March 3rd 2021 | London

Conference Agenda

08:00

Registration, refreshments and networking - exhibition opens

09:10

Chair's introduction
Sam Trendall

Editor, PublicTechnology
 

 

09:20

Opening Keynote
A blueprint to adapt the public sector ecosystem to automation and the Future of Work
Elizabeth Foote
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

09:30

Opening Keynote
Data Science for Public Good
Tom Smith

Director, Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics (ONS)

 

Stream 1: Digital Leadership & Skills
 

Stream 2: AI and Automation
 

Stream 3: Cloud & Procurement
 

10:00

Panel discussion
Driving a digital culture in and beyond your organisation

Chair
Suzannah Brecknell
Editor, Civil Service World

Panellists 
Lisa Talia Moretti
Head of User Research, Methods and Associate Lecturer, Goldsmith University London and Cardiff University
Vinous Ali
Associate Director for Policy
techUK

 

 

Panel discussion - sponsored by Emergn
Public sector AI: to automate or not to automate?

Chair
Brian Wheeler
Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC

Eleonora Harwich
Director of Research and Head of Digital and Tech Innovation, Reform
David Johnson
Deputy Director, Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics (ONS) 
Aldis Ērglis
Machine Learning Lab Lead, Emergn

 

 

Panel discussion - sponsored by Cintra & Equinix
Buying and selling on the Digital Marketplace: delivering services and value

Chair
Jessica Figueras
Business intelligence leader, tech market strategist, Dods Group

Panellists
Rhiannon Lawson
Head of Technology Policy, Government Digital Service (GDS)
Ross Lyon
Transformation Manager – Cloud 1st, Digital Transformation Service, Digital Directorate, The Scottish Government
Philip Loveland
Cintra
Mark Simms
Public Sector Lead
Equinix UK

 

 

10:45

 

Public Technology in bites
Shared services: making it accessible 

Public Technology in bites
Chatbots: How is AI changing customer services?

Public Technology in bites
The SME Agenda: on track for one pound in three or head in the clouds?

Rob Stoneman
Principal Analyst, Dods Group PLC

11:00

Networking break - exhibition open

11:30

Panel discussion  - sponsored by Fivium
Meeting the user’s need: accessibility and empathy

Chair
Debbie Carter
Editor in Chief, Training Journal

Panellists
Ben Tate
Head of Service Design and Standards,
Government Digital Service (GDS)
Matt Eason
Lead Developer, Fivium

Panel discussion
AI, Automation and harnessing the power of human

Chair
Jessica Bowie 
Editor, Civil Service World

Panellists
Elizabeth Foote
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

 

 

Panel discussion - sponsored by Kahootz
The great SME G-Cloud sales slowdown?

Chair
Rob Stoneman
Principal Analyst, Dods Group

Panellists
Stephen Tokley
Head of Office, Small Business Procurement Policy Team, Cabinet Office
John Glover
Sales & Marketing Director, Kahootz

12:15

Panel discussion - sponsored by Azeus Convene
Sustainable services: harnessing technology for a greener organisation

Chair
Beckie Smith
Reporter, Civil Service World

 

Panel discussion
AI & Cyber: an ever-evolving secure network

Chair
Richard Johnstone
Online and Deputy Editor, Civil Service World

Panellists
Simon Newman
Head of Cyber and Business Services, Police Crime Prevention Initiative

Charles Bradley
Executive Director, Global Partners Digital
 

Panel discussion - sponsored by Six Degrees 
Private and Public Clouds: is it just a matter of security?

