What price privacy in a connected world?

The connected world is here, and while privacy and security have always been hot topics for the creators of tech, increasing numbers of high-profile breaches are building public awareness of the challenges and dangers that face us. Who knew, as the magic beans of interconnectivity grew, that the golden goose came complete with scary giant? […]

The Time Travelling Accountant

I feel like I’ve travelled in time this month. No, I haven’t acquired my own personal TARDIS (I wish!). I haven’t even travelled far in space. However, I have leapt from the very basics of accountancy to its exciting future in the space of a few days. Who knew that accountants would lead the way […]

Smart Data: Improving intervention in Health, Education and the Economy

“Data is the new gold!” Following the North East Digital Summit 2016 on Smart Data, this blog attempts to extract the recurring themes and overarching learnings which reflect the overall topic: smart data. Data Disrupts An early message from Keynote speaker Jacqueline de Rojas was the disruptive potential of data in service improvement. Airbnb’s data-driven […]

The Black Belt Entrepreneur

This weekend I completed a six year journey – and started on the next leg. Actually, there were two journeys. In December 2010, I passed my 1st Dan black belt in karate; two days ago, I achieved my 2nd Dan. In November 2010, my colleagues and I moved into our first office as a brand new […]