3D printing comes of age – creating major urban infrastructure

I am a huge fan of Amara’s Law, and have been known to quote it extensively in talks. This is because humans are not very good at estimating things. Especially estimating what technologies will have long term impact on our lives. “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Roy Amara, past … Continue reading 3D printing comes of age – creating major urban infrastructure

The Leadership Panel: The Value of Data

Joined the Leadership Panel for “The Value of Data” for a chat. “In this edition of “The Leadership Panel” you will hear from a range of industry leaders who will be discussing why Data is described as “the new oil”, the benefits it can bring organisations and future trends in this space.” Featuring an All-star panel:Kate Carruthers, Chief Data Officer, UNSWDanny Elmarji, VP – APAC, … Continue reading The Leadership Panel: The Value of Data

Cloud is the future, serverless is the way to go

I’ve been hosting production workloads on Amazon Web Services for over 5 years now, and am also hosting production workloads on Azure and Google Cloud as well. There seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for containerisation, and many are loving on kubernetes and docker. But this seems to merely be a cul de sac on the road to a serverless future. There is a … Continue reading Cloud is the future, serverless is the way to go

Future of work and the growth of populist politics

The future of work has been an emerging issue for a long time, and now as automation disrupts traditional employment, it is safe to say that it has emerged. It is becoming increasingly urgent to find a solution for those displaced. We need new ideas and approaches to this problem. Otherwise we will see a large number of people out of the workforce for long periods, with a … Continue reading Future of work and the growth of populist politics

Digital citizens and the future of government

Hosted a panel at the UNSW Michael Crouch Innovation Centre last week with Selena Griffith on Digital Citizens and the Future of Government with Dominic Campbell, Penny Webb-Smart, and Amelia Loye. You can view the video here Panel members Dominic Campbell is a digital government entrepreneur with a background in government policy and technology-led change. He is an experienced in organisation design and has senior management experience in … Continue reading Digital citizens and the future of government