We are delighted to be running a Campaign Week in the run up to techUK’s sixth annual flagship Building the Smarter State conference which is taking place online from 16 – 17 September. For the last five years the conference has successfully attracted digital leaders from across the breadth of the public and private sectors to showcase how technology is shaping today and tomorrow’s public services – helping to build a smarter state.
Returning for a sixth year, this year’s conference is looking at the role digital plays in driving business change across Government, the future of transformation in Government, the legacy of COVID-19 in terms of procurement and innovation, and the enabling role of tech in informing what the smarter state will look like.
Through blogs and case studies this week will look at what the smarter state might look like, how technology can drive business change across the wider public sector, how technology can improve citizen outcomes and keep us connected, how the gap between digital and policy can be bridged in order to transform public services and the lessons learnt from COVID-19 - the legacy it has left on procurement and innovation and how this can be harnessed in building the smarter state.
You can catch up on this week's blog posts by clicking the links below.
- Future gazing: What does the Smarter State look like?
- The council of the future by Becky Davis, Sopra Steria
- Why we must look forwards, not back, to solve the UK’s tech challenges by Martin McFadyen, Head of Public Sector at Virgin Media Business
- The border for the Smarter State by Lorna Prescott, Atkins
- The Smarter State: What will the future hold for the public sector? by Bipin Kulkarni and Sarveshwar Desai, Gemraj Technologies
- Tech as an enabler: The role of technology in driving business change across the wider public sector
- What should drive business change – the technology or the challenges? by Jacqui Lees, Atkins
- Automation technology enabling increased UK productivity by Seb Lessware, CTO at 1Spatial
- Digital transformation in the public sector: what is best practice? by James Fraser, Digiterre
- Can a 'digital hub' enable the citizens of a Smarter State? by SJC Rudder, CEO of The Hub Company
- Building the agile state to embrace technology as an enabler by Simon Moore from Palo Alto Networks
- The role of tech in the government ‘future normal’ workplace by Ian Holden, Managing Director for Digital at Civica
- Early intervention in the county lines battle by Marc Radley, CACI LTD
- Borders of the future – is data sharing the answer? by Richard Gutsell, Atkins
- People: Improving citizen outcomes, staying connected and creating safe places
- How has technology evolved to keep society connected? by Vrush Sumanoharan, UKCloud
- Putting people first: delivering better citizen outcomes by Bipin Kulkarni and Sarveshwar Desai, Gemraj Technologies
- Governments that collaborate, innovate by Maryclaire Abowd, Laura Dawson, (with contributions from Céline Degrauwe), AWS
- Operationally led, digitally enabled by Tim Crofts, Leidos UK VP Business Development & Strategy
- Keeping our vulnerable citizens safe during a second wave by Tony Hughes, Civica
- Bridging the gap: The tech bringing together digital and policy & transforming public services
- Digitally transforming your way to efficiency by Ollie Watson, CACI
- Eats, Shoots & Leaves – the search for meaning in the tech jungle by Guy Matthews, Vodafone UK
- Get ready for the UK Data Age by Gordon Morrison, Splunk Inc
- Transforming the public sector: when digitalisation meets policy by Bipin Kulkarni and Sarveshwar Desai, Gemraj Technologies
- COVID-19: Lessons learnt, the impact on procurement and innovation and how this can be harnessed in building the smarter state
- COVID-19: The catalyst behind remote working for government departments by Daniel May, Business Systems
- COVID-19: A catalyst for the UK’s digital transformation by Mark Greenaway, Adobe
- COVID-19: Impact, innovation, and the Smarter State by Bipin Kulkarni and Sarveshwar Desai, Gemraj Technologies
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