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09:15 Chair's Opening Address

Bryan Glick, Editor, Computer Weekly (CONFIRMED)


09:25 Opening Keynote: Facing the Huge Challenge of Cutting Costs and Being More Efficient

  • HMRC’s IT Transformation Programme and the benefits it is delivering for every taxpayer in the UK
  • Leading the double challenge of delivering cost savings from making ourselves more efficient whilst also having to increase our revenue

Phil Pavitt, Chief Information Officer, HM Revenue and Customs (CONFIRMED)


09:40 Kent Public Service Network - A Local Public Service Network

  • Delivering high-quality network services to Kent's communities, local authorities and public service providers as they meet the challenges facing government, education and health in the 21st Century
  • Maintaining agility, flexibility and pro-activity in meeting the changing business needs of all partners
  • Building on current effective practice to deliver best value, secure and resilient shared network services

Jeff Wallbank, KPSN Partnership Development Manager, Kent County Council (CONFIRMED)

09:55 The Challenge of the PSN: A Question of Balance

  • The Public Services Network is a cornerstone of the government’s ICT strategy with a focus on substantially reducing the cost of communication services whilst at the same time enabling improved citizen-focused services
    • Tom Roche explores the challenges associated with implementation of the PSN and the resultant requirements for effective PSN providers
    • Research conducted by Kable on behalf of Fujitsu has indicated that providers need to be small enough to deliver agility, but large enough to deliver, cope with the risk, deal with complex multi-partner engagements, and provide broad coverage
    • The key question is how to achieve that balance

Tom Roche, Sales Director for UK Government, Fujitsu (CONFIRMED)

10:10 Data and Analytics in the Public Sector

  • Utilising Connect: a strategic risking tool to cross-match data and identify fraud
  • Development of the Data Programme
  • Improving the quality of data held - changes to culture, governance, processes, guidance and systems
  • Data Warehouse Consolidation - moving to a single warehouse

Mark Hall, Deputy Chief Information Officer, HM Revenue & Customs (CONFIRMED)

10:25 Adopting Utility Compute for Government – Smooth Ride or Rocky Road?

  • Cloud and utility computing offers the UK Public Sector a foundation for modernising Public Services and delivering significant efficiencies
  • In this session Savvis – a global leader in providing Utility Services – shares its insight on:
    • Government progress to date, what’s working and what challenges remain
    • What can be learned from other industry sectors
    • How suppliers need to think about Government’s requirements for assurance and accreditation
    • What challenges lie ahead and how can industry more effectively support Government in making the change?

Jonathan Sowler, Public Sector Product Director, Savvis (CONFIRMED)

10:45 Questions and Answers with Plenary Speakers

10:55 Address delivered by Tracy Westall, UK Public Sector Director, SCC (CONFIRMED)


11:05 Closing Morning Keynote: Implementation of the Greening Government Strategy

  • The role of ICT in helping the public sector develop green solutions
  • Ensuring government ICT projects are environmentally friendly
  • Ensuring ICT procurement is sustainable and efficient
  • Building sustainability into service design, transition, operation and improvement
  • The role of the government apps store and G-Cloud in reducing duplication and making carbon savings
  • Reducing the environmental impact of ICT infrastructure

Jennifer Rigby, CIO, Department for Energy and Climate Change and Chair, HMG Green ICT Delivery Unit (CONFIRMED)

11:20 Questions and Answers with Jennifer Rigby - Chaired by SCC

11:25 Coffee and Networking


11:55 Seminar Session 1


12:55 Lunch and Networking



13:55 Seminar Session 2



14:55 Coffee and Networking

Stream 1 - Big Data - Information Management and Security in the Public Sector

  • Effective security within digital public services - Identity Assurance Programme
  • Big Data Analytics - utilising data to maximise return
  • Designing out human error - improving data protection policies
  • Data collection and record management - security and accuracy
  • Consolidation of data centres - protecting the environment, reducing cost
  • Improving data analytics and information management in ICT
  • Balancing open government with data protection
  • Empowering the community through access to data
  • Reducing costs through open source and improved software licensing
  • The potential for Big Data to add £217bn to the UK economy
  • Open Data White Paper: Unleashing the Potential

Chair: David Munn, Head of Information Technology, Greater London Authority (CONFIRMED)


Dr Simon Rice, Principal Policy Adviser, Information Commissioner's Office (CONFIRMED)

Jim Killock, Executive Director, Open Rights Group (CONFIRMED)


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Stream 2 - Public Sector Networks: Enabling Effective and Efficient Local Delivery

  • The G-Cloud Framework - gateway to cost efficiencies and greener ICT
  • Making framework agreements work for you - technical and commercial flexibility
  • Service delivery and ease of procurement - value for money and sustainability
  • Improving transparency, managing costs - publishing the costs of ICT programmes
  • Supporting collaboration across partners
  • Increased connectivity - enhanced security
  • Responding to changing business requirements
  • Improving communications infrastructures
  • Reducing the time and cost of signing procurement fulfilment contracts
  • Increase access to services
  • An enabler for shared services through the aggregation of networks
  • Adoption, transition and on-boarding
  • Extolling the virtues of PSN, including cost savings, interoperability and service assurance

Chair: Jeff Wallbank, KSPN Partnership Development Manager, Kent County Council (CONFIRMED)


Steve Lawrence, Director, Framework Sales and Consulting, Cable&Wireless Worldwide (CONFIRMED)

Yvonne Gallagher, National Audit Office (CONFIRMED)

Graham Bell, Chief Information Officer, City of London (CONFIRMED)


Stream 3 - Adoption of Cloud Computing in the Public Sector

  • Ensuring the resilience of cloud services
  • Developing secure, multi-tenant infrastructure spaces
  • Digital by Default and the move to cloud - supporting the public sector through the transition
  • Security in the cloud - reducing the number of entry points
  • Simplifying End User Device management to reduce ICT costs
  • Improving Government buyers awareness of SME products and services
  • G-Cloud services - developing secure spaces for public services
  • CloudStore - accessing cloud services on a "pay as you go" basis - utilising Apps

Chair: Stuart Lauchlan, Head of Editorial, (CONFIRMED)


Dr Mark Thompson, University Lecturer in Information Systems, Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge and ICT Futures Advisor to the Cabinet Office (CONFIRMED)

David Wilde, Chief Information Officer, Essex County Council (CONFIRMED)

Dr Will Venters, Lecturer, Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics (CONFIRMED)


16:55 - Event Close