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

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

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

Digital inclusion: Engaging with all citizens
Catherine McFarland, Director of Finance, Audit and Assurance, The Housing Executive

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Question & answer session / Panel discussion

13.00

CONFERENCE LUNCH

14.00

SESSION 1: DATA ANALYTICS

SESSION 2: INTERNET OF THINGS

Chair:
Bill McCluggage, Managing Director, Laganview Associates

Chair:
Dr Philip Catherwood, NIBEC Research Centre, Ulster University

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

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

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

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

Informing better decision making with data analytics
Peter Devine, Director, Cognitive Analytics Research Lab, Ulster University
Dr Michaela Black 
Head of School for School of Computing & Intelligent Systems, Ulster University

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

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

15.30

CONFERENCE CLOSE