Industry And Public Sector Cloud Users Set For Important UK Conference

Mar 21, 2016

Tomorrow (March 22) sees THINK.Cloud For Digital Government, a G-Cloud show 24n's been supporting. In the last of our editorial series helping frame the day for 24n readers, we have a quick look at the final agenda to give you some insight into what to expect at The QE II Centre in London in the morning

08.30 - 9.30 Registration & Networking

Grab a coffee and a pastry, wash it diown with some OJ and make sure you get a good seat for the morning!

9.00-9.05

Well-known industry commentator and Diginomica co-founder Stuart Lauchlan sets the scene for your busy day ahead.

09:05 - 09:30

THE STATE OF THE CLOUD NATION – AN ANALYST PERSPECTIVE ON UK PUBLIC SECTOR CLOUD COMPUTING

An independent assessment of the rate and direction of cloud computing adoption in the the UK public sector to date from Kable Research Director Jessica Figueras.  

Jessica's session will cover:

  • The reality of cloud adoption in the UK public sector
  • Acknowledgement of the success to date
  • Actions needed to continue and improve rates of cloud adoption.

09:30 - 09:50

THE UK’S DIGITAL FUTURE

In our opening plenary keynote, Stephen Foreshew-Cain, Executive Director of the Government Digital Service (GDS) plans to outline the UK government’s digital transformation strategy and role of cloud computing in the mix.

09:50 - 10:05

CLOUD CONVERSATIONS – FIRESIDE CHATS WITH CLOUD INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS

Cloud computing industry thought leaders in conversation with chair Lauchlan to debate and discuss the cloud and digital government agenda items of the day.

This session is labelled No Powerpoint, no sales pitch, just advice, guidance and insight - and the exhibitors say they are very strict on this guidance to all participants

At time of press, confirmed participants in this session include James Norman, Chief Information Officer, UK Public Sector, at EMC, which is one of the main sponsors of the show this year.

10:05 - 10:30

DIGITAL MARKETPLACE: THE VIEW FROM 2016

In our annual update on the progress around G-Cloud, Assistant Director and Head of Strategy of the Digital Commercial Programme & Digital Marketplaceat GDS, Warren Smith, outlines the successes - and previews what’s coming next.

10:30 - 11:05

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

11:05 - 11:25

PRACTICAL CLOUD: PART ONE

Government leaders are now expected to find ways to adopt technological innovations to enhance service delivery and increase citizen and business satisfaction against a backdrop of reducing costs, deficits and debt. A sound strategy from the outset will enable any government agency to have a cloud based offering as a value added part of its organisations framework - but how has this worked in reality?

Our buyer-led Practical Cloud case studies are designed to highlight best practices, the lessons learned from successful projects and how to leverage the benefits of cloud and digital technology in the public sector.

Diginomica's Lauchlan will walk through these key issues with David Doherty, Ofcom's Director of ICT.

11:25 - 11:40

CLOUD CONVERSATIONS

Kate Craig-Wood, Managing Director of G-Cloud stalwart Memset, talks to the chair. 

11:40 - 12:00

PRACTICAL CLOUD: PART TWO

Derek du Preez, Editor at diginomica.com, quizzes Tim Daley, Head of Customer Solutions Delivery and Interim CTO at the DVLA.

12:00 - 13:00

JUST A TEN MINUTE(S)

Five Digital Framework cloud services providers do a quick elevator pitch. They only have ten minutes, and we're promised strict Just A Minute rules. The clock starts…now! 

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH & NETWORKING

14:00 - 14:05

AFTERNOON REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

14:05 - 14:20

PRACTICAL CLOUD: PART THREE

Join us for the second section of buyer-led Practical Cloud case studies that are designed to highlight best practice alongside the lessons learned from successful projects that leverage the benefits of cloud and digital technology in the public sector. Host: Derek du Preez, Editor, diginomica.com, who's in dialogue with Rebecca Kemp, a Digital Consultant formerly with UKTI, Public Health England, amd GDS.

14:20 - 14:35

CLOUD CONVERSATIONS

Stuart Lauchlan interviews another key THINK.Cloud For Digital Government supporter - Dan Sutherland, Founder and CEO of Carrenza.

14:35 - 14:50

THE DRIVER & VEHICLE STANDARDS AGENCY (DVSA)

James Munson, Director of Digital Services & Technology at DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) presents a practical clous case study around modernising the UK’s MOT testing service & moving to a new cloud platform - in 10 weeks!

14:50 - 15:25

SEMINAR SESSIONS

A selection of interactive seminar sessions providing delegates with an opportunity to explore distinct aspects of key importance to the agenda.

15:25 - 16:00

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

16:00 - 16:50

AND NOW FOR QUESTION TIME…

Throughout the day you’ve heard from the great and the good in public sector cloud; you have been told about the future plans for the Digital Marketplace and G-Cloud frameworks; you’ve seen practical examples of how government agencies have used digital and cloud technology to improve their efficiencies and their offerings - and you will now have a clear picture of the growing opportunities each of the procurement frameworks provided by the government offer to you as a public sector executive.

This final session now provides you with the opportunity to ask some important questions of our diverse panel of industry leaders and sector figureheads. What do you need to know to enable the creation of a more successful digital government?

Take this chance to ask the questions that matter to you and your teams, looking perhaps for your answers to these key questions:

  • Do you fully understand Agile technology opportunities?
  • What are the strategies for encouraging new technology adoption?
  • How can you overcome resistance to change?
  • With so many concerns and issues around data privacy, how up to speed are you?
  • Outsourcing – RIP?
  • Do you understand how Digital by Default works in practice?
  • Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud, which is best for you?

Mining these vital topcis with the chair will be Stephen Foreshew-Cain, Executive Director, the Government Digital Service, Matt Denham, Commercial Director, Crown Commercial Service, Tony Singleton (OBE), Chief Operating Officer, BIS Group Digital at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and Georgina O’Toole, Research Director at independent analyst group TechMarketView.

Last but not least: remember there will also be a very lively exhibitor area and a number of 'Speed Dating' meet-the-vendor sessions you can also dip in and out of.

We hope you can make it along to this year's best G-Cloud event - and have a great show!

24n.biz is a media partner of THINK.Cloud For Digital Government, which is on tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22nd, at The QE II conference centre in Westminster

Don't forget to book your free place at the event, if you are a qualified public sector professional, here

(c) 2016 24n.biz

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