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New Blog

I have created an official blog for the Enteprise Architecture service at the University of Edinburgh.  You can follow it at the link below.  The new blog is intended for updates and news from the EA team (not just me).  So far, I've just posted an introductory article linking to Gerben Wierda's animation "Why Enterprise Architecture", and I may repost some of the older articles from this Distributed Thinking blog.

As the new blog will be the place for all official news, I'll save this Distributed Thinking blog for more personal reflections and perhaps for some more opiniated pieces that have no place on an official site.


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Technology Strategy Board: Information Day, 22nd October

I've been asked to publicise the following event.

The Technology Strategy Board has arranged an Information Day for Wednesday 22nd October to outline the various R & D Competitions being planned over the next 9 months.

This Information Day will provide delegates with an opportunity to find out about the activities of the Technology Strategy Board and gain an understanding of the application process for Collaborative R&D Competitions as well as find out about other Technology Strategy Board activities.

The event, being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Central Birmingham, will open at 09:30 for a 10:00 start and will close at approximately 16:30; a full agenda will be available shortly.

To register for this event please click on the following link and complete the on-line registration form

For more information on the Technology Strategy Board please visit their web site