Although I’m a psychologist and philosopher by training and maybe by inclination, my work by day is in business and consulting. Most of my time is taken up with Digital Messenger, the strategy and technology consulting firm I own and run. The company advises companies (some small, some big) on technology and strategy issues.
My big areas of expertise are telecommunications, particularly mobile telecommunications and the Internet, multimedia and social software. The types of projects I most like to work on are:
- mobile and wireless – I’m interested in doing useful, clever, new things using mobile phones
- large-scale, low-cost systems. You can use the Internet and related technologies to build national and international systems without much outlay nowadays.
- social software and blogging – using weblogs, wikis and bulletin boards to listen to and communicate with customers.
- developing consumer and business-led technology propsitions. In plain English, that means developing products and services that people actually want to buy.
- technology forecasting. Assessing the likely impact of technology and other time-based changes on human behaviour and on business.
I also do a fair amount of general computing and network consulting for small- and medium-sized businesses, covering networks, broadband, VoIP, accounting packages, and all the practical things you need to do to get a company’s computer systems up-and-running. We’ve also implemented music and multimedia systems for large chains of stores.
If any of this is of interest, send me an email or give us a call, always interested in shooting the breeze (for a while anyway).