The One Government Cloud Strategy (OGCS) is a collaborative initiative led by the DDaT and Commercial Functions of Government. It exists to support public sector organisations to build a better cloud strategy and to better support cross-functional collaboration and a joined up approach to cloud adoption. It aims to support the government by providing an effective way to gain benefits from using the cloud and other hosting solutions.

The goals of the OGCS are:

  • Enabling the UK to become a world leader in the provision of Cloud based government services for citizens.
  • Fostering a multi-faceted approach to drive change across our technology, commercial, security, finance and operating model capabilities.
  • Delivering economies of scale, enable efficiencies of re-use, increase security and managing potential ‘lock-in.

At this event the Chair of the cross-Government OGCS Working Group will brief the supplier community on the strategy, including: the background and rationale of the OGCS; the genesis and methodology of the review that led to it; the key components of the strategy; and the future directions for cloud in public service delivery. The Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer Technology of the Crown Commercial Service will also provide an overview of their role in supprtoing the OGCS. The briefing will be followed by a Q&A session.

This event is a must for incumbent and aspiring Cloud Service Providers and tech suppliers to the public sector, and it is particuarly relevant to SMEs supplying tech to Government. So if you’re in the cloud services business, come along!

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Ellie joined techUK in March 2018 as a Programme Assistant to the Public Sector team and now works as a Programme Manager for the Central Government Programme.

The programme represents the supplier community of technology products and services in Central Government – in summary working to make Government a more informed buyer, increasing supplier visibility in order to improve their chances of supplying to Government Departments, and fostering better engagement between the public sector and industry. To find out more about what we do, how we do this and how you can get involved – make sure to get in touch!

Prior to joining techUK, Ellie completed Sixth Form in June 2015 and went on to work in Waitrose, moved on swiftly to walking dogs and finally, got an office job working for a small local business in North London, where she lives with her family and their two Bengal cats Kai and Nova.

When she isn’t working Ellie likes to spend time with her family and friends, her cats, and enjoys volunteering for diabetes charities. She has a keen interest in writing, escaping with a good book and expanding her knowledge watching far too many quiz shows!

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020 7331 2015

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Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Programme Manager, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laura is techUK’s Programme Manager for Technology and Innovation.

She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.

Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.

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