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Conference Agenda: 14 September 2017 



 09:00 - 10:00

Registration, demos & networking breakfast

10:00 - 10:05

Kick off: Kate Russell, Tech Correspondent, BBC (Conference Chair)


10:05 - 10:15

techUK Welcome

Julian David, CEO, techUK

10:15 - 10:35

Managing change in the public sector: HMRC’s transformation journey

How technology has changed public service delivery in one of the Government’s largest Departments, and what the wider public sector can learn from the challenges it has faced in making tax digital.


Mike Potter, Interim Chief Digital and Information Officer, HMRC

Managing Change in the Public Sector

Panel Discussion

10:35 - 11:35

Tech driven Public Services in 2030

What are the technologies that will transform the way that public services are delivered to citizens over the next decade and more, and what can public sector organisations do now to prepare for the change?

Panel discussion chaired by Kate Russell, Tech Correspondent, BBC

Councillor Niraj Dattani, Harrow Council

Vicki Sellick, Director for Government Innovation and Innovation in Public Services, Nesta

James Trudgian, Global Partner Innovation Lead, Adobe

Michael Wignall, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft UK

Panel Tech Driven Public Services in 2030


11:35 - 12:05

Making the UK to be the best place to start and grow a digital business

How the UK Government is Promoting and evangelising the technologies that could change the way Government, citizens and businesses work.


Dylan Thomas, Director, Technology and Smart Cities, International Trade and Investment

12:05 - 13:15

Lunch, demos & networking

Workshop Sessions

13:15 - 14:50

Workshop 1:

13:15 - 14:00

Workshop 2:

14:05 - 14:50

Workshop 3:

13:15 - 14:00

Workshop 4:

14:05 - 14:50

techUKPS2030: Council of the Future


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Gary Barnett, Head of Enterprise Advisory, GlobalData

Dr Peter Reynolds, Digital Transformation Director, Capita

Dylan Roberts, Chief Digital Officer, Leeds City Council

Sarah Windrum, Chair, West Midlands Digital Group & CEO, The Emerald Group

techUKPS2030: Cyber security - balancing technology, risk and human insight

Workshop Sponsored by

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Gordon Morrison, Director of Government Affairs, McAfee

Mariana Pereira, Director, Darktrace


Frontline Services to Digital Policing and Public Safety

Workshop Sponsored by



Ian Blackhurst, Director for Public Safety, Northgate Public Services

Helen James, Director Business Development Information Services, Boeing Defence

Emma Kelly, Senior Officer – Futures, National Crime Agency

Robert Leach, Acting CEO, Police ICT Company

techUKPS2030: Can Digital Citizens Safeguard the future of the NHS?

Workshop Sponsored by


Alistair Samuelson, Technology Advocate

Sophie Castle-Clarke, Fellow, the Nuffield Trust

Julian Ranger, Founder and Chairman,

Tony Yates, Self Care and Prevention, NHS Digital
















14:50 - 15:00

Council of the Future

Coffee break, demos & networking

Panel Discussion

15:00 - 16:00

2030 & beyond: UK Government - leading the charge for tech enabled transformation

An exploration of how the Smarter State can be achieved by making public services ‘digital by default’ and able to adapt to new technologies

Panel discussion chaired by Kate Russell, Tech Correspondent, BBC

Nic Harrison, Director of Service Design and Assurance, GDS

Lara Sampson, Product Owner Director, Universal Credit and Head of Product Management, Department for Work and Pensions

Robin Tombs, Founder, Yoti

Dr Mark Thompson, Strategy Director and co-owner, Methods

Panel 2030 and beyond

16:00 - 16:20

Public Services of the Future: Open Data, Open Culture
and New Ways of Working

What open ways of working, open culture and open data means for public services in the future


Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Public Service of the Future

16:20 - 16:30

Wrap up

Kate Russell, Tech Correspondent, BBC



16:30 - 17:30


Networking with pizza & beer  



Hear from our 2017 Conference chair, Kate Russell, BBC Click:

Conference Scribing & Illustrations provided by:

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2017 Ticket prices:

techUK Member - £275 + VAT

Non-techUK Member - £375 + VAT

SME techUK Member - £125 + VAT

Public Sector delegates - Free of charge


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