25 May 2021

Innovation in Public Services Week

The week aims to explore the technologies that technology companies can deploy to support our public services.

On the 28 June - 2 July techUK’s Central Government Programme will be running our Innovation in Public Services Week #techUKPSInnovation. The week aims to explore the technologies that technology companies can deploy to support our public services. It provides our members and stakeholders the opportunity to look in depth at the vital, innovative role they can play in the transformation and delivery of public services.

If you would like to contribute, we would require a blog piece of around 400-600 words, a blog title, and a 150-character description for the sub-title. The blogs will feature on the techUK website and will be promoted via Twitter and LinkedIn throughout the week. 

A different theme has been assigned to each day of the week; we would love to hear thoughts from both SMEs and large companies their visions for future public services and the innovative technologies that can make those visions a reality. We will also look at the importance of collaboration between SMEs and large companies, and as we look towards what we hope will be the end of the pandemic, we will be exploring how the tech industry can continue to support public services in a post-COVID world.  

If you are interested in contributing a blog for one or more of the below themes, please send your blog through to [email protected] no later than COP on 25 June. 

Please see below the themes for the week: 

1. #PublicServiceInnovation | Public services of the future – What will our public services of the future look like?
2. Catalysts for change – What emerging and innovative technologies will be most important in transforming public service delivery?
3. Collaboration – How will we promote collaboration between SMEs and large companies and drive innovation?
4. A new normal – How will the tech sector continue to support public services in a post-COVID world?
5. Procurement – How can procurement foster innovation? 

You can follow the conversation on twitter @techUK at #techUKPSInnovation

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Ellie joined techUK in March 2018 as a Programme Assistant to the Public Sector team and now works as a Programme Manager for the Central Government Programme.

The programme represents the supplier community of technology products and services in Central Government – in summary working to make Government a more informed buyer, increasing supplier visibility in order to improve their chances of supplying to Government Departments, and fostering better engagement between the public sector and industry. To find out more about what we do, how we do this and how you can get involved – make sure to get in touch!

Prior to joining techUK, Ellie completed Sixth Form in June 2015 and went on to work in Waitrose, moved on swiftly to walking dogs and finally, got an office job working for a small local business in North London, where she lives with her family and their two Bengal cats Kai and Nova.

When she isn’t working Ellie likes to spend time with her family and friends, her cats, and enjoys volunteering for diabetes charities. She has a keen interest in writing, escaping with a good book and expanding her knowledge watching far too many quiz shows!

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Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, BSG, Central Government, Financial Services Team, Comms Infrastructure, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo supports the Broadband Stakeholder Group, Central Government, Financial Services and Communications Infrastructure with administrative and event support, research and communication.

Julia is bilingual – German and English native. Prior to joining techUK, Julia worked as an IT Team Administrator at Interxion Ltd (data center) supporting and coordinating teams with the Incident Management Protocols (IMP), auditing and reporting procedures and processes and assisting senior management with various secretarial/administrative duties. She has exceptional experience in handling and updating in-house database systems and a proven track record of demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.

Julia is a graduate at the University of Kent with a BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration. In her personal time, she enjoys current affairs discussions, going to the gym and travelling.

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