a term used to categorise the social evolution and transformation course society is pursuing to a digitally oriented, way of life"
Paul White MSc IT, MBCS and eCULTURE SOLUTIONS FOUNDER
Paul is passionate about the digital innovation opportunity and what this will mean for people in everyday work / life situations. This is what led him to create the eCulture concept that has become the driving force behind his desire to help organisations maximise the positive contribution digital innovation can provide to improving business benefits and living standards, whilst ensuring that digital dependence risk and exclusion is minimised.
Strategy and vision implementation, solutions roadmap / benefits realisation plans / investment / return on investment management.
Executive leadership, company board member and seasoned developer of technology business functions encompassing all disciplines of requirements, procurement / bid management, programme / project delivery, project management office, enterprise resource planning and service delivery / business as usual team development.
Extensive c-suite stakeholder / 3rd party partner engagement / management experience, excellent communicator and proven presenter to wide range of audiences including investors, clients, staff, stakeholders and in a broader context at conferences and events.
Leadership / business development of management / technical delivery services, solutions and technical / product support / managed services (standards AGILE / PRINCE2 / ITIL / ISO), covering all aspects from procurement, planning, governance, financial management and maintenance and management of existing systems and infrastructures.
The pace of digital innovation and inclusion is increasing at a significant rate and business and societies the world over, are transitioning to an increasing digitally orientated way of working, engaging and living – “eCulture”.
The measure of success in the development of eCulture, will come down to how well businesses, service providers and society manage to establish “mutually supporting communities” in a digital context.
eCulture Innovations Driving Digital Transformation Opportunity
Digital Health & Assisted Living
Worldwide, models of health and care are struggling to meet the challenge of our ageing population. Digital health and care interventions are recognised as key to the solution in tackling this crisis.
By combining technology and the genomic revolution, health and care service provision becomes empowered through improved abilities to track, manage and better address the health and wellbeing concerns of citizens and develop the capability of health and care delivery environments to create opportunities for greater independence and improved health outcomes.
Internet of Things & Wearables
Increasingly, organizations in a variety of industries are using IoT to operate more efficiently, better understand customers to deliver enhanced customer service, improve decision-making and increase the value of the business.
Wearable technology is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a citizen and often include tracking information, a primary focus usually being related to health and fitness.
The combination of IoT and wearable of offering business and organisations a whole new dimension in respect of engagement and collaboration on understanding the needs of individuals.
Privacy & Cybersecurity
In 2018, news-worthy data breaches occurred, seemingly, every other week. We not only had more mega-breaches last year—including several with over 100 million people affected—but also more breaches of mega-companies like Marriott, Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Consequently businesses and organisations increasing their operational dependence on digital investments need to be complimenting this with adequate investment in validation of the security arrangements to ensure that these remain current and capable of guarding against a data breach.
Ethical hacking is an effective evaluation mechanism to identify vulnerabilities in systems, networks or system infrastructure. It includes finding and attempting to exploit any vulnerabilities to determine whether unauthorised access or other malicious activities are possible.
Smarter Working, Smart Homes & Cities
The homes of the future look set to be connected learning environments that are seamlessly integrated with the urban community around them and to places of work.
We are already seeing the latter, Smart Working, a set of managerial practices created to help businesses and institutions rethink their approach to work, and to embrace digital innovations. The motivation being to give people autonomy and flexibility in choosing where, when, and how to work, focusing on results and outcomes instead of counting hours in the office.
Smart cities embraces a broader concept of using data and technology to create efficiencies, improve sustainability, create economic development, and enhance quality of life factors for people living and working in the city.
The combination of innovation in these environments is already having a significant impact for some on the way we live and work.
AI & Automation
The emergence of autonomous things marks a key landmark in technological progress. Early examples include autonomous drones and self-driving vehicles.
Autonomous things are fundamentally important because they represent the first real untethering of machines from explicit human guidance. Humans are used to programming things, but are not used to them acting in autonomous ways. While widespread adoption of autonomous things has yet to occur, there are indications that it is coming soon.
eGov and Digital Legislation
Digital by default is the government led objective for transforming public services engagement with citizens through increased use of electronic communications devices, such as computers and the Internet.
As digital by default engagement increases additional protections become enacted to ensure personal data is managed appropriately and individuals are able to confirm what use is made of personal data items. Protections are described in legislative acts such as the Data Protection Act (DPA) and Freedom Of Information (FoI) Act.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT eCULTURE
Check out our sister website at eculture.zone a place of enlightenment, education and forum for debate, on the positive and negative attributes of the world’s social evolution and transformation to a digitally oriented way of life, feel free to jump in and join the discussion.
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