#techUKlocalgov Update | LPSC nominations | Local Digital Fund open

This month we are delighted to announce that nominations are open to join techUK's Local Public Services Committee. This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the forefront of techUK's local government work, steering the strategic direction and shaping the local transformation agenda. Members will also have the opportunity to nominate themselves for Chair or Vice-Chair. Nominations close next week.

You can find out more about the process, timeframes and how to get involved here.

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

#techUKlocalgov: Latest

Fostering the ecosystem: Guide for SMEs selling to the Public Sector
This month techUK’s public sector teams produced a guide on how best to navigate the public sector market, highlighting the benefits of frameworks, early market engagement, and partnerships between companies of all sizes.

Demystifying local government 
The challenges and opportunities facing the local government tech market – key insights from the latest #techUKlocalgov event.

Opportunity for twenty members to join the new Local Public Services Committee!
The LPSC drives techUK’s work for delivering better local public service outcomes, they work with councils and the wider tech industry to create the environment that enables transformation to happen and innovation to flourish at the local level. Nominations close 2 August.

#techUKlocalgov: Action & Reaction 

New head of the local digital collaboration unit at Ministry for Housing & Local Government announced
May-N Leow from Southwark Council has been appointed to lead the future work of the Local Digital Collaboration Unit. In her role at Southwark Council, May-N regularly engaged with techUK and the wider supplier community. We were pleased to have her as a guest on our latest podcast ‘collaboration for local public services’ where she spoke about the importance of early market engagement.

Science and Technology Committee releases report on Digital Government
techUK was pleased to provide both written and oral evidence to the Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry. The report focuses on a few key areas: Government digitisation, levers for transformation and cultural, technical and institutional challenges.

Catch-up on all the blogs from techUK's Cloud Week
Last week techUK hosted Cloud Week, with a wide range of blogs on topics like system interoperability to public sector adoption of cloud.

#techUKlocalgov: Other News

Have your say on how you want to sell to London's public sector (Greater London Authority)
Complete this short survey on how the Greater London Authority can better support London's public sector to work with tech SMEs and startups.  

London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) launches a weekly blog
Every Friday, the team at LOTI will be blogging about what's new, with it's member boroughs sharing what they're currently working on, their learnings, and what's next.

The Local Digital Fund is opening to new applications
According to the latest Local Digital newsletter collaborative projects that were funded in the first round have recently been invited to apply for further funding. Decisions on successful applications will be made in the week commencing 19 August 2019, and projects will be completed by 31 January 2020. They will be opening the Local Digital Fund to new collaborative projects on 19 August 2019, information will be announced on the Local Digital website.

techUK meeting room sponsorship
In the past 12 months we welcomed a record 26,000 visitors to techUK's office, giving our room sponsors and partners significant brand profile with senior tech industry and Government stakeholders. If you're interested in sponsoring a room at techUK and would like to discuss the possibilities, please contact Sofia.kovalevskaia@techuk.org

Has your company experienced exceptional growth over the last four years as a result of technology innovation? 
Yes? Then, this is the programme for you! The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 is one of the UK's leading technology awards programmes. Now in its twenty-second successful year, it is an acknowledgement of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. The ranking is based on revenue growth over the last four years. Nominate your company today and join the likes of Deliveroo, Bloom & Wild and Checkout.com as a Technology Fast 50 winner. If you have any questions, email the Deloitte Fast 50 team or call 02394 003 153. Good luck!

#techUKlocalgov: Events

Our flagship conference Building the Smarter State is taking place on 18 September, sign up here. The 2019 agenda will include keynotes from Oliver Dowden MP, Minister for Implementation in the Cabinet Office, and John Manzoni, Permament Secretary, Cabinet Office. BTSS 2019 is generously sponsored by Accenture.



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