Warner has constantly demonstrated that his game-changing ideas have formed the cornerstone of his career. As well as disrupting the film business with Flix Premiere, and investing in drone software and an Internet marketplace - he has delivered a number of innovations across technology.
Creating the world’s first true online cinema
Founded by Martin Warner, Flix Premiere launched in 2016 and set out to create the world’s first true online cinema - delivering New Movie Premieres - Anytime, Anywhere. Flix Premiere has disrupted the motion picture business by offering its unique model on an industry-leading enterprise streaming platform, democratizing cinema and enabling an abundance of quality films to reach its audience.
Warner discovered that 95% of the movies produced each year ‘never’ found their audience or recovered their investment due to the traditional distribution model. With the majority of quality cinema today becoming difficult to discover, expensive to fund, and even harder to market, Warner’s Flix Premiere eliminates the chance for these films going unnoticed or forgotten.
Inventing the revolutionary full color 3D desktop printer
Founded by Martin Warner and Mike Duma, botObjects created the world’s first desktop 3D printer for the consumer. botObjects’ proprietary 5-color CMYKW cartridge system could mix primary printing colors to generate vibrant color combinations and gradient transitions using the fused deposition modeling technique.
After multiple appearances on national TV and trade shows, the technology caused a stir in the industry, and within just 17 months of its foundation botObjects was acquired by 3D Systems in early 2015.
Transforming city transportation as part of the rising Urban Air Mobility movement
Warner’s Autonomous Flight designs, develops and manufactures electric VTOL aircraft, with the goal of solving worldwide transportation challenges so you can travel like never before.
Autonomous Flight recently released images of the revolutionary Y6S Plus, a luxury world-class six-seater electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Working with advanced multi-billion dollar partners within the industry they are developing unique patent-pending technology that is set to change the lives of millions and Warner is at the heart of this journey.
The future is here and as Warner states, “it’s not a question of if, but when…”.
Inspiring, teaching and mentoring the next world-class entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur Seminar is an education program developed by Warner that offers a global interactive and live-streaming platform for entrepreneurs of all levels. The program provides educational resources, mentorship, and investment opportunities to help individuals achieve their business goals through fundamental knowledge, critical mentorship, and a clear understanding of their unique objectives, all in one industry-leading web app that allows Warner to connect directly with his mentees at the push of a button.
With over 300,000+ entrepreneurs having already benefited from the program, Entrepreneur Seminar has created a supportive community of like-minded individuals who collaborate, learn, and succeed together. Martin and his team are committed to helping entrepreneurs realize their full potential and achieve success in their business endeavors.
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First to create an autonomous enterprise system with Parcel Fly
Parcel Fly is an enterprise logistics management suite that enables retailers, logistics companies, governments and aid organizations to deliver goods by Air. The innovative Air-Hub Management System facilitates end-to-end parcel logistics for companies in the functions of setup, management, control and integration to their existing network and technologies.
The Parcel Fly software scales and aims to make the availability of UAV-based aircraft, for the purposes of parcel delivery by air, available in every major city & to every difficult to reach area around the world.
Connecting a global business network and increasing productivity at work…
Warner pioneered the world’s first interactive business networking and productivity services site (launched on 18th August 2008 in the US and UK). TalkBizNow.com was the most intuitive and effective business networking site in the global market, promising to help connect business professionals to increase their network.
With press articles featured in Forbes, CBS News, The Guardian and many more, TalkBizNow created the blueprint for today’s business social networking.
Rethinking corporate IT Management and solving IT’s complexity conundrum
At JP Morgan and later in consulting, Warner built upon his foundation of convergence and automation experience and applied it to the processes that drove managing the IT Enterprise. Warner had been responsible for many of the processes at JP Morgan and understood the emerging principles at the time around business and service management, asset and financial management, portfolio and investment change and others. Warner could quickly predict how ‘software and services’ in the market would evolve to solve IT Management problems for CIO’s and corporate IT departments.
At the center of Warner’s thinking was his belief that IT Management = less IT Complexity - and that this simple philosophy would lead to efficiency and effectiveness both in process maturity, staff training, and in software and services. From a software path, IT Management solutions could evolve through the experiences of ERP being applied to IT (see below).
Companies like IBM, HP, CA and others looked to Warner for help in determining their visions for IT Management and would help Venture Capital firms determine how smart investments in Enterprise Software could be realized through market investing in IT Management. Warner’s perspective was in demand and led him to speak at many conferences around the world while at JP Morgan and BearingPoint.
Setting the vision and building the first real ERP for IT systems
Before the IT Management software vendors such as IBM, HP, CA and others had integrated their software to deliver a single management platform, Warner was brought back to JP Morgan (now JP Morgan Chase) to help build a vision for their global infrastructure’s management platform.
Warner soon built and managed a global technology application that would see new innovation for the first time beating the market to emerging practices such as implementing an IT Services organization, building an IT Services-based catalogue, developing a first management language for IT (before ITIL), innovating and evolving cost recovery and chargeback theory, and developing modern IT financial management practices based upon a services-based organization.
Warner had imagined a world that was not too different from manufacturing that could be applied to IT - managing supply and demand, and in doing so develop just-in-time principles that could be applied to demand management processes that would reside at the heart of this new ERP system for IT. It was built for the internet and intranet, using multi-dimensional modeling and advanced querying code and smart interfaces that could link to a vast array of legacy infrastructure systems. It still remains today one of the key technological innovations of the management age that has spurred on a significant level of investment and innovation in the global enterprise software industry and forever changed the IT Management market.
First Corporate News Ticker
When the early internet pioneers were building news tickers, such as Yahoo’s and the BBC’s, Warner developed the market’s first news ticker for the corporation, enabling the ‘ticker bar’ to be edited with corporate information. It became a secure way for trade information to be sent in seconds to desks around the world using this communication tool.
Now, most banks and many other companies from different industries use Warner’s technology to communicate real-time on their desktops with information ranging from current news, corporate news, product information and prices. Where there is a need to communicate real-time and at pace in a secure way, the corporate news ticker was a perfect vehicle. Later on, popular SMS Messaging technology was based on similar principles and technology.
Pioneering Rapid Application Development (RAD) principles and techniques
During Warner’s time in investment banking, he saw the problems with IT operating models and silo-based technology functions that didn’t partner well with the business. The challenge was getting business requirements turned into technology products when the business wanted them, as opposed to requirements being queued up like application development functions would often do. Warner was fascinated with the productivity revolution taking hold in the late ’90s and the proliferation of spreadsheets and database solutions.
His curiosity led him to architect and build several leading-edge solutions around financial management, project management and communication that spawned a rapid application development culture and structure inside JP Morgan that would see the industry look up and listen to how technology products could be developed quickly, securely and reliably using Extreme RAD principles and techniques.
Under Warner’s leadership, he built over 30 products across two companies that specialized in rapid application development. One particular innovation in itself was the case example of how financial management could deliver huge productivity savings in technology while addressing fast business requirements and control needs within investment banks - this was to be known as The Engine Concept - see below.
The Engine Concept - automating financial trades of investment banks
Warner was responsible for delivering huge automation and cost reductions to middle office functions of investment banks through his pioneering thinking and delivery of the first object-oriented, multi-dimensional modeled financial management application that reconciled financial trades of investment banks. From dealers in the front office to the back office finance function - The Engine Concept could reconcile in seconds profit and loss and balance sheets for any financial product.
This thinking became the inspiration for several software houses that soon realised how to help all investment banks using Warner’s innovation. The Engine Concept still resides as part of the solutions in many investment banks today.