Agenda

The plenary session will be followed by a choice of 20 informative seminar sessions featuring case studies from across the public sector, presented by experts from both public and private sectors.

Please see below for more details of the plenary and seminars…

 

Agenda – plenary and seminars

Tuesday 19th November 2019, Manchester Central, Manchester M2 3GX

 

09:30 – 10:45 Plenary session

Chair, Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Local Public Services, techUK

Fiona Deans, Chief Operating Officer, Government Digital Service

Nadira Hussain, Director of Leadership Development & Research, Socitm

Rachel Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Difrent

Ian Phoenix, Director of Citizen Health Technology, NHS Digital

Niall Quinn, Technical Director, Crown Commercial Service

Phil Swan, Chief Information Officer and Digital Strategy Lead, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

A panel of speakers from central government, local government, NHS and the wider public sector

Following the Chair’s welcome and a presentation from each speaker the plenary session will end with Q&A, giving attendees the chance to ask questions and promote discussion on the issues which are of most importance to them.

Seminar Theatre One

11:30 Seminars begin (20 minutes each)

A series of 20 minute seminars on a range of subjects including but not limited to:

5G – an exploration of what advances 5G will enable (IoT, smart agriculture, driverless cars)

The importance of SMEs – agility and innovation

The NHS Long Term Plan – making better use of data and digital technology

Dealing with key suppliers
Sal Uddin, Category Director – Software and Cyber Security, Crown Commercial Service
Ieuan Trigger, Deputy Director – Network Services, Crown Commercial Service

12:50 – 13:50 lunch break

Smart cities

Technology procurement made simple
A simple guide on how to buy technology, whether you are an experienced procurement expert or new to technology procurement. From technology innovations to telcoms, cloud hosting and software, to services and hardware, to give you a complete solution.
Peter Kirwan, Deputy Director – Technology Products and Services, Crown Commercial Service

Network Services 2 – a review of the new framework that replaces the outgoing RM1045, highlighting new lots and benefits to stakeholders

Blockchain – a guide to benefit realisation

15:40 Seminars end

Seminar Theatre Two

11:45 Seminars begin (20 minutes each)

A series of 20 minute seminars on a range of subjects including but not limited to:

Multi-supplier delivery for agile development
Emilia Cedeno, Enhancing Capability Lead, Crown Commercial Service
Rachel Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, difrent

Building the connected UK Government
We will look at how common approaches to integration are no longer sufficient and how an API-led approach to connectivity can help the public sector modernise heritage systems and unlock data, creating shared services and a more seamless employee and citizen experience. This will include a case study of one of our biggest clients.
Craig Bailey, Public Sector Transformation Consultant, MuleSoft

The impacts of increased use of RPA, AI and machine learning

13:05 – 14:05 lunch break

G-Cloud 10 and beyond

Cyber and security
Protecting your IT estate
Sal Uddin, Category Director – Software and Cyber Security, Crown Commercial Service

Local Full Fibre Networks (LLFN)

Future Networks for Government (FN4G)

15:55 Seminars end 

SME Theatre 

11:30 Seminars begin (20 minutes each)

A series of 20 minute seminars on a range of subjects, full details coming soon:

The future is Connectivity as a Service
Hear about the benefits of using CaaS for some of the businesses you use every day and learn why, although your network has been the same for a while, it doesn’t mean it is the best solution for you or your organisation.  Discover through a case study example how to remove the responsibility, administration and upfront costs of your connectivity, to give you time to worry about the important things.
Neal Harrison, MD, Convergence Group

Seminars x 2 subjects pending

12:50 – 13:50 lunch break

Smart Cities case study
Speaker tbc, Pinacl Solutions

De-risking integration: How ICaaS is transforming connectivity
Integration Connectivity as a Service (ICaaS) is providing a new route to connectivity. Delivering substantial cost and time savings, ICaaS offers a scalable, low-code cloud-based approach to integration that can be deployed almost instantly. Understand how ACAS have deployed and are enjoying the benefits of the ICaaS approach to integration.
Graham Woods, Director, W3P Smarter Integration

Seminars x 2 subjects pending

15:40 Seminars end 

Please note agenda, seminar and workshop times and speakers are subject to change