15 years ago at Microsoft, I proposed a programme called ‘Blueshift’. It was a deliberate provocation, an attempt to move away from rusty soundbites about
It’s 50 years since Alvin Toffler‘s ‘Future Shock‘ was published in 1970. I remember first reading it some time later, in a battered, orange-coloured paperback
My opinion piece for Computer Weekly – implementing a 21st century approach to digital identity – has been published this morning. It sets out a
Perhaps we had a lucky escape when banks declined to become online ‘identity providers’. After all, their track record in online security has some peculiar
Remember when UK banks were innovative, leading the world and always at the top of the polls for brilliant customer service? No, me neither. Actually,
Open data and open standards were given a welcome and practical revival in the early days of the Government Digital Service (GDS). This included the
Governments are acquiring and sharing more of our data on the basis that it will improve efficiency, personalise services, and reduce fraud, error and debt.
The General Election (2019 edition) is on. What better time to ask “Is technology breaking democracy?” After all, the evidence is mounting – from the
We may live in a digital age, but paper documents – notably passports – are still the most trusted evidence to help prove who we
One day last week I stumbled across the advert above for Biometrics 2006 while trying to sort out my hopelessly disorganised backlog of digital files.
More fines for the tech monopolies? Meh, the usual displacement activity—let’s also use technology to help tame the tech giants There’s increasing talk of fining
I’m still seeing service design in many brownfield organisations being compromised by current organisational policies, dogma, assumptions, culture, silos, processes, egos and structures. However much