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Samantha Smith

Head of IT Strategy and Architecture
LGSS (Confirmed)

In her role as Head of Strategy & Architecture for LGSS Sam is able to draw on her extensive experience across multiple local authorities.  In a wide range of roles she has delivered IT projects and programmes alongside a high standard of operational support for enterprise level infrastructure and multiple line of business IT services. Sam is passionate about getting the best out of IT for maximum business benefit and leads and develops the LGSS IT Strategy to do just that with a pragmatic approach to defining IT Strategy to deliver increased business results. Sam has extensive experience of all aspects of people, project and financial management and a proven record of inspiring the teams that work for her by providing strong leadership and support with clear direction. With excellent operational and technical leadership skills she forms and manages relationships at all levels of the business and IT from senior management and customers to technical engineering staff. Recently elected as Chair of Socitm Eastern Region Sam is keen to share experiences and collaborate across the public sector.

  • Delivering IT platforms that accelerate internal operations and modernise business models.
  • Expanding service delivery through a variety of channels and exploring more flexible ways of working
  • Rolling out IT projects and platforms to provide operational support for enterprise level infrastructure and multiple line of business IT services