The art of the possible

Monday 4 February 2013

The art of the possible

What those in charge of IT in local government are really thinking at SOCITM 2012.

With the public sector only half way through the current round of funding cuts at best and many suggesting that austerity will need to extend well beyond the expected time frames, it would be understandable if the spirit of IT professionals at the Society of IT Managers (Socitm) Annual Conference in November 2012 was flagging.

However, the IT leaders present at the event revealed their unwavering ability to not only adapt to change but to embrace it. And they shared their ideas in an unusual discussion, carried out almost entirely in drawings.

For the first time, IT professionals throughout Socitm 2012 had an opportunity to voice their concerns and put forward ideas for potential solutions. Artists then got to work turning the plethora of comments and conversations into images and painting these on to a huge blank canvas.

To find out more watch the video or read the report.



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