08.30

REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE

09.00

Chairman’s welcome and introduction
Bill McCluggage, Managing Director, Laganview Associates

09.05

Why digital matters
Paul Wickens, Chief Executive, NICS Enterprise Shared Services

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Driving digital innovation: Delivering better services
Kevin Cunnington, Director General, Government Digital Service

Releasing Innovation through Digital Government
Frank O’Donnell, Head of Public Sector, Microsoft

Towards a digital probation service
Brian McCutcheon, Head of IT, Probation Board for Northern Ireland

Question & answer session / Panel discussion

10.45

NETWORKING BREAK AND EXHIBITION VIEWING

11.15

How GDPR will affect your organisation
Ignatius O’Doherty, Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Information Assurance and Management, NICS Enterprise Shared Services

Supporting digital innovation to drive growth
Lorraine Acheson, Manager for Northern Ireland, Innovate UK

Smart Belfast: Supporting Innovation
Deborah Colville, Smart Cities Portfolio Manager, Belfast City Council

Transforming the delivery of healthcare through technology
Stephen Stewart, Assistant Director, Technology and Telecommunications, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Digital inclusion: Engaging with all citizens
Colm McQuillan, Director of Housing Services, The Housing Executive

Question & answer session / Panel discussion

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13.15

CONFERENCE LUNCH

14.00

SESSION 1: INTERNET OF THINGS

SESSION 2: DATA ANALYTICS

Revolutionising healthcare through IoT
Dr Philip Catherwood, NIBEC Research Centre, Ulster University

Unlocking the power of data
Gurchand Singh, Head of Analysis Service, An Garda Síochána

Emerging trends in IoT and addressing security issues
Dr Áine MacDermott, Senior Lecturer in IoT and Cyber Security, Liverpool John Moores University

Using data deliver better healthcare
Dr Brendan O’Brien, Chief Clinical Information Officer
Health and Social Care Board

Data sharing v. data security
Speaker to be confirmed

The WiSAR Technology Gateway: Providing solutions with IoT technology
Dr Nick Timmons, Director, WiSAR Lab, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Informing better decision making with data analytics
Peter Devine, Director, Cognitive Analytics Research Lab, Ulster University

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

16.00

CONFERENCE CLOSE