All posts in Innovation

Boots and BCS – Professionalisation of IT.

Every CIO is striving for the professionalisation of IT in some way or another.  In some cases, CIOs are doing it to make recruitment and retention easier; in other cases, it’s to position IT in the best possible way within their organisation. Elsewhere, it’s because CIOs believe it is quite simply the right thing to… Read More

Transformation of all kinds…..

Digital transformation takes on many forms, often it has a focus on removing something old, clunky, unsafe or simply expensive as a goal. In my time as a CIO I have tried to remove tractor printers from Ireland, the fax machine from the NHS and now the carousel from Pharmacy stores. It was amazing today… Read More

Multi Supplier Partnerships – Unknown quantities

A blog piece written in conjunction with Rachel Murphy of Difrent. Originally edited and published on DigitalHealth.net captured here in its uncut form. Rachel Murphy (CEO of Diferent) and Richard Corbridge (Director of High Street Healthcare at Boots UK) have worked in digital health and care and public sector transformation for many years, never quite… Read More

Innovation in a new world…

Written as a brain dump of all the things I wanted to cover in the Nimbus Ninety Breakfast Club session that was recorded on the 17th of April 2020. So much to get views on, to build views from and try to create a community of interest around… but I only had 45 minutes so… Read More

My Own North Star…

The creation of a ‘north star’ or a Very Clear Idea. In 2016 I was taught how to have Very Clear Ideas. How weird is that! Now in 2020 it’s a skill that I return to daily; how to have a clear idea and remain clear on it? At work we call it a ‘North… Read More

The everything customer…

Gartner build theories and concepts, they create new words to describe digital trends and ways of working and have become a cultural movement to love or in some circles loathe, but love them or loathe the themes and trends they come up with they do have an impact on what we do as leaders in… Read More

Innovation & Digital Leadership – Same, same but dfferent!

NB – Slightly longer article than normal, with massive inspiration from Michael Jary and his wirtting on this subject. An article written together with the superb Sarah Moorhead. During the first month in my new job, my first role not being a CIO for over a decade, my new boss handed me a slightly terrifying… Read More

I don’t know but…

I don’t know but I will find out! The closest you can come to a verbal hug and the perfect way to show that you, as an expert, can validate a new thinker’s ideas. Those that have seen me present in recent times will have heard me talk (babble on) about the rapid rise of… Read More

Innovation coaching…

Lead innovation. It sounds so simple, but innovation means so many different things to so many people. Not to mention trying to ‘lead’ a creative process, to make something happen that is quite a creative and individual ‘thing’ requires a new kind of working together. My role is now to find ways, as many ways… Read More