Martin White, Managing Director, Intranet Focus Ltd., is an intranet, enterprise search and information management strategy consultant, founding Intranet Focus Ltd in 1999. An information scientist by profession he has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, the University of Sheffield since 2002. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2006 for his work in information management for the pharmaceutical industry and was a member of the RSC Publications Board from 2006 to 2015. Martin is also a Member of the British Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (USA), and is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
Martin has written books on information consultancy, the selection of content management software, intranet management and managing enterprise search applications. In October 2015 the second edition of Enterprise Search – Enhancing Business Performance was published by O’Reilly Media and in 2016 Intranatverk published Managing Expectations – Building Client/Consultant Partnerships. He has been a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Management since 1999. Martin writes a monthly column on enterprise search for CMSWire and a Perspectives column for Business Information Review. He was the Chair of the Enterprise Search Europe conference from 2011 to 2015. Over the last five years he has been a key-note speaker at conferences in the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and Australia.
Prior to setting up Intranet Focus Ltd in 1999 he held senior management positions with Reed Publishing, International Data Corporation and Logica plc. In the course of his career Martin has undertaken projects or managed business operations in nearly 40 countries. He holds BSc in Chemistry from the University of Southampton.
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