Laurie Young – Business and Technology

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I’m Laurie Young, and I’m interested in improving the way business and technology works together.

I believe any organisation will see huge improvements if they improve their understanding of the links and challenges between these two vital areas. Typically the business side doesn’t understand what technology is really capable of, how to get the best out of it, or how to work with a technology team. Meanwhile the technology side is often unaware of the business drivers behind what they are doing, and so miss many simple and easy opportunities to add to the business.

I’ve got a deep background in technology (including a PhD in computer science) as well as years of experience working with a variety of businesses to build bespoke software designed to further their specific needs.

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Things I Do

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New Bamboo

I’m Head of Operations at New Bamboo, London’s leading web software agency. Working with some of the smartest people I know, we figure out ways to make software development more fun, and more effective at growing businesses.

The chasm between business and technology

Advisor

From time to time I’m available to give advice on how to help you solve your problems integrating business and tech. I can advise on how to solve practical problems like how to build and manage software, as well as the more subtle cultural issues that tend to separate the two areas.

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Frozen Event

My attempt to disrupt the world of dance competition photography. Frozen Event connects dance photographers with their customers and gives the photographers a place to market and sell their photos.

My other interests

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Laurie Young Photography

For over 10 years I’ve been taking photos. Mostly I work on personal projects but I’ve had photos published in national titles like Time Out, and The Times. You can check out my online portfolio here. My first book, “Being a photographer” is now on sale.

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Competitive Dancing

I love dance. There is a special place in my heart for latin american dancing. I train in it and regularly compete in international competitions. Latin dancing includes 5 dances. Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.