From Big Data to Genomics

A few people have asked me what areas I am working on currently, so here’s a quick synopsis. I am still speaking regularly (I even got called a “science communicator” recently – I’m not entirely sure about that one!), but the bulk of my time continues to be spent on my executive roles, applying big data skills and psychology to business challenges,… Read more →

Project Soli – Tech of 2015

Each year I take pause to look back on the year ponder what might have been the most significant new technology to emerge. This year at Google I/O we were introduced to Project Soli. Touch has significantly changed the way that we interact with software and the web (as a side note, this year I had the pleasure of meeting James… Read more →

Hacking in the Country – Hacklands

This weekend I headed out into the Kent countryside, together with my eldest son, with a boot piled full of tech gadgets, a couple of tents, sleeping bags, a groundsheet and some blankets (it is summer in England after all). I wasn’t at all sure what to expect, but I knew there would be some familiar faces there, and lots to learn –… Read more →

Partner Keynote, Oracle Keynote, Moscone North, Hall D

Chambers Bows Out

So, John Chambers is now a half-time “wing man”. As Josh Brown tweeted, “Fun Fact: $CSCO’s been a 22 dollar stock since Justin Bieber was born.” but it hasn’t always been that way. I joined Cisco when it was small, very small, and had quite a few direct encounters with Chambers. I stay with the company until around the time it became… Read more →

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Windows 10 – Key Take Aways

Yesterday I joined a group of developers at Microsoft’s offices for the launch of Windows 10. It is big stakes for Microsoft, as they attempt to restart the Windows upgrade cycle. While I have been a very happy Windows 8 user since the earliest preview release, both corporate IT and home users have given it a bit of a mixed reception,… Read more →