Category Archives: Conferences

5 Tips to Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

If you are like me, even the idea of making a pitch in front of an audience scares you out of your wits. Be reassured, public-speaking anxiety is not uncommon. I used to get palpitations hours before the event and tried to plot my escape several times. Unfortunately I am no Houdini, and despite a […]

What I’ve learned at the confidence workshop

I always get nervous when I need to present something to a larger group of people. I think the reason why I am scared is not because I would not be confident or would not know what I want to talk about. Mostly it is because when I stand in front of people I am […]

Disruptive healthcare technologies

The following is a shortened version of the interview from Horizon 2020 Projects: Portal with Dave Fletcher. Portal spoke to Fletcher ahead of the Disruptive Technologies 2016 conference in London, UK, on 29 September (where his presentation focused on ‘advancing the relevance of the built environment to the needs of 21st Century society through ideation’) […]

You’re never immune to falling into the wrong path as a DPM

This post was originally posted by Holly Davis on Medium, 13 Oct. I was really excited to hear Sam Barnes new talk entitled ‘You Can Do Well, or You Can Do Good’ at the Digital PM Summit today and he didn’t disappoint. As my friend Abby Fretz put it, it often feels like Sam is […]

Digital Oxford Week: Our highlights

  Digital Oxford Week has taken place for the last few years, and we’re back again next week starting the 11th May. We started Digital Oxford Week to draw attention to the diverse range of digital talent here in Oxfordshire. The aim is to showcase our regular meetups and offer a chance for people to […]

Do you manage digital projects?  Have you heard about The Big DO?

Alongside DO PM, here’s another great opportunity to network and learn. The Big DO  is a one day event in Oxford aimed at Scrum and Agile practitioners but open to anyone involved in managing digital projects.  It’s a great opportunity to discuss, debate, discover, develop and DO – Yes you’ll be involved.  We’re telling everyone […]

DPM UK 2015 – Creating space for individuals

On 29th January, four of the White October Project Management team went to Manchester for a conference about digital project management. Sounds quite dry doesn’t it? It wasn’t. The topics varied from introverts and extroverts, artificial intelligence and chaos monkey management. There were tales of crying in the company bathroom, cage fighting and Kevin Bacon. […]

The problem with generalisations is…

Last week we held our third All Your Base conference in Oxford. It’s a one-day, single track conference on data and databases. It’s a fully curated conference and we work hard to balance interest and budget to end up with 10 or 11 excellent speakers from around the world. Just as we want the talk […]