Digital detox: Should we put our smartphones away?

Organised by the Battle of Ideas festival, London. Turn off your mobile phone, they say! Resist the next tweet! Stop instagramming, or continually chatting with your mates. Our devices demand constant attention in the form of alerts, vibrations and notifications. As Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected: Social Health in an Age of Overload, has noted, Continue Reading

Panel: Beyond Email – The Next Generation of Solutions

Organised by Information Overload Research Group. For this year’s “Information Overload Day” on October 15th, the Information Overload Research Group is sponsoring an online Webinar featuring speakers that are focusing on the specialized topics of “Beyond Email – The Next Generation of Solutions”. Topics and Presenters: Welcome – Nathan Zeldes, President IORG and Founder of Continue Reading

Panel debate The Future of Work: How RPA, AI and Automation is Transforming the Workplace

Organised by VAULT DIGITAL WORKPLACE Conference 8 – 9 October, London Understanding what the technologies do separately and how they can bring maximum outcomes to the workforce.The future of work, and implications for businesses, workers and societies.The role of digital workers in a new era of productivity and innovation.How businesses and workers can be competitive in Continue Reading

Human curation in age of AI

Originally published on Simply Communicate. Netflix has just announced they are using real people to help their users find new movies to watch. They are trialling a new feature called Collections. In their words, it adds a ‘human touch’ to film recommendations when used on their iOS mobile platform. It’s a bold move considering that many other Continue Reading

Oxford Union Debate: From sexting to screen-addicts: should we be afraid of online harms?

Organised by Oxfordshire Debating Matters & Oxford Festival of the Arts In April of this year, the government announced it was planning to fine or block websites and apps if they fail to take strong action against a range of so-called ‘online harms’. The government is seeking to enforce strict standards on the internet, including Continue Reading

Employee Disengagement at All Time Low. What now?

Originally published in Internal Comms Pro. Employee active disengagement levels are the lowest ever recorded. Martyn Perks celebrates the success and talks about what smart communicators should do next in this Internal Comms Pro exclusive.  Every year comes with it another statement of how little employees are engaged in their work. Late last year, pollsters Continue Reading