Warwick University – What’s IT All About?

I presented at a careers fair at Warwick University yesterday. | View I actually gave the presentation twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The audio on the above presentation is spliced from the two, partly to aggregate the questions from both versions, and partly because the first time through the battery […]

Live while I’m alive: sweets on my desk

The IET were kind enough to give me a silver dish (which also has a very attractive lid, not pictured here) as a thank you for giving this year’s Mountbatten lecture. It has my name on it and everything. Rather than let it gather dust in a cupboard, I’ve decided to fill it with sweets […]

Using Virtual Worlds to Reach New Audiences and Increase Participation

I’m presenting at IT4Arts on Thursday. IT4Arts is a community for the IT managers of arts organisations in the UK. Mine is the opening presentation for the event, and I’m intentionally not talking about the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Second Life (because they’ll be on after me) and there are lots of other things I’m […]

Society of Information Technology Management

Socitm is the professional association for ICT managers working in and for the public sector. I was invited to speak at today’s regional meeting in Guildford. The agenda: 09:30     Coffee and registration10:00     Welcome and introduction (Nick Roberts, Chair Socitm South Region)10:05     Visual Communications, Saving time, Saving Money and “Saving the earth”, is it too good […]

Society for IT Management – sneaking the message in through the back door

I’ve been invited to speak to a regional meeting of the Society for IT Management on Friday. Without being confrontational, here are some issues on which I might challenge them: What is your attitude to social networking (including blogging, the use of Facebook within the company, etc)? I plan to share the background to the […]