#techUKlocalgov Update | Spotlight on London | Council of the Future

Next week is our third annual ‘Council of the Future’ campaign week so do keep an eye of guest blogs from members on how the technologies of today and tomorrow will be transforming local public services. Please do share your thoughts and views using the hashtag #CounciloftheFuture.

We hope you can also join us for the final local government event of the year on the 5 December where we will look at the year past – the key tech trends, what councils have been buying and the opportunities for 2020 – speakers from Adur & Worthing Council, Socitm and Tussell.

We are busy planning for 2020 so if there are any events that you’d like to see do get in touch!

All the best,


Georgina Maratheftis
Local Public Services
E | georgina.maratheftis@techuk.org

#techUKlocalgov: Latest  

4 December Join techUK’s Social Care Working Group
Help shape techUK’s social care activity for 2020. We want to hear and better understand members challenges in this area and what industry can do to deliver value to the social care market. 
5 December  - Future Gazing: Where Next for Local Government Tech in 2020?
This end of year event is always a great fun and we hope you can join us to reflect on the past year in local government transformation – what have been the technologies re-defining service delivery, the key trends and looking to 2020 on what the emerging technologies disrupting the sector are and the key players. The panel will also be making their predictions for 2020! 
Latest GovTech Update 
Latest opportunities and contracts up for renewal, including Kent County Council. 

#techUKlocalgov: Action & reaction 

2019 Civic Innovation Challenge launched by Mayor of London 
The Civic Innovation Challenge is the Mayor’s flagship technology and innovation programme and offers an opportunity for start-ups to work together with leading corporates and public organisations to tackle some of London’s most pressing problems. Closing date to apply is 12 December and challenges include: Countering violent extremism online; democratising planning; and more efficient freight in London. 
Launch of a new London dashboard to drive borough collaboration & support new entrants
LOTI launches City Tools: London, to enable possible collaborations between local authorities, identify opportunities for new entrants and innovators into the government technology market, and drive cost savings by coordinating contracts and leveraging boroughs’ collective bargaining power. 
The Cabinet Office seeks best practice transformation examples 
The Cabinet Office begins work on the second phase of the Outsourcing Playbook and is looking for the best practice examples from industry. 
Councils awarded £500,000 for digital technology innovations 
Discover the latest collaborative projects to be funded through the Local Digital Fund.

#techUKlocalgov: Other news

Wales to appoint a Chief Digital Officer for Local Government (CDOLG) 
The Welsh Government has provided funding towards the cost of CDOLG and a supporting Delivery Unit. 
Scottish councils urged to make more of RPA and AI (UKAuthority) 
Scottish local authorities are being encouraged to step up their work on robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI), with plans for a procurement framework to support the drive. 


28 NovemberOracle's Health & Care Innovation Forum
4 December techUK Social Care Working Group Meeting
5 DecemberFuture Gazing: Where Next for Local Government Tech in 2020?
12 DecemberThe appliance of (Neuro)science to win more tech B2B clients

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