Rachel Murphy & Hamid Yafai - The future is multi-vendor deliverymore
Jo Brown - Difrent's Marketing Manager
Shannon Heffernan - Difrent's Deployment Consultant
Rachel Murphy & Hamid Yafai - The future is multi-vendor delivery
Hamid Yafai - Difrent's Senior Consultant
Daniel Abbott - Difrent's Frontend Developer
Chris King is a Delivery Lead, overseeing the redevelopment of the NHS Jobs service in partnership with NHS Business Services Authority. Here he introduces the first in a series of Leadership blogs from our Delivery Leads.
Dan Leakey - Difrent's Delivery Lead
Smita Mitra - Difrent's Developer
Rachel Murphy - Diary of a CEO: My first 40 days
Nicola Carney - Difrent's Operations Coordinator
70% of the work we do is in health, both on the front line and with central departments. We work with NHS Digital, Public Health England, The World Health Organisation and Leeds Teaching Hospital.
Everyone at Difrent is extremely passionate and committed to affecting real change in the public sector, delivering quality outcomes on projects aimed at ‘public good’.
At Difrent, we make a big promise to our customers, and as Delivery Director, I ensure that we deliver on that promise, every time.
Difrent partner up with data experts, Carruthers & Jones.
You could not find a more passionate, committed and talented group of people to inspire change and guide our sector forwards.
Steve Dhillon - Difrent Group Founder
A real excitement is in the air, and this just seemed absent from my experience of the industry.
I have been working to take the best from my background into the ever-evolving tech sector.
I enjoy meeting the users in order to understand their pains and gains with the ultimate aim of removing the pains and adding value to the gains. This is what I love doing.
Currently a delivery manager for Difrent helping with the delivery of NHS Jobs programme.
By the time the awards ceremony took place, I had transitioned into a Business Analyst, which was the role I love! Maybe I can claim the top spot in this field :)
No matter what the role, the basis was always the same. Take things on, own them and share out the successes at the end.
I get a kick out of making things that get a positive reaction out of people.
Honestly I’d love to just get all my friends and family (they’re scattered all over the country and North America) round a campfire to cook food and drink some moonshine.
We’re in the digital era. You didn’t need us to tell you that. You’re probably reading this on a device that is infinitely more powerful than the NASA computer that got us to the moon whilst feeling no sense of awe about that fact at all. You may hav
I've always had a thing for interacting with people, an inquisitive mind with an eagerness to know 'why?' As well as 'how?'
I'm very excited to be part of the Difrent team and being a part of a team that believes in delivering.
My biggest love (except my partner Darron) is travelling and exploring new places, countries and cultures.
Project - Programme - Business Change - Head of IT - IT Director - CIO and then into Digital Delivery roles.
We’re working with Public Health England to develop a Digital Workspace. At the heart of the new space will be PHE’s intranet information combined with the collaboration tools they need to support Digital working.
“If I had known then what I know now,” said everyone.
So, here’s the thing - before I left to go to Switzerland, this was going to be a blog about how charity leave is such a good thing for both employer and employee to have. Then I realised I have nothing new to say that you wouldn’t already know...
We were asked recently on Twitter why are we called BeDifrent and typically I did an off the cuff response. It got Jo thinking, and she asked Steve and me to pen a blog explaining why we wanted to call our business Difrent.
Rachel Murphy has been nominated for Female Entrepreneur of the Year, London & the South.
This is the culmination of the last 5 blogs in the WTF series and is really where you begin to kick start all of your learning, knowledge and skills into an Action Plan and get rolling!
The reason I’m writing this is that I found myself somewhat frustrated yesterday by the want for positive change but the lack of willingness to accept that some people…
Having picked up the baton from Nomensa UX design agency, after they delivered the discovery and alpha phases, Difrent are steaming along to move towards the next handover point from Beta version to live - all within the next three months!
Computing's Digital Technology Leaders' Awards, now in their second year, recognise the people that keep the IT lights on, rather than the platforms and tools that can sometimes obscure them.
Born and bread in Dubai, Areesha shares her experience of her first UK Ramadan.
One of the greatest benefits of running a business in 2018 has to be the opportunity to utilise digital technology and using it to transform your companies operational processes.
Difrent & Vix partner in digital delivery for Public Health England
It could read like a shopping list. A well thought out list that you do before you hit the shop.
“But what do you actually do!” I remember hearing what looked like a four-year-old girl say to whom looked like her very smartly dressed dad.
I work as an Executive Coach and Change Agent across the public and private sector; taking individuals, teams and organisations from A to B, implementing change, reshaping behaviours, improving performance and cohesion, and challenging thinking.
As an early adopter of social media personally I found this blog easier to write than some others in this series!
Whoever said success is a lonely journey, didn’t know what they were talking about. No one succeeds alone!
Having always been an interim and having never been through a ‘proper’ onboarding process in any organisation I had surprisingly strong views about how we would approach this with our new graduate hires.
Well, yesterday I was. I spent my evening at the 10 Digital Ladies Awards where I am met some exceptional individuals who have contributed immensely to the digital world as we know it today.
It’s 8:15 am on Thursday 5th April and I’m on the 360 bus to Imperial College, London.
I’ve been planning a big get together in Marrakech with friends and family for years, knowing that was what I really fancied doing for my 40th.
Keeping nimble, agile and continuously innovating are often the thing of fantasies for many organisations.
At the recent #AgileP event, we discussed the need for a two-way learning journey — involving Digital AND Procurement.
As the mid-life crisis rages on; I have coloured my hair (very bright blue and now cerise) and had a tattoo done in the last four weeks. I have never in almost 40 years done either of these things before ✌️.
I think the days are numbered for people to say they aren’t touched in some way by Digital.
During a fantastic meet with a new contact last week, I was sharing ideas about how to make Digital a reality to people, let’s face it, Digital has to be the most overused term in history and it means something different to every one of us!
Little did I know when I woke up Monday morning that I would end up sitting in a discussion about cats and clocks, as part of an unconference on agile procurement!
Difrent ran their first Unconference yesterday bringing together an eclectic group of public and private sector bods to discuss the challenge of digital delivery using outcomes; an event dubbed #AgileP.
I was asked ‘Why does my approach to coaching work?’ I have overcome many personal and professional challenges; struggling from one job to another, unfulfilled, undervalued, unknowing how to find the right place to contribute and make a difference;
I grew up watching the classic films; Goodfellas, Casino, Scarface, Donnie Brasco, Carlito’s Way… The list is endless and all full of awe-inspiring characters (well to me anyway!); Henry Hill, Tommy Devito, Tony Montana, Joe Pistone, Carlito Brigante
Hi, I’m Alessandra Distefano and I am an Italian living in London. I’m here to tell you how I became a tireless human being.
Are you an entrepreneur in the UK? Consider yourself lucky! A few days ago I was talking with a friend who lives in Latin America, discussing the differences between being an entrepreneur in the UK vs.Venezuela, where I am originally from.
My introduction to a world I know nothing about and quite frankly didn’t know existed has been kinda awesome. My only dip into this kind of world would be a two-year AVCE in ICT some twelve years ago when the IT recruitment drive died a death and I p
After a couple of particularly intense back to back contracts transforming healthcare I knew I was going to take a month out to re-charge, sleep, be kind to myself and have a proper think about what it really was that I wanted to do work wise!