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The Art of Storytelling

In a recent interview for Technology Chiefs, Chris Gabriel Chief Digital Office (CDO) at TechPulse Group talked passionately about discovering the art of Storytelling early in his career and how he has developed that and feels it is a key skill for technology leaders to master and exploit. Storytelling can trace its roots a long way back in our history, predating writing it has been used to entertain, educate and pass on cultural traditions. In more recent times we might associate it with TED talks which have exploded in popularity and cover an extraordinarily diverse range of subjects and speakers ...
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Be careful of fragmenting your Technology Architecture

In a recent interview for TechnologyChiefs, Kinstellar CTO Martin Sharp highlighted security risks organisations face from a fragmenting technology architecture caused by the increasing use of SaaS applications creating data islands. Martin pointed out that data breaches could have even greater ramifications with the introduction of new EU GDPR regulation. This legislation was approved in the European parliament in April 2016 and will come into force on the 25th May 2018 and could result in heavy fines for organisations that are non-compliant. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws ...
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Make Communication your top priority

Two men communicating using tin cans and a string
In their recent interviews for TechnologyChiefs, Interim DIR of Technology Platforms at Oxford University Press Steve White and DIR Technology & Innovation EBU Simon Fell, both stressed the importance of great communication. Steve listed communication as one of the key skills that any aspiring technology leader should look to develop, suggesting enrolling on a public speaking or even presentation skills course and that any time spent looking to increase your effectiveness in communication, would be time well spent. Simon went further and also pressed for the importance of listening as a skill to develop. For him, communication was also one ...
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