I have a number of labels: technical architect, problem solver, people person, technical leader 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.
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.
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.