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Digital disruption is becoming the norm – technology innovation can revolutionise what we can do. Organisations are moving more and more of their processes into the digital space, ranging from back office operations to customer engagement channels that are migrating increasingly online. Northern Ireland’s public sector is undergoing a digital evolution.

The digital evolution is accelerating in response to cost pressures, citizen demand and central government directives. The opportunities presented by embracing innovative technology and information solutions are huge – being able to deliver reliable, accessible and transformative government services to citizens.

As we approach the end of 2017, digital platforms are now becoming the standard business models across many organisations. To keep the pace, we need to assume digital and move towards innovation. However, assuming this is not without its challenges. Citizen expectations are high but very often those who would most benefit are those who are the most digitally excluded. In addition, in order to be a digital business, public sector organisations need to ensure that this is embedded into planning, policy and process – not just something confined to the IT Department. Simply appointing a Chief Digital Officer, with no budget and no clear mandate, is not digital transformation.

This multi-stream conference will feature a range of expert speakers who will talk about their digital transformation journey – from improving back-end processes to cutting edge citizen facing technologies. It will also feature case studies from organisations that have radically changed how services are delivered through the creation of innovative digital platforms.

Speakers confirmed so far...

Lorraine Acheson

Lorraine Acheson

Manager for Northern Ireland, Innovate UK

Dr Philip Catherwood

Dr Philip Catherwood

NIBEC Research Centre, Ulster University

Kevin Cunnington

Kevin Cunnington

Director General, Government Digital Service

John Kelpie

John Kelpie

Chief Executive, Derry City and Strabane District Council

Bill McCluggage

Bill McCluggage

Managing Director, Laganview Associates

Brian McCutcheon

Brian McCutcheon

Head of IT, Probation Board for Northern Ireland

Ignatius O’Doherty

Ignatius O’Doherty

Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Information Assurance and Management, Enterprise Shared Services

Gurchand Singh

Gurchand Singh

Head of Analysis Service, An Garda Síochána

Stephen Stewart

Stephen Stewart

Assistant Director, Technology and Telecommunications, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Dr Nick Timmons

Dr Nick Timmons

Director, WiSAR Lab, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

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This is why you need to be at Digital Government 2017

Who you can expect to meet:

The event will be of interest to senior managers and decision-makers working across Northern Ireland’s public and private sectors. Not just for CIOs, it is also for those within organisations in policy-making and service delivery roles. Delegates will include:

  • Chief Executives / Directors / senior managers
  • Chief Information Officers / IT Directors
  • Local government officers
  • Policy makers
  • Corporate planners
  • Board members of public sector agencies
  • Voluntary / community sector leaders / NGOs
  • Health / education sector professionals
  • Services organisations – IT / telecoms / advisory

Key themes covered:

  • The future of digitising public services
  • Making government accessible
  • The next evolution of digital government
  • Data analytics for better decision making
  • The transformative effect of mobile working
  • Technology to transform healthcare
  • Developing world class IT infrastructure
  • What Internet of Things means for public services
  • Best practice case studies in digital delivery from outside Northern Ireland

Benefits of attending:

✅ Discuss the digital transformation of public services

✅ Hear directly from those responsible for driving these programmes forward

✅ Learn about innovative projects already being implemented

✅ Network with other professionals across the public, private and voluntary sectors

Networking

The conference is structured in such a way to provide a high level of interaction between speakers and delegates. There will be plentiful opportunities for questions as well as discussion in each of the sessions. In the margins of the event there will also be ample scope for business development during the busy networking breaks which take place in our exhibition area.

Social

This year’s event will feature a welcome drinks reception the night before. Register at The Guildhall from 7pm on Monday 4th December and join the rest of our delegates at The Exchange on Queen’s Quay.

Registration

£245+ VAT
Digital Government - Delegate Fee
£195+ VAT
Digital Government - Public sector delegate fee

Sponsorship and Exhibition

…interested in increasing the profile of your organisation with leaders from Northern Ireland’s public sector?

…don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your expertise!

 

There are still a number of sponsorship opportunities available at this conference.  For further information on the packages remaining and speaking opportunities at the event please call Lynda Millar on +44 (0)28 9261 9933 or email lynda.millar@agendani.com.

Exhibition opportunities

There are a limited number of opportunities to become involved with this conference as an exhibitor. This is an excellent way for organisations to showcase their expertise and raise their profile with a key audience of senior decision makers from across Northern Ireland’s public sector. This interactive, multi-stream conference provides an excellent opportunity for making contacts and networking. For further information on how your organisation can benefit, contact Claire Speers on 028 9261 9933 or email claire.speers@agendani.com