Happy 2nd anniversary.

After almost 20 years at SAP,  Thomas and I decided that I become the first employee at Otter Advisory in January this year. As Thomas was my boss and mentor a couple years ago I knew exactly what to expect – LEARNING AND GROWING – I LOVE IT!...

On technical debt.

I solved a major domestic technical debt project last weekend. In my basement I had a box of cables, chargers, adapters etc. There was also a monitor that I hadn’t used for a decade, and various other bits and pieces, including a shoe box of old batteries, and a...

Made in Germany

This post originally appeared in German on the Haufe Personal website. I write a regular column there, covering #HRTECH. I figured I’d post the english draft here. Thanks Michaela for the German translation. You may know the back story about “Made in...

Joining the Immedis board

One of the first engagements I had after launching Otter Advisory was with Scottish Equity Partners. I helped them with due diligence for an investment in an Irish global payroll provider, Immedis.As is the job in due diligence, I looked under the covers and...

On APIs and Onions.

I as I have said before, if were to have my time over as a product leader again, I would have been more assertive and downright belligerent about making sure that APIs were absolutely central to product design, and that no code would ship without a properly...

AI kool-aid consumption: naivety and hubris?

The ability of AI technology and automation to discriminate at scale is well documented. Just this week we have seen both IBM and Amazon back-peddle on face recognition technologies. The dismal record of corporate recruitment sites for accessibility has been my hobby...