Joe Blogs with a penchant for GIS and Digital.

Flying instructor, sailor & Head of Digital @ Sopra Public Sector, Industry & Services. read more..

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2016: Multi-speed Architecture, a Leap of Faith

MY PREDICTION: The end of this year will see businesses & start-ups have to depend on capabilities within IT, we may even see business and IT talk to each other….. With more and more digital Start-ups coming into the market, showcasing business models that drive new advances in technology and offer new public services that disrupt traditional business models or better still, find whole new… Read more →

Culture of Innovation

Building a culture of innovation can be a long and hard road, it can even lead you to think that its impossible with so many stumbling blocks, failed attempts and people identifying problems or ways it can’t work. Well in my limited experience so far, there are several things that I believe are important to building that culture, which do work,… Read more →

STOP! Don’t end up like your competitors…..

Build and be honest So, you’ve started a company and your focusing on functional capabilities with delivery excellence as your differentiator. STOP right now….this will take you nowhere. You will end up in the same place as your competitors, creating the same measures and in turn similar products and services. Try something different, trying building a solution through a focused selection of distinctive capabilities — things your… Read more →

I’m not a digital start-up – why should I ‘digify’ myself.

Cloud computing, mobile enablement, personalisation, gameification, data analytic’s and new business models all drive elements of the start-up industry today. If fact, if someone manages to link some or all of these new concepts together, with a disruptive business model, brings the idea to a venture capitalist, and bingo your very own Uber.com. That might be well and good but we all… Read more →

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