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Simon Walker

Canvas

Simon Walker is Managing Director of Canvas. He is an accomplished media innovator with 20 years’ experience in the digital and creative industries. As leader of the global strategy and business development functions at the BBC, EMI Music and EMAP plc, Simon has been at the heart of the media industry’s transformation to digital since the mid 1990s. Through his incubator, Maidthorn Partners, Simon now works at the intersection of the creative industries and technology. In recent years, Maidthorn has developed a number of successful digital media businesses, including Love Home Swap and Rightster. Simon created Canvas in partnership with Rightster and is Managing Director.

Canvas will be the home of the arts on YouTube. Canvas is both a showcase channel for online arts video and a network of channels from Canvas’s partners, the finest and most innovative artists and arts organisations in the country.

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