Axxe Live, Digital & Interactive Entertainment

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Axxe is a workgroup based in Europe with deep and wide expertise in the entertainment industry & content business.
An executive management & production unit formed by a team of experienced professionals who have in common consolidated practice in fulfilling the highest requirements of working performances and the peculiar experience of running international projects bridging Europe and Asia.

At Axxe, we really care of the absolute quality of execution.
We strengthen our client’s projects with know-how and passion, adding strategic value to find innovative solutions, solve critical situations or simply boost sales.

We care a lot of technology as well. Because only the right technical choice can transform an idea into a factual achievement in the market.

All Axxe members have an extensive working experience in Japan, the most advanced entertainment industry of the globe.
That’s how we all met, and decided to create, a business unit able to bring the leading edge of the industry to our clients.

We work in six languages (EN, JP, FR, SP, IT, GER), understanding and managing the differences amongst business cultures.
Our operations cover all European countries and other booming markets within the EMEA region, counting as well on the support of an extended network of strategic and logistic partners.

We are particularly focused on live entertainment, interactive TV contents, gaming, music platforms & mobile apps.
In the content business, we can work as content designers or purely as intellectual property managers. In details:

IP’s and content management: we take care of the marketing & sales of a content, including B2B distribution & partnerships, copyright protection, promotion & PR, no matter if the content is a TV program, music, a game or a live show.

Content creation: we select and manage the most appropriate designers, authors, script writers, software engineers to build from scratch cutting edge contents.

Live entertainment: we produce, promote and run live shows, whether if it’s a concert, a corporate event, or performing art.

TV production: we strongly support and participate in the evolution of TV entertainment through the use of the second screen.
We love to enable play-along, social sharing and transmedia storytelling to create innovative and efficient business models as well as enriching the viewers’ experience.
We partner with leading second screen platform providers in order to ensure to our productions the state of the art of technology.
Because we like to deliver, coupled with our interactive design and creativity, TV formats and programs which are turn-key solutions in the hands of our clients or partners.

Axxe is a workgroup based in Europe with deep and wide expertise in the entertainment industry & content business.
An executive management & production unit formed by a team of experienced professionals who have in common consolidated practice in fulfilling the highest requirements of working performances and the peculiar experience of running international projects bridging Europe and Asia.

At Axxe, we really care of the absolute quality of execution.
We strengthen our client’s projects with know-how and passion, adding strategic value to find innovative solutions, solve critical situations or simply boost sales.

We care a lot of technology as well. Because only the right technical choice can transform an idea into a factual achievement in the market.

All Axxe members have an extensive working experience in Japan, the most advanced entertainment industry of the globe.
That’s how we all met, and decided to create, a business unit able to bring the leading edge of the industry to our clients.

We work in six languages (EN, JP, FR, SP, IT, GER), understanding and managing the differences amongst business cultures.
Our operations cover all European countries and other booming markets within the EMEA region, counting as well on the support of an extended network of strategic and logistic partners.

We are particularly focused on live entertainment, interactive TV contents, gaming, music platforms & mobile apps.
In the content business, we can work as content designers or purely as intellectual property managers. In details:

IP’s and content management: we take care of the marketing & sales of a content, including B2B distribution & partnerships, copyright protection, promotion & PR, no matter if the content is a TV program, music, a game or a live show.

Content creation: we select and manage the most appropriate designers, authors, script writers, software engineers to build from scratch cutting edge contents.

Live entertainment: we produce, promote and run live shows, whether if it’s a concert, a corporate event, or performing art.

TV production: we strongly support and participate in the evolution of TV entertainment through the use of the second screen.
We love to enable play-along, social sharing and transmedia storytelling to create innovative and efficient business models as well as enriching the viewers’ experience.
We partner with leading second screen platform providers in order to ensure to our productions the state of the art of technology.
Because we like to deliver, coupled with our interactive design and creativity, TV formats and programs which are turn-key solutions in the hands of our clients or partners.

Axxe was founded by in 2009 by Francesco Fiore and Oreste Signori in London. Later a commercial office has been created in Zurich as well as a production centre in Rome.  

The name “Axxe” comes from a mighty analog sinthesizer released by ARP in 1975.  

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Back in 1998, Francesco founded Resonant, a seminal content company producing videogames for online publishers and mobile telecom operators. In parallel under the label of Resonant Recordings he has released electronic music records placing them in the charts across Europe, America & Japan.

Later in Tokyo, Francesco and Oreste have been members of the Executive Training Programme (ETP) for the European Commission. After the ETP Francesco has worked as executive for seven years for a leading entertainment company in Japan. Likewise all Axxe members have lived and/or worked in Japan extensively.  

  • Francesco Fiore
  • Philippe Lambilliotte
  • Andrea Volpini
  • Kenichi Watanabe
  • Elisa Nardoni
  • Oreste Signori
  • Fabrizio Verdiani
  • Elisa Elena Franzoso
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Francesco Fiore

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Francesco has fifteen years of management experience in Europe and Asia in the entertainment industry, where he has been in charge of managing and developing businesses based on digital contents, live shows, intellectual properties, TV formats and music.
Because of that he has an extensive experience in business management & development, negotiation, corporate strategy, marketing and sales, with a propensity for bringing global perspectives, cultural awareness and inputs to the marketing and product design.
Particular experience in temporary management assignments, establishment of businesses from start-up to profitability.
Long practice and deep understanding of Japanese culture and business ecosystem.

