Let's tech the halls and rediscover the meaning of this Holiday Season: syncing cables, account passwords, software updates and blinking screens in the pews at midnight mass. Because the only gift worth giving this year has a USB charging port.
It's Christmas party season so London's entrepreneurs are right now getting pissed on alcohol paid for by whichever office space or "strategic partner" is laying on the rancid mulled wine or festive cocktails.
We all know about the stratospheric rise of the 'selfie'; I mean, it would be pretty difficult not to. Selfies are prolific. They have become a cultural norm, the very word an established feature of our vernacular.
What about the consumers? Being forced into a locked system, only having access to information that the company saw fit to allow? It doesn't bear thinking about does it?
In this digital age, concepts such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) are impacting us more than ever before.
My first impression on arriving in Minsk was astonishment. I have been to many countries in Eastern Europe and several that were behind the old Soviet Iron Curtain, so I had a preconception of what I might see, but the first thing I noticed was that the road from the airport into the city was so smooth and new, it would be a skateboarders dream surface.
Rumour has it that Facebook is set to launch a new work-oriented platform in 2015.
Technology is the enabler. McDonald's is using touchscreen kiosks which will give customers more freedom to be creative without hogging the tills and adding to queuing times.
Terrible public behaviour has always been with us. I believe that the taking of selfies at tragic events will subside as people establish new norms of public etiquette. At present we just don't know how to behave.
Cloud-based services are popping up every day and although they offer a plethora of advantages, the data centres behind them aren't immune to failure.
I think there is something terrible brewing on Twitter, that could possibly explode during the forthcoming election, where stigma towards mental health is used to bully and intimidate those with specific views, even amongst disabled people, in a way we have never seen before.
Whilst it's a perfect time to find Christmas presents at dream prices, if you aren't careful you could walk into a Christmas nightmare and become the victim of an online scams! With so many people online, it is a scammers paradise!
In the days of raging debates on internet privacy, consider this question if you are a novice on the topic. What kind of information do you reveal when you go online, do your searches, do your shopping, check your preferences, surf sites that interest you, read news, share information about yourself, express your opinions and upload pictures of a vacation you took with your family?
Editing, like portion-control, can be a challenge, but 'cutting out' is really important to maintain a healthy Newsfeed. You may not spend money on Facebook but you are investing your time: Why waste that reading something of no benefit?
Until recently people in the Western world knew Ali Baba as an Arab carpenter who upset 40 thieves and was lucky to survive. But on 19 September 2014 Alibaba also officially became one of the most valuable companies on the planet, its New York Stock Exchange IPO valuing the company at c.$170bn and opening the door of the Chinese corporate cave.
Both Government and the public sector are in the enviable position of having lots of data about UK citizens. However, the current culture, systems and processes make it difficult to unlock the insight held within that data to help improve services and drive efficiency.