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SEMINARS RUN IN BOTH THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON AND WILL ENCOURAGE INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION, GIVING YOU THE CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE AND SHARE SOLUTIONS AROUND A NUMBER OF FOCUSED TOPICS, LED BY LEADERS IN THE FIELD.

If your organisation has a strategic thought leadership message, a unique story, or a case study which you wish to communicate to the delegates, then our breakout interactive seminar option is a perfect platform for you to connect, influence, and engage with academia, research professionals and the wider public sector.

A one-hour seminar would enable you to own the stage, present your story in an interactive intimate manner, and engage the delegation in a Q&A session, all providing you the perfect platform to stand out from the crowd.

To find out more about the seminar options call Sharon Azam on 0161 211 3057 or emailing [email protected]


AgilePM and Digital Services – a first look at the new Agile project management qualification designed to support emerging best practice in public sector digital service delivery, and a chance to hear and share initial feedback

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Many organisations are using the DSDM Agile Project Framework to build robust Agile approaches to project delivery, ensuring that empowered Agile teams are supported by good governance and a clear focus on business goals. AgilePM® and Digital Services allows the strong foundations of DSDM to underpin lifecycles and roles from other frameworks (such as Government Digital Services), creating a single training and certification pathway.

We are trialling AgilePM and Digital Services during early 2017, and this seminar will:

  • Explain the rationale for the creation of AgilePM and Digital services
  • Share feedback from delegates and trainers who have participated in the trials
  • Set out the likely timeline for beta testing and live release of the new course
  • Invite your thoughts and contributions to its future evolution
  • Explain how organisations can participate in beta testing and help us get it right

Speakers

Geof Ellingham, Director of the Agile Business Consortium

Peter Stansbury, Business Change Consultant, Agilesphere

Dessy Chongarova, Future Gov

Designing Digital Communications to Create Impactful Communications

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Introducing a series of case studies showcasing the latest trends in switching to digital communication, this seminar will show how to move to Digital using a risk free approach that funds itself in the current financial year. Deeplake provides Cloud based solutions that securely integrate multiple databases into a single communication platform providing a central point for end users to communicate and manage data.

Learning Points;

  • Building effective intelligent systems to reduce spending across local government, by joining up services to deliver higher business engagement with service users
  • Reducing duplication and driving transparency by integrating multiple platforms, successfully combining data to generate new ways of working
  • Ensuring that services can be accessed and updated on the move with secure cloud based multi-platform applications
  • Ensuring public trust through timely and open customer service and ensuring seamless interoperability through innovative multi channel communication platforms
  • Taking costs out of frontline services and driving quality and responsiveness

Speakers

Karen Foster, Account Manager, Deeplake
Paul Webb, Account Manager, Deeplake

Digital Disconnect? Bridging the Gap Between Citizens and Government

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The Unisys seminar will discuss the importance of a planned and wide ranging Digital Technology transformation effort for local and central governments. Such a transformation is required to successfully deliver a range of Citizen Services Digitally – through mobile, portals, IoT, etc., – improve transparency and accountability, and to improve efficiencies by reducing fraud and waste. We hope to demonstrate the implementation through a case study of major local government implementations in the US and of Multichannel Citizen Engagement technologies and Analytics solution.

Learning Points:

  • What does “becoming digital” mean for Local Governments?
  • How can a Local Government incorporate a Strategic Planning framework to prioritise and drive the transformation on an ongoing basis with a sound governance framework?
  • What is the relationship between successfully delivering Citizen Facing Services and Digital Technology Transformation?
  • What is the Role of Analytics tools and Techniques that improve accountability and efficiency?
  • Emerging Technologies such as IoT
  • Infrastructure Transformation to Hybrid Cloud Environments

Speakers

Shawn Kingsberry, Senior Director- Digital Government Solutions, Unisys

Fred Svedman, EMEA Sales Executive, Unisys

 

Delivering Efficient Central and Local Government Service Transformation

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This session hosted by MarkLogic will discuss the challenges and rewards of moving towards a common data platform. The conversation will encompass the advantages of – and barriers to – using cloud to move towards to an integrated data platform. It will also examine the transformation journey of the Department for Communities and Local Government, which has recently moved from using relational databases to a  NoSQL operational data hub model. The DCLG can now effectively deal with the significant number of data formats and sources they receive and efficiently manage the billions of pounds of benefits and funds they disburse every year. Using the Operational Data Hub has allowed them to reduce the number of costly legacy systems they maintain driving further efficiencies and savings for the tax payer.  MarkLogic will also showcase how they are helping transform the way Police, Local government and other bodies collaborate better, faster and reduce the risk of safeguarding failures.

Learning Points:

  • How you can embrace data innovation with an agile approach?
  • The challenges of moving from a traditional ‘relational’ database model to a ‘new’ NoSQL model?
  • Why did DCLG embark on this journey and what were the lessons learned?
  • How this model of an operational data hub can be replicated at other government departments that collect and audit data and administer funds?
  • How technology is helping to improve and accelerate the sharing of information across agencies

Speakers

Imran Razzaq, Sales Director EU & Ireland, MarkLogic UK Ltd

Jon Williams, Senior Sales Engineer, MarkLogic UK Ltd

Stephen Walsh, Account Manager, MarkLogic UK Ltd

Ensuring an Efficient, Successful Digital Transformation

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A practical, informative and ‘real world’ discussion about common challenges during digital transformation from inception to delivery.

