Hi I'm Alex.
Shortcuts, tips and stories discovered over 20 years of technology leadership.
I'm currently working with the team at MDRx
Building a Solid Data Foundation: The Key to Successful AI and Machine Learning Initiatives
The biggest customer of your data is your business. This article parallels the evolution of the UK's road network with today's data infrastructure challenges, underscoring the necessity of a solid data base for successful AI implementation. It offers a comprehensive guide on enhancing data quality, integration, and governance, crucial for navigating the complexities of AI and ML. With practical advice on identifying and rectifying data environment shortcomings, and insights into the emerging regulatory framework, this piece is a valuable roadmap for any organization looking to leverage AI and ML technologies effectively and ethically.
"You don't care about quality" A story of single metric bias
This was not a high point in my career. It's a story of single metric bias, how I let one measure become a 'source of truth', failed to manage up and ended up yelling at one of the most respected engineers in my team.
Recognition is not always about the 'kudos'
Have you ever been asked "Do you feel recognised at work?" perhaps as part of an engagement survey perhaps from HR? It's a good question.
We've known for at least 70 years  that there is a connection between being recognised at work and feeling motivated. I've occasionally been asked to look into 'encouraging' engineering teams to share more public recognition because when measured, they do it less than any other area of the business. Public recognition is good, so should we be worried its not happening publicly?
Just keep recruiting
Recruiting and retaining good staff is amongst the top challenges for every business.
There is a world where it's not always expensive, doesn't take an age, reduces lead times and actively contributes to the in-situ teams growth.
In-house recruitment teams have been saying it for years, but having built this kind of function alongside HR a few times now I thought I'd share some of the approaches that have gained results!
At Risk of Redundancy ?
It's not fair.😫 You've been thrown on the emotional rollercoaster of redundancy, you didn't ask for it, you're awesome at your job and you don't deserve this. I can't change that but having been there several times I have a few tips that might help.
10 ideas for getting your team together
Here's 10 events that I've run that will work for teams that are mostly remote and want to get together occasionally. Nothing too run of the mill!