Events

The Digital Authority Forum: Leadership and the Digital Agenda

Date

26 May 2016

Address

15 Hatfields
Chadwick Court
London
SE1 8DJ

Time

08:00:0016:30:00

Registration

To click here register your place this event. 

SOLACE members can enjoy the ‘early bird’ price of £199+VAT for an unlimited period. The code for SOLACE members to enter at registration is: DAFSOL16.


Aim of the event

This practical, highly interactive, day-long conference will help to shape the future of digital leadership both in your local authority and across the local government sector as a whole. As the sector looks towards closer collaboration with other organisations through devolution and the regional powerhouses, digital is the essential tool that will allow us to share, save money and improve outcomes for citizens. The Digital Authority conference will allow you to appreciate the possibilities that a strong focus on digital will allow, and will enable you to put digital at the heart of your authority. The day will focus on leadership and cultural issues and as such will be of particular interest to chief executives, leaders and corporate and strategic directors as well as to IT, customer service and data managers.

Programme 

09.00

Registration and Refreshments

09.40

Open and Welcome
Dean Wanless, Managing Editor – Municipal Year Book

09.45

Leadership in a digital, devolved world
Martin Reeves, Chief Executive Coventry and Solace Spokesperson on Digital Leadership

10.05

Transformation, technology and savings
Geoff Connell
, CIO OneSource Newham and Havering Councils & Socitm President (from April 16)

10.25

Public services as a platform
Dr Mark Thompson, Judd Business School, Cambridge / Director Methods

11.05

Refreshments

11.25

Procurement and transparency
John Jackson
, CEO London Grid for Learning

11.45

Myth Busting: Data Protection and Data Sharing
tbc

12.05

Data and analytics in the fight against fraud
Cllr Theo Blackwell
, Cabinet Member for Finance and Technology Policy, London Borough of Camden

12.25

Local Cyber Resilience and Emergency Response
tbc

12.45

Open data driving localism, insight and regeneration
Stephen Baker
, Chief Executive, Waveney & Suffolk Coastal + chair LDGB

13.05

Lunch

14.05

Devolution and data sharing
Eric Applewhite
, Programme Director GM-Connect

14.25

Integrating Health & Social Care to drive efficiency, better outcomes and better care
tbc

14.45

Innovation in Health & Social Care delivery
tbc

15.05

Culture, behavioural change and gaining the most from digital
Daniel Leatherdale
, Psychologist, Consultant and MD of Open Space Learning

15.25

Room transition

15.40

Breakout sessions (Please nominate the breakout session you would like to attend when registering)

1. Who should lead on digital transformation? And what does this mean in practice?

The Government Digital Service got £450m to transform central government’s digital services, but local government must transform itself. How will leaders collaborate to ensure that we can develop reusable, scalable solutions that will be beneficial to all local authorities - rather than working alone and creating hundreds of solutions to the same problem.

2. How do you drive culture change in transformation? How will digital become an integral part of transformation and change?

Putting digital at the heart of local government will require top down business transformation. But the technology may be the easy bit - how will local authorities change their culture to embrace these new ways of working and become digitally confident? Is communication key to getting staff to recognise how they will benefit from looking at service provision in new ways?

3. How will the devolution timetable encourage digital transformation?

Is there dissonance between localism and the collective benefits of common standards / common procurement? Will planning for digital transformation from the start of the devolution process make for a smooth transition and enable us to reap the maximum benefits?

4. How will digital enable health and social care integration?

The closer integration of health and social care will lead to better outcomes for our citizens and reduce inefficiencies in the status quo. It’s vital to ensure secure and smart sharing of data between councils and CCGs. What collective action needs to be taken to push this agenda forwards?

16.20

Room transition

16.25

Feedback from discussion and debate
Helen Olsen-Bedford
, Managing Editor – UKAuthority.com

16.55

Questions

17.10

Wrap up and close
Dean Wanless
, Managing Editor – Municipal Year Book

17.15

Networking and drinks in exhibition

* Please note it may be necessary to alter the timings, speakers or content of the agenda for reasons beyond our control.