Where can technology take you?

Where can technology take you?

In 1972, I watched Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt walk on the moon (the third astronaut of the Apollo 17 crew, Ron Evans, remained in orbit around the moon in the command module).  It’s a lasting memory, as you’d expect for a boy with nerdish tendencies. There were...
Platform Thinking

Platform Thinking

What is Business Platform Thinking? Inspired by studies done by Annabelle Gawer from Imperial College in business platform thinking I discovered a very useful model of how businesses can become more agile, more innovative and can adapt faster than their competition.  ...
A Greater Place to Work – Part 2

A Greater Place to Work – Part 2

Last week’s column showed that banks hold several powerful attractions as potential employers for technologists but they face deep structural challenges and are currently losing the battle for motivational appeal. On the other hand, a crisis can, through necessity,...
A Greater Place to Work – Part 1

A Greater Place to Work – Part 1

Last week a couple of my friends in senior banking technology roles spoke to me about the challenges of re-shaping their organisation so that the right people are working productively in the right roles. As I’ve written before, this isn’t a question that can be...