17 Feb 2021

Opportunity for local gov tech suppliers to help shape proposed process and standards

Help shape the tech response to how local government supports the vulnerable

Engaging the tech industry to address vulnerability

Last December, techUK hosted a workshop with the SAVVI, a Scalable Approach to Vulnerability via Interoperability project team on how suppliers can help shape the tech response to how local government supports the vulnerable. SAVVI is one of the government funded projects in the Ministry for Housing and Local Government’s Local Digital C-19 Challenge. The project is about proposing standards to help identify people and households who are vulnerable, and then coordinating multi-agency packages of assistance. At the workshop, the SAVVI team had the opportunity to hear from the tech sector how they are working with local government and to jointly explore whether or not SAVVI standards could be adopted by the tech sector.

The SAVVI team have reached the end of the first phase and would welcome hearing from techUK members, on the proposed standards, and if they feel that they are implementable in their products and services.

The problem being solved and the proposed standard

There is a seven minute video where the team describe the problem, and a video where they walk through the proposed process and standards which are then described at the SAVVI website.

Your feedback

The team are currently collecting feedback and members are invited to share their thoughts with Michelle Kern [email protected].

Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Programme Head, Local Public Services, techUK

Georgina is techUK’s Head of 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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