The total local government technology spend in local government between 2016 – 2020 is £5.5 billion, according to Tussell. Local government is where there is vast opportunity for technology to really transform outcomes for citizens. A well-rehearsed narrative for local government is that it is increasingly fragmented and hard to navigate. While this can be true, local government is unique in the number of lines of business it operates - from zoo licenses to local planning to waste collection. Managing demand and rising expectations at a continued time of financial constraints is no easy feat and, as such, councils are embracing digital technology as an enabler to do things differently and to deliver more efficient, improved services. The pandemic has also been a catalyst of digital change for nearly every local authority – from mass remote working to how services are delivered.
This local government market insight briefing will provide techUK members active or looking to break into the market with a better understanding of the current landscape, latest tech and procurement trends and be more informed in the way councils operate.
We are pleased to confirm the following speakers:
- Sarah Sesum MCIPS CMgr MCMI, Category Manager – ICT, YPO
- Dale Peters, Research Director, TechMarketView
- Ella Grant, Managing Director, Advice Cloud