25 September 2020
Another week, another “start the week”. In these changing times, some of the snippets of insight we gain from our acquaintances in BIS are solely disseminated through these meetings and thus they acquire a particular importance.
18 September 2020
To be honest, I have not been looking forward to this week for a couple of months now, so the “start the week” meeting was a bit of a low key way to get going!
11 September 2020
Another cheap excuse to miss the “start the week” meeting – I was in London! I was there for Obi-wan’s “Innovation System” meeting, but it would have been too complicated to go to Swindon then London then back again to go home at the end of the day, so I cut out Swindon!
04 September 2020
A Bank Holiday, so the week started on a Tuesday and FL humorously moved the location of the “start the week” to see if people were paying attention. Some, of course, failed and will be first against the wall when the revolution comes!
28 August 2020
Another Monday and I demonstrate my continued support to the “start the week” meeting by driving to Swindon even thought I am fairly sure very few people are going to be there.
21 August 2020
As I wasn’t working on the Monday, I missed the “start the week” meeting, and started my week on Wednesday! After an hour of so trying to work out which of the e-mails was urgent and which was pseudo-spam, I had the first of a clutch of Funders Panels – this one on the Trusted Services Fast Track.
07 August 2020
Monday saw another perfect Swindon day, starting with an awe-inspiring “start the week” meeting (what is there left to say about this cornerstone of our joint existence?), followed by a death-defying Innovate Steering Group meeting (where we kept polishing the competition and programme details), a jaw-dropping Heads of Innovation Programmes meeting (where we went through the latest version of Mark’s strategy presentation and debated its content and implementation), a stomach-churning “learn without lunch” about the RDAs (with very strong attendance even thought there was no food!)
31 July 2020
Another Monday, another “start the week” meeting!! This was followed by a catch-up with Jools before my first meeting – which was a teleconference with Mari-Anne McKenzie of BIS.
24 July 2020
Another Monday morning and I made the trek down to Swindon. Thankfully, Cyrus was in charge of the “start the week” meeting, so it flew by. He used a new technique whereby he got Karen to check all our diaries before the event, so it was more of a test of whether we knew what we were doing than an exchange of activities.
17 July 2020
I get away without the “start the week” meeting because I am working at home. However, my penance for this is a Low Carbon Innovation Group teleconference where everyone wants to be seen to be nice to one another whilst they are secretly trying to kill the others to take the crown for themselves.