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You can deliver sustainable technology through Serverless

Reading Time: 12 minutes Delivering sustainable technology is becoming mandatory for organisations across the planet, from both a regulatory and moral standpoint. We have written a lot on how using Well-Architected and Serverless First principles is the best way to build a secure, cost effective, reliable and performant applications. More importantly, we firmly believeContinue readingYou can deliver sustainable technology through Serverless

Driving tech strategy on the transformation journey

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dave joined the AI Ireland podcast to talk about his experience of driving technical strategy. He has worked in organizations ranging from startups to global enterprises. He has a wealth of experience guiding technical and business teams through the digital transformation journey. It hasn’t all been plain sailing. He hasContinue readingDriving tech strategy on the transformation journey

Is Socio-technical new or old?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Socio-technical systems suddenly sprung to my mind, when Nicolas Chaillan wrote an inspired and honest piece on LinkedIn titled “It is time to say Goodbye“. To most, it will look like another love letter to The Great Resignation. No thanks corporate slog, I’m off to farm mountain goats. However, thisContinue readingIs Socio-technical new or old?

How to be a Technological Maestro and not the “dope at the top”

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do yourself a favour and check out this podcast on Westrum organizational culture. The piece on ‘Technological Maestro’ really stood out for me. I explore it and Westrum organizational culture in this blog post. Let’s credit Gene Kim and Dr. Ron Westrum for this fantastic content. What is Westrum organizationalContinue readingHow to be a Technological Maestro and not the “dope at the top”

How to enable a serverless first cloud centre of excellence

Reading Time: 17 minutes Dave spoke with Jessica Feng (Serverless Business Development, AWS) at AWS re:Invent 2020 on Enabling a serverless-first Cloud Center of Excellence. Enterprises are embracing serverless to drive continuous innovation, faster time to market, and developer agility as part of broader modernization efforts. While individual teams are building prototypes, many areContinue readingHow to enable a serverless first cloud centre of excellence

What happened to Volkswagen’s plan to beat Tesla?

Reading Time: 5 minutes I suspect that I am not the only one scanning articles on the right electric car to buy. I am teetering on the edge of buying electric but keep feeling that my old reliable petrol vehicle will do just fine for the next wee while. As I scan the reviewsContinue readingWhat happened to Volkswagen’s plan to beat Tesla?

Listen to Liberty Mutual’s journey into a Serverless First World

Reading Time: 26 minutes Mik Kersten from Project To Product talks serverless first with Dave covering: Liberty Mutual’s journey into a serverless first world A customer over cost-centric approach to cloud Removing “undifferentiated heavy lifting” from the work environment Creating “two-way door” architecture for flexibility and flow Using “lego blocks” to help engineers buildContinue readingListen to Liberty Mutual’s journey into a Serverless First World

Business and Technology -how’s your relationship?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Technology in business – the first encounter Many moons ago, I remember sitting in the prefab building that housed the Computer Lab in University College Dublin (UCD). We were required to go there to complete practicals for our 2nd year subject: ‘Computer Applications’. As Business and Legal future high flyingContinue readingBusiness and Technology -how’s your relationship?

Engineering Leaders – here are my 8 go to books

Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been an engineering leader for many years. Every good technical professional will tell you that you are always learning. Every day is a school day. There are a lot of books, podcasts, articles and frameworks about leadership. These books provide me with the insights that heavily shape my thoughtsContinue readingEngineering Leaders – here are my 8 go to books

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