Chair
Jessica Figueras
Business intelligence leader, tech market strategist, Dods Group

Panellists
Claudia Natanson
Cyber and Information Security Specialist, Security Practitioners

Rob Walton
Business Industry Director, Public Sector, Six Degrees

13:00

The Public Technology debate
Not afraid to fail: tackling a culture of risk-averse ideas

Chair
Jessica Bowie 
Editor, Civil Service World

Daniel Korski
former Deputy Head of Policy, 10 Downing Street and CEO, PUBLIC

David Mann
Managing Director, dxw

David Johnson
Deputy Director, Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics (ONS)

The Public Technology presentation
The Ethics of AI

Aaaron Simons
Senior Policy Adviser, Committee on Standards in Public Life

The Public Technology debate
The Ethics of Data: governance and transparency

Chair
Beckie Smith
Reporter, Civil Service World

Panellists
Lisa Talia Moretti
Head of User Research, Methods and Associate Lecturer, Goldsmith University London and Cardiff University

 

 

 

13:30

14:05

 

 

Networking lunch - exhibition open

Do not miss the Huddle demozone!

 

Stream1: Digital Leadership & Skills

Stream2: AI and Automation 

Stream3: Cloud & Procurement

14:30

 

 

14:40

Public Technology in bites
Using location data in tackling ethnic disparities

Richard Laux
Senior Statistician, Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office

Public Technology in bites
Technology, optimization and the human-centric approach

Matthias Daub
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panel discussion 
Optimising AI’s full potential: Ensuring open and structured data

Chair
Beckie Smith
Reporter, Civil Service World

Panellists
Gavin Freeguard
Programme director, head of data and transparency, Institute for Government (IFG)

John Sheridan
Digital Director, The National Archives 

Public Technology in bites
Agile procurement – the buyer’s needs

 

Public Technology in bites
Agile procurement – the seller’s needs

Adam Maddison
Client Services Director, dxw digital

 

 

14:50

Panel discussion
Digital Skills Partnerships

Chair
Jonathan Kennard
Digital Editor, Training Journal

Panellists
Kerry Harrison
Digital Skills Coordinator, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership
Marika Beckford
Digital Skills Officer, West Midlands Combined Authority
Jim Wilkinson
Digital Skills Partnership Co-ordinator, South East Local Enterprise Partnership
Gary Coyle
Head of Engagement, Local Digital Skills Partnership, Department for Digital, Culture, Media, Sport (DCMS)

 

Panel discussion
Smart cities: the new normal?

Chair
Dr Jacqui Taylor 
Chief Executive Officer, FlyingBinary

Panellists
Theo Blackwell
Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London

Panel discussion
Public e-procurement, centralized purchasing or framework agreements: what’s in it for you?

Chair
Sam Trendall
Editor, PublicTechnology

 

15:40

Networking break - exhibition open

 

16:00

Closing Keynote 
Alison Pritchard

Director General (interim), Government Digital Service (GDS)

16:30

 

Chair's closing remarks
Sam Trendall
Editor, PublicTechnology

 

16:45

Conference and exhibition close

08:15

Registration, refreshments and networking - exhibition opens

09:00

Chair's introduction

Sam Trendall
Editor, PublicTechnology.net

09:10

Welcome
Data and intelligence bridging Public and Private Sector: The partnership model

 

09:20

Plenary address
The Government digital transformation agenda: A look into the future

09:30

Opening Keynote
Responsible technology for a fair, inclusive and thriving democratic society

 

Stream1: Digital Leadership & Skills

10:15

Panel discussion
Driving a digital culture in and beyond your organisation

- Organisational transformation: what it is, what it is not and how to spot the difference
- Financial and operational efficiencies: value-generating infrastructures and the challenge of real-time change

11:00

Public Technology in bites
Shared services: making it accessible 

11:10

Networking break - exhibition open

11:30

Panel discussion
Meeting the user’s need: accessibility and empathy

- Using technology to attract and retain a diverse workforce
- Services transformation: meeting the user needs inside and outside your organisation

12:15

Panel discussion
Sustainable services: harnessing technology for a greener organisation

- Working smarter and greener
- Organisational digital transformation and sustainability: what is your potential? 

13:00

The Public Technology debate
Not afraid to fail: tackling a culture of risk-averse ideas

 

 

13:30

14:05

 

 

 

Networking lunch - exhibition open

Do not miss the Huddle demozone!

