We are delighted to welcome our new Chief Technology Officer, John Martin.
Simply put - I was headhunted!
I am the Chief Technology Officer, and historically I have looked after both infrastructure and software development teams both of which are a type of engineering. ‘Infrastructure’ being server/PCs Networks and ‘Development’ being the creation of products specifically the underlying code and flow.
My Pagabo is a new platform which essentially automates the procurement process utilising frameworks which can feed into other products in the portfolio such as Contract Manager & Total Risk Manager.
Customers will be able to procure their projects from start to finish in one place, no more need for emails and spreadsheets. This will also provide a full audit trail for each project creating clarity and transparency for all parties involved and ensuring the Clients gets the best Supplier for their project
A daily routine works wonders so I looked to exercise daily and anything else I could do to provide rigour to my day. Home-schooling during the second lockdown was surprisingly helpful for this!
My kids are doing great, real superstars!! What I’ve discovered is there are many ways of explaining the same problem to facilitate understanding.
I am lucky enough to have a private workspace where, other than being disturbed with cups of coffee, it is a no-go zone!
SUMO… shut up move on. For me a way of closing down mentally after rigorous debate or challenge. Very good for mental state!
I’m pretty outdoorsy - mountain biking, surfing, paddle boarding - most things that involve water or mud! As a family, we are big campers!
We did a European road trip last year, with stop-offs in Germany, Switzerland & Italy. In terms of location, Vitznau in Switzerland was stunning. In terms of food, northern Italy and Lake Garda was unbeatable. In the UK, we like to head south-west and the Devon and Cornwall region.
Thanks for your time, John, and good luck in the new job.
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