencies. With a focus on partnering with the industry to create new audience experiences, Cyrus has experimented with emerging digital technologies, ranging from virtual reality to holographic TV, voice interfaces, speed reading and ‘mind-controlled’ TV. Prior to joining the BBC, Cyrus founded an online video production company and worked as a lawyer at the international record label Ministry of Sound.
Innovation and the future of media
Smartphones, tablets, digital TVs and new online services have transformed the media industry over the last 10 years. But what will the next set of disruptive technologies be? This talk will look at some of the new and innovative technologies that the BBC has experimented with to test out new types of media experience and how these might change the way that we consume media in the years to come.