WCIT MONITOR Issue 66 Dec 2015 - Page 12

MONITOR The Lord Mayor’s Show 2015 “Talent Unleashed” O n Saturday 14th November the City of London witnessed the 800th Lord Mayor’s Show – a remarkable feat of continuity and one with which the Company was proud to be involved, especially in a year full of anniversaries connected with the City and Livery Companies (Magna Carta 1215, Agincourt 1415, the Order of Precedence 1515). Our amazing float, Talent Unleashed, showcased the Company’s long-standing role supporting over 450 Royal Signals officers and soldiers in their transition from military life to civilian employment – or ‘Camo to Pinstripe’ as the messaging on our float heralded. Leading our float team was Liveryman Andrew Parsons, himself a former Royal Signals Lieutenant Colonel who has benefited from the coaching programme run by the Employment Panel. Many other members of the Company were involved on the day, either on the float or walking alongside with soldiers from the Royal Signals. Our float broke new ground in digital communications by the use of vast LED panels on either side that acted as a mobile cinematic display, wowing the crowds and impressing many from our fellow livery companies. The float also provided the first ever live video broadcast of the Show from within a float. Our float provided more live broadcast coverage of the Show than the BBC did, and was the only float that had its own dedicated mobile app for Android and iOS devices (search for ‘Talent Unleashed’) which provided further details of our work with the Royal Signals and allowed members to watch the live broadcast from the float on their mobile devices. In addition to the live video Page 12