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Difrent goes audio with diaries, thought pieces, conversations with clients and friends.

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Difrent goes audio with diaries, thought pieces, conversations with clients and friends.

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    2019 Fireside Chat

    2019 Fireside Chat

    Difrent has gone from strength to strength and much growth has happened throughout the year. Jo sat down with Rach and Steve to chat about Difrent in 2019, the successes and learnings, and the aims for 2020. Ultimately, will they be able to sum up this year and the next in three words?

    • Highlights of the year

    • Rach stepping back from the business for medical reasons

    • What it was like for Steve to lose Rach as a teammate

    • What has been learnt in 2019

    • Where Difrent finishes this year and is it where they want to be

    • Visions for Difrent in 2020

    • Where #TechForGood stands for 2020

    • Summing up 2019 and 2020







    Recorded by Rachel Murphy — Difrent CEO @rachel0404 and Steve Dhillon - Difrent Founder @steveDhillon Recorded and edited by Jo Brown - Difrent Marketing Manager @jojojoeyjb

    • 28 min
    Silicon Slopes: Old school to startup

    Silicon Slopes: Old school to startup

    Rachel Murphy attended and spoke at Silicon Slopes in Utah on the 31st of February.

    She spoke about her history of coming up through the old school business way to the new ways of startup.
    She also talks about the work Difrent have done over the last twelve months.







    Song: Fredji -  Flying High (Vlog No Copyright Music)
    Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music.
    Video Link: https://youtu.be/ueOi5slIU2E

    • 18 min
    Diary of a CEO: days 80-120

    Diary of a CEO: days 80-120

    Welcome back to Rachel's CEO Diary, days 80-120.

    We jump straight into what's been going on over the last 40 days including:



    What's gone well

    Opening up NHS BSA with Overseas

    NHS Jobs private BETA with a shout out to Scott Smith for the open show and tell as part of NHS Digital's Service Manual.

    A number of key hires to help us bolster our senior capability



    Not so well

    Frameworks drying up

    Hiring into perm gaps - Delivery Director/Change Director going on the slow 

    Decision making as a business 

    Engagement across the business



    Hard decisions 

    Questions Rachel's been asking herself

    How am I feeling having worked here for 23 months



    What's next

    Change/Transformation

    Eye surgery







    Song: Fredji -  Flying High (Vlog No Copyright Music)

    Music provided by Vlog No Copyright Music.

    Video Link: https://youtu.be/ueOi5slIU2E

    • 22 min
    DataTalks: Data into Digital

    DataTalks: Data into Digital

    Rachel Murphy attended and spoke at a DataTalks event in London on the 27th of June. She spoke about data and how spanning her 20 year career, it has informed every transformation she's been a part of.

    Here's the video too https://youtu.be/fCuvErvILXw.

    • 15 min
    Diary of a CEO: days 40-80 part2

    Diary of a CEO: days 40-80 part2

    Welcome to Rachel's latest instalment of Diary of a CEO, part2 To keep it punchy, we broke it up into two parts. Listen to Rach talk all the things that haven't gone well in her last 40 days and what's coming up for the next 40 days:



    Getting personal
    Discovery work and the learning curves
    Leaders Director continues
    Strategic partnerships are a must
    Progressing NHSX conversations
    Jumping into public speaking
    Mentoring and being mentored
    Strategy implementation continues
    London Tech week and our own events
    Our Business development manager's dare

    • 15 min
    Diary of a CEO: days 40-80 part1

    Diary of a CEO: days 40-80 part1

    Welcome to Rachel's latest instalment of Diary of a CEO.

    To keep it punchy, we broke it up into two parts. Listen to Rach talk all the things that have gone well in her last 40 days:



    GDS assessment passed for NHS Jobs

    Good engagement with NHSX team

    Next phase for British Psychological Society

    Advisory Board announcement 

    International Women's Day presentation

    Implemented Slack

    Getting approached by people wanting to work for us

    Bringing help in to QA our bidding approach and refine how we do this going forward

    Thought leadership - the future is multi-vendor delivery led to booking Digitech19 with Emilia Cedeno

    Strategy rolled out and shared across business

    Attending the book launch for Carruthers and Jackson and the press roundtable

    Won our first award

    • 17 min

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