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

2022 Top 100 Global Leaders in Data & Analytics

It is a great honour to be named by Corinium as one of the 2022 Top 100 Global Leaders in Data & Analytics. As I have noted previously my team are the ones who do all the hard work to bring the ideas and strategies into reality. A huge thank-you to them for trusting me and being such amazing co-creators of excellent work. This year … Continue reading 2022 Top 100 Global Leaders in Data & Analytics

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 proof your career – some tips for women

Spoke at a women in technology conference recently on the topic of how to future proof your career. It might seem strange that I hardly mentioned technology at all in this talk. But the essentials for a long career are mostly outside of technology. Any intelligent person can pick up technology skills, but other essential skills include: Self analysis and self understanding NO to office … Continue reading Future proof your career – some tips for women

Annual Global CIO Survey 2014

The annual Harvey Nash CIO Survey launched in Sydney in early December 2014. This is a long running CIO survey with responses from more than 3,200 CIOs and technology leaders globally. It was interesting to join the panel at this event for a lively discussion of technology and business related matters. My fellow panelists were: David Hackshall – CIO, Wesfarmers Insurance Theresa Eyssens – CEO, … Continue reading Annual Global CIO Survey 2014

Jobs free future: Machines v Lawyers

    “As information technology advances, the legal profession faces a great disruption.” Along with this disruption come serious questions for the future of legal education, legal careers, and the nature of legal business models. In Machines v. Lawyers Professor John O. McGinnis outlines the five key areas of legal practice that are under threat of disruption by ‘machine intelligence’: discovery legal search legal forms legal memos … Continue reading Jobs free future: Machines v Lawyers

Inspiring millennials

Millennials or Generation Y have been getting a hard time in the media for a while now. They are alleged to be entitled, they don’t buy cars (which will apparently destroy the economy), and they are said to be extraordinarily optimistic in spite of the economic circumstances into which the emerge as adults. Enactus UNSW But that is not my experience of millennials. It was inspiring to meet … Continue reading Inspiring millennials

What is the future of work? Zero hours, surveillance, robots and the jobs free future

The future of work has been on my mind a lot over the past few years. It seems  that the future of jobs is bleak in a number of ways. For example, zero hours, surveillance, and robots are on the horizon for many workers. This is all part of what I’ve come to call the ‘jobs free future’. This post about the future of work … Continue reading What is the future of work? Zero hours, surveillance, robots and the jobs free future