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Trust, governance and the digital brand

March sees my research activities escalate on three fronts. Firstly, my own PhD research which seeks to investigate whether or not the emerging concept of the digital brand is, by its very nature of transparency, making the relationship between trust and governance more open and overt within organisational value networks.  If this is the case, […]

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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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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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Digital enlightenment

Digital Enlightenment

I have always been interested in the symbiotic interplay between technology and human systems, how humans invent and use new technologies and then how those technologies change or alter the human systems themselves. As I thought about how to approach this next post there are two streams that I wanted to explore and I have […]

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Transparency

Transparency and the digital society

There have been numerous themes I have considered exploring this week but the one that has fully matured in my thinking is that of transparency, and here is why. The big social media news story has been Facebook’s “revamp” with both Timeline and Open Graph.  Some people described Timeline in particular as being a little […]

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Observations from FutureGov 2011

Observations from FutureGov 2011

In her latest contribution to “The Drum” journalist Annabel Crabb confronts what she describes as the “rootless and shallow” nature of current Australian politics. I’ve been covering politics since 1999 and I’ve never, until this year, ever sat in the press gallery, looked down and thought, “I actually don’t think I can bear another second […]

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Remembering 9-11

Remembering 9/11

As a brief thought I was quite literally just catching a taxi to the airport from my hotel directly under the Sears Tower in Chicago when the first plane hit the World Trade Centre.  I was on my way to Toronto to meet up with friends that morning and what followed during the course of […]

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Chronicles foretold

Chronicles foretold

Today I saw a very dear friend who’s making his ‘bucket list’.  Having been given a year to live he is approaching the task with humour, realism, courage and grace.  He has asked me to MC his funeral and I don’t think I have ever felt so humbled in my life. Many of us are […]

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