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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
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
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
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
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
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
So what have I been doing for the past 11 months ...?

So what have I been doing for the past 11 months …?

Well, clearly not blogging – anyone who has been checking this page will know/can see that it was last June when I last got around to updating this site. So why start again now? No idea really – it just seems like the right time. The past 11 months have been incredibly busy and very […]

May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 Session 2 #KR8Vsydney @Agraylin Wayne Borg @galvinsd & @adamgood

Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 Session 2 #KR8Vsydney @Agraylin Wayne Borg @galvinsd & @adamgood

The first speaker for the session session at #KR8Vsydney was Alvin Wang Graylin (@Agraylin), the co-founder of China’s Number 1 mobile search and advertising company myinfo. He started by playing a video for his company which actually used the tune from the Dumb Ways to Die campaign, which was interesting to show how that one […]

June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 #KR8Vsydney @kthread @doktorZ @dirtgirlworld @domknight

Live from X Media Lab KR8V Sydney 2013 #KR8Vsydney @kthread @doktorZ @dirtgirlworld @domknight

I’m currently sitting in the audience of X Media Lab’s KR8V Creative Leadership Edition at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Sydney, and will be taking notes throughout the day, some of which I hope to post here. The first speaker for the day was former BBC and Al Jazeera digital producer Kristen Taylor (@kthread). […]

June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More
BRW - Big data: Knowledge might be power, but data is money

BRW – Big data: Knowledge might be power, but data is money

Recently I’ve become fascinated by the topic of Big Data – essentially how new technologies and techniques are allowing the near-real time analysis of massive volumes of data to uncover useful insights. It is a field that is evolving rapidly, and no doubt is somewhat over-hyped, but story after story tells how new analysis techniques […]

April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More