The two-day 'iMMerse' workshop aims to encourage creativity and share knowledge and experiences from the UK for the development of media in Brunei Darussalam
Bandar Seri Begawan - Former BBC Executive Krishan Arora will be leading the iCentre's next iMMerse Workshop, the organisers announced yesterday.
Organised in a joint collaboration with the British High Commission, the iCentre's upcoming two-day workshop is set to take place on January 14 to 15 and will see the former executive take the reins to discuss a number of key issues related to the development of media in Brunei.
An e-flyer from the iCentre sets the backdrop for the upcoming workshop, saying, As a relatively small country, the UK has succeeded in exporting its ideas and creativity to the world. Its public service broadcasting and educational media are some of the UK's strongest assets."
According to a synopsis shown in the e-flyer from the iCentre, "This two-day workshop led by former BBC executive Krishan Arora aims to encourage creativity and share knowledge and experiences from the UK for the development of media in Brunei."
It reveals that this workshop is aimed at providing strategies and tools to further develop the knowledge base and explore links between the broadcast, cultural and heritage sectors in Brunei "which could be forged through Creative Industries development".
Krishan Arora is an experienced multi-lingual television executive, with a strong track record in BBC commissioning, broadcast strategy, international co-production and communications, in the UK and internationally.
Moving to France, he became one of the first programmers at Arte in Strasbourg when this innovative public channel launched in 1992.
He then became Producer and Head of Development for Antelope, a well-established documentary production company part of the Tele-Images Group where he produced films for all British broadcasters, mostly co-production on international subjects, including the award-winning feature documentary "Srebrenica - A Cry from the Grave".
He re-joined the BBC in 2001 as Independents Commissioning Executive in Specialist Factual. There he developed and managed television programmes for all BBC channels in the areas of history arts, science and travel.
In 2005 he was named the BBC's Independents Executive, an influential role at senior level within Vision, the BBC's content creation, commissioning and broadcast division. As part of this role he helped manage the BBC's commissioning systems, and led BBC initiatives in regional development.
In mid 2011, he returned to the world of production and consulting, working with companies in Europe and Southeast Asia.
The upcoming iMMerse Workshop where Arora is set to feature, is targeted at iCentre incubatees as well as institutes, creative and multimedia enthusiasts as well as members of the government and private sectors.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin