The conversation is the relationship.

Doing business well can be difficult because the really important messages don't get through: they are poorly articulated, poorly written, poorly presented. The conversation is the relationship. Make the conversation count.

  

Consulting Services

I've been a Management Consultant for most of my career, working all over the world advising on change management, transformation, outsourcing and technology.

I now focus on a few specific areas, including robotic process automation, AI, legal services and disruptive sourcing.

Strategic Advice

I'm working with a number of firms as a strategic advisor. Some are focused around new technologies such as Robotics and AI (two of which have been named as Gartner Cool Vendors).

Others are in established sectors, such as legal, that are facing huge disruption to their business models.

All are young, ambitious firms trying to do things differently.

If that sounds like you, then perhaps we should talk?

Conference and event speaking

I am a regular speaker at conferences and company events, covering disruptive technologies including AI and RPA.

You can see some videos of me speaking on the Videos page, and see which public events I will be at on the Events page.

If you would like to discuss me speaking at one of your events, please get in touch through the Contacts page.

Academic Lecturing

I occasionally lecture post-graduate university students on a range of subjects including business strategy, outsourcing, robotics and artificial intelligence.

I've recently taught students at Loughborough University as part of their MBA course, and lectured under-graduates at the LSE.

Pimp My Powerpoint

I feel this is a personal mission to rid the world of bad presentations. Again and again I have to witness painful and meaningless presentations that could, with a little imagination and structure, be brilliant.

Pimp My Powerpoint is a range of services to bring excellence and meaning to important presentations, from the initial white boarding to the finished product.

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The Sheen Resistance

I let my creative juices flow at the weekend when I can be found DJing as one half of the Sheen Resistance, fighting the world of mediocrity in South West London using the power of disco.

We organise and run our own gigs across London and do occasional private parties.  If you want to strut that funky stuff, then do come along to our next gig.

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That Space Cadet Glow

A weekly-ish newsletter of interesting and curious stuff I have found on my travels: science, technology, robots, AI, sociology, music...

To read more and to sign up just go the 'That Space Cadet Glow' page here.

From my blog

Speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI (APPG AI)


I was honoured to be able to provide evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI (APPG AI) at their session in October which focused on the impact of AI on trade. The meeting, which is held at the House of Commons, involves presenting a point of view

Speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Group on AI (APPG AI)

TechLaw Video Podcasts with DLA Piper


To accompany the podcast I did on the subject of the disruption by AI and RPA of the outsourcing sector, DLA Piper also recorded a series of short videos, each one covering a particular question posed by Kit Burden. These are now available on the Deloitte Fast50 website

TechLaw Video Podcasts with DLA Piper

Three Years Later…


It was three years ago this week when I resigned from my salaried job so that I could pursue a career as an independent AI consultant. Three years is a pretty long time in business and, in my mind, represents a kind of watershed – I’ve gone from ‘taking

Three Years Later…

Video: AI in Insurance


In March I spoke at InstechAI, a specialist conference that focuses on the use of technology in the insurance sector. In my talk I looked specifically at the benefits and risks that artificial intelligence (AI) could bring to the industry. The organisers, Club2020, also did a video interview with

Video: AI in Insurance

Guest Appearance on DLA Piper’s TechLaw Podcast


I was interviewed by Kit Burden, partner and Global Co-Chair in the Technology sector at DLA Piper, an international law firm, for their series of podcasts looking at the impact of technology on law. In this particular episode, I discussed how RPA and AI were reshaping the world of

Guest Appearance on DLA Piper’s TechLaw Podcast

The Naivety of AI – Read an Extract from The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence


My friends at Disruption Magazine have published an extract from my book, The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence, on their site. The piece discusses the curious question of the inherent naivety of artificial intelligence – the idea that, although AI can, for example, seemingly recognise pictures of dogs,

The Naivety of AI – Read an Extract from The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence
  • No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.

    Charles Dickens
  • Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence.

    Alan Watts
  • Life is long if you know how to use it.

    Seneca
  • The two most important days of your life are when you are born and when you find out why.

    Mark Twain
  • The world owes you nothing. You owe the world everything.

    Mark Twain
  • Judge a man by his questions, rather than his answers

    Voltaire
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