Agenda

21st January 2021

9:00 am
Chair's Opening Remarks
Bryan Glick
Bryan Glick
Editor in Chief
Computer Weekly
Confirmed
9:10 am
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 
Sue Bateman
Sue Bateman
Deputy Director, Data and Innovation
Government Digital Service
Confirmed
Martin Ferguson
Martin Ferguson
Director of Policy & Research
Socitm
Confirmed
9:40 am
Conversation about Parliaments in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Our position when the pandemic started
  • Modernisation of e-Parliament, how did we technically prepare and what challenges or issues did we come up against and how did we resolve these
  • What is the future in terms of continuing with a virtual hybrid parliament?
Tracey Jessup
Tracey Jessup
Chief Digital & Information Officer
UK Parliament
Confirmed
10:00 am
Digital Transformation Post COVID-19: DWP’s ambitions for the year ahead
  • 2020 ‘expectation vs reality’ and the challenges of a global pandemic
  • The lessons we learned from the unexpected change in strategic direction
  • How we’ve used the opportunity to prepare for the year ahead
  • Improving customer journeys through new reference, technical and data architecture
  • Building stronger dependencies between teams within DWP Digital and across government
  • Priorities into 2021 as we adjust to the new normal
Simon McKinnon
Simon McKinnon
Chief Digital and Information Officer
DWP
Confirmed
10:20 am
How to Develop Collaborative Innovation Ecosystems that Work
  • How to build effective innovation ecosystems – lessons learnt from the Scottish Government’s internationally renowned CivTech Programme
  • This session will explore key components of an innovation ecosystem
  • How to bring different sectors together
  • How to sustain innovation and make innovations sustainable
  • How to nurture networks. The mindset that drives results
Alexander Holt
Alexander Holt
Head of Emerging Opportunities and Partnerships
Scottish Government
Confirmed
10:40 am
Networking & Meet Suppliers
11:10 am
Enabling Continuous Innovation across Government
  • Creating Government Business Services –  The reason behind the formation and the benefits for central government
  • Reflecting on progress made over last few years, and the steps being taken to enable continuous improvement
  • Future innovation across five key areas, to bring cohesion and collaboration across government:
  1. Shared Service Centres
  2. Commercial convergence
  3. Data convergence
  4. Process transformation
  5. Quality and performance
Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Director General
Government Business Services
Confirmed
11:30 am
How the Public Sector can Reap the Benefits of Secure Digital Communication, Now and in the Future
  • COVID-19 has accelerated digital communication, but regular security was left behind.
    • Communication with staff, partners, citizens, suppliers – it’s all gone electronic and has required volumes of data to be shared securely, often within existing email services.
  • Secure digital communication can lower cost, increase efficiency and improve stakeholder satisfaction.
    • But only if it is intuitive, flexible and reflects how we work.
  • Learn from use cases how international public sector organisations successfully embraced digital communication.
    • Planning, risk mitigation, cost control, take-up and end result of more secure collaboration.
  • Learn what the ingredients are to a successful implementation and use of future proof digital communication.
    • Practical advice from organisations that have done it successfully, ‘warts and all’.
Rick Goud
Rick Goud
Chief Information Officer
Zivver
Confirmed
11:50 am
Saving Live with Data : The NHS Shielded Patient List
  • The role of NHS Digital in the pandemic
  • The creation and operation of the NHS Shielded Patient List – a key part of the Government’s shielding policy
  • The impact of the scheme for patients
  • Plans for 2021
Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds
Interim Chief Technology Officer
NHS Digital
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Seminar 1
Seminar 2
Seminar 3
Seminar 4
Seminar 5
Seminar 6
Beyond BloodHound: Who let the dogs out?

In 2014, researchers from ANSII (National Agency for the Security of Information Systems) present a research paper detailing a new and unique approach using graph theory to map Active Directory security. This research was then used by third parties to develop BloodHound. Fast forward 6 years and the same researchers responsible for this initial research have gone above and beyond to explore strange new AD worlds where no one has gone before. Join us as we explore some of the advanced AD security issues that can only be seen via continuous AD graph theory!

Chris Eves
Chris Eves
Enterprise Sales Engineer
Alsid
Confirmed
The SSCL Intelligent Ecosystem

In a world where shared services is constantly evolving, where clients’ expectations, business challenges and the technology we use is changing faster than ever, how can we futureproof the technology we offer?

SSCL shares with you the solution – its platform agnostic, cloud-based Intelligent Ecosystem.

Through continuous innovation and a passion for courage, clarity, curiosity and conviction, SSCL is digitally transforming its systems and services to deliver first class user experience.

Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley
Director of Service Strategy & Innovation
SSCL
Confirmed
2021: The Year That Citizen Engagement Goes Full Digital

The digital revolution is here. Over the past 12 months, a seismic shift has taken place in the way in which the average citizen communicates. Digital channels, from video calling to online platforms and social media, have become the preferred method of communication for a nation shaped by lockdowns and social isolation. Join Martin Taylor, Deputy CEO and Co-Founder of CCaaS leader Content Guru, to discover how to craft an evergreen citizen engagement solution, fit for the digital age.

