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

The influencer economy

In my previous post, Radical shifts in the media economy, I spoke of the changes that have arisen in the media landscape, touched upon the democratization of communication, and mentioned the emergence of the influencer economy. Today I am going to delve into the influencer economy and some of its implications for society now and in the future. What is the influencer economy? At its … Continue reading The influencer economy

Radical shifts in the media economy

Radical shifts in the media economy: Social media has delivered an enormous shock to civil society in the West. It has been weaponised by nations who do not love democracy and the freedoms that we have come to enjoy. Back in 2007, when I predicted the great democratization of communication that social media enabled and the death of the traditional news media, I did not … Continue reading Radical shifts in the media economy