 

 

Stream1: Digital Leadership & Skills

14:30

 

 

14:40

Public Technology in bites
Using location data in tackling ethnic disparities

Public Technology in bites
Living a dual life in tech

14:50

Panel discussion
Digital Skills Partnerships

Closing the talent gap
- Collaboration: the regional and national landscape
- Nurturing and enhancing digital skills

15:40

Networking break - exhibition open

 

16:00

Plenary Room
Closing Keynote 

16:30

 

Chair's closing remarks

Sam Trendall
Editor, PublicTechnology.net

16:45

Conference and exhibition close

08:15

Registration, refreshments and networking - exhibition opens

09:00

Chair's introduction

Sam Trendall
Editor, PublicTechnology.net

09:10

Welcome
Data and intelligence bridging Public and Private Sector: The partnership model

 

09:20

Plenary address
The Government digital transformation agenda: A look into the future

09:30

Opening Keynote
Responsible technology for a fair, inclusive and thriving democratic society

 

Stream2: AI and Automation

10:15

Panel discussion
Public sector AI:to automate or not to automate?

- Driving digital transformation thorough AI
- Cost strategy vs value strategy
- Where should you invest?                                                                                                                                                       

11:00

Public Technology in bites
Chatbots: How is AI changing customer services?

11:10

Networking break - exhibition open

11:30

Panel discussion
Optimising AI’s full potential: Ensuring open and structured data

- Breaking the barriers: the public and private sectors partnership
Turning round underutilised data
Protecting sensitive data

12:15

Panel discussion
AI & Cyber: an ever-evolving secure network

- AI for a constantly evolving cyber secure network
Will AI mitigate against the weakest part of the chain, people?

 

13:00

The Public Technology debate
The Ethics of AI: tackling bias (inside and outside your organisation)

 

 

13:30

14:05

 

 

Networking lunch - exhibition open

Do not miss the Huddle demozone

Stream2: AI and Automation

14:30

Presentation
Supporting the next generation in AI

- Public sector data science and AI capability
Building the most digitally skilled populations of civil servants in the world

14:50

Panel discussion
Smart cities: the new normal?

- AI, IoT, 5G
- Connectivity, transportation, sustainability
- Technology as the great equalizer
- The critical importance of private sector finance

 

15:40

Networking break - exhibition open

 

16:00

Plenary Room
Closing Keynote 

16:30

 

Chair's closing remarks

Sam Trendall
Editor, PublicTechnology.net

16:45

Conference and exhibition close

08:15

Registration, refreshments and networking - exhibition opens

09:00

Chair's introduction

Sam Trendall
Editor, PublicTechnology.net

09:10

Welcome
Data and intelligence bridging Public and Private Sector: The partnership model

 

09:20

Plenary address
The Government digital transformation agenda: A look into the future

09:30

Opening Keynote
Responsible technology for a fair, inclusive and thriving democratic society

 

Stream3: Cloud & Procurement

10:15

Panel discussion
Buying and selling on the Digital Marketplace: delivering services and value

- From cloud first to hybrid first
- G-Cloud: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?
- Hybrid IT deployments in the public sector

 

11:00

Public Technology in bites
G-Cloud: the new generation

11:10

Networking break - exhibition open

11:30

Panel discussion
The great SME G-Cloud sales slowdown?

Tackling the barriers to procurement processes in the public sector
- Delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed

12:15

Panel discussion
Private and Public Clouds: is it just a matter of security?

- Pros and cons of different type of cloud
- The what’s in it for the public sector
- Data protection

 

13:00

The Public Technology debate
The Ethics of Data

 

 

13:30

14:05

 

 

Networking lunch - exhibition open

Do not miss the Huddle demozone!

Stream3: Cloud & Procurement

14:30

Public Technology in bites

 

14:50

Panel discussion
Public e-procurement, centralized purchasing or framework agreements: what’s in it for you?

- the value for money bridge between buyers and sellers
- transparency, access and best practice

15:40

Networking break - exhibition open

 

16:00

Plenary Room
Closing Keynote 

16:30

 

Chair's closing remarks

Sam Trendall
Editor, PublicTechnology.net

16:45

Conference and exhibition close