EDRM and all that

EDRM and all that …

Last Tuesday I chaired the EDRM for the Public Sector conference held at the Sebel Townhouse. A number of key words resonated within this group which included “compliance”, “authenticity” and perhaps most of all, “change”.  I felt that this was group of people passionate about their work, feeling under pressure from budget and resource constraints, […]

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A little happiness goes a long way

A little happiness goes a long way

As I perused my inbox this morning I came across some articles from the latest Harvard Business Review, and in particular the January-February 2012 edition. The theme? “The value of happiness” and, in particular, “positive intelligence” and the power of having a positive mindset, even amidst times of stress and anxiety. I must admit to […]

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The getting of wisdom ... one day

The getting of wisdom … one day

“To be a human being is to have the almost unique opportunity of getting to know oneself and the world in which one lives.  It is sure shortsighted to disregard this opportunity and confine oneself solely to the business of living.” So said Ervin Laszlo and this has always been a guiding philosophy for me.  […]

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So, bring on 2012!!

This was meant to be my last post for 2011 but it is in reality my first for 2012. 2011 was a challenging year on many fronts, both personal and professional, but those challenges have set up a number of key platforms upon which I will be focusing my energies in 2012.  They also ensured […]

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Farewell to a best friend

This is the text as delivered at my mother’s funeral on 22nd December, 2011, St Mark’s Anglican Church, Darling Point, Sydney. The one word that resonates with me when I think of my mother is “ever-present”, she was just always there.  She was on the end of the phone, the end of a text or […]

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Launch of the IMM NSW

Launch of the IMM New South Wales

Realising the true benefits of semantic technologies and linked data Last night, despite cold weather and some typical Sydney downpours, the NSW Chapter of the IMM was launched at the Fuji Xerox Australia epicenter at the Australian Technology Park. The IMM is a new little non-profit that we have been slowly building for the past […]

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We are digital amateurs, one and all

This month is one of events, mainly in the government and information space, beginning with the OAIC conference last week, followed by GovCampNSW, and next week the Web 3.0 and Government conference. The theme throughout is information, technology and society, the bringing together of people, knowledge and networks within a connected framework to, it is […]

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ne[x]twork Sydney 2011

Last week saw the final event of Fuji Xerox Australia’s 2011 “ne[x]twork” roadshow in Sydney. Every year that I’ve been involved with FXA they create a traveling roadshow which brings together aspects of their thought leadership and their technologies, and ne[x]twork was certainly that. The focus was on the “future of work”, and featured three […]

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The research challenge

The research challenge

Last week I did my first Higher Degree Research Colloquium at the Deakin Graduate School of Business and Law. A colloquium is an academic meeting or seminar at which researchers present their work to be critiqued by other academics.  Like all “tribes” the academic community has its own language, traditions and expectations, and a research […]

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