Any Screen Productions has strategic knowledge and deep experience in the evolution of digital content services and cutting edge mobile technologies. We provide international consultancy in licensing, Apps publishing, and overall business and market development. We are also experienced executive producers and designers of innovative digital events & festivals worldwide. Through our global connections and strategic business development expertise, we enable collaborative business opportunities for creative and technical companies.
m-Spark: Accelerating & Mobilizing Social Innovation
Any Screen's founders Ferhan Cook and Jim Cook have started a new venture, m-Spark.
m-Spark is an accelerator and amplifier of innovative mobile projects that help people and societies in both cities and in remote areas. We believe that Mobile Technologies will continue to change the world, and especially improve the lives of people in remote areas by connecting them with the rest of the world and providing access to information.
We do this through:
Providing Access to funding, international markets, and key partners
Creating worldwide Exposure for entrepreneurs and their projects
These projects can come from a wide range of applications, such as m-Health, m-Education, m-Women, m-Development, m-Finance, etc.
m-Spark's co-founder Ferhan Cook joins Ashoka Globalizer group and Ashoka Turkey as strategic advisor. Ashoka Turkey's Matthias Scheffelmeier also joins as an advisor to m-Spark, in developing all our mobile powered social innovation programmes. Ferhan was invited to attend Ashoka's recent Globalizer programme as Strategy Partner, on February 17th in Vienna. Full of inspiring Ashoka fellows and other strategic partners, the Globalizer was conceived to help scale the innovative projects of social entrepreneurs with the help of strategy partners combining transversal set of skills amongst them.
m-Spark will be assisting some of Ashoka's entrepreneurs for international development and partnerships as well as exploring the impact of social media and mobile networking technologies to help accelerate their success. Check out WheelMap.ORG and Specialisterne.
TEDxSILKROAD was a one day inspirational conference that took place in Istanbul, Turkey, a magnificent and bustling city and a unique bridge between the East and the West. It was a journey into the future of innovation, borderless creativity, commerce and the role of mobile and internet technologies in empowering communities
TEDxSilkRoad was a major success, completely selling out several days before the event. TEDxSilkRoad was live streamed on the day of the conference, and in addition to the 220 attendees in the conference venue, 1,700 from 20 countries watched it live. This is an amazing result!
All the talks are now on the YouTube, so go here to hear what the speakers had to say.
Bloomberg's New Economy Show
Bloomberg Yeni Ekonomi (Bloomberg New Economy) is a leading new technology TV series in Turkey. They regularly explore the key trends and events in technology, finance, and business.
In September, Ferhan Cook was interviewed on Bloomberg, on the topic of How Mobile is changing the economy. Ferhan talked about mobile banking, mobile health, and of course the explosive growth of mobile commerce.
Ferhan Cook has joined Ogilvy's Innovation lab as Lab Partner/ Consulting Cool Hunter for Digital Technologies.
We are exploring the most cutting edge projects in digital media including Augmented Reality, Location Based Story Telling, Robotics, Sensors, Machine to Machine Interactions, Connected City, Connected Body, and more.
Centurions Istanbul is an exclusive digital networking event bringing together international leaders from the mobile, internet, and digital entertainment sectors, along with brands, VCs, and creative entrepreneurs to create new business opportunities.
The first Centurions Istanbul evening took place September 13, and was a huge success. 250 of Istanbul's leading digital personalities met for cocktails and an evening of interesting conversation and networking at the exclusive 360 Beyoglu venue.
Istanbul is a hot destination city these days, situated as an attractive bridge between the East and the West. With its young population, aggressive mobile operators and internet entrepreneurs, it represents a burgeoning market for app developers, investors and technology providers. If you are interested in establishing connections in this dynamic market, then learn more about joining Centurions Istanbul here.
Istanbul Bound: TEDx SilkRoad
Any Screen will launch a series of international digital and cultural events in Istanbul in 2012. The first is a TEDx named "Borderless Creativity & Commerce" which will look at the economic, social and cultural impact of the latest digital technologies such as mobile internet, mobile health, smart cities, within a cross cultural context.
