Building the Smarter State Working Group: Reframing Legacy IT
3.30pm – 5.30pm28 March 2023
techUK, 10 St Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD
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:
Reframing legacy IT
Boosting digital skills
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.
Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK
Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK
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.
If you’d like to learn more about techUK, or want to get involved, get in touch.
Heather is Head of Central Government Programme at techUK, working to represent the supplier community of tech products and services to Central Government.
Prior to joining techUK in April 2022, Heather worked in the Economic Policy and Small States Section at the Commonwealth Secretariat. She led the organisation’s FinTech programme and worked to create an enabling environment for developing countries to take advantage of the socio-economic benefits of FinTech.
Before moving to the UK, Heather worked at the Office of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas and the Central Bank of The Bahamas.
Heather holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from LSE, and a BA in Economics and Sociology from Macalester College.
Margot joined techUK in September 2022 as the Head of Events and Sponsorship, running the event programme for our flagship events, such as the techUK Annual Dinner, Defence Ethics Summit, Building the Smarter State etc
Prior to this role, Margot managed events and external affairs for the Centre for Policy Studies, a political think tank in Westminster and also worked at the D Group, a London-based business membership organisation, where she was responsible for the events programme, account management and business strategy.
She holds a BA in Technical Translation in English, French and Spanish from Paris 7 - Denis Diderot and a MA in International Relations from the London Metropolitan University.
Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, going to concerts and snowboarding.
Join techUK for an exciting series of techUK talks with tech leaders from across the country exploring how we can use technology to build a better future for the UK’s economy, people, society, and the planet.
On 23 March our guest is Vivek Daga, Managing Director in the UK and Ireland of NTT Limited. techUK CEO Julian David will explore Vivek’s experience of leading tech businesses in the UK, supporting digital transformation, and discuss what success will look like in 2023.