Lean Startup 101 – Lean Startup in a Day

August 29, 2013

Cross-posted from the Lean North East website. Lean North East, ignite100 and Gateshead College are teaming up to bring ‘Lean Startup 101 – Lean Startup in a Day’ to Newcastle on Saturday 14th September. Financial support from the ignite100 community fund means that we can offer heavily discounted tickets to the 24 course participants, so waste no time in […]

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My excellent new role – Programme Manager, Searchcamp

April 18, 2013

Introduction As many of you will know, I am a consultant by background, with a passion for coaching and advising others to succeed through spotting opportunities, and acting on them. Originally working as a business consultant at an IT outsourcer, latterly I have been active in the startup sector, both working in startups, and advising […]

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Join us at Minimal Viable Wednesdays

March 26, 2013

Cross-posted from Lean North East. Hello folks – I’m a big fan of the wisdom of Brad Feld and his insight into the Boulder startup scene. A number of us have been meeting since this New Year on Wednesdays at 5pm — in Central Bean in Newcastle — to chat through Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Business […]

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Contract to let – database development and support

March 11, 2013

Intro I’m working on an assignment where we have a requirement for database development and support skills. Please see below and get in touch by COB 20th March. Role spec Contact Justin Souter Description The awarding authority is seeking a supplier who can provide the following services: Support and development of bespoke Line of Business […]

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NCFE at NUBS for LNE

March 11, 2013

Crossed-posted from NCFE at NUBS for LNE. Introduction We recently held our third event, after the Rob Fitz talk, and our Lean Tapas social. This is a brief recap of our third event. Speakers On January 14th we were be joined by Lindsey Gibson, IT Services Manager at NCFE and David Grailey, Chief Executive. They […]

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Some reflections on Big Data – IBM Analytics reports

December 5, 2012

Introduction As part of my on-going interest in data, and the power of insight to generate business benefits, my third reflection. Other posts are “Some reflections on Big Data – Strata Europe”, and “Some reflections on Big Data – London meetups”. Three documents This post looks at three recent IBM docs: CMOs and CIOs: Acquaintances […]

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Some reflections on Big Data – London meetups

November 19, 2012

Introduction The second of my reflections on big data – this time, recounting my experiences attending some great meetups, especially Londata (and featuring Stewart Townsend). Meetup – Londata VI: Using Data to Delight and Excite I mentioned this event in passing, however I really enjoyed Pete Laflin’s presentation, who has blogged about the event, and […]

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Some reflections on Big Data – Strata Europe

November 16, 2012

Introduction I’ve recently been to several meetings in London, and had the opportunity to learn more about data, analytics, and developments in this area – especially around ‘big data’. It follows on from my interests in Cloud computing, business & web analytics, data and data visualisation, innovation: I think you get the idea. Hopefully these […]

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My description of Lean Startup plus related links #leanstartup

October 26, 2012

Preamble Emma Robinson and I recently had a meeting relating to Lean North East, at which I was asked to put together a summary of Lean Startup. The following text, documents and links are what I compiled, including the following quote. How you enjoy the content, and please feel free to comment at the bottom! […]

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@leancamp’s @robfitz at @leannortheast – a triumph!

October 24, 2012

[Cross-posted from Lean North East] Introduction I’m so glad and grateful to be able to blog about the initial meeting of Lean North East – and also be able to say that Leancamp’s Rob Fitzpatrick presented to the group at the old Post Office in Newcastle’s Pink Lane. This post gives some description of the […]

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