Hi. I’m Duncan Davidson.

I am a Startup Advocate and CTO in Residence at Microsoft for Startups in Berlin, Germany. My job is to provide advice for startup founders and CTOs and help them prioritize, focus, and think through their work.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

I’m listening to a presentation that’s repeating the phrases “no code”, “low code”, and “citizen developer” over and over.

Send help. Please.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Unplug for a week or so these days and it feels like an information tsunami when you poke your head up again. Almost makes me want to put the periscope back down.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Terrorism is the use of violence against civilians for political purposes. The most appropriate response is political.

Monday, August 5, 2019

“Name for the order?”

“Duncan,” I answered


Awkward silence… followed by wide eyes as understanding of what was just said registered. “Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry!”

“No worries. It’s OK. Just write Duncan.”

Sunday, August 4, 2019
On approach
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Photo by Bret Hartman

Earlier week at TEDSummit in Edinburgh, Chris Anderson told the story of how I met Katerina in 2012 at a TED event in Doha. It’s hard to beleive that it’s already been seven years since then. A lot has changed. We live in Berlin. We have a three-year old son. And yet… it’s like it was yesterday.

Monday, July 15, 2019

New research from ETH Zürich shows that there’s room for a trillion trees which would sequester two-thirds of all the CO2 emissions humans have generated. Ever.

Wow. It’s time to start planting.

Einstein’s biggest legacy may be the idea that some changes don’t change anything at all.

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Late baggage at Tegal, what else is new?