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MARTIN TALBOT

Martin started his career in IT as a database developer with Glasgow City Council, most notably developing the Great Scottish Run results system during the mid-90's. He expanded into network engineering, installing the Councils Parks & Recreation LAN's leading to Certification as a Novell Engineer (CNE). This led to a number of roles in private sector Corporations including CBRE, Roche Pharmaceuticals (where he joined the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning project) and Digital Equipment Corporation, moving from there to IBM, following the acquisition of DEC by Compaq, in 1999.

It was during his 18 year career in IBM that Martin fully transitioned to Business Transformation and Project Management leading SAP and other business technology implementations worldwide whist progressing through the PM certification process, reaching IBM Executive PM Level.

Latterly he joined Cambridge Assessment (a subsidiary of Cambridge University), spending 20 months living and working in Cambridge, and successfully leading in implementing the Cambridge English SAP Program, including the migration of their Computer Based Products.

Having now joined the Digital Office Martin is looking forward to using the experience described and acquiring more to support and underpin the Office mission of collaborating with Scottish Local Government in implementing digital business technology transformation projects for the provision of services to the benefit of their Citizens.