Category: Tech Business

Women in Tech

In this edition, women who work in tech, three leaders who were involved with the Women Techmakers summit which was held in Belfast last weekend. ...

Pilot Podcast – Martin Gilchrist

My first interviewee for this podcast series is Martin Gilchrist. We met in The MAC in Belfast. The MAC is a popular and accessible...

How to own an audience – From WIRED magazine

From: http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2015/10/how-to/how-to-own-an-audience   CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE HAVE A CONVERSATION KEEP IT CLEAR DON’T BE AFRAID TO PAUSE MOVE FOR A REASON USE YOUR HANDS KEEP...

Create2014 Conference and KickStarter

I am very proud to have been invited to speak at Create2014 in Derry~Londonderry September 17 as part of CultureTECH week. With in 24 hours...

A lesson in Marketing and Communications

Allison Johnson was Apple VP of Worldwide Marketing Communication from 2005 to 2011. Interviewed by Behance CEO Scott Belskey, she talks about the difference between...

Net Neutrality

Unexpectedly, I was asked by someone in Washington D.C. about my views on Net Neutrality. Not something I have given a lot of thought to...

Girls at risk Hack – request for ideas

I got a request from friends in Freeformers.com. They are doing a tech-jam next Tuesday building an app for girls and women in abusive relationships....

Nutrition for mind and a nice lunch

Forget about the Christmas rush. Get mind food and inspiration from some outstanding women at TEDxBelfastWomen in the fantastic new Skainos building in east Belfast, TEDxBelfastWomen...

Berlin Tech Hub

No, I’ve not been there, but Peter Day from BBC World Service showed me around at 4.30 this morning. (Listen here.) If you have not...

Crisis of Leadership

I think we are facing a crisis of leadership in Northern Ireland. Here’s my (unfinished) thinking. I once went on a two day course on...

In praise of an app

Now there is a title I had never expected to write. I am occasionally an early adopter – particularly free stuff. Less so with expensive hardware or...

Zen and the art of logging off

A report in the New York Times this week says that the some of the masters of Silicon Valley are now thinking about potential addiction to...

Titanic Ideas at TEDxBelfast

Working together even in small ways can create great things. That was one of the themes that emerged from TEDxBelfast held in Titanic Belfast on...

Let’s not build the next Facebook

Here’s an idea. Let’s not build the next Facebook in Northern Ireland. Let’s not even use that phrase as shorthand to explain our tech/web/media ambitions....

MP3 or not MP3 that is the question

Cheesy headline – sorry. So, MP3 music files are more convenient. More convenient for the user – easily available online through music distributors such as iTunes...

Why did Wikipedia go ‘dark’?

(Written for WIMPS.tv) They are protesting about a law being debated in the US congress to outlaw internet piracy. Wikipedia is only one of  many...

Changing language in Social Media

Over the last few months I have been using a new set of words to tag my bookmarks on Delicious. The words I have been...

The iPhone Is Absolutely Slaughtering The Blackberry

Earlier this year I carried out some scientifically dubious, yet pleasingly interesting research about Blackberry handsets (particularly Curve) and young people. From the information gathered,...