Get involved in techUK’s Local Public Services Innovation Week 2023
techUK members and local government stakeholders are invited to contribute to techUK’s Local Public Services Innovation Week, which will take place from Monday 22-Friday 26 May 2023.
During the week, we will showcase the innovation happening across local government and explore the emerging technologies and conditions needed to transform the delivery and outcomes of local public services.
Each day during the week, there will be a different topic with blog posts and videos (#LPSInnovation) on each theme. We invite you to contribute to one of the topics outlined below.
If you would like to contribute, we require a blog piece of around 400-600 words, a blog title, and a 150-character description for the sub-title. If you would prefer, you can also submit a video of no more than 90 seconds. Please email [email protected] by 03 May which topic you’d like to contribute to, so we can confirm you in our content calendar.
You can read our contributor guidelines in more detail here. The blogs and video content will be featured on the techUK website and promoted via Twitter and LinkedIn throughout the week. Please send your blog or video to [email protected] no later than 12 May.
During the week, techUK will host its inaugural Local Public Services Innovation Summit. It will take place on 24 May at techUK. Attending is free for members and the public sector, so register now to secure your in-person ticket.
Council of the Future
What does the council of the future look like, and how can we reimagine service delivery to create places where citizens want to live, thrive, and work? What role can tech and data play in delivering the council of the future? How do the councils of the future communicate effectively with their residents?
We explore the technologies transforming the delivery of our local public services and helping to solve some of the most pressing problems our communities and places face. This day will be an opportunity to demystify and showcase what those technologies are and how they can be deployed and share use cases and better understand the problems emerging technologies can help solve.
Creating an innovation-friendly ecosystem
How do we create the conditions for innovation and technology to thrive? How do we create the conditions needed for meaningful collaboration and showcase that it is possible? What are the behaviour changes or skills gaps that need to be addressed to support the creation of a space where innovation can thrive? We will also explore council leaders' role in creating a culture of innovation and empowering teams to do things differently.
Exploring everything from opening up data to unlocking insights to proactively meet the key challenges facing local areas and places to use data insights better to deliver solutions that meet the needs of citizens. Showcasing examples of where data transparency, interoperability and systems communication across public services positively impacted outcomes.
Collaborating for success
The opportunity innovation presents goes beyond transactional and efficiency. Meaningful innovation is driven by collaboration. Collaboration between teams and citizens, and technology suppliers. How councils can work and consult with residents to co-design solutions relevant to their local needs. An opportunity to share where collaboration and smart partnering has delivered success.
We look forward to reading and posting your blogs!
Georgina is techUK’s Associate Director for Local Public Services
Georgina works with suppliers that are active or looking to break into the market as well as with local public services to create the conditions for meaningful transformation. techUK regularly bring together local public services and supplier community to horizon scan and explore how the technologies of today and tomorrow can help solve some of the most pressing problems our communities face and improve outcomes for our people and places.
Prior to techUK, Georgina worked for a public policy events company where she managed the policy briefing division and was responsible for generating new ideas for events that would add value to the public sector. Georgina worked across a number of portfolios from education, criminal justice, and health but had a particular interest in public sector transformation and technology. Georgina also led on developing relationships across central and local government.
If you’d like to learn more about techUK, or want to get involved, get in touch.
- [email protected]
- 020 7331 2029
Ileana Lupsa is the Programme Manager for Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, at techUK.
Ileana studied electronics, telecommunications and IT as an undergraduate, followed by an MSc in engineering and project management at Coventry University.
She refined her programme management expertise through her most recent roles working in the automotive industry.
Ileana is passionate about sustainability and creating a positive impact globally through innovation.
Tracy supports several areas at techUK, including Cyber Exchange, Cyber Security, Defence, Health and Social Care, Local Public Services, Nations and Regions and National Security.
Tracy joined techUK in March 2022, having worked in the education sector for 19 years, covering administration, research project support, IT support and event/training support. My most outstanding achievement has been running three very successful international conferences and over 300 training courses booked all over the globe!
Tracy has a great interest in tech. Gaming and computing have been a big part of her life, and now electric cars are an exciting look at the future. She has warmed to Alexa, even though it can sometimes be sassy!
techUK's Local Public Services Innovation Week 2023
A curation of guest blogs looking at how we create the conditions for innovation to thrive in local government and create the council of the future.
Local Public Services Innovation Summit
Attend techUK’s inaugural Local Public Services Innovation Summit where we will convene local authorities with tech industry on what more needs to be done to harness innovation and create a catalyst for change for the sector. It will also be an opportunity to showcase good practise and facilitate greater collaboration between councils and industry.
Local Public Services Programme
techUK's Local Public Services Programme provides the forum for local public services to engage with industry to better understand the innovations out there, horizon-scan how the technologies of today and tomorrow can re-imagine local public services and solve some of the most pressing challenges our communities and places face. It also helps connect suppliers with each other, identify new business partnerships to help grow an ever thriving local government ecosystem.
Social Care Working Group
The Working Group acts a neutral forum for knowledge exchange across the supplier base and for public sector stakeholders to engage with the market. While identifying common challenges and solutions and offering the opportunity to leverage synergies to partner as often an ecosystem approach is needed to solve a problem.
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