Socitm Top Talent
Run in association with IBM, Socitm's Top Talent programme aims to help equip future ICT transformation leaders with 'the skills, knowledge and confidence to effect meaningful change in their own organisation'.
The schemes first graduates - from a variety of public and third sector ICT backgrounds - were recognised last month at the Socitm Awards dinner by IBM's Steve Cliff and Socitm vice-president / Athena programme manager, Nadira Hussain.
Public service and third sector organisations need to adopt best practices of modern businesses, learning from private sector experts in the field of transformational change, whilst fine-tuning the understanding of changes impacting these sectors. IBM is recognised by many as a global leader in business change, and has achieved much of this through a constant focus on leadership development, through its internal programmes, such as 'Top Talent'. This year's Socitm Top Talent graduates testify just how much the programme has contributed to their own personal and professional development.
Back row, from left to right: Andrew Webb, Steve Cliff (IBM Lead), Jamie Kirk, Bob Samways, Martin Low, Steve Grange, Ian Watts.
Front row: Gemma Gibb and Nadira Hussain
Photo: Terry Street