#techUKlocalgov Update | Trends & Opportunities

Thank you to everyone that contributed to our #PlaceBasedInnovation week. We had over 20 guest blogs and you can read them here. To learn more about how to make a place based approach a reality, and explore the role that technology and industry can play register for our event on the 21 May.

Next month we have a number of workshops with local authorities on digital connectivity, detailed below. Having the right digital connectivity and infrastructure in place is fundamental to maximising regional growth and driving public service reform. We are pleased to work with Southwark Council and Greater London Authority to share learning. 

All the best,  
Head of Local Public Services 
E | georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org
T | T +44 (0) 20 7331 2029

#techUKlocalgov: Latest  

8 MayWorkshop with Greater London Authority on developing a London wide connectivity approach
Join techUK & GLA for a dicussion on making available Council assets to support 5G deployments. This workshop will have presentations from both boroughs and telecommunications providers and will consider options for the use of street furniture going forward. 

14 May - Southwark Council, LGiU & Sevenoaks council confirmed for Local Gov Transformation event 
techUK’s future trends, challenges and opportunities in local government event returns for 2019! We have a great range of speakers from across local government and industry, so whether you’re an established player or new entrant, join us to understand the latest trends in local government and learn more about how it operates and its processes. Register here. 

16 May - Register now for our laying the foundations for a better-connected place roundtable 
techUK is pleased to host a roundtable with Southwark Council to discuss their experience of delivering superfast broadband to the community. The roundtable will bring together local authorities (currently 6 councils registered) and industry to discuss how we can make better-connected communities a reality. Southwark Council will share their learning and how they worked with the market, and we will also hear from other councils in the room what they have planned and how providers can help. Register here.

21 May - *New date* Place based innovation: Improving Citizen Outcomes briefing 
Following the success of techUK’s #PlaceBasedInnovation week we are pleased to be hosting a briefing with local public services and industry to explore further how we make a ‘place based approach’ a reality, and what industry’s role is in supporting this emerging trend in local public services. Register here.
18 September - *Sponsorship opportunity* Take part in techUK’s flagship public services conference
On 18 September Building the Smarter State returns at County Hall London, and we are delighted to have keynotes from Chief Digital Officers from the Ministry for Housing, Local Government, the Home Office, and HMRC, as well as the Minister Oliver Dowden. Registration will open shortly but if you’d like to be a sponsor or exhibitor get in touch with sofia.kovalevskaia@techUK.org

#techUKlocalgov: Action & Reaction   

#PlaceBasedInnovation: Improving local public service outcomes week 
If you missed any guest blogs from techUK’s #PlaceBasedInnovation week you can find them all here. We had a great mix of guest blogs from members and stakeholders looking at everything from the vision to making a place based approach a reality. You might also like to attend our place based event with local government and police on 21 May.

Home Secretary sets out new approach to tackling violent crime
techUK’s Justice and Emergency Services Programme Manager, Jessica Russell, responds to the Home Secretary’s announcement stating “techUK has been working with members to champion enabling technologies of genuinely joined up, multi-agency working so we welcome the move toward a more collaborative and preventative approach.” 
Consultation on Social Value in Central Government Procurement 
Call for evidence on how government should take into account social value in the award of government contracts. 

#techUKlocalgov: Other News 

GDS creates security bodies for GOV.UK Verify (UKAuthority) 
The Government Digital Service (GDS) has set up two bodies to strengthen the future security of the GOV.UK Verify digital identity service. 
Manchester seeks partners for £35m full fibre rollout  (PublicTechnology.net) 
The authority has issued a contract notice seeking to “procure the design, implementation, maintenance, and support” of a full-fibre network to serve the needs of public-sector entities across Greater Manchester. The contract will consist of a two-lot framework agreement, with one supplier to be appointed to each lot. 
Matthew Gould appointed NHSX CEO (UKAuthority) 
Matthew Gould has been named as the chief executive officer of NHSX, the new policy unit for digital healthcare in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). techUK CEO Julian David said “In Matthew Gould, NHSX has appointed a chief executive with a depth of experience at the intersection of technology and the public sector.” 
North Yorkshire County Council launch digital challenge discovery
The 2 challenges centre on health and social care. You can view further details and how to get involved here.

21 MayThe Economics of Digital ID: Addressing the Challenges
Join techUK and the Open Identity Exchange at this sector-wide interactive workshop. Register here.

11-12 June - Bloomberg's flagship tech event Sooner Than You Think - Register here
*techUK members can use the code TECHUK20 using the registration link above to get a 20% discount* 


9 April - Unlocking AI Adoption in the Public Sector 
14 May - Local Gov Transformation: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities 
16 May - Laying the Foundations for a Better-Connected Place 
21 May - Place based innovation: Improving Citizen Outcomes 

The techUK Annual Dinner will be taking place on Wednesday 10 July at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. The techUK Annual Dinner is the must-attend business dinner in our calendar attracting over 500 guests, including more than 120 senior Government and civil service leaders.

The evening will begin with a drinks reception, allowing ample networking opportunities, followed by a fabulous dinner and speeches from the country's leading technology stakeholders. This year’s keynote will be delivered by Jeremy Wright QC, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, while our after dinner speaker will be Channel 4’s Cathy Newman.

Find out more and book your place here.


25 April - Understanding and Engaging With Government
26 April - Winning with G-Cloud
16 MayWinning with G-Cloud
31 MayWinning with DOS (half day course)–
11 June - An Introduction to the NHS and technology
14 JuneWinning with DOS (full day course)

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