Weeknote 390: new client klaxon

This week I have learned: The continuing excitement of launching an actual physical product. Schiphol airport have removed the need for passengers to take laptops and liquids out of bags at security. It makes a huge positive difference to how faffy the whole process can be. The fundamentals of how a dentist practice is managed. … Continue reading Weeknote 390: new client klaxon

CIO Priorities 3: Internet Scale

CIO Priority 3: Creating platforms and services that can scale to meet internet-scale demand. The Internet is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down to the bottom of your inbox, but that's just peanuts to the Internet.* In comparison to … Continue reading CIO Priorities 3: Internet Scale

CIO Priorities 1: Industry context

I've recently launched Stamp London's first physical product - a set of playing cards called CIO Priorities. You can find out more about them here, and order a set for yourself here (or simply download the PDF and print them out). Over the next few weeks I'm going to run through each of the cards … Continue reading CIO Priorities 1: Industry context

Some games to play

I've been working on developing a product. An actual physical thing that you can hold in your hands. It's a set of playing cards. I call them CIO Priorities. The idea has been gestating for a while: I spend a lot of my time talking with and looking at what technology leaders in organisations do … Continue reading Some games to play

Five years

I got a reminder via LinkedIn this morning that it's now five years since I launched upon this madcap free-range experiment that I call Stamp. Coincidentally it would have been my grandmother's 100th birthday yesterday, and 2013 would have been granddad's centenary. Living to 100 was something that very few of their generation could have … Continue reading Five years

Weeknote 387: Maths Co-processor

This week I have learned: My ability to think on my feet is still pretty good. The competitive spirit that can be provoked in many people who work in corporates leaves me bemused. Working out loud is such an alien concept to so many people. The fear of something so often is so much greater … Continue reading Weeknote 387: Maths Co-processor

Weeknote 386: 32 Bit

This week I have learned: Basically anything useful on the internet that is useful will eventually be overridden with spam. Google seem to be blinding us with natural language processing. It's clever, but it's hardly┬áHer. "Just talk to them" should be everyone's motto. I'm quite taken by the OKR approach. Four day weeks are weird. … Continue reading Weeknote 386: 32 Bit

The collaboration arms race

Yesterday at their I/O conference, Google announced a couple of new developments that place Simulated Intelligence technologies into the world of collaborative platforms. The first, Smart Compose, extends out the quick response features already available in Google Inbox from a single line message (usually things like "Thanks!" or "I'm running late!") into full-blown messages. The … Continue reading The collaboration arms race

Problem-less solutions

So apparently Theresa May has asked her Brexit subcommittee to go away and think a bit harder about their two proposed solutions to the post-Brexit EU border and customs problem. One of the two approaches has been summarised as: A 'highly streamlined' customs arrangement - This would minimise customs checks rather than getting rid of … Continue reading Problem-less solutions