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Improving Lives (CSR), Chaucer

– 23 Nov, 2020

Chaucer Joins The UN Global Compact

Chaucer

Experts in creating value from digital transformation and data to improve lives

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Life Sciences, People Development, Energy, Legal Services, Facilitation​​​, Financial Services, Public Sector

– 18 Nov, 2020

The Perils Of Presenteeism

Dani Lindley

Management Consultant

“Powerful communications come from the heart of your values and reflect as well as foster your authentic company culture”

Dani takes pride in the difference she makes for her clients and within Chaucer by putting people at the heart of everything she does. She has over 10 years of experience across several industries throughout Europe which enables her to apply a refreshingly creative yet efficient approach to complex client challenges in particular around communications, engagement and people development.

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Life Sciences, Innovation Strategy

– 11 Nov, 2020

Accelerating Innovation In Life Sciences

Tom Macfarlane

Management Consultant

Tom Macfarlane is a commercially-minded strategy/transformation professional and an Associate Partner at Chaucer Group. With a background in neuroscience and pharmaceuticals, he retains a specialist interest in the life sciences, but has served in leadership roles across industry verticals and in both the corporate and public sectors.

Life Sciences

Blog 18 Nov, 2020

Life Sciences, People Development, Energy, Legal Services, Facilitation​​​, Financial Services, Public Sector

The Perils Of Presenteeism

I just returned to my laptop on my dining table from a short trip to the kitchen where I had made myself a coffee. With my freshly brewed coffee I had also stepped outside for a moment to savour the sun and text my husband who had to go into the office today for the first time since March. All in all it took me about 7 minutes, but that was enough for my computer to decide it needed to lock itself. I growled at it, not because typing in the 4-digit pin was a hassle, but because that meant my MS Teams status would have gone yellow to “away”.

Dani Lindley

Dani Lindley

Management Consultant

“Powerful communications come from the heart of your values and reflect as well as foster your authentic company culture”

Dani takes pride in the difference she makes for her clients and within Chaucer by putting people at the heart of everything she does. She has over 10 years of experience across several industries throughout Europe which enables her to apply a refreshingly creative yet efficient approach to complex client challenges in particular around communications, engagement and people development.

Blog 11 Nov, 2020

Life Sciences, Innovation Strategy

Accelerating Innovation In Life Sciences

I recently had the pleasure of chairing a virtual panel discussion on Accelerating Innovation in the Life Sciences - convened by BDI and featuring a panel comprising AbbVie’s Derek Debe, Fortinet’s Troy Ament, EMD Serono’s Rajesh Ramaswamy and WWT’s Justin Collier. In case you missed it, you can watch it here and below I share my thoughts on the subject.


Tom Macfarlane

Tom Macfarlane

Management Consultant

Tom Macfarlane is a commercially-minded strategy/transformation professional and an Associate Partner at Chaucer Group. With a background in neuroscience and pharmaceuticals, he retains a specialist interest in the life sciences, but has served in leadership roles across industry verticals and in both the corporate and public sectors.

Blog 12 Oct, 2020

Change Management, Agile Delivery, Life Sciences, Agile Change Management, Energy, Legal Services, Financial Services, Public Sector

Change Management, Meet Agile

The unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have made agility, already an ambition for many organisations, an operational imperative – for teams and enterprises. As these Agile approaches to delivery spread within organisations, new ways of thinking about managing change and adoption must emerge alongside them.  

Surbhi Dewan

Surbhi Dewan

Management Consultant

Blog 22 Sep, 2020

Life Sciences, Energy, Legal Services, Financial Services, Innovation Strategy, Public Sector

Innovating Services, Not Servicing The Idea Of Innovation

We recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Idea Drop Innovation Bootcamp on the topic of Constructing An Idea Evaluation Process. And it spurred many thoughts and ideas for us about how organisations often forget this aspect in the innovation process and its importance. In case you missed it, you can catch up here:

 

Julian Jordan

Julian Jordan

Management Consultant

Julian helps businesses solve complex problems through innovating new service offerings and business models. He is passionate about how design can bring benefits to users and how innovation is much more than a check box exercise, and that having the right structures and frameworks in place for your organisation can be the difference between a good idea making it to market or remaining in someone’s inbox. With a background in IT and process analysis, he trained as a business designer and appreciates the cultural and mindset changes needs to effectively combine business and technology change. He leads the Innovation Strategy and Business Design communities within Chaucer.

Blog 05 Aug, 2020

Agile Delivery, Life Sciences, Energy, Legal Services, Financial Services, Public Sector

Top Tips To Ensure Successful Distributed Agile Teams

You can't build an adaptable organization without adaptable people--and individuals change only when they have to, or when they want to. --Gary Hamel”

Todd Bennett

Todd Bennett

Management Consultant

Todd is a Managing Consultant with significant expertise in Agile. Todd specialises in delivering technical and non-technical pieces of work, coaching and training senior leadership, and leading large-scale Agile transformations. Todd is passionate about Agile the methodology, the frameworks within and has a keen interest in the Agile mindset. Todd uses a people focused approach, ensuring greater collaboration and team engagement is achieved, resulting in greater efficiencies

Blog 23 Jul, 2020

Life Sciences, Improving Lives (CSR), Energy, Legal Services, Financial Services, Innovation Strategy, Public Sector

Diversity And Representation Matters: How To Be Inclusive When Innovating

Discussions around diversity and representation are always important, but they have been dominating the news cycle in recent times. It's more important than ever that organisations take these matters seriously - not just because it's the right thing to do, but also because diverse voices can help to foster innovation.

