#techUKlocalgov Update | Call for blogs | Redbridge Council

techUK will hold its third annual ‘Council of the Future’ campaign week from 2–6 December, showcasing how tech can be used to drive better local public outcomes and create places where citizens want to live, thrive and work. We’d like to invite you to contribute on one of the following topics: future gazing; data-driven places; culture & collaboration; smart places and leading by example. If you’d like to contribute please email Ellie Huckle by Friday 1 November. Blogs are due on 27 November. You can find more details and contributor guidelines here. 

Don’t miss out on our next partnering and networking event on 6 November with special guest Redbridge Council. 

Moreover, techUK is running a series of ten webcasts with Deloitte to help businesses in the tech sector get ready for the possibility of a no deal brexit. To find out more please click here.

All the best,  

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

#techUKlocalgov: Latest

Latest GovTech update – Live opportunities & contracts awarded  
Read the latest insights on recently published opportunities, the largest tech contracts published over the previous month, and some large tech contracts that are due to expire this time next year. 
Find your perfect tech partner at techUK’s Partnering & Networking pitchfest 
Join us on 6 November to hear from Head of Change at Redbridge Council on how they want to work with suppliers - you will also hear from Civica, EY, Oracle and more on partnership opportunities. It is an opportunity for SMEs to pitch ideas to companies currently providing services to local government, and for large companies to expand the network of SMEs they work with to deliver services in this market.  
MHCLG confirmed for Future Gazing: Where Next for Local Government Tech in 2020? briefing 
Ben Cheetham, Head of Design and Technology, Local Digital Collaboration Unit, at MHCLG will join speakers from Socitm, Adur & Worthing Council and Tussell for our end of year local government event on the 5 December.

#techUKlocalgov: Action and reaction

Securing local public services 
Key takeaways from techUK’s local government cyber roundtable that bought together industry with councils, Socitm, SOLACE and MHCLG. 
Listen to the latest techUK podcast on the smarter state 
This month’s podcast reflects on techUK’s annual Building the Smarter State conference and includes an interview with Jenny Nelson, Programme Manager of Digital Newcastle. 
Help spread the word – techUK’s local authority procurement discovery 
Last month techUK launched its procurement discovery and to ensure we get as many responses as possible would welcome you sharing with your council partners and customers. The survey can be found here.  

#techUKlocalgov: Other news

Oxfordshire seeks digital leader (PublicTechnology.net) 
Oxfordshire County Council is recruiting a senior manager to spearhead digital, IT, and transformation initiatives. 
Kingston and Sutton appoint MHCLG tech chief to lead IT shared services (PublicTechnology.net) 
The London boroughs of Kingston and Sutton have recruited Steve O’Connor to lead digital and IT across the two authorities’ shared service. 
Lancashire County Council has set out five priorities as part of its new Digital First Strategy for the next five years (UKAuthority) 
The plan was approved by its cabinet last week, and sets out how it is aiming to deliver sustainable digital services to the public. 


30 October - Technology Services 3 pre-market engagement 
6 November - Partnering & Networking: Growing the Local GovTech Market 
6 November - Supercharging 2019
12 November - Future Mobility Services in the UK 
19 Novemberdigitech19 


27 November - An introduction to the NHS and technology
7 January - Understanding and engaging with Government
5 February - An introduction to the NHS and technology

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