- 11 May 2018
- Posted in: Management & Leadership, Science & Technology
Our event Digital Transformation: Delivering the Vision for Agile, Flexible and Secure Public Services took place in the exquisite America Square Conference Centre in London on 3rd May. It was a brilliant opportunity for delegates to listen and learn about digital innovations across the public sector.
Georgina Maratheftis, Programme Manager for Local Government at techUK, chaired the conference excellently. Kicking off the morning session, keynote speaker Kieran Housden, Deputy Director at Government Digital Service, gave an insightful overview about the Government Transformation Strategy. Following that, delegates heard about the work being done by FutureGov form Bea Karol Burks, Studio Director, regarding government services responding to changing environments. Sponsors Microsoft Services were represented by Bek Powell and Ben Saville who work in the company's public sector arm.
After the morning break, when delegates get the chance to network and speak to sponsors, David Richardson from eShare explored the ways in which technology can improve governance within organisations. Jenni Lloyd, Programme Manager of the ShareLab Fund at Nesta began her talk by asking delegates to draw each other. As the room erupted with activity, she explained afterwards this was a way to get people to focus on other people, as opposed to say, objects.
Beginning the afternoon session straight after lunch, Public Health England's Kassandra Karpathakis, spoke of the organisation's design research in relation to public health. Rupert Cryer, Assistant Director of the Cabinet Office, used his visually engaging presentation to address improving collaboration both in and outside of the workplace and implementing innovation.
Rounding off the event were Rob Driver of techUK and Peter Sansbury of sponsor Agilesphere. Their closing presentations were two of the most relevant to the conference. Overall, the conference was an extremely interesting day of speaker addresses and networking opportunities.