I’m sick of traffic. I’m sick of being stuck in traffic. I’m even sick of talking about traffic. It seems to be my sole topic of conversation these days. I’m a traffic bore and I’m sick of it. The journey in is normally acceptable but only just. I know all the places that I’m going … Continue reading Unfolding plans 180 – Traffic
This is the one that I’ve been looking forward to, the broadband launch at Wolsingham. Finally we have made it to the places where they said it would never happen. I forget how long it is that I’ve been working on the problem of poor broadband. It could be as long as ten years. I … Continue reading Unfolding plans 90 – The one I’ve been looking forward to
It’s day two of Thinking Digital 2015. It’s also the last day but saying day two gives it momentum and flow. Steve and I have sorted out our tickets for next year so I guess it’s not really the last. Again it’s been a fascinating day with lots of challenging topics. There are two themes … Continue reading Unfolding plans 72 – What is holding us back?
I’ve been at Thinking Digital today. It started yesterday afternoon with some workshops but the main event takes place today and tomorrow. If you have never been you should. Once you have been you’ll want to come back again and again. It is the must attend event of the year. So why is it such … Continue reading Unfolding plans 71 – Thinking Digital makes your head hurt #TDC15
Does the fact that you mention something make it real? It would seem so. One of my colleagues brought it to my attention that if I keep banging on about something it sets it squarely in people’s minds. This is the case even if I am asking if the subject is true or not. After … Continue reading Unfolding plans 69 – the ‘S’ word
Next week I will be attending Thinking Digital 2015, one of the leading events in the North East digital calendar. I’m not sure if this is the third time or the fourth that I have been. It doesn’t matter because they are great events and I take so much away from them. They are an … Continue reading Unfolding plans 68 – I’m really really looking forward to #TDC15
My first meeting as chair of the Society of ICT Managers (North East) went well enough. There wasn’t a spare seat in the house, we got through the agenda, we finished on time and lunch was nice. We tried something new this time which made a big difference. It was Graham’s idea to theme the … Continue reading Unfolding plans 57 – Big Data. It is bigger than you think.
Perhaps this morning wasn’t the best of times for a photo shoot. By nine thirty when we had all gathered to have our pictures taken the moon had made its way across the sun. Our two greatest celestial bodies had combined to turn day back into night. I know that the eclipse, however partial, had … Continue reading Unfolding Plans 51 – not the best time for a photo shoot
A funny thing happened to me on the way into the office. I was listening to the radio and an advert came on for a well-known broadcasting, media and content company. The gist was that they said that they were offering an excellent service to their customers as ninety per cent of their service calls … Continue reading Unfolding plans 50 – Stories are the best way to get information to stick
There are a couple of beliefs that I have which I hope to be true. The first is that no one really comes into work to do a bad job. The second is that if the place where you work no longer wants you around then why would you want to work there? I’ve worked … Continue reading Unfolding plans 47 – no one really comes into work to do a bad job