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

Ransomware – it’s like robbing banks

Have you noticed that nobody seems to rob banks anymore? That is because the criminal gangs have realised that it is easier to stay at home in their pyjamas and do ransomware raids and steal money that way. While this remains a profitable exercise it will continue. And it will get worse! Increasingly their tactics are more malign: they exfiltrate your data, then lock it, … Continue reading Ransomware – it’s like robbing banks

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

Future of jobs in a connected social world

Following is a copy of some remarks that made about the future of jobs at the IT Talent Management Conference IT18. —— Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak here today. I will start with a brief consideration of my own IT career and then consider how the changing technology landscape is reshaping for careers and for business. When Phillip asked me to … Continue reading Future of jobs in a connected social world

Change or die – business, competition, and the new world

With the changing business world it is a good idea to think about habitual business practices to ensure that we are not doing things that made sense for the past and which do not make sense now. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. — attributed to Albert Einstein We all want to improve business results, driving KPIs higher … Continue reading Change or die – business, competition, and the new world

The future of business is the future of technology

Recently Rebecca Nash from ABC’s The Business asked me to consider the future of business over the next decade. Here’s some thoughts from that conversation. The future of business has always been driven by developments in technology, and the digital revolution is of equivalent substance to the previous industrial revolution. This has important implications for the future of business. Manufacturing will not die but it … Continue reading The future of business is the future of technology

Digital economy and the digital revolution

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the digital revolution and the changes that it is driving in the economy. We are seeing a bifurcation between the old 19th and 20th century manufacturing based industries and the 21st century digital economy. This is a shift from creation of tangible products to the creation of digital products.  These digital products are not intangible. We still touch … Continue reading Digital economy and the digital revolution

Asking for a friend: Awesome coder wanted for awesome venture

A mate reached out to me today asking if I knew any geeks who would be interested in working with him on a startup project. Here are the details he shared: “I am looking for a super-intelligent web and app all-round coder, hacker and mash-up artist to work on a seriously awesome new venture. We have developed some outrageously good Intellectual Property and concepts, and … Continue reading Asking for a friend: Awesome coder wanted for awesome venture