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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | July 20, 2017

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About Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper

With nearly 30 years’ experience working in technology, Richard Cooper takes a very hands-on approach in his role as Technology Trust’s director of programmes, helping charities gain access and get to grips with the latest technology. In addition to developing strategic partnerships with key organisations such as TechSoup, Microsoft and the Salesforce Foundation, Richard has led major grant-making programmes for Technology Trust, delivering nearly £130m of technology donations into the not for profit sector. He also serves as Technology Trust’s CIO, looking after its internal IT strategy and requirements. Previously, Richard held technology, management and consulting roles across the industry working for a variety of companies including Gartner.

Posts By Richard Cooper

Every idea sucks in the beginning

December 7, 2015 |

Reflecting on a recent Innovation Summit, I noted a significant difference to last year’s installment of the same event. There was little or no mention of the theory of incremental gains. Everything focussed on big ideas, big data, big robots, … Read More

The future of technology strategy

July 28, 2015 |

Every so often, I get involved in discussions about technology strategy. These nearly always fall back on the tried and tested models that break strategy down into infrastructure, development methodologies, platforms, sourcing etc.

Although it purports to start with the … Read More

How much does it cost not to have to talk to you?

February 12, 2015 | 1

This may seem like an odd question to ask a service provider, but I think it sums up my feeling towards many of the IT services– such as desktop support, network provision and basic application maintenance — that are regularly … Read More

Innovation, sport and the need for speed

December 8, 2014 |

I attended the recent Aecus (formerly Alsbridge) Innovation Showcase co-hosted by Outsource. Listening to the speakers, I was struck by how ephemeral a concept innovation is. We have all had the experience of a supplier presenting their “great innovation” with … Read More

C-level technologists and the cloud

November 7, 2014 |

Five years ago, I was at a conference for technology service providers who focus on the charity and not for profit sector. There was much discussion of cloud and how everything that such services offered could be delivered through traditionalRead More