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Building the Smarter State Week 2022 #techUKSmarterState

This week (26-30 September) the Central Government Programme is running its Building Smarter State Week in the run-up to the eighth edition of our flagship public services conference, Building the Smarter State, which will take place at The Royal Society on Thursday 29 September.

For the last seven years the conference has successfully attracted digital leaders from across the breadth of public and the private sectors to showcase how technology is shaping todays and tomorrow’s public services – helping to build a smarter state. Having reached a critical juncture of digital transformation, this year’s conference will move from the ‘why’ to ’how’, hearing from senior digital leaders how we secure and sustain the smarter state and the role digital technologies and public services play in unlocking the next wave of transformation in delivering resilient public services. 

A different theme has been assigned to each day of the week, and through blogs and case studies we want members to explore how we can secure a smarter state and the role of digital, how we can better utilise data and emerging technologies to meet societal challenges of net-zero and upskill the workforce to sustain and deliver digital services, how we can deliver more efficient and citizen-centric services and the challenges and potential solutions for sustaining a smarter state. The week will also look at how the Digital and Data Playbook, the pledges made at COP 26, and the launch of the National Cyber Strategy provide an opportunity to ensure a better digital government that can deliver value for money efficiently and build and sustain a smarter state.

The themes for the week are as follows:

Sustaining the Smarter State: How can public services better utilise data and emerging technologies to meet societal challenges of net-zero and upskill the workforce


Creating services fit for citizens: Exploring how we can deliver smarter, more efficient, and citizen-centric services.


Digital Leadership: The challenges and potential solutions and key asks to public sector leaders and government to grasp the opportunity for what comes next in the smarter state.


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Building The Smarter State Conference - 29 September

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Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK

Matthew Wild

Programme Assistant - Markets, techUK

You can also follow the campaign on techUK's Twitter and LinkedIn - #techUKSmarterState

If you would like to attend the Building the Smarter State Conference, you can sign up here!