Digital Devolution: Powering Public Services Reform

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Devolution is at the heart of the Government’s agenda and has the potential to be a disruptive force for revolutionising the way we deliver local services. We will have a new Chief Digital Officer for London soon to be appointed and by next year a number of new Mayors elected, this event will explore how devolution can be a catalyst for change and the enabling role tech can play in delivering smarter devolution.

Agenda

09:30 - Registration, Refreshments and Networking

10:00 - Welcome from Naureen Khan, Director of Public Services, techUK

10:05 - Keynote: Powering Local Growth through Devolution

  • Steve Terence, Head of Programme Management Office & Governance, Manchester City Council

10:25 - Powering Devolution through Strong Digital Leadership

  • Councillor Theo Blackwell, Cabinet Member for Finance, Technology and Growth, Camden Council
  • William Benson, CEO, Tunbridge Wells Council & Deputy Policy Spokesperson on Digital Leadership, SOLACE
  • Niraj Dattani, Head Of Community Development, Spacehive & Harrow Councillor

11:15 - Refreshments and Networking

11:30 - Welcome from Matthew Evans, Executive Director, SmarterUK

11:35 - Harnessing the Power of City Data: Opportunities for Transformation

  • Eddie Copeland, Director of Government Innovation, Nesta
  • Ian Kennedy, Vice President - Technical Operations, CISCO

12:15 - Optimising City Infrastructure to Deliver Digital Devolution

  • Sarah Gonsalves, Acting Director of Policy, Insight And Communications, Milton Keynes Council
  • Mike Pitts, Head of Urban Systems, Innovate UK

12:55 - Chair's Summary & Close

13:00 - Lunch and Networking

 

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