Category Archives: business models

Perception at Microsoft

Published by the Irish Times on February 17th last,  I wrote this piece musing on what Satya Nadella may be strategising about now he is in his new role… One of the first observations made by Microsoft’s new 46 year … Continue reading

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Building a global brand

This article on the challenges of building and sustaining a global consumer brand in the tech industry,  was published in the Irish Times on 9th September last. Finnish national pride was dented last week with the acquisition of Nokia’s phone … Continue reading

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Imminent disruption of the broadcast TV industry

I wrote this piece for the Irish Times,  which was duly published 29th July last.  In it I note that the Irish Government has just produced a 5 year projection (they call it a “review”) of the public sector broadcasting … Continue reading

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Open Data

I wrote this piece on Open Data for the Irish Times,  which was published on the 24th June last.   In it I observe some of the challenges entrepreneurs may face in building their businesses on Open Data,  and how … Continue reading

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eGovernment and the “smart” economy

The talk below is one which I was invited to give for this morning’s (18th January) Transforming Public Services Conference on eGovernment, organised by the Department of the Taoiseach. There were about 200 participants, in Dublin Castle, representing many sectors … Continue reading

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Why is Software Engineering so hard ?

As pro bono President of Engineers Ireland for the last 12 months,  one of the privileges of the work was to prepare and give my “Presidential Address”,  in fact on numerous occasions across the country and in London. I chose … Continue reading

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Innovation and Risks for Researchers

I spoke this morning at the Irish Universities Association event on corporate governance.   The main theme of my presentation was the dangers inherent in poor stewardship of intellectual property and the processes therein.  This in turn is one major … Continue reading

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Catalysing More Start-ups: an interesting Dail proposition…

In his introduction to the Taskforce report,  the Taoiseach notes that members of the Taskforce: have focused, correctly, on how to deliver a step-change in the level of company start-ups and their growth to international scale in order to drive … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Innovation Taskforce Report

I was asked to write a 900 word piece for the Irish Times on the Innovation Taskforce report,  and my article was duly published yesterday.   It was difficult to distil the thinking and analysis of 7 months of intensive … Continue reading

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“Transforming Irish Industry…”

Michael Henning wrote an interesting posting just before last Christmas,  on the challenges of creating 160,000 new jobs in the Irish economy.

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