Never give in

“…never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Churchill, Speeches: Never Give In, Never 29 Oct 1941 Winston Churchill is famous for many things. He was a master with words … Continue reading Never give in

I’m on Mastodon what now?

If you’re a Mastodon (aka fediverse) newbie here are some tips about what to do next. (If you’re not already setup on Mastodon here’s a good guide on getting setup over there.) First of all welcome aboard its great to have you join our non-commercial space. 👋 Essential step one: write an introduction toot, explain who you are, what your passions are, and make liberal … Continue reading I’m on Mastodon what now?

CDO Magazine Data 4 Good

Chat with 2022 winners CDO Magazine Data4Good award – the Lens

Had a great chat with the winners of the inaugural 2022 Data4Good Award in the Innovation, Industry & Infrastructure category: The Lens, that was recently awarded by CDO Magazine and the EDM Council. It was really inspiring to hear about how Richard Jefferson has such a passion for powering research! You can watch the video here. Continue reading Chat with 2022 winners CDO Magazine Data4Good award – the Lens

5 questions about data protection

There is a sudden interest all things cybersecurity, information security, and data protection in boardrooms around the country nowadays. But many ordinary worker folks do not think that there is anything they can do to help in keeping data safe. Here are five questions you can ask inside your organisation to get a better idea of how you can help. Continue reading 5 questions about data protection

Chat with 2022 winners CDO Magazine Data4Good award

I had a chat with the winners of the inaugural CDO Magazine 2022 Data4Good Award in the Climate Action category. Huge congratulations to Jackie Coates, Katrina Riley, and Fei Tan from Telstra for their achievements. 💐 “In a video interview with Kate Carruthers, Chief Data & Insights Officer at the University of New South Wales, Fei Tan, Telstra Head of Analytics; Jackie Coates, Head of … Continue reading Chat with 2022 winners CDO Magazine Data4Good award

Advice on building your own ecosystem

The plight of folks who build their online business worlds on the whimsy of a bunch of faceless corporations is on my mind as Twitter appears to be imploding before our eyes. It is very imprudent to build your business on a platform that is subject to changes that are outside of your control. For example, Meta makes changes to to how Facebook and Instagram … Continue reading Advice on building your own ecosystem

Twitter history

I am watching the realtime destruction of Twitter by Elon Musk with a strange sense of detachment. After all, I knew that one day Twitter would fall, as with any technology company. And I have some thoughts and I’m going to share them… Because many users of Twitter now have only experienced it as a mature platform, and one in which the banter and collegiality … Continue reading Twitter history