- Kinship Digital Pty LtdPrincipal, 2011 - present
- Digital Investor Pty LtdFounder, Principal, 2000 - 2012
- NewLeaseG2MCEO, NewLeaseG2M, Partner Social Media Academy in Australia, 2009 - 2011
- BHP Billiton Ltd.Various Executive, 1989 - 2000
- University New England, Armidale, NSW, AustraliaSenior Teaching Fellow & Consultant in Computational Statistics, 1971 - 1980Provided advice on computational statistics to the academic staff based in the Computer Centre. Also Chief Systems Programmer for the Computer Centre.
By "help" I mean not only understanding and strategy, but the implications for competition, products, margins, value, brand, customer engagement, culture, organisational structure, collaboration, agility, risk, governance, IT, digital marketing and inbound sales - to know what to let go and how to get with the flow. Call it business reinvention if you will.
Actionable strategy is my thing - I've taken many to the market - feet to the fire, nose to the grindstone, the hard yards, and then when it's working it needs someone other than me. If you need to understand how the mega-trends will drive outcomes which will reshape your business, or just your IT investment, and how to capitalise on them, then give me a call.
- University of New South WalesMathematical Statistics, 1966 - 1969
- University of New EnglandComputing Science - MSc, 1971 - 1979By thesis alone - Software Portability. Completed part-time 1973, 74 but worked at the University 1971 to 1979 as Senior Teaching Fellow.
- University of MelbourneMt Eliza Business School, 1987 - 1987Advanced Management Program
This is what will differentiate our from 'robots', at least during my lifetime!!
I'm sure there will be a few PhD's written by sociologists on the analytics of selfies!!
Women Vs. Men; Younger people Vs. Older people; Cross cultures, etc.
I'm reminded of the "Process", "People", "Information" and "Technology" dimensions I use in IT strategic planning.
Social networking is People connecting to share/ collaborate with Information using Technology.
Doing this using "work" systems (e.g. Google for Work, MS stuff, etc) ideally you have a set of systems "architected" and designed to support the business capabilities and processes, using a work identity.
Now if you introduce social networking using "public" systems (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc), to me:
a) this crosses the work - personal boundary that I want to keep separate;
b) from the Work perspective, it makes information security and the People authorised more challenging.
So I can agree with Bertrand that in the Work context, the "system" (Information, Technology, Process dimensions) is more important and can be optimised to meet the business needs.
Re the People, I suspect those that don't network at Work, probably don't do a good job of doing it outside of work, unless their job does not give them the time & space to do it.
Oh and personally I think Google for Work nails it better than Microsoft today!! lol
What do you think about this?
IoT is a larger scale, consumer driven example of what manufacturing, mining & utilities companies have had to deal with - how to deploy and manage devices, how to get data of different devices and standardise the data before you analyse what it means.
There are layers of "standards" that need to be worked out - the OS & NW services, the platform services, the embedded apps and the management services. Today, these will largely be proprietary (e.g. Nest thermostats, smart alarms/ security devices, personal fitness/ medical devices).
Smart phones are obviously examples of how the IoT could be managed, but "MDM" implies someone (or organisation) managing a set of devices based on principles and policies. This will need to happen to the new smart TV's (Tzien & Android TV).
The challenge for the IoT is to have "webs" of things that are managed by a provider (a bit like Chromecast & Nest are by Google), but which people can interact with. So, for example, Chromecasts are updated by Google - I as a user have no control over that process, like I do over my smartphone or tablet!
Interesting times ahead....
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