Here you’ll find what I’m up to in the realm of digital living and working.
19th September 2016: Designed and facilitated a session on Blockchain Discovery at Allen and Overy London for the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum (BBLF)
16th September 2016: Guest blogged for the 2016 DOTS Conference in Brighton. Read the blog here.
13th September 2016: Facilitated and designed a session on Building Great Customer Experiences @ Morrison Foerster London for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF)
5th-7th September 2016: A Keynote talk on Science Fiction and Innovation at the Management and Innovative Technologies Conference at Fiesa, Slovenia. I also led a session on 3D Printing and its future in relation to innovation
1st-4th September 2016: I presented two sessions at the Art of Management and Organisation Conference in Bled, Slovenia. One was a premiere performance of my new play, Letting You Go, Joe. The second was a talk about using improvised film in training and development work.
1st-28th August: Writing retreat and reviewing at the Edinburgh Fringe. I also wrote and rehearsed a new organisational theatre piece about virtual management called “Letting You Go, Joe”. More here.
27th July 2016: Facilitation of a lunch discussion for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF) at The Gherkin London
21st July 2016: Facilitation of Slack/Airbnb Special Meeting Hosted by Airbnb. Supported by Sprinklr for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF)
20th July 2016: Facilitation of a session for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF) on 3D Printed Pizza and More at PWC London
13th July 2016: Drop In Action Learning at 88 London Road, Brighton UK (part of the DIAL project)
11th July 2016: Designed and facilitated a C-View Innovation Conversation in Brighton led by Professor Tim Brady on Project Management Lessons
6th July 2016: An article for The Conversation published on “How sci fi-inspired innovation treads a fine line between dystopia and utopia”. Read it here.
1st July 2016: Facilitated an Open Space Conference at Legal and General in London on Mission Led Businesses, working with the Cabinet Office
29th June 2016: Facilitated a session for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF) on Social Media Risk Management at Schroders in London
20th June 2016: Facilitated a session for the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum (BBLF) on Blockchain and Financial Intermediaries session, kindly hosted by Allen & Overy.
17th June 2016: Facilitated a lunch for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF) at The Gherkin, London
14th June 2016: Facilitated a session for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF) at Prophet London, with Charlene Li, author of Groundswell
7th June 2016: A play about Digital Inferno accepted for the Art of Management and Organisation Conference in Bled, Slovenia September 1-3 2016. Now writing the script.
31st May 2016: Facilitated a session for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF) at Reuters London
20th May 2016: Facilitated a session on Bitcoin and Asset Management for the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum at Allen & Overy London
11-12 May 2016: Designed and facilitated a two-day conference on emerging technology for the Bank Workers’ Charity
7th May 2016: Interview on Radio Reverb (got to choose music too!)
6th May 2016: Facilitated a session on Digital Content Strategies for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum (DSMLF) at Rise London
5th May 2016: Podcast interview about the rise and fall of social media marketing for the Internet Marketing Podcast
22th April 2016: Co-hosted a conversation on “conversation” at 88 London Road Brighton UK
25th April 2016 Facilitated a session on Bitcoin and Asset Management for the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum at Rise London
21st April 2016: Facilitated a session on The Internet of Things for the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum at TLT Solicitors London
14th April: Facilitated at lunch at The Gherkin London for the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum
7th April 2016: Starting a new Facebook group called Conscious Digital Parenting
24th March 2016: A talk about some of the ideas in Digital Inferno to young people at the DV8 Creative Careers Day, Rialto Theatre, Brighton, UK
22nd March 2016: Further discussions with publisher Kogan Page about a new book on the rise of blockchain technology. Also a new book on the themes in Digital Inferno for Clairview Books
21st March 2016: A talk at Emerson College, Sussex UK, on Digital Inferno
18th March 2016: A lot of articles published on Darrow, a current affairs and culture magazine
14th March 2016: The Value of Silence in Human Digital Activity – an article published in Darrow magazine
1st March 2016: An article on Catfishing for The Brighton Effect Magazine (see page 22)
29th February 2016: An article about the UK Government, obesity and innovation (published in The Conversation)
17th February 2016: An article on Bitcoin for the Blockchain Bugle
17th February 2016: An article for The Conversation on “Frolleagues”
15th February 2016: In discussions with two publishers, Kogan Page and Clairview about two new books. Time to get writing again!
