One of my new colleagues recently asked me what my greatest achievement had been through my career. It was a very simple question, and with a tech career spanning more than 30 years, you’d expect it should have been easy to answer, but I have to admit that I found it quite difficult. I could […]
I have to say creating and running my own business has been somewhat different to what I thought it would be. It’s been a very interesting journey, I’ve worked with some great companies, I’ve met some great people, I’ve experienced the unpredictability rollercoaster, but most importantly I’ve continued to learn a lot from those I’ve […]
Interesting #fintech development coming soon from #Apple apple.com/apple-card/ … super cool user experience (similar in many ways to #Revolut which is a great service especially if you travel) and “no fees” <cough> apart from all your enriched payment data which shows what you buy, where you bought it, how much you paid, how many times […]
Five years ago today I featured in the North East Times magazine when I worked as the Chief Technology and Information Officer at Sage.
I rediscovered this article yesterday when I was cleaning up my PC and spent a little time reflecting on some of the comments:
I picked up this story from UpperEdge on social media today about the billion dollar law suit between WIPRO and National Grid over a failed SAP implementation, which is well worth taking a few minutes to read. There was one sentence that jumped off the page for me : “Shortly after the start of the project, […]
Like many across the region it comes as a shock and a hint of sadness to hear news of the closure of Newcastle’s Campus North co-working space. However, I also feel it’s a time for celebration of the achievements of Campus North and what it has done for Newcastle start-ups and for the region. In […]
Today we live in a world with exponential growth in connected devices, in part driven by the sheer size of the population using online services and in part by the proliferation of devices used per individual as a byproduct of the likes of IoT (Internet of Things) The ability to reliably connect and issues around […]
For almost two decades, until retiring recently from corporate life, I worked for Sage Group where I held the position of Chief Product & Delivery Officer. You will all have heard of Sage. Three million customers across 27 countries, 13,000 employees, and a FTSE100 Tech Company with its spiritual home in Newcastle upon Tyne. Also, […]
I took the opportunity to attend the Newcastle Scale-up Summit recently and apart from being a fantastic networking event I found it highly informative and energising. Having worked with hundreds of start-up and scale-up businesses for many years I love hearing the stories of their success, and I’m intrigued to discover what makes some businesses […]
Why “why” is the most important question every business should ask themselves! If you have 20mins grab a coffee and watch this excellent TED talk.