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.

Coaching Services

In many projects it is the human relationships that can be the main barrier to delivering successful outcomes.

As part of my consulting work, I often have the responsibility to coach client team members, giving them advice and support beyond the normal project responsibilities.

Not only does this help the short-term results of the project but benefits the team members in their long-term careers.

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?

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.

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 in East Sheen throughout the year 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

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From my blog

My AI Article for Professional Outsourcing Magazine


I was asked to write the lead article for Professional Outsourcing Magazine‘s special Artificial Intelligence issue. In the piece I describe what AI is in terms of the capabilities it can deliver, and how AI can be used practically in businesses today. I also cover some of the risks

My AI Article for Professional Outsourcing Magazine

DJing at the new Design Museum


I was lucky enough to be invited to DJ for the parties marking the re-opening of the Design Museum in South Kensington, London. Together with Jason, my partner-in-crime in the Sheen Resistance, we played the whole evening at the wrap party for those who worked on the museum

DJing at the new Design Museum

Chatbots – the good, the bad and the ugly


It’s difficult to ignore the rapid emergence of chatbots. These are the Artificial Intelligence-powered systems that can seemingly serve your every desire through a simple chat interface.

The chatbots are generally individual AI agents that live inside your favourite messaging app (Facebook Messenger, Skype, Slack, etc) and are specific to

Chatbots – the good, the bad and the ugly

Joining the Celaton Advisory Board


I am excited to say that I have joined the Advisory Board of Celaton, one of the leading providers of artificial intelligence software. This is an important part of my portfolio, as AI becomes a core consideration for many businesses and is able to add value orders of magnitude greater

Joining the Celaton Advisory Board

The RPA State of the Nation


In the Summer edition of Professional Outsourcing Magazine, I wrote about the state of the nation for Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Following on from a survey carried out by Symphony Ventures, we found that the RPA market is developing well, despite the excessive marketing hyperbole it is subjected to.

The RPA State of the Nation

LHC: At the Edge of Physics


The Higgs Boson particle, confirmed by the Large Hadron Collider in 2012, was the last piece of the jigsaw of the Standard Model – a framework for almost everything we know about physics today. The LHC was upgraded last year and will very soon resume operation after its annual

LHC: At the Edge of Physics
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