3rd February 2016: Did I meet the elusive inventor of Bitcoin? (published in the Bitcoin Bugle)
28th January 2016: I facilitated a session for the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum in London on Bitcoin in 2016
15th January 2016: A conference call with a major international publisher about a new book in digital skills at work
15th December 2015: initial discussions with my publisher Clairview for a follow up book to Digital Inferno
27th November 2015: Facilitating the Health Futures Conference for BUPA in London. I also designed the conference
20th November 2015: Facilitating a meeting on Virtual and Augmented Realities at Allianz London
18th November 2015: I did an interview for Juice 107.2 radio on the dangers of Facebook addiction
14th November 2015: An article for the Argus Newspaper on the dangers of Facebook
9th November 2015: Another five star review, this time on Amazon.com
6th November 2015: An invited talk for the Social Media, Activism and Organisations Conference at Goldsmiths College on the theme of Digital Distraction and also chaired a panel session
30th October 2015: Facilitated a session for the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum (BBLF) at the London Escalator
28th October 2015: Facilitated a session on The Art of Social Recruitment for The Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum
20th October 2015: My article on Toxic Innovation was featured in full in The Ecologist
16th October: My article on Toxic Innovation for The Conversation, translated into French
15th October 2015: Facilitated a session at Credit Suisse in London on Measuring your Enterprise Digital Presence
9th October 2015: An article for The Conversation on Toxic Innovation
29th September 2015: A fine, five star review from Alastair Stewart on Darrow
10th September: Facilitated a conversation session at Linklaters in London on Leading Digital Transformation
1st-31st August 2015: Spending the month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, immersed in art, promoting Digital Inferno and my two new books The Poetry of Change and The Filthy Guide to the Edinburgh Fringe
6th August 2015: Led a packed out talk at the Edinburgh Fringe about being digitally skilled and conscious in arts promotion
31st July 2015: Received an award – an award for excellence from the University of Brighton at their graduation ceremony
25th July 2015: A wonderful two-page review of Digital inferno in a print only magazine called New View.
23rd July 2015: Facilitated a session for the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership forum in London
7th July 2015: Facilitated a session at Aviva in London on The Internet of Things
10th July 2015: I led a keynote talk at the University of Brighton’s Teaching and Learning conference on Digital Addiction and Distraction in the Classroom
30th June 2015: Short talk at the RSA Engage session, Brighton UK, about the vital purpose of face to face communication, especially looking at informal, digitally frinedly meeting spaces, such as cafes
24th June 2015: Hosting a dinner at St Mary’s Axe (The Gherkhin) in London for the Social Media Leadership Forum with social media leaders
11th June 2015: Facilitated a session for the Social Media Leadership Forum on Social media COntent Strategies at The Telegraph in London
28th May 2015: A new article published on The Conversation: “Companies should be on the hunt for gremlins in the open-source machine”
27th May 2015: Interviewed by Justin Hunt about Digital Inferno at a Social Media Leadership Forum session on “making Time for Social Media” at HSBC London
22nd May 2015: Facilitated an Unconference at Reuters in London on Social Media Reputation for the Social Media Leadership Forum
19th May 2015: Talk and workshop with the MA Digital Arts at Lighthouse in Brighton
14th May 2015: I facilitated the launch of the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum at Allen and Overy in London
11th and 12th May 2015: Text played to packed houses at the Brighton Spiegeltent, with excellent feedback. “Thought-provoking”, “Powerful”, “Moving and touching”.
11th May 2015: A talk on Digital Inferno at the Bosco At the Brighton Spiegeltent. Plenty of discussion and books sold!
