Hung-Yen (“Yen”) is a futurist specialising in the creative industries, with 30 years’ experience in the sector.
Yen has an innate ability to understand numbers and what they mean in people terms. Beyond the descriptive numbers (how many, where and what) that are the domain of accountants, Yen works extensively with inferential and predictive financial and statistical data. He draws actionable insights to help clients understand how big picture social, economic and technological trends will impact their business and what to do about it.
Yen also has a knack for getting people to open up about themselves and has interviewed hundreds in the arts and creative business communities. From CEO’s to internationally acclaimed artists and community practitioners, Yen has conducted these interviews around urban and remote Australia as well as internationally.
He has a BA (Hons)/LLB from the University of Sydney where he studied quantitative and qualitative social research methods and was one of only six candidates to qualify with the Postgraduate Diploma in TV Producing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 2004.
As a screen producer, Yen was awarded Screen Australia funding for his feature screenplay and raised $US 4 million at the world’s film markets, including pioneering deals with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
In the fast-changing technological context of the creative industries, Yen has special insight into the forces that are affecting the sector and what this means for creative businesses. Check out Yen’s thoughts on BYP’s blog.