On weekdays I’m an IT industry consulting analyst at Info-Tech Research Group.
My broad interest covers the implications of emerging technologies (cloud infrastructure, social networking, big data and predictive analytics, mobility and advanced interfaces). My deep interest pulls together the constellation of human factors (organizational, social, political, and economic) that drive or complicate technology adoption.
After hours my creative focus is on how to make the most of cultural and technological change — recognizing and dealing with new risks and opportunities, preparing for what we can’t predict, being conscious of ethical and political issues, etc.
Previously I spent most of the ’00s doing independent research and writing on the nature of knowledge, creativity, and change — philosophy, basically, but more about dealing with the biggest challenges of our time than indoctrination within a particular academic niche.
That research culminated as a book in 2010, and continues to be developed and refined through essays, blogging, and creative writing.