Introducing the Scalable Approach to Vulnerability via Interoperability (SAVVI) Tech Working Group
Last December techUK was pleased to host the Scalable Approach to Vulnerability via Interoperability (SAVVI) team for a ‘Help shape the tech response to how local government supports the vulnerable,’ workshop. SAVVI is one of the Government funded projects in the MHCLG's Local Digital Unit's continuous funding programme. The project is about proposing standards to help identify people and households who are vulnerable, and then coordinating multi-agency packages of assistance. The workshop, in December, provided suppliers with the opportunity to engage with the SAVVI team and provide feedback on the standards.
Key to the success of the data standards and it’s adoption is effective supplier engagement. That is why techUK is pleased to announce it will be providing the secretariat to the SAVVI Tech Working Group. The working group will provide a mutual forum for SAVVI and the Tech industry to engage and collaborate on SAVVI data standards.
Suppliers are a key partner in the local digital ecosystem, and we are convening this working group to ensure that suppliers have early sight of the standard to ensure that it is fit for purpose from a supplier perspective.
The working group is not just about regular updates from the SAVVI team, it is encouraging active two-way participation. We want to create an environment where innovation can flourish and the needs of the vulnerable are met. Suppliers will be a critical friend of the SAVVI project in all tech related matters. As well as exploring how SAVVI standards interoperate with other standards, we want to hear how suppliers propose to use the standards and any existing best practices they can share on supporting the vulnerable and the impact they see the standards will have. As tech leaders members of the working group will also be expected to horizon scanning role for the standards outputs from the SAVVI project
The working group is open to techUK members and suppliers with experience of working directly with local authorities. The working group will meet every six weeks.
techUK will be invited to sit on the iStandUK Executive Board, to provide effective governance for the SAVVI Tech group’s strand of activities. The iStandUK Executive Board has overall governance for the entire SAVVI programme of work.
You can view the full Terms of Reference here.
If you would like to get involved in the Working Group please email [email protected] with your expression of interest.
A meeting of the SAVVI Tech Working Group is due to take place virtually on the 20 July. Event details and how to register here.
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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