Category Archives: Culture

How to make a corporate (or government) CIO butt pucker!

Rich Segal wrote this in 2006 and I’ve referenced it many times in articles, blog posts and presentations. The essence of the story is how there is world of opportunity around us. There are more tools now to build digital products than there ever have been and their accessibility has never been higher and the…

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Who holds the power?

The question of who holds the power comes up in every day life. Where there is power there is change. Is the power coming from the electricity companies, well literally! But it also comes from the politicians, the parents, the teachers, the business people, the civil service or is it from the community? The hardest…

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The First Week of Digital Circle …

Just after re-launching Digital Circle as part of the Raise family, we didn’t let the grass grow under our heels as we headed straight into a Roundtable with the Department of the Economy about the excessive disparity between the demand for digital skills and the supply. The consultation, being hosted by the CBI, recognises that…

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A Diary of UpSkill Enterprise – a NI StartUp Trip to the USA

Following Stephen Rice, Founder of NI Startup UpSkill Enterprise on his trip to Missouri, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Dallas. A real life example of the hard yards made in an effort to take an innovative edutech software solution Stateside. Day 1 Belfast – St Louis, Missouri via Dublin and Chicago Early alarm for a monster…

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Announcing Digital Circle….

In 2007, industry, academia and government worked together to produce the Northern Ireland Digital Content Strategy – a timely document that paved the way to the Digital Circle collaborative network and several years of rapid growth in our local industry. Timely because it arrived just before a sea change in the market – the advent…

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The problem with referees is that they know everything about the rules but nothing about the game

The problem with referees is that they know everything about the rules but nothing about the game – Bill Shankly Itʼs 3.22am on a Friday night. Iʼve woken up regularly at this time for a while now, itʼs peak hour for the swirl of things in my mind Iʼve somehow managed to quieten for another…

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