My name is Michael Pickett and I have worked in the ICT industry since 1997.

You can see some of the press releases, case studies and videos that relate to some of the work that I have been directly involved in on my portfolio page.

I have a broad ICT knowledge having been lucky enough to have experience in both private and public sectors in roles ranging from Service Desk, Engineer, and Applications Support, to Web Developer and Technical Design Architect.

I have managed several multidisciplinary teams including specialists and been responsible for delivering major projects, some of which impact upon over 130,000 end users.

The main thrust of my current role is technical architecture and strategy working in the public sector.  I have a particular penchant for Open Standards, specifically related to interoperability and Single Sign-on.  I am also becoming a bit of a Cloud Computing evangelist!

I believe that, implemented well, ICT can deliver real savings in terms of business efficiencies, monetary and environmental.  Good ICT is an enabler for us to give an get the most out of our education, working and social lives.

When I’m not ‘connected’ I enjoy kayaking, cycling, walking, camping and travelling – preferably all combined!

Michael Pickett Kayaking off of the Breton coast

Michael Pickett Kayaking off of the Breton coast

The purpose of the F2MKE – Future2: Mission Knowledge Economy – website and supporting blog is to share my current experience and ideas about the delivery of “Invisible ICT in Learning”. Can ICT really become the 5th Utility (along with water, electricity, gas, and telephone)?  ICT can certainly transform learning and deliver great efficiencies. But it has to be industrial strength and sustainable. If the electricity or water supply fails at school then the likelihood is that the school will have to close until fixed. This is fast becoming the same in the event of a school’s ICT breakdown.


Quick Disclaimer 😉 The views and ideas published on this website are my own, or those of fellow bloggers and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.

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