Council of the Future Campaign Week

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    Monday27Nov 2017

    The Campaign Week (27 Nov – 1 Dec) will highlight what the future of local public services will look like in a digital age #CounciloftheFuture

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This week techUK is celebrating how technology is transforming public service outcomes and re-imagining what future local public services will look like

A familiar and well-rehearsed narrative for local government is that it is increasingly fragmented and hard to navigate. While this is true, local government is unique in the number of lines of business it operates from zoo licenses to waste congestion! Managing demand and rising expectations at a continued time of financial constraints is no easy feat, and as such councils are embracing and seeing digital as an enabler to doing things differently to deliver more efficient, improved services.

During this week’s ‘Council of the Future’ Campaign Week will showcase how tech can be used to drive better local public outcomes and create places where citizens want to live, thrive and work. It will highlight what the ‘art of the possible’ is and showcase the technologies that are disrupting the sector and helping to re-imagine service delivery.

Throughout the week we will be looking at topics central in helping to create the environment for the vision of a ‘Council of the Future’ to flourish and succeed:

Monday 27 November - Future Scenarios of the ‘Council of the Future’/What Will Future Local Public Services Look Like

- Guest blog: Council of the Future...........Right Here, Right Now by Alison McKenzie-Folan, Deputy Chief Executive, Wigan Council

- Guest blog: Investing in Digital Transformation is Just the First Step for the Public Sector by Steve Golding, Business Development Director, CenturyLink

- Guest blog: A Digital Future for Joined Up Local Services by Steve Knights, Principal Consultant – Public Services, Sopra Steria

- Guest blog: Finding the Future in the Past by Cliff Graham, Vice President – Health and Local Government, CGI

Guest blog: Future Gazing: What Tech will the Government of 2030 Use? (Part 1) by Paul Tomlinson, Managing Director, IEG4

Tuesday 28 November - Emerging Tech Trends/The Tech Driving the Service Transformation Outcomes

- Guest blog: The Council of the Future - How Will Councils Evolve and What is the Role of Technology? by Paul Clarke, Head of Practice - Government, esri UK

- Guest blog: Emerging Tech Trends - Revolutionising Local Government by Jos Creese, Strategic Advisor, Advice Cloud

- Guest blog: How Artificial Intelligence is Helping Local Governments meet Residents’ Demands by Mikhail Naumov, Co-Founder and President, DigitalGenius

- Guest blog: Will Voice Controlled Smart Devices Change the Game for Council Communications? by Mark Garvey, CEO, Whitespace Work Software Limited

- Guest blog: The Case for AI by Phil Brunkard, CIO – Regional Government & Health, BT

Wednesday 29 November - The Power of Data in Unlocking the Potential of the ‘Council of the Future’

- Guest blog: (Machine) Data and the Council of the Future by Gordon Morrison, Director for EMEA Government Affairs, Splunk

- Guest blog: 7 Principles Councils Should Consider for the Future of Customer Experience by Chris Melia, Head of Digital Customer Experience, Capita

- Guest blog: Future Gazing: What Tech will the Government of 2030 Use? (Part 2) by Paul Tomlinson, Managing Director, IEG4

Thursday 30 November - The Role of Digital Leadership

- Guest blog: Decisive Leadership in the Digital Age - Creating a Winning Momentum by John Stokoe CB CBE, Head of Strategic Development, Dassault Systemes EuroNorth

- Guest blog: The Role of Digital Leadership by Philip Baulch, CIO, Major Business and Public Sector, BT

- Guest blog: Behaving like the Council of the Future by Andy Theedom, Local Government Market Director, Capita

- Guest blog: The Adoption of Technology in the Public Sector by Sangeeta Mukherjee, Content Specialist, Azeus Convene UK

- Guest blog: What Do We Mean by Digital Leadership in Local Government? by Helen Reeves, Senior Policy Officer, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (Solace)

Friday 01 December - New Models of Working

- Guest blog: Shared Services Between Councils Will be the Norm by Brian Smith, Sales Manager, Kahootz

- Guest blog: Weighing up the Digital Future of Social Care by Kieran Lee, Social Care Transformation Lead, Capita

- Guest blog: Laying the Building Blocks for Your Council’s Digital Future by Sam Manson, Sector Director – Public, Orange Bus

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