"Borderless Creativity & Commerce" will aim to build business opportunities between the digital industries from the East and the West.
"Borderless Creativity & Commerce" will provide an unforgettable experience, deliciously blending the old and new, physical and digital,
modern and traditional staged in the ancient city of Constantinople, now Istanbul, which sits as a unique bridge between the East and the West. Learn more ››
Connected Experience Hub at MIPTV 2011
Any Screen conceived, designed and curated the first Connected Experience Hub at MIPTV in Cannes, France.
The Hub featured Connected Entertainment technologies, including augmented reality TV, natural gesture interfaces, digital grafitti, brain machine interfaces from Metaio, Primesense, Emotiv and Reactable, Wii Spray, as well as big partners such as Orange and Intel.
The Experience Hub also featured a seminar programme produced by Any Screen Productions. See the seminar program here.
The Hub was featured in Euronews:
Content 360 Digital Creativity Festival at MIPTV 2011
Any Screen's Ferhan Cook designed and executive produced this year's Content 360 Digital Creativity Festival at MIPTV. It featured top leaders from the digital industry, and was one of the most attended programmes at MIPTV.
Watch Content 360 Supersession featuring Ferhan Cook with Gary Carter, Bruno Patino, Kevin Slavin, and Tom Perlmutter, leading pioneers of Digital Creativity!
PICNIC 2009 Festival, Amsterdam
PICNIC 09 Festival brought together creative minds, technology and media leaders to share visions and ideas for the digital future.
Ferhan Cook designed the Festival Programme and curated all the speakers.
PICNIC 09 Amsterdam sold out as an event!
PICNIC Festival was kicked off with a classy programme and evening intro event at a hip venue in New York.
Learn more about the PICNIC Salon New York.
PICNIC Festival Amsterdam Video
Mobile Marketing and Advertising : MobiAD News
Launched in 2007, Mobiadnews is the first and the most established industry resource on Mobile Marketing and Advertising.
With 60,000 readers per month and 2000 twitter followers, MobiAD News contains a wealth of case studies, market resources and 4 years worth of news on the development of mobile advertising and marketing industries.
Visit MobiAD ››
Tablet Publishing Seminar at MIPCOM October 2010
Ferhan Cook chaired and hosted the first "iPad Rich Media Apps Showcase" and "New Publishing Revolution" seminars at MIPCOM 2010.
See the full sessions by following the links below.
Angel Investing and Start Up Mentorship
Ferhan and Jim Cook are founding members of the newly formed Galata Business Angels, which is the first of its kind in Istanbul, a thriving cultural hub as well as a fast growing internet and mobile market.
Please click on the
navigation tabs above to see listings of other projects such as Nike, Vodafone, Astra, Nokia, and the Mobile TV Awards.
Smart Content Awards & Conference
Ferhan Cook was an awards judge and chair of the Smart TV Transformation panel with SK Communications and Seoul Broadcast System as speakers.
November 2-4 Seoul, Korea
Organized by Kocca
MobiADNews was a media partner, and we participated in the conference.
October 13-14 London, UK
ISEA 2011 Istanbul
Ferhan Cook was a partner to this International Symposium on Electronics Art, which featured
a cutting edge digital arts exhibit in Istanbul.
September 14-21, Istanbul, Turkey
Ferhan Cook attended this conference in Edinburgh.
July, 2011, Edinbugh, UK
Seoul Digital Forum
Ferhan Cook will moderate "The Era of 4G and Beyond" session at the Seoul Digital Forum.
May 25-27 Seoul, Korea
Any Screen will attend the following events this year. Meet you there!
Mobile World Conference
Jim Cook will be judging the GSMA awards again and MobiAd News will be a media partner for the Apps Planet at the MWC.
April 11, 2012
Produced and Curated by Ferhan Cook, TEDxSilk Road is an independently organized TED like event, which will explore the impact of the latest mobile and digital technologies on Communication, Story Telling, Education, Health and Social Innovation.