For some, speaking in public is a real terror. I am also very nervous before I speak, simply because I care and I want to do well. I don't believe I've got over a fear of speaking, but I do believe that I have learned to manage it better through preparation, failing and succeeding. The purpose of this blog is to share tips and tricks for delivering webinars. As a fellow introvert, you may want to learn how to deliver webinars as a step forward into speaking. So, I hope that this helps, and I look forward to your comments.
It may come as a surprise to you that the history of statistics and data science is fraught with racism, sexism, class, race, colonialism and anti-Semitism. Even if you do not have much of a data science background, you may be aware of some of the issues. For example, Fisher's exact test is a statistical… Continue reading Intersectionality, Diversity, Inclusion and Equality – how they can work together for workplace and tech community
What does no-code programming mean for Diversity and Inclusion? How can we reconcile 'hard' AI with 'easy' no-code or low-code solutions?
Since standing down as a Microsoft MVP last year, I've never been so glad to be away from it as I have been right now. I'm not going to repeat the various dogpiling here and I can see why people are so angry and hurt. Judging from my twitter DMs, people are afraid to speak… Continue reading Increasing Intersectionality at Tech community events
Don't know where to start on your Power Platform journey? How can you help your company to evolve, adapt and succeed using Microsoft’s Power Platform to stay at the forefront of the competition, and win the race to success? What are the benefits that the future of technology could bring to you and our organisations, right now? In this post, we’ve collected together our essential list of 7 ‘C’s to help give you a quick start with Power Platform solutions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaffrgUWooE Data Literacy is another buzzword that gives me some discomfort. I prefer the term data fluency, and I'll explain why later. In the meantime, I thought I'd share some context on why I dislike the term data literacy because it hides much wider questions and problems. I don't think data literacy is a very… Continue reading What’s wrong with the term data literacy? Here’s an alternative
The importance of Diversity and Inclusion in a world of AI and data privacy. This post illustrates some of the latest news from Apple, and what this means for big tech, diversity and inclusion, along with helpful guidelines to get started.
The CISO is often said to have two overriding fears: everyone who works for the company…. and everyone who doesn’t. By contrast, the DPO looks at data through the lens of the individual. Under GDPR, companies must have a DPO if they collect, store, process or share sensitive personal data or extensive volumes of personal data. There is a conflict between these roles, however, and this post suggests ways to resolve the issues.
How can we increase safety in the tech community? Some folks asked me thoughtful questions, and I'm answering them here. I have not credited these individuals since I don't want them to get a thrashing online. It's a mix of questions from different people so if you see your question here: Thank You. What I'd… Continue reading Increasing Safety in the Tech Community
IT Web Business Intelligence Summit is on 9th to 11th – I’m giving away a free ticket for one lucky person to join in the general conference on 9th and 10th March. Join me to learn about creating a data, analytics and AI driven culture.
People do not always learn from the 'growth mindset'. It can become an excuse which prevents growth rather than promoting it so we need a discovery mindset instead.
The thing with hitting rock bottom is that it gives you a strong foundation to build on. It strips away the inessential, the distractions, and the toxic people and situations that are not helping you to be directed towards your goals. It also gives you more empathy, and it forces you to have faith in your own resourcefulness and abilities. 2020 helped us to do that, with 2020 vision. For those who survived, let's lift up others as we go along.