17 Nov Bracknell MP visits Portal
Portal, a premier IBM Business Partner, welcomed Dr. Phillip Lee, MP for Bracknell and Minister for Victims, Youth and Family Justice to their Bracknell offices.
The visit gave Portal a chance to showcase the work they have been undertaking in advanced analytics, specific to local and central government organisations. The visit provided Dr. Lee with an opportunity to see first-hand how Social Intelligence is being used to help Local Authorities and Law Enforcement identify trends and patterns within seemingly unrelated data.
Portal is working alongside a number of charities and Public sector organisations to help integrate IT systems for key government programmes such as Troubled Families and Modern Slavery.
Dr. Lee was particularly interested in how local and central government organisations can work more collaboratively, sharing data and working in partnership with multiple agencies to provide support to the right people when needed.
“I found the visit to Portal extremely valuable, it was a real pleasure to meet an organisation that is committed to improving the systems and process within the public sector – Portal is working hard to improve the insight and visibility that can be gleaned from our existing systems”
The visit gave Jon Bradshaw – Managing Director of Portal, a valuable opportunity to better understand Dr. Lee’s work and how, as an MP, he’s working to support Bracknell businesses and the wider community.
“He took real interest in Portal, our history, the employees who work here and the direction we’re heading – more importantly he provided us with a deeper understanding of the challenges that Local and Central Government organisations are facing when sharing data and providing centralised reporting.”