At my one-to-one, Bob and I discussed the arrangements for handover of responsibilities to Geoff and Shane. I later wrote to ICT staff and the Senior Management Board to let them know them what we're doing.

We spent a while discussing the potential redevelopment of Bridge Road Depot for Data Centres, rather than residential development, and I am to provide a briefing note with outline business case, timescales and stakeholder analysis to assist the NEB (Newham Executive Board) to reach an early decision.

Bob confirmed that he will chair the development of web vision and strategy by the Service Heads from Communications, ICT, Customer Services and Council Tax & Benefits.

He will also attend our next ICT management Team to discuss rekindling the "time-limited interventions" programme. We will present our intended approach to the "Turning Data into Intelligence for Effective Customer" seminars, and associated programme of work on data quality.


Socitm's Operations Manager, Adrian Hancock, and I met with David Clarke, the BCS (British Computer Society) Chief Executive, at its offices in Covent Garden.

The BCS has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) that should mean the IET will be able to confer Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status to its eligible members in partnership with the BCS. In principle agreement to a similar arrangement with Socitm was reached, and we discussed a range of other potential areas for co-operation. We are going to set-up a day-long workshop with representatives from either organisation to develop the details.


I was supposed to attend the Chemistry Club, this evening, but decided I had too much to do, and cried-off!