The most profound technologies are those that disappear, those that we forget about. Those that weave themselves into the daily fabric of life.
If at home, you turn a tap, you are almost guaranteed to receive water. This wasn’t always like this. The technology wasn’t always there to allow you to have this. This process has evolved, over time, it has got to the point where now you have unlimited access to clean water and don’t even think twice about it.
The internet is one of these technologies, that we will forget about, it will just exist, it will just always be there. In some cities, malls and complexes, this is already the case. In fact with the cheap mobile internet in the UK, you are always connected, not worried when you have 4G or not. When 5G becomes more mainstream, it will be even more so.
Think about the new generations of today, do they know a world without the internet?
I know I do and hence my profound appreciation.
No other sector has similar rates of growth and innovation; that allows us to compute advanced simulations, process complex algorithms and apply deep learning to big data sets, and those are just some of the ways we have taken advantage in this space.
IT underpins most of our global sectors and industry verticals. However businesses today are not sure how to approach digital transformation or how to take steps to move workloads to the cloud.
That’s where I come in, to scope out your business requirements, assess IT operations and architect a bespoke solution, fit for purpose, for the needs of your organisation.
I do this working for a fast-paced and forward-thinking cloud company Rackspace, where the environment and culture allow you to be yourself whilst adding value on bleeding edge technologies.
To talk tech, feel free to reach me on my professional Twitter and LinkedIn handles:
I have another passion; Public Speaking.
As humans, we communicate with each other, we talk, we (sometimes) listen.
We have the ability to text each other and occasionally we also email.
Face to face communication, however, is becoming lesser and lesser and as a result of this is becoming less and less effective.
You will see in organisations that people have reached roles of authority, respectfully with experience and grit, but are not able to hold a crowd, not able to deliver a presentation with a powerpoint, the irony that it only brings death.
The generations of today that are glued to their screens, their black mirrors find it difficult in the wider world to communicate effectively, to stand on a stage.
This cannot do, we must be more creative, more expressive and able to speak publicly.
For a long time, I have had a passion for speaking to large crowds, taking them on a journey through my talks.
I’ve since been a Toastmasters president, worked alongside national charities, international community-based organisations and global companies, to deliver talks and facilitate public speaking workshops to over 100 individuals and several corporates. I have been fortunate to do this globally in London, Toronto, Dubai, Singapore and New Delhi, with organisations such as Rackspace, Google, Microsoft, Dell, Adobe, The Discovery Channel and Tata Consultancy Services.
Using interest groups and personal development as a segway, I offer training, workshops and consultations on effective communication and public speaking.
To talk communication, email me or connect on one of my social channels:
I champion opening channels of communication and strive to be a reliable partner, to network, synergise and create opportunities with prospects, colleagues and clients.
Connect with me and sign up to the mailing list.
Live Love Life, Proceed, Progress!