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Bulletin January 12 2018: The irony of anti-hype articles

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:24:52 +0000

“Good article,” somebody said to me last week about a piece I had put together around Blockchain and the NHS. I had to make a confession — it was a reasonably paltry effort, as I noted, “It’s just the “not a magic bullet” response any “this is a magic bullet” hype. It goes with “Tech […]



Bulletin January 5 2018. The Yin and Yang of Innovation and Governance

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:51:53 +0000

These are interesting times – whatever your political affiliations or wherever in the world you might be. In this context, technology is a two-edged sword — it holds both great promise and enormous risk. We can choose be evangelists or doom-mongers, or we can simply recognise this dichotomy: for every healthcare breakthrough, there will be […]



Dave and Dave, and Dave, and Alexis, and other tales of AWS serendipity

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:39:41 +0000

#cloudbeers is an impromptu gathering of people that spend more time than they would necessarily like at tech conferences; and have an appreciation for the outputs of the fermentation process. There’s a Facebook group and the occasional tweet, usually along the lines of “At . Anyone fancy a beer?” You get the picture. “At AWS […]



My big TV moment – Tetbury Woolsack and Record Breakers

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 21:35:54 +0000

A few years ago I was on the Tetbury Woolsack Committee, which organises the “internationally famous and world record breaking” Woolsack Races. As befits an event of such esteem, we generally managed to get a local celebrity along – that particular year we’d somehow got the presenter of the BBC’s Record Breakers TV programme to […]



I have seen the future, and it doesn’t mention Uber

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:11:14 +0000

As we all know, some of the best ideas come when they are least expected. For me, the epiphany came just as I turned into my driveway; how fortunate that I was moving very slowly at that point, as it was a bobby dazzler of a thought. Insight often comes through one of three routes: […]