IoT World Europe

On the 12th / 13th June 2019, I was an invited speaker at IoT World Europe, in the ExCeL center in London. I gave a keynote, and contributed to two discussion panels. The keynote was: “Wärtsilä case study: Developing and executing an industrial IoT strategy through technology acquisitions.” The two panels were: “Getting Your Market-Facing […]

Strategies for scaling the value pyramid

The diagrams below aren’t new, but they get kicked around a lot in analyses of B2B information services companies – everyone wants to be at the top of the pyramid. But the neatness of the graphic hides the difficulties of growing businesses to that height: there are some hard problems in managing product development and […]

IATI data in Excel

Would you like to have 3847 Excel spreadsheets containing the majority of significant international aid spending information over the last 6 years, from over 450 organizations? Good – if you find it useful, please let me know in the comments. If that wasn’t quite enough to reel you in, read on for more details.

Oil, Soil, and the need for Toil

Last week I was invited by LexisNexis to participate in a discussion forum on the data industry. We were asked to ponder an “exam question” throughout the session: “Data: Oil or Soil?”. (A quick Google search will show that we are far from the first people to ask the question, but I hadn’t come across […]