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Be aware of scammers while using email…

Many businesses have had to adapt to new working practices because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This has often meant an increase in emails and more frequent calls with suppliers, customers, banks and other organisations.Scammers have been taking advantage of this. Cases are on the increase where fraudsters are calling businesses pretending to be from […]

12 Useful Psychological Hacks

#1. If you want to know about something from someone , ask them a question and when they are done answering , keep silent and maintain an eye contact. They will tell you some more stuff, almost everything. #2. When you try to convince someone over something, make sure they are sitting and you are standing. […]

RPA – Robotic Process Automation

Robotic process automation (RPA), also referred to as software robots, is a form of business process automation (BPA) – also now as Business Automation or Digital Transformation – where complex business processes are automated using technology enabled tools harnessing the power of Artificial intelligence (AI). Robotic process automation (RPA) can be a fast, low-risk starting point […]

Fundraisers tackle Route 66 – without even leaving home

Renier Botha joined the Shawbrook Bank staff who have ‘virtually’ tackled one of the most iconic road networks in the world to raise vital funds for frontline workers in the NHS. The 14-strong group of colleagues decided to embrace lockdown boredom head-on by sign- ing up for the online ‘Route 66 Virtual fitness challenge.’ Hosted […]

Seven Coaching Questions

Question 1: “What’s on your mind?”  A good opening line can make all the difference (just ask Charles Dickens, the Star Wars franchise, or any guy in a bar). The Kickstart Question starts fast and gets to the heart of the matter quickly. It cuts to what’s important while side stepping stale agendas and small […]

Digital Strategy & the Board

Digital Strategy is a plan that uses digital resources to achieve one or more objectives. With Technology changing at a very fast pace, Organisations have many digital resources to choose from. Digital Resources can be defined as materials that have been conceived and created digitally or by converting analogue materials to a digital format for […]

Risk Management – for NEDs

Arguably the most significant adjustment to the NED role over the past seven years is that all NEDs must now be well versed in identifying and managing all forms of risk – operational, financial and reputational… As a Chairman once described: “Risk is a massive issue now: You need to understand the risks and be clear […]

Project Sponsorship

There are multiple aspects that contribute to a successful project, for example the right people, proper planning, governance, clear roles and responsibilities, but to mention a few. You could argue all equally important but one of the most important aspects that are often overlooked is the position of the Project Sponsor. In my experience, the […]

Innovation Case Study: Test Automation & Ambit Enterprise Upgrade

A business case of how technology innovation successfully integrated into the business operations an improved the way of working that supported business success.     Areas of Science and Technology Data Engineering, Computer Science R&D Start Date Dec 2018 R&D End Date September 2019 Competent Professional Renier Botha   Overview and Available Baseline Technologies Within […]