A new Socitm Insight report - What's in a name? The practicalities of being a public sector CIO - is published today.

I'm pleased to commend the report, which further develops our push for a more confident, assertive ICT profession that challenges our businesses to use ICT services and infrastructure effectively.

It's increasingly apparent that some of our regions are struggling to resource the organisation and management of their local events. The Socitm Board will be discussing this, next week, with a view to agreeing what support can be offered from the centre. In the remaining weeks of my Presidency I'm also aiming to meet with regional chairs to gain direct feedback on ways in which the Society can better support them.

Glyn Moody accepted my invitation, last Friday, to meet. He actually accepted it on Monday, but I didn't realise because his invitation went into my junk e-mail. Unintended, I promise! Glyn says that's OK because, as a journalist, he is used to being filed under "junk"! We're arranging to meet and will keep you briefed.