Monthly Meeting April 7th
7:00 Guest Speaker: Grant Petty of Blackmagic Design on Empowering Creativity.
8:15 SVG Lifetime member
Interval host : George Skarbek: Winch launch at Mount Beauty
Fireside Chat: Stephen Zuluaga & Hugh Macdonald On Security
Harry Lewis and IHelp
MC Peter Bacon
Grant, founder and CEO of Blackmagic Design, has become one of the world’s leading innovators of creative video tech. His goal was – and still is today – to empower creativity by making film, television, streaming and AV production equipment affordable for everyone. Because of Grant Petty, nearly every new film, TV show, commercial, music video, live concert you watch was created with Blackmagic Design product.
Blackmagic Design, with more than 1,400 employees in seven countries, has tens of millions of customers around the world. This includes Oscar winning cinematographers to 15 year old students; and projects from Avatar and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, to Game of Thrones, the AFL, Elton John’s end tour and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Grant is not looking for just profits, and openly refutes the thought that he should act like other businesses. He is focused on design and problem solving, and has assembled world leading software, hardware, R&D, industrial design, interface design, manufacturing and marketing, and focused them all on design and creativity.
He has also built a corporate culture that has turned every part of the company into an “invention factory.” The creative process starts with identifying a problem and then reconceptualising the entire way a product is made, sold and used.
Grant has also taken his passion for problem fixing and design into the M&A space, acquiring seven companies, including Sydney’s Fairlight Inc, and DaVinci, and brought each of these companies back from the dead. Since acquiring DaVinci, a company that was losing a $1 million a month before being acquired to now being the most used professional post production software in the world.
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