We are inviting digital public sector leaders and the tech industry to be part of a newly established Smarter State Working Group.

The first one will take place on the 28 March, in person at techUK, and will look at how we tackle the current legacy IT challenges and future proof our public services going forward.

What is the purpose of the working group?

For the last eight years techUK’s Building the Smarter State conference has successfully attracted digital leaders from across the breadth of public and the private sectors to showcase how technology is shaping todays and tomorrow’s public services – helping to build a smarter state.

To truly deliver on the vision of a smart state and stimulate digital public services we recognise that there are three key enablers we need to get right:

  1. Reframing legacy IT
  2. Boosting digital skills
  3. Delivering interoperable services

These three working group sessions, each one addressing a separate enabler, are taking place to drive practical progress towards Smarter State.

The information and thinking that come out of these sessions will be taken forwards to underpin the discussions at Smarter State, September 2023  

Help shape the future of our public services

By being part of the Working Group where you will work with other senior leaders:

  • Help articulate the problem by sharing your legacy challenges.
  • Identify best practice and solutions from their organisations (private and public sector).
  • Connect with peers facing the same issues.

Register now to be part of the first working group looking at reframing legacy IT. Two further workshops will take place in April and June looking at digital skills and interoperability respectively.

If you are a techUK member register your interest as spaces are limited.

Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK

Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Margot Stumm

Margot Stumm

Head of Events and Sponsorship, techUK