27th April 2015: First rehearsals for Text, my play about Digital Inferno
15th April 2015: Facilitated a session on data and social media at Reuters
15th April 2015: Excited to be involved in the Bitcoin and Blockchain Leadership Forum which launches in June 2015
3rd April 2015; Just seen copies of Digital Inferno on sale in Waterstones Bookshop Brighton – get it here from Waterstones
27th March 2015: Interview about Digital Inferno for BBC Sussex Radio
26th March 2015: Facilitated a session on B2B Social Media Communications at Centrica, London
23rd March 2015: Led a workshop on Digital Inferno at Wired Sussex’s Digital Skills Summit in Brighton UK
21st March 2015: Took part in the ESNAnon – Enterprise Social Networking Unconference in London
15th March 2015: A great review in Network Review Magazine: ““This stimulating book gives useful guidance about how to use technology more consciously and deliberately”
4th March 2015: An article on Cryptocurrencies published in The Technology Spectator
1st March 2015: Good news – Digital Inferno will be available in Waterstones with a book signing event to come soon!
26th February 2015: New article published on The Conversation about Life After Bitcoin
25th February 2015: Facilitated a dinner or the Social Media Leadership Forum, in London – fascinating discussions about the role of digital at work
20th February 2015: Led a virtual session at an online facilitation unconference, Facilitate ’15
18th February 2015: Facilitated a gathering of over 50 leaders on the theme of Bitcoin and Digital Value Transfer, in London
12th February 2015: Some more five star reviews for Digital Inferno
6th February 2015: Co-presented an interactive talk at Home Retail Group on themes from Digital Inferno, focusing on Disruptive Technologies. Enjoyed working with Justin Hunt from Social Media Leadership Forum
5th February 2015: Facilitated a session on engaging millennials in the digital realm in London
30th January 2015: Facilitated a meeting at IBM London with Tom Standage from the Economist and the Social Media Leadership Forum
20th January 2015: A nice mention for Digital Inferno is Essentials Magazine
27th January 2015: Co-hosted an Innovation Conversation in Brighton, exploring self-interest: the good and the bad
24th January 2015: Just found my article on privacy here on Inner Self
20th January 2015: My article on Google Class published in The Technology Spectator
13th January 2015: My article on Facebook and privacy is featured on Darrow.
6th January 2015: A lovely interview feature in the Argus Newspaper (UK)
1st January 2015: Happy New Year!
27th December 2014: Article on Digital Detox for the New Year published
24th December 2014: An interview for BBC Radio London
18th December 2014: Published 15 Ways to Rescue Your Christmas from Digital Addiction
13th December 2014: An article called On Christmas Morning published
9th December 2014: Facilitated a session on social media reporting at HSBC in London
9th December 2014: Some excellent 5 star reviews on Amazon for Digital Inferno – “essential reading”
6th December 2014: Sold out of all copies of the book at The Brighton Steiner School Xmas Bazaar
5th December 2014: I’m December the 5th in a Advent Calendar for Christmas Magazine
4th December 2014: Facilitated a session in London with Buzzfeed and the Social Media Leadership Forum
1st December 2014: Excellent review in the Irish Times
1st December 2014: Book of the Week in Decision Magazine
20th December 2014: Hosted a dinner with Justin Hunt from the Social Media Leadership Forum at the Gherkin London
15th December 2014: Provided book quotes for Men’s Health and Essentials Magazines
13th-14th November 2014: Facilitated a conference at Schroders, London
12th November 2014: Facilitated a session with George Berkowski, author of How to Create a Billion Dollar App, at the Daily Telegraph, London
15th November 2014: Interview for BC Radio, John Toal Show
14th November 2014: Interview published for Workingmums.co.uk
10th November 2014: Provided some material from the book for Essentials Magazine
9th November 2014: Provided some material from the book for Men’s Health Magazine
5th November 2014: Interview for Talk Radio Europe
4th November 2014: Facilitated a session for the Social Media Leadership Forum at the Bank of England
30th October 2014: Wrote an article based on the book for The Daily Mail
25th October 2014: Interview for BBC Radio Solent
19th October 2014: An extract from Digital Inferno and article appears in The Sunday Times (Paper and digital editions)
17th October 2014: Ways to Master our Digital Lives appeared in the Mature Times
16th October 2014: Interviews for BBC Radio Solent followed by one for BBC Radio Ulster
16th October 2014: I wrote 15 Ways to Survive in the Digital World for The Resisdent
15th October 2014: Delighted to see this article appear in the Huffington Post – I offered them some tips for staying conscious in the Digital Realm
13th October 2014: LAUNCH DATE! Digital Inferno is launched in paperback (digital edition to follow soon) – you can buy it here in the UK: here in the United States on via many other book dealers around the world.
