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My new book - Managing for Change - now available

My new book – Managing for Change – now available

I’m very pleased to say that my new book, Managing for Change, is now available, in paperback and ebook formats. Co-authored with with Peter Fritz AM, Managing for Change sets out practical advice to help people get more out of life, personally and professionally. The book is the product of numerous discussions between myself and Peter, […]

December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Where are the women? SmartCompany's 12 most influential people in Australia tech

Where are the women? SmartCompany’s 12 most influential people in Australia tech

A couple of weeks ago I compiled SmartCompany’s annual listing of the 12 most influential people in the Australian technology industry. It’s a difficult task, and regardless of the criteria set, leads to agonising decisions as to who makes it on, and who doesn’t. As such, you can only be certain that the people who […]

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Business Spectator - Kickstarting Australia's digital future (or culture is a hungry beast) #pathstoadvantage

Business Spectator – Kickstarting Australia’s digital future (or culture is a hungry beast) #pathstoadvantage

For the past couple of months I’ve had the pleasure editing and writing a set of pages for Business Spectator under the theme of Paths to Advantage. While the pages are sponsored by IBM, I’ve had free reign to speak to anyone, about anything, provided it is in relation to the concept of business transformation. My view […]

October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More
SMH IT Pro - A quarter of a second matters when it comes to online services

SMH IT Pro – A quarter of a second matters when it comes to online services

    Often the talk around cloud computing focus on business issues such as cost reduction or security. Rarely it seems does the experience of end users actually receive much consideration. But the tiny lags that seem commonplace when loading web pages can grow to be major frustrations when the occur in the context of […]

May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More
CMO.com.au: Amazon: A culture based on customer data

CMO.com.au: Amazon: A culture based on customer data

A few weeks ago I had the chance to catch up with Amazon.com chief technology officer Dr Werner Vogels. I first met Werner two years ago when Amazon.com was making overtures to Australia’s internet start-up community. This time around represented an opportunity for me to learn more about how Amazon’s retail operations make use of data. […]

May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Notes from the Broadband for the Bush Forum 2014 #bushbroadband

Notes from the Broadband for the Bush Forum 2014 #bushbroadband

A couple of weeks ago I had the honour of being asked to speak at the third Broadband for the Bush forum, organised by the Broadband for the Bush Alliance, Desert Knowledge Australia and associated groups, and held in Alice Springs. For me it was an opportunity to immerse myself in topics that are of great […]

May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
INTHEBLACK - If knowledge is power in the digital age, how much is it worth on your balance sheet?

INTHEBLACK – If knowledge is power in the digital age, how much is it worth on your balance sheet?

Late last year I was asked by the editor of CPA Australia’s INTHEBLACK magazine to look into the issue of digital assets and how they are valued in modern organisation. The truth, as it turns out, is that they generally aren’t. Current accounting standards apply valuations to physical assets such as plant and equipment or […]

May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Guardian AU - How big data is providing pearls of wisdom for Tasmanian oyster farmers

Guardian AU – How big data is providing pearls of wisdom for Tasmanian oyster farmers

I’m fascinated by how emerging techniques in data analysis are opening up new ways to improve business processes. But it is not just the business community that is benefiting from the concepts behind Big Data. Useful data can be derived from just about anything – even oysters – and used to improve processes. The application of […]

June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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BRW - The Future of Work

BRW – The Future of Work

We all have to work – well, most of us, anyway. But the way that we work is changing. The internet is changing the way that we interact with the workplace, and where we chose to work from, even across national borders. Human ingenuity is also reshaping how we work, and who we can work […]

May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More