If we want to get more women into tech we need to stop telling them to learn to code

Women at computer

The other day I put out a call out for women technologists in Adelaide to help out with a project I am currently working on at MOD. I was seeking advanced programmers (specifically for machine learning and AI projects), animators and game designers. I put the call out because I was concerned about diversity and … Continue reading If we want to get more women into tech we need to stop telling them to learn to code

An ethical approach to service design in government?

[a six minute read] Earlier this month I spoke at the Public Sector Network’s Service Innovation series in Adelaide. One of the workshop themes we discussed around our table was where the line between ‘creepy’ and ‘cool’ lies for digital experience. How much personalisation, from brands vying for our dollar, is too much? How comfortable … Continue reading An ethical approach to service design in government?

Digital and ICT – same, same but different?

[a five minute read] One of the biggest challenges for organisations contemplating digital still seems to be where to put it. I've been working in this area for a while now and the same questions continuously come up: What is the difference between digital strategy and technology or IT/ ICT strategy? Can they coexist? Is … Continue reading Digital and ICT – same, same but different?

Five things you should do before you start your digital strategy

Starting out on your first digital strategy can be a daunting task (I know it was for me). There are five key things that I always talk about when I'm helping people to get started. They are important because they set the scene for the transformation process you are about to embark on and because they also have … Continue reading Five things you should do before you start your digital strategy

10 internal communication ideas that cut through

Internal communication is a tricky game. Often under resourced (and valued), it is prone to being considered an afterthought or a box that only needs to be checked. When you think about it, engaging staff can often be more challenging than engaging external audiences - this is because you have nowhere to hide. Like an … Continue reading 10 internal communication ideas that cut through