Every December, techUK’s Local Public Services Programme holds it’s annual future gazing event which is an opportunity to reflect and celebrate the achievements of digital local government of the past year. What a year it has been for local government and their tech partners.
This year we have seen a tremendous effort from local governments with their partners across the country tirelessly working to respond to COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on its communities. Everything from coordinating volunteers to tackling loneliness and supporting the vulnerable during social isolation and supporting teams for mass remote working. The pandemic has also been a catalyst of digital change for many councils and accelerated new ways of working, not just for the council but how organisations work together across the place to deliver improved outcomes for citizens.
Join us as we once again put the spotlight on local government tech innovations, reflect on the digital trends and make our predictions for 2021. Here were the predictions for 2020.
Just some of the topics to be covered include:
- The evolving role of suppliers, and what that means for future relationship of buyer-supplier?
- How has the pandemic impacted public procurement? What does the future local gov tech landscape look like?
- What transformation trends will be taken forward in 2021?
- What are the technologies that are enabling improved outcomes for people and place?
- How do we build on the good digital innovations from this year and encourage further collaboration across the local ecosystem?
We're delighted to confirmed the following speakers (more to come):
- Eddie Copeland, Director, London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI)
- May-N Leow, Head of Local Collaboration Unit, MHCLG
- Gus Tugendhat, Founder, Tussell
- Elizabeth O'Driscoll, Head of Innovation, Civica
- Matt Prosser, Chief Executive, Dorset Council
- James Winterbottom, Director of Digital Services and Integration, Wigan Council
- Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Local Public Services, techUK (Chair)
This event is also open to public sector and is free to attend. If you are a local authority and would like to join our end of year event please email [email protected]