27 September 2023

Central London

9am – 6pm


Building the Smart State is techUK’s flagship public services conference and the go to conference for public sector digital leaders. 2023 will see it return for the ninth year and focus on the most pressing and important topics for public sector digital transformation. 

The annual event brings around 200 senior leaders and decision makers from across the public sector – most notable central and local government – together with the technology industry to showcase how technology is shaping todays and tomorrow’s public services – helping to build a smarter state. Previous speakers have included Chief Digital and Information Officers from across the biggest Whitehall departments, local government, and cities. 

Building the Smarter State curates a day of leading public sector innovators and offers opportunities to network, build new relationships to solve common challenges within the smarter state. 

This year the conference focused on innovation and impact within the smarter state. Exploring how technologies of today and tomorrow are transforming some of the most pressing challenges our society and public sector organisation faces. With the launch of the  Science and Technology Framework earlier this year there is no better time to convene key stakeholders to discuss how we  not only make the UK a science and technology superpower by 2030, but ensure our public services are at the forefront of this in a smarter state. 

Event details:

Location: Central London

Timing: All day conference


techUK member rate (standard) - £299+VAT 

techUK member rate (SME) - £179+VAT 

Non-member rate - £399+VAT 

Public Sector - this event is free to attend for public sector delegates, if you have any issues registering please contact [email protected]

Please note: a refund will be given on cancellations received in writing 6 weeks prior to the event. Regrettably no refunds can be given after this date. Full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

To find out more contact: 

Georgina Maratheftis

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director, Local Public Services, techUK

Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Jill Broom

Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security, techUK

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Dora Pass

Dora Pass

Junior Events Manager, techUK

Building the Smarter State Week 2023

Building the Smarter State Week 2023

Through blogs and case studies techUK members and stakeholders explore the innovation and impact within the smarter state. Each day has a different theme and we will discover how the technologies of today and tomorrow are transforming some of the most pressing challenges our society and public sector organisations face such as Legacy IT and Skills.

Read all the insights here


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