Intranet Focus Ltd
Martin White has gained international reputation over the last twenty years for his understanding of how to manage enterprise and intranet search applications for the benefit of the organisation. His first major project was for the International Monetary Fund, starting the day before 9/11 and still finishing on schedule. Many of his clients have been multi-national organisations with complex information management and information discovery challenges, including Atlas Copco, Bayer, Boeringer Ingelheim, Ericsson Telecommunications, Hoffman La Roche, Hogan Lovells, NATO, Novozymes, Trelleborg, Ubisoft, the United Nations, White & Case and the World Bank. A successful search strategy project he undertook for MITRE in the USA was carried out virtually from the UK. He specialises in finding solutions for organisations working in multiple languages.
Martin has written four of the five books on enterprise search management, including Making Search Work in 2008 and the second edition of Enterprise Search in 2015. His report on Achieving Enterprise Search Satisfaction was published in 2018 and in the same year he published Managing Expectations a book about building client-consultant relationships. From2011 to 2021 he was the author of a monthly search column in CMSWire and is Editor of Informer, the newsletter of the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group. Martin has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, University of Sheffield, since 2002, specialising in information management and interactive information retrieval (IIR).
Martin is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. In March 2020 he ran a search workshop at the IntraTeam Event, Copenhagen, which scored 5/5 for content and delivery. Among the assessment comments from participants were
“What a wealth of insight! He anticipates every comment”
“Very inspirational, deep knowledge and a very tailored workshop”
Martin is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (USA). He is a chemist by training and an information scientist by profession. Martin is also an organist and has been fortunate to have played for services in a number of cathedrals in the UK.