Cambridgeshire County Council in its present shape was only formed in 1974 following a series of boundary changes for areas such as Ely, Huntingdon and Peterborough. In 1998 Peterborough became a unitary authority, leaving Cambridgeshire County Council to manage the entire county other than Peterborough. IT Leader: Rocco Labellarte, Director of Operations In role since: Northamptonshire- since September 2009, Cambridgeshire- since October 2010 Reporting line:Northamptonshire to chief executive, Cambridgeshire to chief executive, as IT leader for both also Joint board- managing director Board level seat:Yes- Cambridge council board of directors, Northamptonshire council board of directors and a joint board IT budget:£15 million IT estate and or number of log on accounts under the control of the IT leader:8,000 usersLevel of the workforce that relies on technology to carry out their tasks: Approximately 95 per cent IT staff currently employed:140 Split between in-house/outsourced staff: All in-house but there are anywhere between 1 and 30 contracted, outsourced IT staff operating at anytime IT management team and reporting structure: Northamptonshire- one head of IT and one business solutions and innovation manager. Cambridgeshire- one head of IT Primary technology platforms at the organisation: Wintel, but Northamptonshire uses Citix Primary technology suppliers:Virgin, Kcom, ERP by Oracle, Fujitsu, Microsoft Office and 230 other various applications Significant strategic technology deals been struck in the last 12 months: Cambridge has awarded countywide network deal to Virgin Business Media, Northamptonshire has awarded a major deal to Kcom 12 months ago Strategic aim of the CIO and IT operations for the next financial year: Using technology to enable efficiency and innovation across both councils Technologies considered by the leader to offer their organisation potential:Cloud is on the agenda for the next 12-18 months Future transformation and technology vision for the organisation: Technology will become a utility service akin to gas and electricity, available 24/7 and on demand. It will become a commodity and it will be accessible anywhere and at anytime.