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    Blockchain: how it works

    Blockchain has been one of the most hyped technologies of the last decade thanks to the massive profits that were made from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Despite a lot of of the smoke and mirrors that surrounds blockchain it is a fascinating technology. This post is based on a presentation I gave to my fellow international coleagues in Japan in 2019. I was motivated to create and deliver this presentation to combat a lot of the misinformation around blockchain solutions and when they should and shouldn’t be considered. To understand the benefits and use cases for blockchain it’s useful to understand how it works. This requires a brief walk through…

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    A No-Nonsense Guide to Digital and Technology Strategy in 2020

    ‘Digital’ – A Magnet for Nonsense! ‘Digital’ was and still is a popular term in the business world. In recent years a lot of papers, presentations and communities of interest have appeared on this topic. Unfortunately, the majority of them seem to create a lot of content, but little meaning. Put simply, a laymen could read a typical brochure on ‘AI’ or ‘Blockchain’ and still have no clue what the physical product or service is and how it differs from more traditional techology. Back in 2000, I first started my career in information technology, not long after joining we were re-branded as ‘information & decision solutions’. I think the majority…