Sam has a track record of delivering business outcomes, nurturing relationships and becoming a trusted advisor. He has extensive experience managing the implementation of technologies to increase productivity and is adept in communicating technical concepts and connecting them to business implications for people of all levels to understand. Having worked on technology projects for businesses ranging from 5 person startups to multinationals, Sam has a deep understanding of the pitfalls of technology projects.
Chippy Tools, is the go-to tool for carpenters looking to take the hassle out of maths on the job site. Whether you are using your iPhone or your iPad Chippy Tools is the app for you. With its easy to use design Chippy Tools allows you to think about the Carpentry and let the app do the maths.
Strokes Per Minute is a simple intuitive app to calculate the stroke rate. It was designed by a rowing coach who consistently forgot their rating watch. Its minimal design provides an easy to use tool for rowing coaches, coxes and enthusiasts.
Back in 2013, I was in a car driving back from a function with my brother dreaming about releasing an app to the App Store. On that day we spoke about an app that would be useful for him as a carpenter. An app that would fill a gap in the market. After many years of thinking about it today, I can say the app has been released to the App Store!
While I don’t know how many copies it will sell this was not the end goal for me, rather this is one of a few long term goals that I have now achieved. More to come on those long term goals soon…
Working in media over the past 5 and a half years I have seen many company’s investing in marketing technology. Indeed investment in marketing technology is significant.
The investment I have seen has often existed in silos from the rest of the business or based on the tools that were available at the time, not necessarily the businesses objectives or a long term approach. Attracted by the shiny object I have seen marketers fail to define and evaluate the success of the marketing technology, which is characteristic of a bottom-up approach.
In a recent Harvard Business Review article they explore the importance of aligning marking technology investment to business strategy and moving from a bottom-up to a top-down approach. While there will always be new shiny tools available, it is clear that fewer well-coordinated systems have a greater potential to drive sales up and costs down.
All too often we find ourselves in a familiar conversation that starts with, “so what do you do?” The question is inherently asking about work one of the defining details that most people use to define themselves. This question is not new, though it is now no longer as easy to answer as it once was when our names defined what we did.
Though there is far more to our lives than just work, that I would suggest is a far more important part of our lives. After all, we need to ask how will we measure our life in our final days? Will it be by the profession that we had or family, experiences and friends?