Professor Paul X. McCarthy is a leading online business expert and technology entrepreneur who grew-up learning to pull apart and program home computers that stored their information on regular music cassette tapes as a series of screeching sounds. At University in between studying Sculpture, Physics and Economics, he enjoyed listening to lots of screeching guitar bands. By this time computers, had also begun screeching down-the-telephone at one another and the internet revolution had begun in earnest.
After University, McCarthy worked at IBM to help establish an award-winning digital media business unit and he began to see how all this worldwide screeching was combining to create its own resonance. A new set of unseen economic forces McCarthy terms Online Gravity that are transforming the way we all work, play and learn. His new book of the same name explains and how he has turned this to his advantage and shows how you can too. Online Gravity is being published by Simon and Schuster in New York, London and Sydney in June 2015.
Like REMIX McCarthy has interests and a background in media, technology and entrepreneurship having studied and worked in Fine Arts, Computer Science, Design and Financial Services. McCarthy is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales home of Australia’s leading School of Computer Science and Engineering and in 2015 was awarded the AIMIA Outstanding Achievement Award - Australia's Top Digital Industry Honour.