Words and a few images from someone who cares a bit too much about the internet.

Data-data-data: why and how to use data

August 25, 2016

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Data are generated everywhere, and about everything. With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated per day, we create data like our cells create carbon dioxide – relentlessly. While most of these data are created and used by machines, people need to understand and use it too. We’re getting to a stage where data skills are going […]

Posted in: data, Digital

Design thinking & thinking on design

August 23, 2016

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“It’s not enough to be customer focused first, and think about all the hard stuff later.” – Tim Malbron We all love a good brainstorm. Putting the customer at the center and building a giant sandcastle of ideas around them. This kind of thinking can liberate us to imagine new possibilities. But once the flip chart […]

Deep shift – 7 ways the world (and healthcare) is changing

June 30, 2016

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In the current climate, it’s hard enough to know what will happen tomorrow, let alone in 10 years time. But by looking at clues – patterns, innovations, and turning points – can help us separate what’s probable from what’s possible. This is exactly what the World Economic Forum has done with their “Deep shift. 21 […]

Keep your friends close… And an eye on the competition

June 14, 2016

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  Ideas can come from anywhere – even your competition. Compared with a few years ago, the work and thinking being done by other Healthcare agencies has improved dramatically. It’s a good thing – the sign of an industry that continues to grow year on year. Here’s my pick of the best (competitor) agencies to follow, […]

Health journalism at its finest

May 20, 2016

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Let’s face it – industry publications can sometimes make for dreary reading. It’s either time-pressured journalists replaying a press release or smug industry professionals dishing out tired marketing messages. But there’s a lot of great journalism around health, medicine and biotechnology. Here are a few of my favourites: Kevin MD Doctors writing for doctors. Minimal […]

Bots, virtual assistants and AI – welcome to the conversational age

April 29, 2016

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chat and chatterbots

Don’t ignore the hype. Chatbots might be at a high point in the hype cycle, but they mean business. So what exactly is a bot? A bot is simply software that can complete small tasks for people. Like schedule meetings. Or answer questions. Or order you a taco. In the same way that Google is […]

A shared reality: when VR becomes more than virtual

April 25, 2016

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oculus shared reality or separate?

It’s said there are two kinds of people: those that believe VR and AR will change the future; and those that haven’t had the demo yet. I had another VR demo recently, trying out the Oculus Devkit 2 and the Samsung Gear (for the first time). Firstly, I loved virtual Streetview on the Gear – […]

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