Category Archives: Technology

Marcus East’s TEDx Talk on Dark Technology

Last night I gave my first TEDx talk on what I have labelled ‘Dark Technology’ at the TEDx event at the University of Manchester. It was an honour to be part of such an interesting and stimulating event, and a … Continue reading

The importance of cyberkudos!

In the last few weeks I have been struck by how important it is for people to have a high degree of cyberkudos, meaning that they must have a strong understanding of how IT – especially the Internet and Mobile … Continue reading

Facebook Smileys – the definitive list!

Here they are in their full glory – enjoy!

Third Sector Magazine Interview with Marcus East: Online Masterclass – Driving Donations through Social Media

A video of Marcus East made during the Third Sector Magazine Online Masterclass Series in Autumn 2011. In this sequence I talk about the use of social media to drive donations for charities, and the full session including the slides … Continue reading

Difference Engine: Luddite legacy (The Economist)

Fantastic article in The Economist about technology, automation and the impact on jobs and society: http://www.economist.com/node/21536460

Has Twitter has done the right thing for Internet privacy?

I’m intrigued by the negative reaction that some have had to Twitter’s decision to release the personal information of a South Tyneside councillor who had attempted to tweet under a veil of digital anonymity. Twitter’s behaviour is entirely consistent with … Continue reading

My thoughts on the IT Directors Forum 2011

I have just returned from the fascinating and enjoyable IT Directors’ Forum 2011 (ITDF11), a major technology conference, organised by Richmond Events and held aboard the luxurious P&O Aurora cruise ship. At first, I was worried that being stuck on … Continue reading

Computer Weekly Interview with Bryan Glick

After Red Nose Day there was a great deal of interest in the technology that my team built to support it. Computer Weekly, the UK’s leading technology magazine, invited me to present at their CW500 Club – an event for … Continue reading

Tron Legacy: My movie highlight of the year!

Rarely does a film get my super excited these days, but Disney’s ‘Tron Legacy’ (follow-up to the 1982 classic ‘Tron’) has. Not only is it a beautiful film – watching it is like having fridge-cool moisturising eye-drops on a hot … Continue reading

Interview with Computer Weekly, 18-24 May 2010

I was interviewed by Angelica Mari of Computer Weekly as part of their CW500 Club which is a group of the UK’s top CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors. I talked about the challenges of managing an IT strategy and function … Continue reading