May 16, 2013
If you attended any of the Big Data Week sessions (Atomic was a partner of the event) or recently read an article about big data, it most likely started with a startling figure about the volume of data. It probably discussed the millions of conversations, the terabytes of data we create or an example of a company drowning and unable to cope with the ever increasing size of data. Yet, that’s the least interesting part of big data.
March 18, 2013
London Web Summit is back again this Friday and brings together everyone who is in some way connected to the UK tech scene from start-ups, established tech companies and government representatives to journalists, Silicon Valley CEOs and investors. They’ll find a London that is quite different from a year or two ago, one with a stronger ecosystem, several success stories, and one that is beginning to realise that Tech City is not just about Shoreditch, nor is it just about tech.
November 11, 2012
Yes, I am going to Harvard, but I’m staying in London and I don’t have to quit my job. After reading an interview with the president of MIT Rafel Reif about the future of education, I was convinced I should go back to school. I signed up for a computer science course offered by HarvardX, an online counterpart of Harvard University introduced as part of the new EdX project.
November 10, 2012
“You can judge a person by their shoes,” they used to say (and it’s probably still true), but nowadays new metrics have entered our world. I judge people by their email address (you are still on hotmail?), their iPod shuffle (no way, you listen to that?) and by the organisation and selection of their mobile apps (what do you mean you don’t have a taxi booking app?). And whilst I am not ready to reveal my playlists, I am going to tell you about five apps I use a lot (more than the other 150 I have) – please don’t be too judgemental.
August 17, 2012
In BBC Two’s British newsroom 1950s drama ‘The Hour’, the up and coming news anchor Hector asks his colleague Freddie how it is that he always asks such good questions. “It’s because I am not afraid of the answers,” Freddie responds. It is a quote that has stuck with me and of which I was recently reminded by one of my colleagues who always seems to know how to get into the heart of the issue by asking questions. How? She is not afraid of the answers.