Martin White

Martin White, Managing Director, Intranet Focus Ltd., is an intranet and information management strategy consultant, founding Intranet Focus Ltd in 1999. An information scientist by profession he has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, the University of Sheffield since 2002. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2006 for his work in information management for the pharmaceutical industry and serves the RSC as a member of its Publications Committee and acts as the Chair of the eScience Advisory Group. Martin is also a member of the British Computer Society, the Association for Computing Machinery (USA) and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Martin has written seven books on information consultancy, the selection of content management software, intranet management and managing enterprise search applications. In November 2012 his latest book, Enterprise Search – Enhancing Business Performance was published by O’Reilly Media. He has been Reviews Editor and a Contributing Editor for Intranets – Enterprise Strategies and Solutions since 2001, and has been a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Management since 1999. Martin writes a monthly column on enterprise search for CMSWire and is the Chair of the Enterprise Search Europe conference. Over the last five years he has been a key-note speaker at conferences in the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and Australia. Prior to setting up Intranet Focus Ltd in 1999 he held senior management positions with Reed Publishing, International Data Corporation and Logica plc. In the course of his career Martin has undertaken projects or managed business operations in over 35 countries. He holds BSc in Chemistry from the University of Southampton.

Presentation: “From my perspective…….”

Martin will summarise what he feels at the most important outcomes of the presentations and discussions to provide delegates with an agenda for actions when they return to their desktops. He will also comment on topics that he noticed were not covered in the presentations but which he feels are important for intranet managers to take note of.

Workshop: Intranet search clinic

This will be a workshop with a difference. At the end of the conference Martin will ask everyone coming to the search clinic to give him a list of their three top search problems or objectives. Overnight Martin will create a workshop that should provide solutions to these problems and objectives based on his own extensive experience and the experience of other participants in the workshop. It would be very helpful if participants could come prepared to show some screen shots of their search application. The plan is that participants will leave the conference not only with solutions to their most immediate concerns but also how to ensure that the search feature on their intranet continues to improve based on feedback from users.

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