Tech Monitor Public Sector Technology Symposium 2021

  • Agenda keyboard_arrow_down
    09:00 - 09:05

    Welcome from Tech Monitor

    09:05 - 09:30

    1-2-1 Interview

    09:30 - 10:15

    Panel discussion: Putting AI and automation at the heart of public sector digital transformation

    Artificial intelligence and automation technologies have truly reached enterprise maturity. At least according to the Technology Leaders Agenda 2021 report, which showed CIOs across sectors were investing in AI and automation technologies to transform processes and how they deliver for colleagues, customers and citizens. We will hear how these technologies are being utilised in government - from NHS providers to Whitehall departments - to save costs and provide betters services for the public.

    Julie Pierce
    Julie Pierce Director of Openness Data and Digital, FSA
    Charlie  Boundy
    Charlie Boundy Head of Data Science, Dept for Work & Pensions
    10:15 - 11:00

    Panel discussion: Hyperscale government – Utilising cloud to transform public sector IT

    Cloud technologies have underpinned the new tech stack platforms for government and businesses large and small. They have enabled public sector organisations to deliver new digital services at scale, but organisations are still facing the challenges of migrating away from ageing platforms and creaking legacy estates. We will hear from public sector technology leaders and hyperscale innovators about the opportunities provided by hyperscale computing, and the corresponding benefits in agility, improving customer experience and being on the innovation cycle of tech pioneers that cloud computing has enabled.

    Tracey Jessup
    Tracey Jessup Chief Digital & Information Officer, UK Parliament
    11:00 - 11:45

    Panel discussion: Defending the Crown Jewels - Developing robust cyber defences for UK institutions

    From ransomware attacks targeting the NHS to state-sponsored campaigns threatening critical national infrastructure and data security in key government institutions, the evolving cyber threat is one of the greatest concerns for public sector technology leaders. We will hear from CISOs and security experts about the threat profile targeting UK bodies, and how government is working with the security industry and partners in the private sector to take a preventative approach to cyber security in the UK.

     Romanus Prabhu  Raymond
    Romanus Prabhu Raymond Global head of technical support, ManageEngine UEM
    Phil  Jones
    Phil Jones Executive Director, Defence Digital, Service Delivery and Operations, Ministry of Defence
    11:45 - 12:30

    Panel discussion: The journey to central government’s digital transformation

    Panel discussion with technology, digital and IT leaders from central government’s biggest departments, focusing on the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation, and the innovations and initiatives taking place across Whitehall.

    Gina Gill
    Gina Gill Chief Digital & Information Officer, Ministry of Justice
    Rob  Anderson
    Rob Anderson Principal Analyst, Central Government, GlobalData Technology
    12:30 - 13:15

    Panel discussion: Local government digital transformation in 2022 and beyond

    Cash-strapped local councils are under increasing pressure to deliver slick digital services for citizens, whose expectations have been raised by the digital natives and disruptors like Amazon and Uber. We will hear from technology leaders and chief digital officers working in local government across the UK, many delivering services for hundreds of thousands of citizens, to discuss the tech transformation initiatives, digital services and tech partnerships which are transforming how local services are delivered to businesses and citizens.

    Kevin Gibbs
    Kevin Gibbs Executive Director of Delivery, Bracknell Forest Council
    Sam  Hall
    Sam Hall Chief Digital Officer, Welsh Local Government Association
    Tariq  Khan
    Tariq Khan Chief Digital & Information Officer, London Borough of Camden
    Theo  Blackwell MBE
    Theo Blackwell MBE Chief Digital Officer, London
    13:15 - 14:00

    Panel discussion: In case of emergency - Responding to a cybersecurity incident

    You could wake up one morning... and find that one element of your critical infrastructure no longer works." So said Ireland's minister of state for public procurement and eGovernment Ossyian Smith recently, as he relived the ransomware attack on the country's healthcare system. While preventative measures are vital, public sector organisations must also be prepared for the worst. This panel will discuss cybersecurity incident response strategies how to implement Managed Threat Response (MTR).

    Jonathan  Lee
    Jonathan Lee UK Director of Public Sector and Education Sales/UK Director of Public Sector Relations, Sophos
    Adrian  Boylan
    Adrian Boylan Head of IT, Moorfields Eye Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust
    Shelton     Newsham MBA
    Shelton Newsham MBA Divisional Information Security Officer, UK Health Security Agency
    14:00 - 14:45

    Panel discussion: Digitising healthcare and the next wave of transformation

    NHS trusts across the UK have been praised for their reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, with IT teams playing their role in the biggest crisis response since 1945. We will hear from CIOs and IT leaders working across healthcare, from NHS X and NHS Digital to local NHS Trusts, what the next phase of technology transformation in healthcare is? What are the digital innovations and tech transformation initiatives required for healthcare agencies to improve patient services?

    Tremaine  Richard-Noel
    Tremaine Richard-Noel Head of Emerging Technology , Northampton General Hospital
    14:45 - 15:30

    Panel discussion: The future of work in the UK public sector

    The experience of workers across the public sector has varied profoundly during the pandemic - the majority of civil servants worked from home while healthcare workers remained at the coalface. But, for all organisations, the pandemic has revealed the extent to which remote and flexible working are possible. In this panel, public sector technology leaders will share how their departments envisions the future of work for its employees and how they are laying the technological foundations. The discussion will pay particular focus to technology teams, and what lessons can be drawn from the experience of working in lockdown to make more these teams more agile, more inclusive, and better connected to their colleagues.  

    Dave  Williams
    Dave Williams IT and Digital Services Director, Transport for Wales
    15:30 - 16:15

    Panel discussion: Leading the way in sustainable IT procurement

    Given the scale of its annual IT purchases, the UK government has rightly acknowledged its responsibility to be a pioneer in sustainable ICT procurement. But there is much work to be done to cut government IT emissions - which by one estimate make up as much as 38% of the country's IT-related emissions - and ensure its supply chains are free of exploitation and injustice. This panel discussion will assess progress so far and identify the emerging challenges on the horizon, such as supply chain visibility and social sustainability.  

    16:15 - 16:30

    Closing remarks

  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Julie Pierce Director of Openness Data and Digital FSA
    Tracey Jessup Chief Digital & Information Officer UK Parliament
    Gina Gill Chief Digital & Information Officer Ministry of Justice
    Kevin Gibbs Executive Director of Delivery Bracknell Forest Council
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