Michael Sage

IT, Digital & Culture


Hi! I’m Michael, welcome to my website (like it’s the 90’s right?).

On this site you will find my musings about technical, cultural and smart home projects I am working on. I don’t update the posts unless there is something new to add, this site is not currently abandoned.

Durning the day I am the head of digital services for a local authority in Essex, we are currently working on a massive transformation project to totally overhaul back and front office systems to simplify the complex IT estate and to distil down to 3 or 4 main suppliers, allowing us to use our data in more powerful ways.

This programme will deliver sweeping process and culture change within the authority, enabling staff, customers and residents to get the most from their local council. Workflow and business process optimisation as well as technical and staff transformation will form the backbone of the programme.

In my out of work time I enjoy technically tinkering too, as you can see from the blog posts I spend a fair amount of time and effort running two smart homes.

So what skills do I have, I am a technical management professional with a wide range of technical and solution design expertise, I have worked in public, private and 3rd sector organisations. A proven track record in delivering solutions for a variety of technical business issues including specialties in:

      • Digital Transformation specialist, unlocking potential from existing solutions and staff.
      • Culture and “hearts and minds” transformation
      • A passionate leader with experience in staff management and transformation
      • Proprietary and Opensource software
      • Virtualisation & Cloud Technologies