Respond to the question

Perhaps I have set myself too high standards but I have been disappointed recently throughout an interview process, not as an interviewee but rather as the interviewer. I have had the pleasure, or rather the misfortune, to sit in front of people who could not express themselves, articulate their opinions or construct reasonable answers to … Continue reading Respond to the question

Imagine a car

The opening speaker on day 2 of the Unit4 conference gave us his thoughts on the future of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). It was at the Conference Centre in Harrogate. I am not the greatest of advocates for ERP in that I don’t think grand systems solve anything and in the effort to combine all … Continue reading Imagine a car

Energetic buildings

Someone once told me that an introvert is someone who feels drained by engagement with people rather than invigorated. I’m not sure how true this is but since then I have taken myself to be an introvert. I like dealing with people, I am perhaps at my best when amongst groups of people yet afterwards … Continue reading Energetic buildings

A sociable enterprise

I was asked if I would take part in some research into what people experience when moving from the private to the public sector and vice versa. I am always happy to help out where I can with the local universities and having moved from private to public and then back to private I felt … Continue reading A sociable enterprise

Cyber = opportunity

By 2021, according to Cybersecurity Business Report, the number of unfilled jobs in cyber security will triple to over 3.5 million  In the same period the annual cost of cyber crime is expected to double to $6 trillion. If cyber was a country it will, by then, be the the third biggest in the world. … Continue reading Cyber = opportunity

The challenge of CyberFest

For the last few nights, despite the unusual, and for me unbearable heat, I have been waking up in a cold sweat. It’s all Graham’s fault. Some months ago I agreed to help Dynamo develop a cyber work stream across the region. The aim was to position the North East of England as a great … Continue reading The challenge of CyberFest