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
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 
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 
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
4:30 pm
Networking & End of Conference