Head of IT and Information Management, London Borough of Barnet
Jenny Obee is the Head of IT and Information Management at the London Borough of Barnet. Jenny was previously the Head of Information Management, Systems and Facilities at the Office of Rail and Road, and has held other Information Management positions at the Postal Services Commission, Gloucestershire Constabulary and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Jenny is the Finance Officer of the IRMS’s Public Sector
Group, and was awarded the IRMS’s "Practitioner of the Year” award in 2012.
It can be difficult to prove the benefit of investing in Information Management when front-line and priority services are facing cuts in this time of austerity. This session will explore how the Information Management Team at the London Borough of Barnet have created an Information Management Strategy which balances the investment required in Information Management (both in terms of budgets and resource) with minimising the impact on staff time, exploring methods of sharing cost (such as shared service arrangements with other public sector organisations) and generating revenue (such as selling Information Management services to other organisations).