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Francesco Fiore

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Francesco has fifteen years of management experience in Europe and Asia in the entertainment industry, where he has been in charge of managing and developing businesses based on digital contents, live shows, intellectual properties, TV formats and music.
Because of that he has an extensive experience in business management & development, negotiation, corporate strategy, marketing and sales, with a propensity for bringing global perspectives, cultural awareness and inputs to the marketing and product design.
Particular experience in temporary management assignments, establishment of businesses from start-up to profitability.
Long practice and deep understanding of Japanese culture and business ecosystem.

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Philippe Lambilliotte

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Philippe Lambilliotte has more than 20 years experience negotiating and drafting complex agreements and completing major business transactions. Philippe is a graduate in Law of the Universities of Brussels and Cambridge UK, has a management diploma from IMD and is a Certified Business Mediator. Philippe was a lawyer with the leading UK law firm Slaughter and May for seven years, based in London, Paris and Brussels.
He then co-founded WinStar Europe in 1998 , the European subsidiary of a US telecom operator, where he was responsible for legal affairs and business development. Philippe joined Toyota Motor Europe in 2001 as Director & General Counsel, responsible for all legal affairs for European operations, based in the European headquarters in Brussels.
In 2006 he joined Toyota Motorsport GmbH, the company responsible for Toyota’s motorsport activities (including F1) as General Counsel, where he is responsible for major contracts such as Sponsorship Agreements and Driver Contracts. Philippe is an active investor in several companies and as partner in the Investment Funds Sherpa 1 and 2 and holds various board positions.

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Andrea Volpini

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TECHNOLOGY PARTNER & ADVISOR 
Andrea is a visionary entrepreneur with eighteen years of world-class experience on content management, digital media, online marketing and SoLoMo (Social + Local + Mobile). Andrea has been focused on hi-tech startups working on innovation management with a strong footprint on emerging markets, currently deeply passionate on SoLoMo, Semantic Web and Neural Networks.
Andrea is the co-founder of InSideOut10, an innovative Internet company, co-founder at RedLink GmbH, a digital venture in Austria, and director of Interact Egypt, an award winning digital agency and software development centre.

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Kenichi Watanabe

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Watanabe san, also known in the industry as "Nabeken" is currently the executive producer of a special project of the Ministry of Japanese Economy named "Cool Japan". Fully engaged in promoting Japanese culture & products abroad, Nabeken has started his flourishing career as a journalist for major national publishers and newspapers in Japan, building later on Genki Japan, an organization that has become a precious production unit for several governmental istitutions.      

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Elisa Nardoni

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Elisa has an extensive experience in the production & management of large entertainment events (Radiohead, Depeche Mode, etc). Half Japanese half Italian, she degreed in United Kingdom before entering the industry. Since then Elisa has been covering key roles for both Japanese and European leading concert promoters. 

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Oreste Signori

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With experience spanning several disciplines, from media industries to corporate finance and law, Oreste supports the development and expansion of business ventures in the UK, EU and Asian markets. His analytic approach and strategic vision gives to the workgroup a solid contribution on many aspects of a project.
Oreste is currently based in Tokyo.

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Fabrizio Verdiani

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CORPORATE STRATEGY & FINANCE ADVISOR

Fabrizio has more than twenty years of experience in business management, corporate strategy and M&A.
He currently owns two bricks & mortar start-up companies: Goolfy (manufacturing of family entertainment centers) and BodySano (diet centers franchising network).
Fabrizio was the former CFO of Think Tools AG and member of the executive committee with direct responsibility for finance, investor relations, human resources, business development and Asian expansion.
Piloted the IPO on the Swiss New Market in March 2000, where the company raised over CHF150m and reached a market cap of CHF2bn at its peak.
Fabrizio worked previously at LEK Consulting in Paris, Milan and Brussels, then as Associate Director of the French strategy practice at Arthur D. Little in Paris.
Member of the Board of Directors of Luxembourg-based VC fund Aurora Private Equity Management SA and part of an expert group for EU's 5th Framework Programme for the exploitation and the financing of European R&D projects in the field of multimedia content and tools. Fabrizio has an extensive business network in South-East-Asia, US and South American markets. www.twinventures.com



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Elisa Elena Franzoso

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Elisa studied “Oriental Languages and Cultures” in Venice (Italy), Berlin (Germany) and Tokyo (Japan), focusing on Contemporary Art, Management and Communication.
She has been living and working in Europe and Japan as event/project manager and PR Officer, organizing several art exhibitions, concerts, film festivals etc. for the Italian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Italy in Tokyo. Thereafter, she has been working for international events such as “Venice International Film Festival” and “Rome International Film Festival”.
She has experienced also collaborations in the field of TV & Audiovisual production, especially for Japanese media.

Beats by Demand

Axxe and Insideout Today proudly crafted a very interactive and personalized second screen mobile application for SABC's 5FM radio station program Beats by Demand which allows users to vote for their favorite tracks, daily and share their votes and opinions over their social networks like Facebook and twitter. Users login Beats by Demand automatically via FB, Twitter or using a password and are able to prelisten and interact with all the tracks selected by the Dj choosing their favorite ones, unlike and leave comments.

 

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