The Innovate IT camps are back!

Did you miss out on the first round of our IT Innovation camps? The second round is here, so be sure to register!

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How you can bring intelligence to your apps with Bing

You don’t have to have data scientists and a huge budget to add intelligence to your own apps to make them smarter and more engaging – you can do it in just a few lines of code using APIs that give you facial identification, location intelligence, speech understanding, text analytics, and more.

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TechDays Online 2015 – it gets better

  I have been out in Seattle for the last couple of weeks as a roving reporter for our upcoming TechDays Online 2015 and I have managed to get footage of some of the engineers who write the stuff we all use.  I have also been having coffee with some of them to make sure…

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IT Camp – Extend your Data Centre with Azure

I have been on a journey over the last year that some of you may already be embarked on and that is to transition my skills to use cloud services and specifically Azure.  For me it’s like going to America, the language is similar, the culture less so and everything over seems to be much…

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IT Camps–What are they good for.

One of the most rewarding yet most difficult part of my job over the last three years has been involved with designing and delivering something called an IT camp.  So I thought it might be useful to explain what they are in case an invite lands in your mailbox. What IT Camps are: Technical. it’s…

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What kind of data person are you?

I have been working with data in one form or another since 1991, but I wouldn’t describe myself as a DBA, data scientist or a developer so what am I, and am I alone? I spent ten of those years doing business intelligence and most of that was working with databases, designing systems data marts,…

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On the road: TechDays in Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga and TechEd Barcelona

Over the next few weeks I’m going to be on the road, and in the air a lot so I’m just getting all my tech prepped to be able to show things off and keep myself fully productive while I’m on the go. Here’s what I’m doing and…(read more)

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Future Decoded – with Data Science

If you have been following my posts on Microsoft’s approach to data science with things like Machine Learning you’ll realise that it’s capable of making predictions. However to be honest it’s not going to tell you what devices and career you’ll have in five years time. To do that you need expert humans not expert…

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