9th October 2014: The first box of advance copies arrives! Excited!
8th October 2014: A Coffee House meeting with the Social Media Leadership Forum at Ernst and Young
October 1st 2014: I received my first pristine copy of Digital Inferno – now a real paper artefact!
September 29th 2014: A key note talk and a master class with a champagne launch for Digital Inferno at the MIT Conference Workshop in Slovenia
September 24th – I co-hosted a dinner at the Gherkin in London for the Social Media Leadership Forum. Talked a bit about the book.
September 2014: Book off to the printers with Clairview books! Publication date October 2014
10th September 2014: Facilitated an event for the Social Media Leadership Forum on Reputation and Social Media
August 2014: Book cover designed and acknowledgements done
August 2014: Preparing an event for the Brighton Digital Festival
August 2014: Live broadcast at the Edinburgh Fringe on the real purpose of social media in the digital realm
July 2014: Preparing key note talk for talk in Slovenia in September
June 2014: The final proofs for my book, The Digital Inferno arrived. Last chance to make corrections before publication!
June 2014: Hosted an Innovation Conversation with app-maestro Ray Richards from Do Something Different
May 2014: Working on interaction with the Social Media Leadership Forum
May 2014: Facilitated an Unconference for ResponsiveOrg
May 2014: Talk at Exeter Business School on Conscious Business
April 2014: Keynote talk to senior leaders in the music industry on The Digital Inferno
March 2014: Facing the Dragons – a workshop on authentic communication at Sussex Innovation Centre – went very well!
Leading a guest talk and workshop on Digital Working at the University of Warwick, March 2014
December 2013: New book on The Digital Inferno off to the publishers for release later in 2014.
October 2013: Co-author of conference book from MIT Conference in Slovenia
May 2013: Co-hosted DW24 – a 24 hour marathon online broadcasr
March 2013: In discussions about a new collaborative book about digital working, co-authoring with some of the biggest opinion formers in the field
February 2013: In discussions for a new management of innovative technologies workshop conference in Slovenia – co-designing and delivering a key note on the authentic challenges of digital working
January-April 2013: I co-hosted IBF Live, an online visual radio broadcast with live tours of Fortune 500 intranets
February 2013: Finalising the draft of my forthcoming book about living and working in the digital inferno. The book will be published in 2014 by Clairview Books and is entitled “Learning to Dance with Spiders”
May 2013: I co-designed and presented DW24, an online visual radio marathon covering the Digital Work Place
June 2013: I’ve been engaging with the virtual improvisation group, which is part of the Applied Improvisation Network
June 2013: Working with a client in the social housing sector, looking at hidden diversity in digital and face to face communications
September 2013: I led a session about The Digital Inferno at The Critical Incident Brighton, UK
September 2013: I presented a key note talk at the MIT/SLIM conference in Slovenia, on the theme of new patterns of working in the digital realm
September 2013: I’ve been engaging with Conscious Business UK for about a year and I’m now developing some new ideas around conscious business in the realm of digital working
September 2013: I presented a guest talk to students at the University of Warwick on themes arising from my forthcoming book.
October 2013: I facilitated two sessions at the Unconference on Online Facilitation. The first session was entitled “Dealing with the Invisible in a Virtual Training and Facilitation Session”. (You can read a blog post here and session notes here). The second session was entitled “The Destructive and Malevolent Nature of The Digital Realm” (You can read the session notes here.)
November 2013: I’ve been engaged by a client in the UK manufacturing sector to design and facilitate some development sessions around leadership in the realm of digital working.
November 2013: I’m in discussions with some prominent researchers and practitioners in the realm of intranets and digital working to co-author a new book taking a fresh approach to digital working.