Demystifying Local Gov: Growing the Local GovTech Market

Join us for our latest event in the growing the local GovTech market series. It is an exciting time for local government transformation, more and more councils are realising the benefit digital can play in helping to not only drive efficiencies but solve problems and create places where citizens want to live, work and thrive. Collectively, local government spends around £2 billion per annum on IT, with £1 billion of this spent on sourcing and supporting software applications. However, the local government market can be perceived as complex and hard to navigate. While this is true, local government is unique in the number of lines of business it operates - from zoo licenses to local planning to waste collection – meaning technology can make a real difference to how services are delivered and ultimately improve the lives of citizens.

This event will provide active and new entrants to the local government market the opportunity to develop a better understanding of how local government works and procures technology. The event will also explore the latest trends and models local government are looking at – from adopting a place based approach to greater collaboration across boundaries – as well as the key challenges they are facing and where the opportunities for technology to help solve problems. Findings from the latest PWC The Local State We're in 2019 will also be presented on how can local public services work together to create inclusive places?

Speakers confirmed include: 

  • Paul Davidson, Chief Information Officer, Sedgemoor City Council 
  • Bob Brown, Strategic Director, Sedgemoor City Council 
  • Davina Fell, Digital Infrastructure Manager, Southwark Council
  • Andy Theedom, Director, PwC
  • Councillor Timothy Barnes, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Education and Skills, Westminster Council
  • Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Local Public Services, techUK

If you work in the Public Sector and you feel this event would be relevant to you and you'd like to attend please email ellie.huckle@techuk.org 

  • Georgina Maratheftis

    Georgina Maratheftis

    HEAD OF PROGRAMME | LOCAL PUBLIC SERVICES
    T 020 7331 2029

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