Carrying a perscription around was a basic form of data portability. I was the courier and the keeper of the keys.
From the Blog on digital transformation
The challenge is to highlight what we are for more than what we are against. Or at least regularly reminding others what we are for.
In the humanitarian world, too often we still manage data like siloes, when it should be managed like sandwiches.
When you add an app to your phone, there are many choices made by the developers and marketers of the product called ‘default settings’.
Perhaps the question for us humanitarians is ‘what do we want/need to regulate in our digital transformation work?’
‘Pessimism sounds smart: optimism often requires believing in unknown’ – it’s good to start your week off with a good quote.
One way to push through change is to overwhelm. The other way is slower. Both have future knock on consequences. Which will you choose?
Good directions and maps simplify reality. They contain critical signposts and leave out the rest. But they don’t leave too much out.
Where is the sweet spot where high quality projects are implemented, locally run and contextualised, by organisations that are sustainable?