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Archive for September 2008

I will be speaking at a couple of different events in October that I am very excited about…

Virtual Worlds Conference 20th October London 

Panel discussion – Defining your strategy: What does ROI mean to you?

How to ID your goals and strategies within virtual worlds. Look at prior considerations from established players and hear planning that worked and planning that didn’t. What opportunities do virtual worlds hold over other, more established, media formats. How do you insure that your campaigns quantified and verified. What does ROI mean to you?


Philippe Moitroux, CEO, TAATU

Corey Bridges, Executive Producer, Multiverse

Divinia Knowles, Head Of Operations and Financial Controller, Mind Candy


Women In Media 24th October Brighton 

Short presentation followed by Q & A session

CHAIR: Emily Newton-Dunn, EA Games


Divinia Knowles, Head of Operations at multiplayer games developer Mind Candy 

Speaker from Zoemode, tbc 

Kaye Elling, Games Industry veteran (Sony, Acclaim, etc) now at massive multiplayer online gamers Dubit

I have just finished reading ‘Finance On A Beermat’ by King, Macklin & West (2006) published by Random House. I have also given it to our CEO as homework!

It is a nifty little text explaining the basic principles of finance for anyone in a small to medium sized business who has been too baffled or bored to work them out. It is aimed specifically at those entrepreneurs who tend to be more creative than financially minded. I think however it is a great read for anyone who wants to understand what the finance person in an organisation is up to and get to grips with the salient points of the financial information that they produce.

I understand that it is one of a series and intend to investigate the others….

About Me

COO/CFO at Mind Candy Ltd, an exciting entertainment company creating brands with a digital heart. Most recent Mind Candy offering is for little kids and big kids alike!

At Mind Candy, responsible for defining and delivering innovative ways of increasing company efficiency and maximising shareholder value. With responsibility for company finance, ops & HR. Member of the six strong management team, board observer and Company Secretary, fully qualified Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA) and Associate Member of the CIPD.