Adi Gaskell

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About Adi Gaskell

Adi Gaskell is an experienced innovator who has over 15 years experience across startups, government and industry. He comes with an academic background in artificial intelligence and bioinformatics, and has worked with organisations such as the NHS, The Ministry of Defence, Salesforce, Deloitte, Oracle and GSK. He also writes for Forbes and the BBC and contributed to a recent book on change in healthcare.

How the IoT Supports the Supply Chain

A report from IDC earlier this year revealed that spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to reach $1.29 trillion by 2020, with the vast majority of this investment in industrial settings. IDC goes on to predict that there will be 82 billion connected devices by 2025—everything from farming equipment to cars to household appliances, all of them embedded with technology that can access the Internet to intercommunicate with each other and with users for better user experience.

As is unfortunately common with many new technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) is struggling to match its hype, with many projects failing to achieve their initial goals. This has led to a general sense of ambivalence among people. A 2016 report […]

By | 2018-04-05T09:45:54+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Workplace collaboration takes on new challenges with freelancers in the mix

Bill Joy famously said, “whoever you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.” It’s a saying that nicely encapsulates the thinking around talent management today as we see things such as open innovation and crowdsourcing platforms jostle with the gig economy to provide a thriving marketplace for skills and talent. How do you work with this interesting pool of talents? Let’s find out!

Recent estimates suggest that around 80-90% of large organizations are using such platforms to access the talent they need, and it makes a lot of sense to do so. You’re fishing in a global pool of the best talent that you only have to bring in on an as-needed basis.

It does require a slightly different approach to managing your teams, […]

By | 2018-03-08T10:54:48+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Are emoticons appropriate for professional contexts?

Are Emoji Out of Place in the Workplace?

Communicating at work used to be straightforward, but the rise of digital tools, from email to enterprise social networks, has added a degree of nuance to matters.

Using emoji in digital communications isn’t as neutral as one may think. These small digital images used in electronic communication may mean different things to different people, namely in a multicultural or international context.

Should we ban them or just be cautious whenever we use them professionally?

Non-verbal cues are difficult to convey in a digital message, so the emoji was born to help add meaning to words that could be taken in many ways. Nusrat Zareen of Majmaah University estimated in […]

By | 2018-01-22T18:29:40+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |