Martin manages the Socitm Insight programme run by Socitm. Socitm Insight is a subscription service to which around 530 local authorities and other public sector organisations now subscribe. It identifies and promotes good ICT management practice through producing a series of comprehensive and detailed guides on all the major ICT themes (eg service transformation, information management, strategic technology trends and ICT performance), linked to the critical issues of the day (eg development of self-service).
Before helping Socitm set up this service in 1992, Martin's early career involved periods in two local authorities plus one spell in the private sector, before taking on a number of ICT management positions at Warwickshire County Council.
Founded in 1986, Socitm is the professional for ICT strategists and managers within local authorities and other public services. It provides a widely respected forum for the promotion, use and development of ICT best practice. Through the provision of consultancy, reports, benchmarking services, events and training it is playing a leading role in the transformation of local public services facilitated by ICT. It has now up to 2000 members and continues to grow.
One example of its role is the Socitm Insight research programme. Socitm Insight is a subscription service to which over 530 local authorities and other public and private sector organisations now belong. It identifies and encourages good ICT management practice.
Socitm Insight has produced a series of comprehensive and detailed guides on all the major ICT themes linked to the critical issues of the day, which provide valuable advice and support for ICT practitioners. For example, it publishes each year its Better connected report into the state of websites in the local public sector.