Learn how to:

  • Meet citizen demands with an omni-channel solution
  • Enable citizen self-service with intelligent automation
  • Future-proof your service with artificial intelligence.
Martin Taylor
Martin Taylor
Deputy CEO
Content Guru
Confirmed
Bringing the DXP Revolution to a Government Near You

Power to the people!

The UK GDS has invested in one of the world’s finest sets of design principles, delivering a consistent, usable and accessible web-publishing framework for UK government websites.

But we believe that it should also be easy to implement for publishers and content teams, not developers. This is where the rubber hits the road and the real benefits can be realised. 

The Acquia Public Sector Design Bundle tears down the last barrier to effective public sector communications by enabling GDS compliant sites to be built rapidly, using low-code with an out of the box design system. Come and find out more and see it in action.

Darren Coomber
Darren Coomber
Production Director
Coherence
Confirmed
Craig Hanna
Craig Hanna
Product Manager
Acquia
Confirmed
Julian Tedstone
Julian Tedstone
Managing Director
Coherence Digital
Confirmed
Communication and Collaboration in the New Normal

At the end of Summer 2020, RingCentral surveyed over 700 participants across the public sector.  We’ve analysed the responses to understand the impacts of the pandemic in a variety of areas, from remote working through to how public services are evolving to meet the needs of citizens and staff.

In this session, we’ll explore the results and key findings in more detail and provide an insight into how your peers are thinking about:

  • Cloud adoption, barriers and opportunities
  • The use and risk of unapproved technologies
  • Integration with core business applications
  • Focus areas for 2021
Gareth Johns
Gareth Johns
Senior Director, Vertical Solutions
RingCentral
Confirmed
Maximise Performance & Visibility Any User, any Network. Anywhere.

With the IT landscape constantly changing, workplace trends are evolving which has caused public sector organisations to shift their working models. Business and IT leaders are excepted to deliver exceptional application performance across any network to enable maximum productivity for employees wherever they are based.

Join this session to find out how Riverbed’s Network and Application performance platform can help your organisation to:

  • Deliver fast, agile, and predictable delivery of applications to anyone, anywhere
  • Reduce bandwidth utilization by 99%
  • Increase network efficiency by 100x to enable fast, reliable remote connectivity
  • Detect and resolve performance issues and security threats up to 90% faster
Joe Bombagi
Joe Bombagi
Director of Solutions Engineering
Riverbed
Confirmed
12:55 pm
Lunch, Networking & Meet Suppliers
1:45 pm
Chair’s Afternoon Remarks
Rob Anderson
Rob Anderson
Principal Analyst, Public Sector
GlobalData
Confirmed
1:50 pm
Seminar 1
Seminar 2
Seminar 3
Seminar 4
Seminar 5
Seminar 6
The Public Sector Revolution: Improving Citizen Outcomes Through Agile and Resilient Infrastructure

The public sector has been required to continue to deliver essential services in the face of a national crisis. This required responding at a speed and scale never seen before, accelerating digital transformation across the sector.

In this session, our Head of Data Centre Engagement, Director of Public Sector and Unified Platforms, and Head of Service will discuss:

  • The importance of flexibility when delivering your cloud strategy in order to be agile and resilient
  • The value of 24x7x365 Data Centre support services when delivering mission critical infrastructure
  • How our geo-resilient solutions for the public sector enabled the NHS to work remotely within 48 hours to support citizens with virtual appointments
  • How the public sector can future proof delivery of Citizen facing services through technology

 

Afshin Attari
Afshin Attari
Director of Public Sector and Unified Platforms
Exponential-e
Confirmed
Jo Macarty
Jo Macarty
Sales Director
Vysiion
Confirmed
Phil Paul
Phil Paul
Head of Service
Vysiion
Confirmed
The PSN is Closing: The Time to Act is Now

The latest indication from GDS is that the PSN could close down as early as 2023. Organisations have been mandated to migrate to modern network solutions which offer more competitive commercial terms, increased security and greater flexibility. Many organisations lack the resource or expertise to manage this transition without disruption to services or users, spiralling costs and delays. This seminar tackles some of the key challenges created by the closure of the PSN, including:

  • What the latest guidelines from GDS mean for you
  • The need for urgency
  • Next steps and the challenges that lie ahead
  • Future proofing the network
  • Q&A session answering questions from the audience
Justin Day
Justin Day
CEO and Co-founder
Cloud Gateway
Confirmed
Mark Simms
Mark Simms
Public Sector Lead
Equinix UK
Confirmed
2021: Moving forward with digital strategy in the Public Sector

From Mastek customers and a fireside dialogue with TechUK late last year, Steve Latchem, Executive Director, UK Government and Health, Mastek, will walk through key digital strategy themes. The conversation about enablers for digital strategy will include:

