This post was inspired by Michael Kordahi, well known to many as @delic8genius, who put out a call encouraging to geeks to share their geek origin stories. My geek origin is shrouded in the mists of time. It was so long ago that there is no only one photographic record [update: which is now in the … [Read more…]
I’m in Brisbane today attending the Smart Services CRC Conference. Following are slides from my presentation earlier today. Tweets from attendees are under the hashtag #smartservicescrc in case you’re curious. Leadership and the Digital Revolution View more presentations from Kate Carruthers.
These are some thoughts that I presented at the AMP Social Media Cafe in Sydney on 11 November 2010, the slides and references follow below. The future of shopping is social. But that is nothing new – shopping has always been social. The difference is that now we are seeing social interaction on a hyperconnected … [Read more…]
Recently I noted several large businesses announcing proudly they had adopted Agile development techniques – for example Suncorp, NBN Co, Allianz, Jemena. There is a pattern to the adoption of a new methodology within an organisation. I have lived through the adoption of a number of new methodologies over the years at various companies, for … [Read more…]
We see much discussion of the openness and collaborative nature of the web 2.0 world. However, many of the challenges facing us as a result of this new world relate to ownership of virtual goods. There are longstanding conventions that enable us to sort out who owns property in the real world and some of … [Read more…]
It was fascinating to be at the inaugural Digital Citizens event in Sydney last week – the topic was: Private Parts: Personality and Disclosure – Finding a Balance in the Digital Space. There was a great line up on the panel with visiting US lawyer and social media specialist Adrian Dayton (Social Media for Lawyers), … [Read more…]
Here are the slides from my presentation at the National Growth Summit in Sydney today. Engagement Marketing In The Age Of Web 2 View more presentations from Kate Carruthers.
Crowdsourcing is very trendy these days and is touted as the answer to many of the ills of poor design and the need to reduce costs. In these cash strapped days any way to make innovation better-cheaper-faster is extremely desirable. But crowdsourcing is just one of the many tools we have at our disposal, and … [Read more…]
This is a very thought provoking TED talk from Philip Zimbardo. He’s famous for the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment. Think about how you would react in certain situations (e.g. Abu Ghraib) – how easy it is to act in ways you might regret later? Hero or villain it all comes down to choices. The other … [Read more…]
I always like to keep up with what Dion Hinchcliffe’s thinking and recently he’s been talking about How the Web OS has begun to reshape IT and business, and particularly about how businesses are driving the change almost by accident, in spite of the IT department. For example: These days in the halls of IT … [Read more…]