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Tech Trailblazers “Judges on Fire” interview

At the time of posting it’s not too late to submit your entry! In our Judges on Fire series of podcasts, we aim to let you get to know our judges a little better. They also get the chance to share their wisdom and tips about entering the Tech Trailblazers Awards. For our fourteenth outing […]

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Installing Windows Server 2022 on Intel NUC lab computers

Microsoft have quietly slipped out Windows Server 2022 and eager beavers are already starting to install it in their labs. I’ve got it running on Intel NUCs but these instructions likely work with other hardware too. Those of us with Intel NUCs (“Next Unit of Computing”) are used to driver challenges given the hardware packed […]

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The Chief Entrepreneur Officer (CEO)

Most companies rightly have a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (aka Chief Everything Officer) who is the “highest ranking person in a company, ultimately responsible for taking managerial decisions” relating to the P&L, operations, and so on. Larger companies tend to organise themselves into business units, which in theory look like little businesses themselves, but which […]

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New Singapore venture studio Acumino acquires Melbourne startup Speakeasy

Speakeasy’s live video events platform will accelerate development of Acumino’s growing portfolio. SINGAPORE (PRWEB) AUGUST 19, 2021: Acumino, a recently launched Singapore venture studio focused on emerging technologies and disruptive innovation, today announced it had acquired the intellectual property assets of Melbourne-based startup Speakeasy. In its first foray into virtual communities and the metaverse, Acumino […]

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Sam Johnston becomes a Chartered Manager

LONDON (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has awarded Sam Johnston his Chartered Manager status having completed his Chartered Manager accreditation. Sam Johnston, an Australian technology executive and serial entrepreneur, is currently director of labs at DXC Technology. He has previously worked for Silicon Valley start-ups and scale-ups including Google, Equinix, and […]

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2020

My choice of PANTONE’s Colour of the Year of 2020 for the site refresh is very deliberate, recognising our “New Normal” just around the corner. Pantone’s selection was announced in December 2019 just prior to the advent of Coronavirus, with the ironic claim that “it’s a colour that anticipates what’s going to happen next”. In […]

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CSC Australia lures Google, Citrix, Telstra veteran home

Thank you to Tony Yoo for this coverage in CRN of my return to Australia after over a decade in Europe following my post on Leaving Equinix — CSC Australia lures Google, Citrix, Telstra veteran home, (saved here for posterity): CSC has lured back Australian IT veteran Sam Johnston from London to fill the ANZ […]

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Leaving Equinix

It’s been three years to the day since my last post — a side effect of my being completely immersed in my job at Equinix (where I was, until last week, Director of Cloud & IT Services). I’ve been based in Zürich and working ostensibly in London for the past 5 years (having spent the last decade in Europe, […]

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Internet Standards

HTTP2 Expression of Interest

Here’s my (rather rushed) personal submission to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in response to their Call for Expressions of Interest in new work around HTTP; specifically, a new wire-level protocol for the semantics of HTTP (i.e., what will become HTTP/2.0), and new HTTP authentication schemes. You can also review the submissions of Facebook, Firefox, Google, Microsoft, […]

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Goodbye Google+

Ironically many Google employees have even given up on Google+ (though plenty still post annoying “Moved to Google+” profile pics on other social networks) One of those sneaky tweets that links to Google+ just tricked me into wading back into the swamp that it’s become, hopefully for the last time (I say “hopefully” because in […]