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2019 agenda

The 2019 agenda will include keynote speeches from:

  • Dr Nina Cope, Director General (Capabilities), National Crime Agency
  • Simon Hart, Minister for Implementation, Cabinet Office
  • Paul Maltby, CDO, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • John Manzoni, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office
  • Simon McKinnon, CDIO, DWP

Further speakers are due to be confirmed, but you can see the current 2019 agenda below. 


2019 agenda:

09:00 - 09:50

Registration & networking 


09:50 - 10:00

techUK welcome

Julian David, CEO, techUK

10:00 - 10:10 

Setting the Scene

Shaheen Sayed, CEO of Accenture's Government Business, UK & Ireland, Accenture 

10:10 - 10:30

Opening Keynote

  • Simon Hart, Minister for Implementation, Cabinet Office

10:30 - 11:15 

Panel discussion: Future of the Organisation: Clients, workforce, tools, services

11:15 - 11:40

Coffee break & networking

11:40 - 12:40 

Breakout Sessions 

11:40 - 12:40 

The CEO's perspective on building digital organisation - powered by Box 

  • Andrew Grant, Former CEO of Aylesbury Vale District Council

Andrew will provide perspectives on building a digital workplace and connecting organisations and citizens in the public sector through digital.

11:40 - 12:40

Driving Innovation, transforming legacy and rebuilding IT capability in Government IT - powered by Dell Technologies

  • Imran Razzaq, Public Sector Director, UK and Ireland, Pivotal Software

As Government reduces its reliance on large IT outsource contracts the need to build cutting-edge IT Skills and capability to deliver digital transformation has never been greater. Hear how Pivotal, part of Dell Technologies, is helping Government transform at pace - moving from Monolithic applications to Microservices whilst reducing costs, building capability and bridging the skills gap in Public Sector IT.

11:40 - 12:40

Data Enablement - powered by Pure Storage

The interactive session is about challenging ourselves to be more effective by accessing the right data sets (including data from other public sector bodies). It is also about understanding whether the challenges are the same across public Sector as a whole and if there are any shared learnings.

12:40 - 13:30

Lunch & Networking

13:30 - 13:45 

Keynote: Smarter Places: From Vision to Reality

  • Paul Maltby, CDO, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

13:45 - 14:30

Panel Discussion: A placed-based future for public services? 

  • Bryan Glick, Editor in Chief, Computer Weekly (Chair) 
  • Paul Maltby, CDO, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Jenny Nelson, Digital Newcastle Programme Manager, Newcastle City Council 
  • Phil Swan, Chief Information Officer & GM Digital Lead, Greater Manchester Combined Authority


Keynote: The Future of Civil Service: What will the Civil Service look like in 15 years’ time?

  • John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, Cabinet Office
14:50 - 15:15 Coffee break & networking

15:15 - 16:05

Fireside Chat: Universal Credit – Doing Agile at Scale

  • Tom Birch, Head of Digital Delivery Practice, DWP 
16:05 - 16:20 


16:20 - 17.00

The Future of Public Safety 

  • Dr Nina Cope, Director General (Capabilities), National Crime Agency
  • Emma Kendrew, AI & Intelligent Automation Lead, Accenture

Event wrap-up

  • Sue Daley, Associate Director, Technology & Innovation, techUK


Networking drinks



For further information, please contact:

  • Noreen Aldworth

    Noreen Aldworth

    Head of Events
    T 020 7331 2052

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