Potholes

There are two types of people in this world. Those who can tell what a pothole looks like and those that can’t. I know this because strange yellow circles have appeared on the streets around Morpeth highlighting the holes in the road surface caused by the unusually protracted winter weather conditions this year. Until they … Continue reading Potholes

Five simple steps

Whenever I am asked if I can get involved in a helping an organization with a strategic approach to technology I always come back with the same answer. I will do it but only if I can start with an understanding of the business. To get this understanding, I talk to as many people as … Continue reading Five simple steps

Recipe for success

There are so many interesting people out there and I am getting to meet more than my fair share. Our conversations are rich veins of learning for me, and hopefully for them, as through dialogue we see things from different perspectives.  I pick up tools and ways of thinking that I could not do when … Continue reading Recipe for success

Who am I to talk about ethics?

I am no Aristotle yet I like to think of myself as an ethical person and would like to live amongst people who were like minded. Everyday I see things in business and public life which I regard as unethical, immoral, unfair and, at times illegal. But who am I to judge? I wonder whether … Continue reading Who am I to talk about ethics?

Automated service

The continued rise of automation and online services has made access to information so much easier today than was the case even a few short years ago. The amount of stuff that is at our fingertips is staggering and the increasing use of artificial intelligence is driving enormous efficiency in the contact between a business … Continue reading Automated service

Product security approach

I am enjoying my work with Dynamo North East to try and set up a cyber resilience cluster across the region. This is a topic I have covered on several occasions and one, no doubt I will come back to. I sometimes wonder how I have arrived here as I would never class myself as … Continue reading Product security approach