Stories from SxSW 2019

1st April 2019

I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH to attend SxSW in the lovely city of Austin, again this year, and would like to share a personal perspective on this show — some of what I saw and what I have taken away.

A long piece this, but you can see the separate sessions listed directly below, in case you want to dive in…..

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Stories from SxSW 2018

10th April 2018

I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH to attend SxSW this year and (due to other work commitments, slightly later than planned) would once again like to share a personal perspective on this show — some of what I saw and what I have taken away.

A long piece this, but you can see the separate sessions listed directly below, in case you want to dive in….

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The changing face of consumer trust and the implications for marketers

21st October 2017

I had the pleasure of hearing author Rachel Botsman speak at two events recently – NESTA and the Royal Society of Arts alongside Andy Haldane of the Bank of England.  

Always an engaging speaker, Botsman’s talks centred on her book ‘Who Can You Trust?: How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart’. The audience was hooked from the start with an anecdote concerning the time her parents accidentally hired a drug dealer to be her nanny; taken in by the woman’s manner with the children and her fake Salvation Army uniform.

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