Zoe Collins

Zoe Collins

Management Consultant

"At the heart of any successful change you’ll find people and engaging communications."

Zoe is a passionate change manager, transforming work environments into places where people love to be. She is a quality focused Prosci qualified practitioner, specialising in Business and Culture Change. She also specialises in Communications and Internal Marketing.

Blog 01 Jul, 2020

Life Sciences, Energy, Legal Services, Financial Services, Innovation Strategy, Public Sector, Technology Strategy​​​

Transformation And Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has taught us a great deal about how organisations metabolise disruption and evolving. What we are learning right now should change the way we think about digital transformation.

Martin Wassell

Martin Wassell

Group Managing Director

Martin has been navigating business' through transformation and innovation for over 25 years and has been Managing Director of Chaucer for the past 8 years, driving the business and it's clients through their own transformations. He has seen first hand the impact digital transformation can have on clients, their employees and even wider society when it succeeds.

Blog 10 Jun, 2020

Change Management, Life Sciences, People Development, Energy, Legal Services, Financial Services, Public Sector

The Art Of Change Leadership: Influence, Authenticity And Wisdom

Leaders across the globe are preparing for more change. Digital transformation is now top of the agenda and business

Analah Fawcett

Analah Fawcett

Management Consultant & CSR Lead

Analah is Chaucer’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Lead; passionate about improving lives, in and outside of Chaucer. With 10+ years’ experience working as a Change Management Consultant, she has helped high profile clients navigate complex behavioural and cultural change, focusing on innovation and digital transformation these past few years.

Blog 22 May, 2020

Change Management, Life Sciences, Energy, Legal Services, Financial Services, Public Sector, Strategy Advisory

Communication Is Everything, But It’s Not All There Is

As we prepare to exit lock down and return to ‘the new normal’, it’s important to recognize that more change is coming.

Analah Fawcett

Analah Fawcett

Management Consultant & CSR Lead

Analah is Chaucer’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Lead; passionate about improving lives, in and outside of Chaucer. With 10+ years’ experience working as a Change Management Consultant, she has helped high profile clients navigate complex behavioural and cultural change, focusing on innovation and digital transformation these past few years.

Blog 17 Apr, 2020

Life Sciences, Innovation Strategy, Services and Product Design, Strategy Advisory

Innovating In The Age Of Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a vehicle for change and innovation of products and services for organisations around

Pavlos Konstas

Pavlos Konstas

Management Consultant & Innovation Lead

Pavlos is a managing consultant at Chaucer, with great experience in advising global multinational enterprises at defining and implementing strategic business plans. He has helped clients empower themselves to define and monitor growth oriented KPIs by defining and designing with them sustainable operating models. Mature in agile ways of working, Pavlos has become an ambassador of agile and has coached several clients on how to successfully embark on a scaled agile journey. In addition, he has helped organisations blueprint, test and create user centric products and services and build a sustainable innovation lifecycle and a culture that supports iteration and continuous improvement. He has previously worked at Deloitte UK, Hellenic Petroleum and has trained as a fighter pilot at the Hellenic Air Force. He holds and MSc and BSc (Hons) from Cass Business School, City University of London.

Blog 08 Apr, 2020

Data Strategy, Life Sciences, Energy, Legal Services, Cloud Architecture ​​, Financial Services, Public Sector

Why Move To Cloud? - A Service Perspective

A common misconception many have about cloud software is that it’s primary use is for storage and application hosting.

Charles Wright

Charles Wright

Data Strategy & Analytics Expert

Chaucer's AI specialist delivering data strategies and capabilities for Fortune 500 organisations. He is passionate about driving data led digital transformation to enable organisations to realise the benefits of machine learning and holds both an MBA and MA in Educational Leadership and Management.

Blog 01 Jun, 2018

Data Strategy, Life Sciences, Data Protection Services

Data Protection Officer Services: Pharmacy & Health Care

Pharmacy and health care industry bodies lost their fight earlier this month to gain an exemption from requiring a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2018.

Paul Gillingwater MBA, CISSP, CISM, RHCE

Paul Gillingwater MBA, CISSP, CISM, RHCE

Management Consultant

Paul Gillingwater GDPR, ISO27001, PCI/DSS, GRC, DPA18

Paul is a Managing Principal Consultant and registered DPO at Chaucer who has worked for more than 30 years as a cyber security and risk specialist and advisor to businesses, government and non-profits with their governance, regulatory and compliance requirements. Over the past five years he has focused on UK & EU data protection and is a passionate advocate of online privacy rights education.

Blog 17 Jan, 2018

Data Strategy, Life Sciences, Energy, Legal Services, Data Protection Services, Financial Services, Public Sector

Subject Access Requests: 10 Tips

If your organisation fails to respond to a Subject Access Request (SAR) in a time mannered fashion, as indicated within the GDPR, you can be fined by the ICO for failure to comply.

Paul Gillingwater MBA, CISSP, CISM, RHCE

Paul Gillingwater MBA, CISSP, CISM, RHCE

Management Consultant

Paul Gillingwater GDPR, ISO27001, PCI/DSS, GRC, DPA18

Paul is a Managing Principal Consultant and registered DPO at Chaucer who has worked for more than 30 years as a cyber security and risk specialist and advisor to businesses, government and non-profits with their governance, regulatory and compliance requirements. Over the past five years he has focused on UK & EU data protection and is a passionate advocate of online privacy rights education.