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John Howkins 教授
John Howkins教授
倫敦城市大學文化政策與管理中心客座教授
約翰·霍金斯創意產業研究中心主任
英國銀幕諮詢理事會副主席
彼得‧德魯克管理學院駐校執行官

John Howkins教授是全球知名的文化創意產業研究學者,被譽爲「世界創意產業之父」,著有創意產業的奠基之作《創意經濟》、《創意生態》等十餘部著作。John Howkins教授現任倫敦城市大學文化政策與管理中心客座教授、約翰‧霍金斯創意產業研究中心主任、彼得‧德魯克管理學院駐校執行官。

Howkins教授一直是「創意經濟」的倡議人。1997年英國布萊爾政府聽從了他的建議,開始扶持創意產業,此後,「創意經濟」的理念也迅速在全球走紅,被諸多國家提高至戰略發展層面, Howkins教授也由此被稱爲「創意產業之父」。Howkins教授曾協助美國、法國、意大利、加拿大、澳大利亞、新加坡、摩洛哥、日本、中國等30多國政府擬定創意經濟政策。他亦曾爲聯合國、世界知識產權組織(WIPO)、世界貿易組織(WTO)、歐盟委員會等公共機和美國廣播公司(ABC)、英國廣播公司(BBC)、HBO、環球影業、谷歌等公司提供諮詢。2005年,Howkins教授攜一批國際知名的藝術家、律師、政治家、學者和商界精英一起制定了「創意、創新和知識產權阿德菲憲章(Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property)」,得到英國皇家文藝學會的肯定和通過。作爲創始人,Howkins教授至今擔任該憲章的負責人。

Howkins教授在傳媒、影視行業有30多年經驗。1982-1996年期間,他負責HBO和時代華納在歐洲的電視業務;2000-2005年期間,他擔任英國首家流媒體公司Tornado Productions主席;2000-2010年期間,他擔任美國視頻製作公司HotBed Media Ltd 和英國電影製作公司HandMadePLC總監;2008-2011年期間,他擔任英國著名文化創意產業諮詢公司BOP Consulting主席。

此外,他現任英國銀幕諮詢理事會(BSAC)副主席、國際傳播學會(IIC)執行主席,曾任倫敦電影學校(LFS)主席、獨立製片人協會(AIP)副主席、英國藝術人文研究理事會(AHRC)理事等職位。

John Howkins教授多次受邀訪問中國,就政府政策和商業策略問題提供諮詢意見。他曾參與北京奧運會組織委員會、北京國際科技產業博覽會、上海市知識產權局、上海設計雙年展、亞洲文化合作論壇等顧問。

Professor John Howkins is a leading figure in the global development of creative economies. He is the author of the bestselling ‘The Creative Economy’(2001) and ‘Creative Ecologies’(2009). He is currently the visiting professor in City University of London.

John is the Founder and Director of the Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property, and devised the London Intellectual Property Advisory Service (‘Own It’).John advises and runs seminars on the creative economy worldwide. Clients include UN, WIPO, WTO and the European Commission as well as corporations such as ABC, Google, HBO, Universal, BBC, Sky, Huace and Gehua.

John was associated with HBO Inc and Time Warner Inc from 1982 to 1996 with responsibilities for TV business development in UK and Europe. He was Chairman of BOP Consulting, Britain’s leading advisory company on culture, creativity and innovation, 2008-2011, and Chairman of Tornado Productions, Britain’s first streaming company, 2000-5. He is a board director of HotBed Media Ltd and a director of HandMade PLC 2000-10.He is a former Chairman of the London Film School and CREATEC, Deputy Chair of the British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC) and Executive Director of the International institute of Communications (IIC).

As a journalist he was Editor of Unit, InterMedia, Vision (the BAFTA journal) and the National Electronics Review; TV Editor and Books Editor, Time Out; and features contributor to The Economist, The Sunday Times, Harpers & Queen and many other publications.

Since 2006 John has visited China frequently and advises a wide range of corporate and government clients. The Shanghai city government set up the John Howkins Centre for the Creative Economy in 2006. Howkins & Associates is currently advising companies in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. He is a founding investor in the Shanghai Creative Industries Investment Corporation which operates five creative clusters. He is a director of Howkins & Associates in London and Shanghai.

He has a BA in International Relations and a MA and AA (Dip) in Urban Design. He is a Visiting Professor at City University, London, and the Shanghai School of Creativity. In 2014 he was appointed Executive-in-Residence at the Drucker School of Management, Los Angeles. He is a member of BAFTA.