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Oxford is home to a growing number of leading VC firms, business schools and industry hubs all converging to make this area a centre for entrepreneurship. Come back soon for more or start a discussion in the entrepreneurs & finance forum.

Mapping Motivation Event with James Sale – 22 Feb, 2016

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Mapping Motivation Event with James Sale – 22 Feb, 2016

Oxford Technology & Media were delighted to welcome author and coach James Sale (author of “Mapping Motivation”) to kick off 2016 with a fascinating look into how you can map motivation and bring true insight into the uncertain world of people management. Love may well make the world go round but how well do we really understand what gets people out of bed in the morning let alone enjoy what they do? How important is creativity in the world of work? Why are some people so difficult? How do you get everyone pulling in the same...

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Cally Robson – A Tribute

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Tony Henderson celebrates the life of our friend Cally: For my friend and fellow OTMFN board member Cally Robson who tragically died of cancer on Tuesday 19 May. The Invisible Force The Invisible Force that beset you That you fought and you never gave in Has lifted you up from beside us Though your presence remains here and within. We know you so well as our teacher Our coach, our parent, our friend. We’ll have to write it all down now To which address can we now send? It’s not questions that really need answers But your voice...

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Guest Post: Behold the new organisational model. It may be teal but it’s agile

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We welcome this guest post from Russ Lewis – The Agiliser and Senior Partner at Storm Consulting. Find out more about Russ, Storm Consultingand what Agile means in business here There is a workplace evolution underway, lots of people are signalling it. Dan Pink came-up with the label ‘Motivation 3.0’; Jurgen Appelo followed suit with ‘Management 3.0’; and many of us speak of a move towards a Lean or Agile enterprise. Earlier this year, Frederic Laloux published Reinventing Organisations in which he not only identifies the way...

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Calling businesses looking to expand in or to Oxfordshire

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This is a guest post (hopefully the first of many) introducing the Invest in Oxfordshire service Invest in Oxfordshire is a free, confidential inward investment service. With partners, we support new companies to move into Oxfordshire; and existing companies to grow. To date we have focused predominately on three key sectors; life sciences, advanced engineering, and space-related technology.  We are now actively researching, and looking to support the Creative Industries, Environmental Technology, and IT sectors.  If you are such a company...

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Enough of the Cloud Already, What’s Next for Enterprise Technology?

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A guest post from Richie Etware, leader in design thinking, organizational transformation, innovation, and thought leadership. Folow the lively discussion on the full article here. Business leaders interested in the future of enterprise technology should stop thinking of “the cloud” as a noun and start thinking about “clouding” as a verb. When we talk about cloud computing in general, we’re describing a set of efficiency principles only applied to once stateful compute and storage resources that are now stateless...

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Business Leadership Event – 13 January 2014

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Master & Commander What makes great business leadership? An OTMFN Event Saïd Business School, Oxford – 13 January 2014 Video to Follow Soon A number of us might quote great leadership examples from history such as Alexander the Great, TE Lawrence or Churchill. Others might look at the ranks of winning sports teams and salute how great leadership has driven exceptional performance from within their ranks.   Despite this tacit understanding, many organisations completely fail to recognise the need for great business leadership...

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We’re All Technologists Now

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Graeme Freeman looks at the number of SMEs who have gradually moved from being non-technology businesses to having IT as the core of their client proposition.

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Next step in the OTMFN journey

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We’re quietly launching the new website for The Oxford Technology Media & Finance Network today at http://www.otmfn.co.uk. For the sake of transparency, this has not been funded, but set up as a ‘starter site’ to be a place to capture news about the network and its members. It has been developed by David Harris (who you may know as a marketing and strategy expert or as a director of local IT Support business, The Oxford Knowledge Company with input from the other OTMFN Board members. Over the coming months, we’ll...

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Tech Strategy Board’s Creative Industries Investment Programme 2013-14

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A heads up for you on the new Creative Industries Strategy and Investment Programme 2013-14 from the governments innovation agency the Technology Strategy Board – which includes upcoming project areas they’re looking to invest in – Cross-Platform Production in Digital Media Frictionless Commerce (as an online shopper, I do like that one 🙂 Hyperlocal Media Demonstrators (hmmm. Anyone?) Location Based Services Valuing and Pricing Digital Assets Big Data Exploration (if you must) Large amounts of dosh involved, non-matched...

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Oxfordshire Innovation Engine – Report and Recommendations For Our High Tech Future

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Sponsored by the Uni of Oxford, Science Oxford and the Local Enterprise Partnership, this 92 page report was published early October. Seems well researched to me (by SQW group) and includes some great recommendations and direction for the future of the county. Particularly around the need for stronger leadership and vision, and improved networking opportunities. The gap for me, however, is that the “high tech” areas cover really only the conventional areas we’d associate with Oxfordshire – bioscience & medical,...

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