DHLUC Future Councils pilot programme announcement
techUK is delighted to welcome the announcement from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, regarding the pilot programme “Future Councils”, which supports the modernisation of UK’s local authorities through digital and tech progress. You can learn more about the Future Councils programme here.
The 8 local authorities that will receive funding through this programme are: Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council, Cornwall Council, Dorset Council, Leicester City Council, London, Borough of Lewisham, Reading Borough Council, South Tyneside Council, Stevenage Borough Council.
The successful applications were characterised by strong focus on adult social care, robotic processing automation, cloud-based solutions, and building capacity.
On 30 March we will host an online event with the Local Digital team from DHLUC on cyber and digital. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the Future Councils pilot as we will be joined by Gemma Matthews, Product Manager for Future Councils and Rachel Downs, senior lead on cyber security.
It is an opportunity for tech suppliers active or looking to break into the local government market to better understand who the Local Digital team is, the key workstreams and priorities. Attend to gain visibility of what’s coming next and meet the Local Digital team.
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.
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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.