The opening of the pre-Conference day of workshops was attended by far more politicians and practitioners than I could have envisaged.
I think that all the speakers were expecting perhaps more IT “technicians” and possibly some “CIO”-type profiles but I was pleasantly surprised by the high level of political involevement. I have always argued for management and business-led IT strategy, and here was the ideal audience for it.
My two presentations aimed to give firstly a context and then a strategy for developing parliamentary information management, keeping my focus – as ever- on management rather than tecnological issues. They seem to have struck a chord.