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In this half-day workshop techUK together with North East IT council leads and Marra will put the spotlight on the digital ambition of councils across the North East.

We will be convening digital leaders across the region with industry to better understand their tech priorities and interests. The day will begin with an overview from local government on the common aspirations and priorities of the region, followed by Q&A. In addition to networking, there will be breakout sessions based on the themes identified. It’s an opportunity for councils to share best practice and for industry to inform thinking as well as better understand the key procurements coming up in the region.

This event is open to councils and industry. Join us for an interactive half-day workshop where councils will gain insight on the innovations that exists, what is possible and can share key asks to industry and for the market to better understand the digital needs and interest of the region.

We are pleased to confirm many of the North East councils have confirmed to attend and will be presenting.


  • 10:00 - Registration and networking
    • techUK
  • 10:30 - Welcome
    • Georgina Maratheftis, Associate Director
  • 10:40 - North East local government strategic priorities overview
    • Dan Simms, Chair, NEICT Partnership / CIO, North Tyneside Council
  • 11:00 - Panel discussion – Q&A from floor
    • Facilitator – Georgina Maratheftis
    • Panel – NEICT partners
  • 11:20 - Round 1: Roundtable discussions
    • Facilitators – NEICT partners
  • 12:00 - Networking break
  • 12:20   Round 2: Roundtable discussions
    • Facilitators – NEICT partners
  • 12:50 - Closing remarks and next steps
    • Georgina Maratheftis
  • 13:00   Event close

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

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