  • The re-incarnation of the National Data Strategy
  • Cloud exploitation – hybrid multi-cloud solutions
  • Next-gen  DDaT and digital skills for civil service enablement
Steve Latchem
Steve Latchem
Executive Director, UK Government and Health
Mastek
Confirmed
The Biggest Change in Compute in 3 decades: AI at the edge

Governments at every level stand to gain exceptional benefits by integrating AI into every aspect of their work. The use of AI in government must take into account privacy, security, compatibility with legacy systems, and evolving workloads.
In this session, Jeff Kilford, Intel’s UK group director for client compute (and former EMEA director of IT) will explore:

  • How the security landscape is shifting
  • The modern workforce and workflow of the new workday– keeping pace with the threat landscape
  • How to secure the millennial generation – adapting to the new digital normal and expectations of the growing millennial workforce
  • Complete asset lifecycle- managing the workloads and devices of today whilst preparing for the future
  • Sustainability and ethical considerations for IT managers
  • Best practices and key learnings from Intel’s own IT organisation.
Jeff Kilford
Jeff Kilford
UK Client Compute Group Director
Intel
Confirmed
Social Value and the Foundations for Digital Growth

In this session, James Maynard, from UKCloud, will explore the impacts and importance of social value on businesses and why this means the National Data Strategy should form part of future business planning.  By focusing on building their Digital Foundation, organisations will have the ability to mitigate commercial, security, and regulatory risks, whilst driving cross functional efficiencies – allowing them to focus on more than just keeping the lights on and enabling the use innovation tooling to drive valuable customer outcomes.

  • The impacts and importance of social value in the new digital landscape and considerations in decision making
  • How data is the golden thread and what it means to be a responsible custodian whilst mitigating commercial risk
  • How building the right Digital Foundations will support growth and efficiencies whilst providing agility to adapt to market and customer demands.
  • Understanding of how organisations can use digital foundations to incubate innovation and drive value.
James Maynard
James Maynard
Solutions Director
UKCloud
Confirmed
Digital Transformation in Response to COVID-19

Digital transformation has been non-negotiable for the UK public sector’s response to COVID-19 – after all, how do you deliver services in the hearts of communities while maintaining your distance? In this presentation, we’ll look at case studies of digital transformation that have enabled effective collaboration during the pandemic. Join us to:

  • Understand how digital communication has mobilised the UK public sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Hear stories from public sector organisations that have implemented technology to securely and effectively share information across the public and private sectors
  • Understand the technological innovations that 2020 has catalysed – and what they mean for the future of public sector service delivery
  • Get insight into deploying secure digital communicate at scale
Jamie Davies
Jamie Davies
Sales Manager
Egress
Confirmed
2:20 pm
Public Procurement - Leveraging AI for Public Services
  • The AI toolbox and solving problems in public life
  • Using automation to drive services
  • Chatbots and customer journeys
  • Machine Learning and government data
Ian Charvill
Ian Charvill
Commercial Lead
Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
Confirmed
2:40 pm
A New Digital Technology Paradigm for the Post-COVID Workplace
  • The COVID-19 crisis has provided a stark example of the need to be able to adapt and scale your technology rapidly
  • The death of the “perimeter” – why your legacy technology reduces rather than enables the efficacy of a widely dispersed remote workforce
  • You have already begun your digital transformation journey almost without realising it – how to take what you have achieved and make it “normal”
  • Re-thinking your technology to ensure your staff can work effectively with a consistent user experience regardless of their location
  • The crisis has not passed – preparing for a “new normal” where remote working becomes business-as-usual
David Turner
David Turner
Managing Director
MSC Digital
Confirmed
3:00 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 Mulheir
Bobby Mulheir
Assistant Director: Customer Experience, Digital and IT
Bracknell Forest Council
Confirmed
3:20 pm
Networking & Meet Suppliers
3:40 pm
Highlighting the Priorities for Government Digital Transformation Initiatives in the Next 12 Months
  • Outlining highlights from the recent European study of public sector IT leaders reflecting on how the COVID-19 pandemic stress-tested their organisations
  • Challenges created by legacy infrastructures and data architectures to achieving digital transformation
  • Data as an asset and enabler of digital transformation, improved outcomes, and operational resilience
  • Learning lessons to redefine how organisations emerge from the COVID-19 crisis operationally stronger and more resilient than before
  • Priorities into 2021 and beyond for ensuring greater momentum for digital transformation and obtaining more value from data
Shaun Collings
Shaun Collings
Regional Business Director UK Public Sector
Pure Storage
Confirmed
4:00 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
  • Maintaining a secure environment and identifying new threats
  • 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
Mahbubul Islam
Mahbubul Islam
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and UK Cyber Security Council Formation Project
Confirmed
Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis
Chief Architect
DVLA
Confirmed
Bobby Mulheir
Bobby Mulheir
Assistant Director: Customer Experience, Digital and IT
Bracknell Forest Council
Confirmed
Neil Owen
Neil Owen
Communication and Collaboration Lead
DWP Digital
Confirmed
4:40 pm
Networking & End of Conference