Goodbye to the knowledge worker?

It’s now almost five decades since Peter Drucker discussed the concept of the knowledge worker in his 1966 book The Effective Executive, as he emphasised the growing importance of the “team”, and encouraged recognition of the value of employees. The term was created as an antonym of the “manual worker”, as a way to describe those people within […]

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 by

Schrodinger’s BPM

That’s the title of a presentation I’m giving on Monday at bpmNEXT 2015. I’m looking forward to it! Those who read my writing or talk to me much will know that the question “is BPM dead or alive?” has been one I’ve been considering a lot over the past couple of years. I’ve been trying […]

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015 by

Making Social Collaboration Work with the IoIC

Over on the Making Social Collaboration Work event website, we recently announced that the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) is now working with us to help promote and shape the event (reminder: central London, May 14th). We’re really excited about this, because from our own research we know that Internal Communications (IC) professionals have vital […]

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 by

Big Data, small devices, same cloud

Last week’s Cloud Expo Europe was again ‘co-located’ (see what they did there…?) with Data Centre World meaning that, as a trade fair, exhibitors collectively covered everything from fuel polishers, heat exchangers, fire suppression systems, racks, cables, fibre and microwave links for datacentre aficionados; through all the “as-a-Service” merchants (from IaaS and PaaS up to Communications […]

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 by

Cometh the data, cometh the opportunity – the inexorable rise of data-driven analytics in healthcare insurance

Like all industries, the business of insurance is evolving to capitalise on the affordances of a data economy – and healthcare insurance is no different. Companies riding the transformational waves (of social media, mobile devices, analytics, and cloud computing) to become a digital enterprise are innovating with how they use data to reinvent their core […]

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 by

LV’s secret to analytics success: the marketing and analytics team double act

At the end of last month I had the pleasure of participating in the Customer Analytics for Retail Financial Services conference in London. It was a well attended event with representatives from the insurance and banking sector including Knab, Swiss Re, and Liverpool Victoria (LV) and touched on a vast array of topics including qualitative versus quantitative […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by

Innovate, Integrate, Educate – Box’s play to transform the platform

Around this time last year I wrote a blog on Box’s EMEA Analyst Summit 2014 and all it set out for the year – principally the company’s play to shake off the fast-commodifying sync-and-share label and instead bid for an arguably more long term and lucrative role as the enterprise content collaboration platform of choice. At the […]

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 by

Helping tame the Big Data Analytics ‘wild west’

This week my colleague Craig Wentworth and I are running a webinar on Driving Value out of Big Data.  We’re sure it’s going to be an interesting event since it helps shine a light on how data, in all its forms, when combined with analytics and aligned to your business goals  can serve up a goldmine of […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by

Driving value from Big Data Analytics

How much insight can your business derive from the data it gathers? In today’s digital economy, data comes from a vast array of sources from both inside and outside your organisation: some you’re familiar with, others less so; some nice and clean, others that should probably come with a health warning. All of which when […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by

Pivotal first amongst equals on the Open Data Platform

Ever thought the world of open source Big Data components was, well, a little uncoordinated; a little too open? If you had the budget, the talent, and the inclination you could always harden your own enterprise infrastructure – taking raw open source tools and making them work the way your business needs them to (with high availability, […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by