I have a number of labels: CTO, technical architect, problem solver, people person, technical leader, public speaker, and so on.
My chief aim is the application of technology to problems to make the world a better place. It’s somewhat a high level goal (!) because so far I’ve found all industries and most problems come with their own exciting possibilities and frustrating challenges.
These days I am all about “Transforming the today and tomorrow of Public Service with technology”. I also happen to be a Computer Weekly Top 20 Woman of Influence.
In January 2019 I was appointed CTO for IBM’s Public Sector business in the UK. I’m a technologist that sits in a sales organisation, shaping what we do with our clients, setting technology strategy on both sides.
In my role in IBM I have the opportunity to have discussions with business and technical leaders alike, and whilst technology can be an enabler for many positive results, I’ve come across many decisions, processes and other constraints which act as inhibitors, which stifle opportunities for innovation and change. This blog is my place to share thoughts on how technology is changing and how we must adapt. I used to work in the area of Smarter Cities so you’ll see some older posts on that from my old blog: samoorecities.
Although I work for IBM, in my blog all opinions are my own. You can find me on twitter as samoore and there you’ll find that some of those opinions I share may not reflect my opinions, but may be something I think is of interest. You can also find me on LinkedIn; if you want to connect there drop me a note why.