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About Peter Lyman
Senior Partner of Nordicity, Peter is an internationally recognized expert in the arts, media and communications industry with almost 30 years of consulting experience. He has participated in all facets of the regulatory, policy development, program evaluation, economic analysis and business strategy formulation in the digital and traditional media and communications sectors in Canada and abroad. He has broad cross-creative sector expertise, involving multiple creative sectors in terms of common issues and solutions (e.g. skills development, financing and R&D/design).
Peter has deep knowledge of the arts and cultural industries, including the film/TV production sector, in particular through its transmedia incarnation through multiple platforms. His digital media experience has been gained through the evolution and convergence of the broadcasting and broadband distribution sectors. He led the study of distribution trends and the impact of digital technology on the creative sectors in Canada that was featured at the Digital Media at the Crossroads (DM@X) Conference in January, 2016. He was the primary author of a full review of the literature sector for Creative Scotland, primarily about writing, writers and publishing with some 38 recommendations for Scottish government and arts institutions. Museum sector projects include work on Canada’s Museum Assistance Program for PCH. A member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Stage in Toronto, he has worked on performing arts projects in Canada and internationally.
As a former chief of staff of the Minister of Canadian Heritage (when it was Secretary of State), he has maintained a professional interest in public support mechanisms for the cultural sector. From 1998-2002, Peter was the national lead partner for the Information Communications and Entertainment/Media practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. He has served on the boards of high tech firms, TV broadcasters and not-for-profit arts, education, political and social-service organizations. He is currently the vice-chair of the board, and chair of the impact investment committee of Inspirit Foundation, which is a national grant-making organization that supports young adults in building a more inclusive and pluralist Canada.