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Increase Your Online Security with this Article Covid compliance forced physical shops to close and accelerated the use of technology to make purchases and communicate. Increased tech use can mean users get lax with their password security and either re-use their passwords or create insecure passwords. Organisations such as Evil Corp (see resources [...]

By |2023-02-01T15:03:46+00:00January 21st, 2022|Security|0 Comments

Digital Currency: The Next Fintech Challenge?

With the likes of Dorthy Perkins and Topshop on the brink of collapse, what can governments do to stimulate spending in the areas which need it the most? One country may have already found the solution. Having a considerable percentage of the population (800 million) already using cashless payments (annually breaching the $500 trillion [...]

By |2022-01-17T10:09:59+00:00November 27th, 2020|Financial, Fintech|0 Comments

Making Meetings More Manageable

"Never ask a question you didn't know the answer too". The first rule I was taught in advocacy at law school.  Sometimes it can be one of the biggest allies in getting through meetings, a fact championed by my colleague Jamie Griffiths when we were delivering the incredible Enterprise Product, "Playmaker" at Reading Room. As [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:44:05+00:00May 19th, 2020|Home Carousel, Project Management|0 Comments

5 Tips for Setting up Remote Agile Teams

During the recent Maxwell Bond Webinar (kindly organised by Riana Butler) on "Agile Project Delivery" I sat as a panellist. There was an impressive turnout and some outstanding questions posed by the attendees. One of the queries revolved around any "gotchas" for setting up agile teams remotely. This piqued my interested as agile and remote [...]

By |2020-05-11T14:42:51+00:00May 11th, 2020|Home Carousel, Project Management|0 Comments

The Grand Bore

The room erupted in laughter when my colleague accidentally had a double typo in a sprint meeting and wrote “twat” instead of “test”… “I blame the ergonomic keyboard”, was her response. At least the team were paying attention to what she was writing and not mindlessly looking at Instagram on their phones. Worryingly though, none [...]

By |2018-11-15T15:12:34+00:00November 15th, 2018|Home Carousel|0 Comments

Using Clouds to Help the Homeless

The tech ops guys were banging on about CloudFlare again, and I had no idea why. Did Cloudflare sponsor them? Surely it couldn't be that good, right? And anyway it would be super technical and a little bit out of reach for a mere Product Manager? While hurrying to the rain-swept car park after work, I [...]

By |2020-06-01T20:23:45+00:00November 29th, 2017|Home Carousel, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Digital Disappointment

Frustration increased as my colleague prodded her greasy index finger on my Macbook Pro’s screen and tried to swipe the web page we were looking at to the right. “It’s not a touchscreen”, I pointed out. The look of surprise and bewilderment which crossed her face made a couple of neurons fire in my agitated [...]

By |2017-08-24T12:50:48+00:00January 4th, 2017|Home Carousel, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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