Government ICT Conference 2017: Delivering accessible digital services
“We are recasting the relationship between the citizen and the state – all with the goal of making people’s lives better.” – Matt Hancock MP, Digital Minister
Speaking in December 2016, Government Digital Service (GDS) director general Kevin Cunnington marked the organisation’s five year anniversary by reemphasising its commitment to “building and supporting services that put the user first”. By creating a common digital infrastructure for the public sector, the Government hopes to remove inconsistencies, end the costly duplication of work and avoid the high profile failure of major IT projects. This joined-up approach will allow different departments to pool resources, exchange data and deliver a more user-centric service. Initiatives including G-Cloud and the Digital Marketplace have streamlined the way that Government procures IT services from the private sector, reducing the time it takes to deliver major projects and opening up public sector contracts to more small and medium sized businesses. But while the Government’s “digital by default agenda” has improved efficiency, it also presents a potential risk. The National Audit Office has warned of shortcomings in public sector IT security and called for a national strategy to combat the threat of cyber crime.
Join us for the Government ICT Conference 2017 where industry experts will discuss the major changes and developments that will shape the future digital infrastructure of the public sector. Understand the challenges and opportunities posed by big data, how a common digital platform can increase efficiencies and how more user-centric digital services will improve the relationship between citizen and state.
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- An overview of the development of Government ICT strategies
- Insight into the workings of GDS and its potential for further growth
- Knowledge of the progression of G-Cloud and the impact of the ‘Cloud First’ policy
- Appreciation of the scale and scope of the PSN initiative
- Knowledge of the development and implementation of the ‘User Device Strategy’
- An understanding of the carbon savings made from the ICT agenda
- Current successes and challenges in tackling UK cyber crime committed against government ICT systems
- Insight into the role interoperability plays in reducing costs across the public sector and strengthening relations with the public sector
- Implementing electronic documents management and records in an increasingly paperless Civil Service to ensure information security standards are correctly adhered to
- Knowledge of the future of Universal Credit under GDS direction
- An appreciation of the range of potential ‘technology disrupters’ and the opportunities they present
- A greater understanding of how the private sector works with the public sector to improve ICT systems
- An understanding of the opportunities presented by a shared and collaborative approach to ‘Big Data’
Who should attend?
Business change directors, chief executives, chief information officers, chief technology officers, data assurance, data security managers, directors of commissioning, directors of procurement, enterprise architects, heads of ICT transformation, heads of ICT, heads of performance, efficiency and reform, heads of programmes, heads of shared services, heads of strategy, heads of technology, information assurance leads, information governance leads, it directors, policy leads, account executives, cyber security leads, heads of business development, heads of it, heads of infrastructure, risk analysers, intelligence assessors and heads of operational security and will be drawn from police, the criminal justice sector, local and central government, higher education and the private and voluntary sectors.