Last week I was performing in a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Seasons Greetings”. It’s a witty, brilliantly observed and poignant play about the tensions, rows and emotional outbursts of a dysfunctional family as they gather to celebrate Christmas. The run coincided with a similarly tense celebration as leaders of the NATO alliance member countries met… Read More
Avoiding Techocalypse – time to break out the canaries?
We pretty much accept now that one price we pay for relentless technological advance is a parallel growth in IT risk. Whether it’s from government-sponsored cyber-attacks or corporate system meltdowns, fallout from IT failures and abuses seems to get more earth-shattering with each passing headline. Some talk of a potential techocalypse, although I wouldn’t trust… Read More
The Elephant Man, GDPR and four Ps to prevent panic
I recently acted in a local community production of ‘The Elephant Man’ by Bernard Pomerance . It’s a moving and thought-provoking play which I can recommend if you get a chance to see it. One of the thoughts it provoked for me, somewhat bizarrely, was about GDPR and similar regulations and standards, and specifically, the… Read More