By Nicola Graham, Socitm Vice President and Head of ICT at Aberdeenshire Council
It was perhaps when my teenage son returned home and could not stop talking about how the new technology at his school was going to make doing his schoolwork ‘amazing’, that I realised what making a difference really means.
Being a lively and curious 14 year old, he is arguably a natural with tech, and more scrutinising of it as a result – certainly more so than is typical of my generation. And in his excitement, I couldn’t help but smile. Not only at his enthusiasm, but at the irony of how his mum, in the job he describes as ‘boring’, helped bring about that new school technology.