Weeknote 405: Home Alone

This week I have learned: the best part of five days working from home has left me climbing the walls. finding a new tone of voice for the Forbes thing is going to take some time. it's nice to be wanted. Amazon Prime does strange things to my consumer desires. OKR Progress: CxO Priorities: Cut … Continue reading Weeknote 405: Home Alone

CIO Priorities 29: Improve User Experience

Ideas about Service Design have started to permeate into the world of the IT department. For most it's about the approaches necessary to develop customer-facing digital services. But for some it's also being applied to improve the way in which technology is delivered to people inside the organisation. And by that I mean the customer … Continue reading CIO Priorities 29: Improve User Experience

CIO Priorities 15 – Data Integration

We live in a time of data. Given that, it constantly surprises me how badly so many organisations manage the stuff. In particular, most organisations find themselves today with silos of information across multiple systems that don't quite match up; data integrity issues where slight variations exist from system to system, but then more pernicious … Continue reading CIO Priorities 15 – Data Integration

CIO Priorities 14 – Real estate costs

Underpinning just about every Smart, Flexible or Modern Working project that I've seen in the past few years has been an overriding business imperative: save rent. This isn't something that is a universal organisational need. Speaking with experts in the field, in much of the United States, for example, it's far more common to find … Continue reading CIO Priorities 14 – Real estate costs

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

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