The staff at Zipporah have hard won experience gained at almost 100 public sector clients throughout the UK as well as in Australia and New Zealand.  Zipporah’s Technical Director, Scott Burton guides you through the opportunities and hazards associated with digital transformation including common pitfalls, how they occur and how to avoid them.

The seminar will provide you with priceless insights from Zipporah’s experiences that you can take away and apply to your current and future projects.

From this session, you will learn how to:

  • Identify your requirements
  • Define what success will look like
  • Choose the right partners
  • Deal with suppliers – separating spin from fact
  • Getting your project online, on time and on budget

 

Enterprise Cloud for the Public Sector

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Learning Points:

  • What challenges the Public sector is facing?
  • What is the enterprise cloud?
  • How has Nutanix helped public sector institutions cope with their IT challenges?

How easy is Nutanix to use?

Speakers

Alistair Rorison, Public Sector Sales Director, Nutanix

David Scott, Public Sector Account Manager, Nutanix

Stuart Jennings, Senior Systems Engineer, Nutanix

Identity: The Driving Force Enabling Digital Transformation (Featuring: DVSA Case Study)

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Today’s citizens require information in an “on demand” fashion, across a multitude of platforms and devices at a time when it suits them.  Therefore, Identity Management is a key component for any Digital Transformation project to deliver constantly changing, personalised services to the user whilst being privacy compliant, cost effective and scalable.

In this session Andrew Potter will give an introduction into the importance of Identity within the digital transformation of public services, offering case study examples to highlight the benefits of citizen Identity Relationship Management.

Alex Fiddes from DVSA MOT will then explain how the DVSA have successfully delivered their award winning digital MOT testing service and their plans for the future.  He will also highlight how the success of the project has been down to continuous collaboration between users and the project team and how this has resulted in a digital service that is easy to use, flexible, less expensive and innovative for the public sector.

Learning Points:

  • DVSA Case Study:  MOT –  A Digital Journey.   Hear how Identity has helped the DVSA drive costs down and accelerate customer interaction
  • The importance of putting Identity at the centre of your Digital Transformation Project
  • How to protect, connect and manage digital identities of people, devices and the Internet of things (IoT)
  • Giving Power to the People – How data privacy regulations such as GDPR can be an opportunity rather than a challenge

Speakers

Andrew Potter, Customer Engineering, ForgeRock

Alex Fiddes, Programme Delivery Executive, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Secure, successful and sustainable payment services for an evolving local government landscape

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This session will explore the local government payments landscape, focusing on how best to meet your wide ranging security challenges and customer requirements. It will explore changes in payment options today, and delve into the new and diverse channels available. After all, its not just about card payments anymore, and your customers expect a flexible service to meet their preferences. This session will offer practical advice on how best to approach a complete payments service in local government, and the considerations required to make it secure, successful and sustainable.

Learning Points;

  • A case study approach to the common challenges faced by local government organisations regarding taking payments
  • Answering the question: what payment channels does an organisation need to offer to address these challenges?
  • A review of the security implications and considerations for each payment channel
  • Alternative channels to take payments, including bank to bank apps, Post Office and PayPoint services, and alternative payment methods

Speaker

Andrew Davies, Products Development and Strategy Director, Pay360 by Capita 

 

Why should the devil have all the good music? Learning lessons for successful digital Government from the private sector

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Building Government infrastructure has always been viewed as a hard problem, but let’s not fool ourselves; the private sector has all the same issues. Old systems, inflexible processes, shrinking budgets; these phrases echo through corporate corridors as much as they do in Whitehall.

Fortunately, in the new wave of disruptive technologies, there is hope for those companies to build flexible solutions which are still robust, open architectures which remain secure and scalable answers that don’t succumb to public cloud lock-in.

In this seminar, we’ll dig into how those companies are driving to become more digital and draw parallels and conclusions for successful digital Government transformation.

Learning Points;

  • Building systems at scale – with an eye to the future
  • Harnessing the power of partners, while keeping control
  • Identifying and using the best disruptive technologies without getting burned
  • Cloud usage without getting stuck with one vendor
  • Where’s the data? Is it secure? Where shall I put it?

Speaker

Martin Percival, Principal Solution Architect, Red Hat

Building brilliant, user-centric government services using shared services with UKCloud

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With a cloud-first strategy and a commitment to open standards built on technologies like OpenStack, the UK government has saved £600 million and earned recognition from the United Nations as the most digitally advanced government in the world.

Like all governments though it has significant challenges – needing to transform itself for the benefit of citizen and taxpayer alike, delivering better and more with significantly less.

Recognising that well-executed use of public cloud services is now appropriate for the vast majority of government information and services, the UK government has focused on developing a set of shared digital systems, technology and processes on which it’s easy to build brilliant, user-centric government services. At a pan-government level the focus has been on initiatives such as GOV.UK Verify, Pay and Notify. There is also a recognition however that shared services and microservices on a common open cloud infrastructure have a wide role to play in how individual departments innovate.

UKCloud provides a secure, but easy to use cloud platform that supports this digital transformation while offering a choice of technologies (from VMware and Oracle clouds to OpenStack and OpenShift) to enable organisations to optimise their cloud use and match workloads to the most appropriate environment.

Speaker

Bill Mew, Cloud Strategist, UKCloud

Workforce Transformation: How to Attract, Retain and Develop

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  • Introduction to recruitment in the Public Sector
  • Women in Digital
  • Attraction, retention and development
  • Q&A

Speaker

Kellie Kwarteng, Partner, Real Public Sector 

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