The Raspberry Pi foundation is doing great work!

15th Mar 2017

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle” – Steve Jobs. It was obvious that Eben Upton had no intension of ‘settling’ when I first met him – a precociously talented eighteen year old who took a year out to...

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Pity the poor CEO

8th Mar 2017

He’s the leader of a great organisation but people tell him he’s got to digitalize his business. What does this even mean? Things still seem OK. He understands his customer and the market. He knows and loves his products. He’s run a tight ship and kept his shareholders and auditors happy for years. Assets are...

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Speed dating at work

14th Feb 2017

I met up with former colleagues yesterday to reminisce about the great times we had working together as a team. They reminded me of a speed dating session we ran last summer. We knew we were facing some high stakes challenges and needed to top up our resilience. You can survive most things if there is a...

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Nobody knows you’re a dog

12th Feb 2017

I’ve been thinking about Digital Me and how many identities I really need.. I started my working life at about the same time as Tim Berners Lee was inventing the World Wide Web. The IBM PC was still an exotic thing and I didn’t own one. Before these inventions rocked the world, I had a brief period...

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Save yourself 13 minutes and 15 seconds

12th Feb 2017

I’m interested in the trade off that people make when they click on ‘Accept Terms and Conditions’ and configure a new app. What risk do they take for the value they get? As a CIO I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about cyber risk from the perspective of the corporation. I’ve spent much less time thinking about...

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