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My Foursquare History

On May 13, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

I’m a huge fan of the quantified self. I’ve been checking in regularly on FourSquare for the past 4 years, and thanks to their Time Machine, below is a visualisation of my travels. For the stat fans out there I’ve visited 1,092 individual places (2,794 check ins) travelling 218,393 miles in the…

TechCity Insider – Crossing The Pond

On March 11, 2014, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

I had the pleasure of recently participating in a podcast for TechCity Insider, hosted by Julian Blake. Take a listen here: The panel was made up of four startup execs who have made the leap to London on behalf of their US-based tech companies to share some of the lessons…

Startup Disruption in Telco

On March 8, 2014, Posted by , In Frontpage Slideshow, By ,,, , With No Comments

Last July I wrote a post and deck called ‘The Effect of Software People on Telco’. It was pretty well received, getting some 4,200 views on Slideshare over the past 7 months. I needed to update it to reflect the constantly moving landscape and add new data, however I found…

I’m Drunk Get Me Out Of Here!

On February 12, 2014, Posted by , In Portfolio, By , With No Comments

This app idea came from years of business travel, and the odd stag weekend! I’ve lost count of how many times I visit a strange city and literally hop from airport > meeting > hotel > evening event > drinks > hotel. I never have a chance to get climatised…

Dial Alt-Fest

On February 12, 2014, Posted by , In Portfolio, By , , With No Comments

I have been toying with idea of a phone powered jukebox for a while now. This week it occurred to me that if I built the app it could be semi-useful to the organisers of Alt-Fest, which I invested in via its Kickstarter campaign. Who knows, perhaps it will be…

The BANGLine

On February 9, 2014, Posted by , In Portfolio, By ,, , With No Comments

I’m not sure why I didn’t blog about winning my Twilio track jacket when it happened, back in June 2012. One of the coolest things that happens when you join Twilio is you have to build a Twilio powered app. It doesn’t matter if you are in a non technical…

My Dublin Web Summit Talk – Enabling and Celebrating The Doers

I gave a new talk on the Digital Marketing stage at Dublin Web Summit this week. It was called Enabling and Celebrating The Doers. It was only a 15 minute slot, but the theme was to take a quick peak at the developer community; its size, make up, and what…

The Effect of Software People on Telco

On July 3, 2013, Posted by , In News, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Ok this is a longer than normal post. Much longer. 3,000+ words in fact. Grab yourself a cup of coffee before tackling. This is the narrative to the embedded presentation, The Effect of Software On Telco. Reading this post is a kind of substitute for seeing it delivered live. I’ve…

10 Totally Awesome Internet of Things, er… Things

On June 28, 2013, Posted by , In News, By ,,, , With No Comments

An ice breaker presentation to open up the June 2013 Minbar meet up covering the Internet of Things. For more info on Minibar visit http://www.meetup.com/minibar/

My First Post On Medium

On May 30, 2013, Posted by , In News, By , , With No Comments

About 6 years ago I was in a good but unrewarding corporate job running a product development team inside O2. I was responsible for some cool stuff like developing the interactive services for the then new O2 Arena in London, and it was a job I had worked hard to…