Agenda

21st January 2021

9:25 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks
9:30 am
Ministerial Keynote | Launching a New Digital Strategy: Prioritising Infrastructure and Innovation for the UK’s Economic Recovery
  • Outlining the areas for action for a new digital strategy – positioning tech at the heart of the UK’ economic recovery 
  • Building world-class, next-generation IT infrastructure at every level of government focusing on cloud and legacy transformation 
  • Aiding the development of a highly-skilled digital workforce in order to help workers adjust to a digital-led economy 
  • An update on the National Data Strategy – rethinking the government’s relationship with data and working to secure data adequacy with the EU 
  • Continuing with the five pillars of public sector IT for 2030, streamlining internal processes, and strengthening cross-government standards for a seamless and secure experience for UK citizens 
9:50 am
Headline Sponsor
10:10 am
Public Procurement: Navigating the Tech Market
  • Ensuring smart and secure ways of purchasing innovative tech across the marketplace – ensuring value for money, sustainability and helping the government with its overall IT strategy 
  • Developing £100m worth of frameworks for back-office transformation projects in line with public sector requirements and the recovery of the post-coronavirus economy 
  • An update on cloud services: understanding hosting, software and support in G-Cloud 12 worth over £1.8bn 
  • Boosting both the public procurement and competition of the UK’s public sector cloud computing market 
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
Crown Commercial Service
Confirmed
10:30 am
Networking & Meet Suppliers
11:00 am
Key Supporter Session
11:20 am
Reinstating the Future Shared Services Programme: Enabling Continuous Innovation
  • Moving to mobile, accessible, intelligent, and automated shared services to create a seamless and intuitive experience for the workforce 
  • Facilitating business change and changing the way the government manages its delivery of priorities and public services and generating £400m in savings 
  • Prioritising better data management information and analytics to enable better decision-making  
  • Supporting the move to the cloud through intelligent automation – eliminating mundane tasks and achieving better efficiency with HR and finance 
  • Reflecting on the progress made since the original cross-government strategy was published in 2018 and the steps being taken to enable continuous innovation 
11:40 am
Seminar Sessions
Seminar Sessions
Seminar Sessions
12:25 pm
Lunch, Networking & Meet Suppliers
1:30 pm
Seminar Sessions
Seminar Sessions
Seminar Sessions
2:00 pm
Chair’s Afternoon Remarks
2:05 pm
Panel | Secure, Effective, and Open Data Use Across Government
  • Deliberating the forthcoming National Data Strategy taking into account the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 response – how the UK will ensure transparency, accountability and inclusion 
  • Understanding the need for a robust data architecture to identify commonalities across data and systems as the foundation for building better services 
  • Continuing to build data capability and skills across the public sector for better decision making, effective working, better citizen outcomes 
  • Building an open and transparent data infrastructure across local governments to yield better benefits for the business and across communities 
Gaia Marcus
Gaia Marcus
Head of the National Data Strategy
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Invited
Sarah Burnett
Sarah Burnett
Chief Data Architect
Defra
Invited
2:45 pm
Case Study | A Three-Year ICT and Digital Strategy: Bracknell Forest Council
  • An update on Bracknell’s three-year plan – transforming the Council’s ICT strategy for better collaborative working and improved citizen outcomes 
  • Facilitating open and secure data sharing to improve business functions and inform better decision making  
  • Building on partnership working and shared services across other local authorities and public sector organisations 
  • Updating legacy systems and completely migrating to the cloud 
  • Ensuring that all staff are ICT-enabled with the right digital skills to work productively and collaboratively as possible 
Bobby Mulhier
Bobby Mulhier
Assistant Director: Customer Experience, Digital and IT
Invited
3:05 pm
Networking & Meet Suppliers
3:30 pm
Case Study | Legacy Modernisation: Lessons Learned from the Department for International Development
  • Understanding how the Department moved away from PSN legacy networks to the cloud with as little disruption as possible 
  • Navigating internal infrastructure barriers such as a legacy HR systems and travel booking systems 
  • Generating greater reliability, reduced maintenance, and better reporting capabilities compared to legacy infrastructure  
  • Creating a simpler and more efficient experience for the workforce 
3:50 pm
Panel | Accelerating the Pace: The Impact of COVID-19 on IT Infrastructure
  • Adapting to the new normal and the extra pressure on IT infrastructure 
  • Highlighting the importance of finding innovative solutions to address legacy challenges 
  • Recognising the cloud opportunity to meet demands for scalabilities, reduce costs, integrate services and harness automation 
  • Rethinking the importance of data use and sharing in light of the pandemic
Neil Owens
Neil Owens
Communication and Collaboration Lead
DWP Digital
Confirmed
4:30 pm
Networking & End of Conference