I am Director and founder of Collabor8now Ltd, an organisation focussed on developing collaborative environments (e.g. Communities of Practice) and the integration of ‘enabling technologies’ (KM, IM, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence) that will encourage innovation and improved productivity. I am a certified knowledge manager with the Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) and the author of several published research papers on collaborative behaviours and information technology. Over a 30-year career I have led major change programmes and developed knowledge and learning strategies for my clients across public, private and not-for-profit organisations. I was one of three community facilitators for the Warwick Business School ‘s “Knowledge and Innovation Network (KIN)”, a peer network comprised of international and blue chip organisations dedicated to developing and sharing innovative practice. I am motivated by the challenges and dynamics of helping people to achieve their goals and ambitions through personal and professional development. (The KIN networks ceases to be as of 31 October 2020).
My project portfolio includes:
Warwick Business School, CNN, National Police Forces, Power To Change, Carnegie Trust, Digirati, East Kent Hospitals University Trust, Kent County Council, East Lindsey District Council, the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP), the Cabinet Office, the Home Office, The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) the Central Office of Information (COI), the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), Local Government Group (LGG), Scottish Government, Department of Health (DoH), Department for International Development (DFID), SPARC-Nigeria, London Deanery, The Information Authority, Papillon Technology, 3i plc, Reuters Ltd, Creative Partnerships, The Improvements & Development Agency (IDeA).
I can best sum up my philosophy to life from this abstract from a book about the legend of King Arthur:
“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”
? T.H. White, The Once and Future King
So little time, so much to learn.
He can be contacted here.