UK technology journalism veteran Gary Flood has been appointed editor of PublicTechnology.Net, the public sector ICT news and analysis community from Sift Media.
Flood will build on PT.net’s reputation for comprehensive coverage of public sector ICT.
Flood, who previously acted as freelance contributing editor for the site said: “I am convinced that there is no better place to lead the discussion on the immense changes to both the sector and British society itself that the Coalition has committed itself to, and I look forward to engaging with these changes and their associated challenges via this fantastic, rapidly-growing editorial platform.”
PublicTechnology.Net delivers daily coverage of technology in central and local government, the NHS, education and the emergency services.
Flood has been involved in the ICT sector since the mid 1980s, moving into journalism after working at global software house Logica as an AI programmer. He has worked in both the UK and the US as an editor and reporter, with roles including software editor at Computer Weekly, chief reporter at Computer Business Review, West Coast Bureau Chief at ComputerWire, features editor at Information Week UK and deputy editor at Computing. In his freelance career he has written for a wide range of titles and industries, from retailing to manufacturing and the Third Sector. He is also a familiar conference chair and speaker.
In his new role, Flood will report to Sift Media head of editorial Stuart Lauchlan, who said: “Gary’s distinctive style will bring a fresh assertiveness to PublicTechnology.net and enable us to continue to set an agenda for public services delivery at what is a critical time for the sector.”