Digital Leaders in the South West

Digital Leaders is a nationwide initiative to drive digital innovation and knowledge across the UK. The initiative has been split into regions, with the South West region being my nearest. They hold meetings called Salons on a regular basis offering a chance for local businesses in those regions to explore ideas and get up dates on their local digital economy. I’d heard of Digital Leaders as a concept but not engaged with anything locally. Until last week […]

working from home

I always thought working from home was easy, until

I’ve mentioned this to a few people whilst out and about networking in Bournemouth for my business, Flavourfy Digital: I always thought working from home was easy, until I started my own business! I’ve worked from home since 1999ish – it was a bold move both by me and my employer at the time, Demon Internet. I was being persuaded by the manager of the Legal team to move from the Network Abuse Team (which I’d […]

Cyber Security

Report back from some Cyber Security seminars

I’ve recently attended a couple of local (Poole and Bournemouth) cyber-security seminars: one at auditors, Princecroft Willis, in Poole, and the other, last week at Bournemouth University’s Cyber Security Unit organised by Dorset Chamber of Commerce. It’s been a while since I’ve been party to any cyber-security/cyber-crime discussions, having in the past worked on government task forces, industry groups, and even (as chair of ISPA) jointly led a work stream of the Cyber Crime Reduction […]