Growing the Local GovTech Market

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    Friday07Sep 2018

    techUK’s local government programme manager highlights the importance of an eco-system approach to growing the local gov tech market as part of #techUKSmarterState

At techUK we want to showcase the innovation happening locally and champion a diverse local govtech eco-system. Local government is an innovative market and often leading the way in adoption of new technologies across the public sector. For example, even though AI is still a rather nascent market for public sector, local government is leading the way in its adoption and understanding of its value in transforming services for citizens. Aylesbury Vale and Enfield Council are good examples of this.

As part of techUK’s ambition to grow the local government digital eco-system we are holding several networking and briefing sessions in October to help inform industry on how councils operate, as well as bring together large and small companies active or looking to break into the local government market to develop potential new partnerships.

Events include:

Partnering & Networking: Growing the Local GovTech Market on 10 October

This speed networking event offers tech companies large and small the opportunity to network and identify partners with innovative solutions for transforming local public services. We are also encouraging digital folk working in Local Government to join us to pitch about what they’re after from the market and give them exposure to the latest innovative tech solutions.

To find out more about techUK’s local government activity and how to get involved in the above events contact Georgina Maratheftis.

Help Shape the Supplier Commitment to the Local Digital Declaration on 16 October

This summer saw the launch of the Local Digital Declaration, a shared ambition for the future of local public services written by a collective of local authorities, sector bodies and government departments. It outlines a shared ambition for improved collaboration and creating the conditions needed for the next generation of local public services.

As this event is an un-conference there is no detailed agenda but all participants will have the opportunity to raise items they would like to discuss in conjunctions to the next steps in the suppliers response to the Declaration.

Future Trends, Opportunities & Challenges Facing Local Gov on 17 October

This event is an opportunity for new entrants and those active in the market to develop a better understanding of the current local government landscape, latest tech trends and be more informed in the way councils operate. We are delighted to have Paul Davidson, CIO, Sedgemoor District Council to give the local government perspective.

Join the discussion on #techUKSmarterState To see more blogs like this, please visit the website here.

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