|Job Title||Technology Strategist|
|Organization||Robert Owen Communities|
|Registered Since||3 Apr 2001|
|Areas of Expertise||Accessibility, B2B Marketing, Ecommerce, Strategy & Operations, Web Project Management|
Over the past 20 years my career has spanned trade and technical publishing (with a specialism in electronic data interchange (EDI)), new media, web development, application service provision, and IT consultancy. I have also worked within the public sector looking at how policy can support flexible working and collaborative working.
Seemingly some way from where I started with a degree in social anthropology!
However, a background in social sciences has led me increasingly to focus on the organisational and social impacts of technology
The emergence of 'web 2.0' and associated social network sites has coincided with work I have started on combining social network analysis (SNA) and business process mapping (BPM).
I expect huge changes to occur in how businesses are organised and managed over the next decade, with an increased use of the 'freeformers' (freelancers, consultants, entrepreneurs, academics, collaborative networks) which make up a tangible 'knowledge economy'.
This economy will be based on flexible working practices and collaborative technologies and will, in my opinion, lead to the fragmentation of the workforce and downsizing of large organisations (which will focus on core business and outsource many management functions).
Currently managing technology for management of a not-for-profit organisation supporting adults with learning disabilities. Accessibility is a key issue for our users and we are always looking for innovative ways to use technology to support people to learn, work and be independent.
Forum posts by Barnaby Harris
- Various online VC business resources, 10 Apr 2001