Technology Strategy Board – potential sources of funding

June 3, 2010

Introduction Last week I attended a presentation by the Technology Strategy Board about two competitions they are running. It was the morning before Thinking Digital, and included an enjoyable presentation by Ewan McIntosh (more details at Partnering for Innovation: NoTosh helping launch £18m digital fund). I thought it would be useful to reproduce the related […]

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Presentation from Cloudcamp Gateshead with slides & video of my talk

June 2, 2010

Introduction A post covering my recent attendance at CloudCamp Gateshead on May 5, 2010. The organiser, Ross Cooney, asked me to give an introduction to Cloud Computing, and was kind enough to edit the footage taken by Northern Net. As of the time of writing this post (2nd June 2010), the slides have had 8847 […]

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Enterprise 2.0 – so what are your next steps?

May 20, 2010
This entry is part 4 of 3 in the series Enterprise 2.0

Introduction Part 4 in a series about the impact that Web 2.0 could make on the organisation / business. In this post, I’ll attempt to synthesise some ideas about what is going on, and what it all means for you. Ok, so here it goes re my thoughts I think there is an upcoming and […]

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Meet my mentees – Asad and Emilie

May 19, 2010

Introduction I’ve been doing some informal mentoring with a couple of students at Newcastle University, so here’s a bit more information about them. The post is in the form of bullet points, as I’m rather rushed at the mo’. Asad Imam Asad is originally from India – more in fo about him on his LinkedIn […]

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Social Media lecture to Newcastle Uni MSc students

May 19, 2010

Background I had been asked by Katie Wray, Curriculum Development Officer in the Careers Service at Newcastle University to present to the  MSc Renewable Energy, Enterprise & Management course, which I did yesterday. I think only one person feel asleep, which I hope was reasonable indication of success! ;-) There seemed to be a wide […]

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Enteprise 2.0 – books

May 11, 2010
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Enterprise 2.0

Introduction Part 3 in a series of posts about Enterprise 2.0. This one aims to provide materials for you to delve deeper. Of course, there’s stacks of stuff out there – but this is presented to help you get started. :-) Books Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges by Andrew Mcafee […]

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Enterprise 2.0 – analyst comment

May 10, 2010
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Enterprise 2.0

Introduction Part 2 in a mini-series about how Web 2.0 is going to change how organisations function. This post gives a third-party viewpoint of the potential impact of Web 2.0 on the business. Research reports Rather than blather on myself, I’m reproducing excerpts from this IDC press release, which I think are instructive (and include […]

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Enterprise 2.0 – intro & questions

May 7, 2010
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Enterprise 2.0

Introduction This post has been in draft for a few weeks, so I’m making concerted effort to get it live! I’m planning to run further parts so it’s easier to digest… I believe that organisations are going to change as the impact of Web 2.0 hits them. This post, therefore, is a kick-off to get […]

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SCL entry into IWCYC Challenge

May 6, 2010
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Re-boot

Introduction The Entrepreneurs Forum is a network local to the North East of England, designed to help entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. They run a website called ‘If we can, you can’, and thereby a yearly challenge to find the most dynamic entrepreneurs in the Region. I’ve noticed that there are regular business competitions locally (e.g. in […]

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Aurora Training partners with Souter Consulting to deliver social media strategy workshops

May 5, 2010

Organisations wishing to kick off their social media efforts – but not knowing where to start – can look to Aurora Training & Souter Consulting to give them a led up!

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