This event is free to attend for public sector and techUK members

Attend techUK’s inaugural Local Public Services Innovation Summit where we will convene local authorities with tech industry on what more needs to be done to harness innovation and create a catalyst for change for the sector. It will also be an opportunity to showcase good practise and facilitate greater collaboration between councils and industry.

It will also be a year on since techUK published its Local Public Services Innovation report, which outlined how local public services can grasp the innovation opportunity and maximise the benefits they derive from digital technologies and their suppliers. We will review how many recommendations have been taken forward and what more needs to be done to seize the opportunities and meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Digital innovation in local government does not exist in a bubble and no one supplier can solve a challenge. Collaboration is key. The Summit will address what a good ecosystem looks like and how it can drive innovation within the local government market. Attendees of the event will also have the chance to partner and identify new business partners in an informal ‘speed dating’ style after the lunch break. If you would like to be participate in the partnering speed dating event please email [email protected]

Public sector and industry will hear how we rethink models of service delivery and reimagine the council of the future.

The Summit will be taking place during techUK’s Local Public Services Innovation week where we will be inviting members and stakeholders to contribute guest blogs and videos showcasing the art of the possible. If you’d like to contribute some thought leadership to the week, please get in touch with the techUK team.

The event is free for techUK members and public sector.

Agenda

9:15

Welcome from techUK


9:20

Opening Keynote

Lee Rowley MP

Lee Rowley MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Local Government and Building Safety


9:40

What does a good tech ecosystem look like? How can that drive innovation?

Rachael Beer

Rachael Beer

Business Development Director & Co-Chair, techUK’s Local Public Service, Capita Local Public Service

Marion Ingleby

Head of Digital (interim), Durham County Council

Wajid Shafiq

Wajid Shafiq

CEO, Xantura

Tom Somers

Tom Somers

Director, UK&I, Skenariolabs

Suraj Kika

Suraj Kika

CEO and Founder, Jadu

Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK


10:40

Future Council: New operating models to harness innovation

Eddie Copeland

Eddie Copeland

Director, LOTI

Angela Dixon

Angela Dixon

Managing Director, SocietyWorks

Ben Unsworth

Ben Unsworth

Director, Service Transformation, Essex County Council

Helena Zaum

Helena Zaum

Director of Business Development & Chair, techUK's Social Care Working Group, Sentinel Partners

Dr Jonathan Carr-West

Dr Jonathan Carr-West

Chief Executive, LGiU

 


11:40

Coffee and networking break


12:00

Technology is the easy bit. How do we create a culture of innovation?

Abi Brown

Abi Brown

Stoke-on-Trent City Council & LGA Improvement and Innovation Board Member

Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming

Former Leader, Sevenoaks District Council

Jonathan Flowers

Jonathan Flowers

Non-Executive Chair, dxw

Cassandra Gardiner

Cassandra Gardiner

Head of Digital Innovation & Change, London Borough of Redbridge

Gary Todd

Gary Todd

CEO & Founder, Centrakin

Andy Theedom

Andy Theedom

Director, PwC

 


13:00

Close and next steps

Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK

 


13:05

Lunch and networking


14:00

Speed dating networking for techUK members to identify new business partners

 

techUK's Local Public Services Innovation Week 2023

A curation of guest blogs looking at how we create the conditions for innovation to thrive in local government and create the council of the future.

Click here to read more insights


Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK

Ileana Lupsa

Ileana Lupsa

Programme Manager, Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK


Local Public Services Programme

techUK's Local Public Services Programme provides the forum for local public services to engage with industry to better understand the innovations out there, horizon-scan how the technologies of today and tomorrow can re-imagine local public services and solve some of the most pressing challenges our communities and places face. It also helps connect suppliers with each other, identify new business partnerships to help grow an ever thriving local government ecosystem.

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