Public Sector Enterprise ICT

7 November 2017

Victoria Park Plaza



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Tuesday, 7th November, 2017

The Seminars will take place from 12.15 – 13.00.
Delegates will be able to attend one seminar at the event. No pre selection is required – delegates will be able to select which session they attend onsite.


Members as Digital Change Champions

Cllr Lawrence Wood, Cabinet Member for Digital, Wycombe District Council
Cllr Fiona Colley, Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation & Performance, Southwark Council
Tim Cockle, Head of Digital Strategy, Eduserv
Jos Creese, Principal Analyst, Eduserv Executive Briefing Programme

Criticism is sometimes levelled at members for being out of touch with digital opportunities. They can be said to be technically backward, risk averse in terms of digital change or even just out of date with new ways of working enabled by IT.
But is it really true that members block digital change in this way? There are a growing number of politicians who are digital experts and have grown up with technology, and most see the potential.

Whatever the truth (and it will vary from council to council) politicians’ views of digital must be considered and they can be powerful advocates for driving change.
We aim for participants to come away from the session with a better understanding of:
• Members views of IT, data information and new risks and opportunities from digital transformation
• How barriers can be identified and overcome
• What support members might need to embrace and even to champion digital transformation
• The role that IT leaders can play in supporting members to become change champions

“A cure for insanity”: Digital Transformation in the Public Sector Ecosystem

Guy Murphy, Client Architect, MuleSoft

Einstein once said that the definition of insanity was doing something the same and expecting different results – is that the approach to IT in Public Sector? With the plan to move online as technology advances and citizen expectations change – shouldn’t the way we operate change too?

To explore this topic further, join this workshop which will share best practice stories on how other Public Sector bodies such as the Department of Veteran Affairs are leveraging APIs to adapt to the changing Public Sector ecosystem. You will learn how you can start creating your own network of reusable assets that can be discovered and shared, both within and across departments.

Storing & Gaining Insight from CCTV & Body Worn Video

Mark Goossens, Client Director, Home Office & Police, IBM

–  Cost effective techniques for the secure storage and sharing of large quantities of video, audio & image data
–   Automated tagging of media to allow searches – e.g. “Show me all the video clips of the boy wearing the red baseball cap”
–   Automated alerting for crowds forming, objects left unattended, individuals or vehicles loitering



Brace Yourselves, The EU GDPR Is Coming: Are You Ready?

Paul Edon, International Services Director, Tripwire

With the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) on the horizon, the time is ticking for organisations to evaluate their security gaps and address any issues that may impact their compliance. Despite its origin, this regulation will have a global reach and likely introduce new processes and security considerations to many organisations with data on EU citizens. In this session, Tripwire’s International Services Director, Paul Edon will discuss the roadmap you should be on, security challenges you are likely to face, and considerations that can help your technology decisions.

The Cloud Re-writes the Rules

Michele Domanico, Systems Engineer, Veeam Software

In this session we will explore how the Cloud is evolving and the critical role of Availability in today’s multi-cloud environment.

Join us to discover the 5 top challenges to digital transformation in the Public Sector, the costly impact of data loss and how a multi-cloud environment could help your organisation to avoid major outages and disruption.

Choosing the right platform for digital transformation

John Carthy, Senior Systems Engineer, Nutanix

In this session we will take a look at the pros and cons of both on premise infrastructure and public cloud deployments and discuss whether there is a happy “best of both worlds” approach? We will focus on “to what extent IT can be simplified?”. We will look to answer questions such as what is a key consideration to future proofing IT deployments? And for the grand finale we will cover off “how do we do that exactly?”


Best Practice in Delivering Cyber-Resilient Public Services

Iain Patterson, Chief Digital Officer, UKCloud

Hear from Iain Patterson, Chief Digital Officer at UKCloud who will share his experiences relating to the approaches and challenges faced by the Public Sector while building secure cloud-based services.
The themes he will be discussing include:

  • How to properly measure Cyber Security protection in the cloud
  • Ensuring cloud security compliance (including GDPR)
  • Awareness of Cloud-specific cyber threats
  • Growing security capabilities of Cloud compared to that of on-premise architecture
Next Generation Service Management- hear the perspective from two disruptors

Steve Tuppen, Director and Founder, Mozaic Services
Mark Petty, Director, Littlefish

Hear from Steve Tuppen, Director and Founder of Mozaic and Mark Petty, Director at Littlefish, two market disruptors who will share their view and insights into the Next Generation of Service Management and the challenges and opportunities this presents. The session will include:

• New Ways of working that support rapid change and customer relevancy
• Modern methods for delivering agile digital transformation whilst balancing traditional technology legacies.
• Understanding of how to remove organisation transition hurdles
• Delivering agile Services that put the business back in control
• Looking at mult-channel client servicing to improve people productivity and well being