Category Archives: Ideas I’m working on

Describing the amorphous

Our processes support the definite.  They struggle with the more amorphous.  It is difficult to use our processes to conceptualise. This always catches me out.  I am a person who likes to do his thinking in public.  I like to … Continue reading

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Training Apprentices

How exciting I am now a director of an ATA, an Apprentice Training Agency.  Service Direct Newco, a wholly owned subsidiary of the council has been awarded this status.  It has been a long up-hill climb to get there but … Continue reading

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#DurHack 2017

University seems to be so much more fun when I was there.  Perhaps it was the subject that I did or perhaps it’s all the cool stuff they get to play with now.  The students do work hard though.  Again … Continue reading

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Durhack

Sometimes it works out that people can’t make the meetings that have been arranged and so you end up with some spare time to catch up.  Not that you can ever catch up as there is always more to do … Continue reading

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Open data

What is the idea? Use the active release of Open Data in a controlled way to facilitate regional e economic growth. Background The UK Commission For Employment and Skills in their report of December 2014 Careers of the Future said ‘While … Continue reading

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Driving data to the average

Data is such a hot topic now.  There are many good examples emerging of where it has been used to improve businesses as well as plenty of examples of when things have gone wrong.  I was at a Digital Strategy … Continue reading

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Disrupting women into tech

Bringing young women into the tech industry has been one of the things I have been involved in for the last few years and so it was on the back of this that I found myself at Campus North again … Continue reading

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