Thursday, April 27 2006.
here we go. A view in my life, as said last week.
Thursday, April 28.
8pm: yesterday femke & I went to the movies (Inside Man, not bad), but afterwards I watched NYPD blue on vtm. Since The West Wing stopped, fore some reason I find this tv serie incredibly addictive, with a fantastic Inspector Sipowicz. Afterwards I was surfing around to find work of Jan De Cock (a Belgian artist that is completely intriguing me), I went to sleep pretty late. But at 8.30 I have a conference call to develop a new initiative. Pretty great. Pretty early today.
930-1030pm: In the morning we have a steering committee that manages BelgacomTV. Results are going up every day. A little bit faster than expected even. And of course, it will continue like that. Reason is that having BelgacomTV is fantastic: it changes the way you watch TV and where WE (consumers) determine what to watch and when. Yep, I’m a believer. After the internet/ADSL revolution, this is the next big life-impacting technology shift.
11am-1pm, we finalize our budget forecasts for 2006. Skynet has been on a rollercoaster ride since 3 years now, and the industry of digital media is only just starting. Team is doing great. Market outlook is looking promising, all over the world. We’re doing great, but I insist on some vigilance. The world is becoming our battleground.
14-17pm: Jury of “Vlaamse Jo’ @ roularta premises. The Belgian JCI organizes every year a price to promote ‘entrepreneurship’. 10 companies have been selected for the final round, and the general managers come to the jury to present their case. Wonderful cases, from all industry: from HR recruitment to building entrepreneurs, from ICT players to food suppliers, from beer producing companies to … No, I cannot tell you the winner. But feel free to enroll for the seminar on May 11 in the Surfhouse in
18pm: back at Skynet we look at the new profiles that we are recruiting, and discuss about a new ‘welcome program’. I believe in the driving power of teams, the creation of a SkyBrain, the collective ideas of a team.
19pm: Big Brother via the internet (www.skynet.be/bigbrother) is an incredible success. To give you some (public) info: on Monday we have over 1mio pageviews and 200.000 unique visitors. A great partnership between VTM and Skynet, on the Skynet portal (see above), but you can also watch it on BelgacomTV and on proximus 3G. A nice success-story about cross-media content where all partners work together. We finalize some new actions.
20pm: I leave to a drink with ex-Skynet people. Skynet exists more than 10 years, and has known a fantastic evolution. From consumer internet provider to the leading internet player in