Last week I attended an NZPI Auckland branch event IN REAL LIFE which was a welcome novelty after all the virtual events 2020 has involved. Now that in person events are back on, it seems like a good time to pick up the blogging again. COVID disruption has impacted on many aspects of our lives … Continue reading Blog is back, with a ‘how to’ series
Week two of our lockdown. Hopefully you are up and running from home, but it is far from normal yet, right? As the novelty wears off (or thin) check out this post for a list of eight things you may not have set up yet in your adjustment to working from home. These little things … Continue reading Work from Home – eight things for work at home success
I've been working from home for a while now. Here are my top tips, adjusted to our current circumstances of a sudden mass adoption of work from home. This post covers three main themes: Establish a structure for your day Agree with your team the best ways and times to connect Lean in to the … Continue reading My Work from Home Tips – structure, communication and courage
I attended a presentation this week by CERT NZ and learnt some valuable things about cyber security which I thought would be great to share this week. Firstly, what was the event? It was hosted by Microsoft and showcased the digital transformation of a range of kiwi businesses - more on that another time. One … Continue reading An invaluable cyber security resource
Government leadership on New Zealand's digital transformation has taken another step forward with the creation of the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Digital Council is an independent advisory group convened by the Minister for Government Digital Services and the Minister of Statistics. It is tasked with maximising the societal benefits of digital and … Continue reading A new Digital Council for NZ
There is a Day for everything these days, and Tuesday was the day for a Safer Internet. Days like this are a good reminder for those important things we never take the time to deal with. What preventative steps should we take to safeguard our security and do what is necessary to look after ourselves? … Continue reading Safer Internet Day – Online Safety and Privacy
I'm always interested in how work is changing in other industries due to technology - let's look at how BAFTA winner Andy Serkis is working with performance capture technology to innovate and disrupt what it is to be an actor.
Data use in NZ is increasing at staggering rates, and its not just streaming evening TV. Increasingly connected devices are making their impact too.
As we all know, TED Talks are a really easy way to get a fresh perspective on a topic to broaden your thinking. What better way to get some edutainment over the holidays? I'll give you five of my favourite talks in a sec but first a plug for how well organised the TED talk … Continue reading 5 TED Talks for the summer break
Once you have finished that holiday novel, what to read next? Here is my list of recommended summer holiday reads. These books will help you discover: how technology is changing the work of human experts; that the future of the courts is AI-powered decision making; how we can track the evolution of language through what … Continue reading My recommended holiday reads