The first of our summer series of Local Digital Campaign thought leadership debates will argue for and against the motion that: "To deliver both maximum savings and best service, we should design our public services to be human first rather than digital by default." The event will see local authority and other sector leaders debate the motion, and attendees will be invited to get involved also. You can sumbit your questions to the moderator in advance by emailing Helen Olsen, Managing Editor, Local Digital Campaign.
Register at: https://lddebate2.eventbrite.co.uk
Other key events from the Local Digital Campaign over the coming weeks include:
Hot Topic on Agile Working | London | 27th June, 9am - 1.15pm
This Hot Topic event explores why you need to know about Agile, how it can save you time and money, and how it is relevant to non-technical teams, by introducing Agile ideas with a practical focus. It will showcase successful case studies of Agile in action with real stories and practical tips, and will include short workshops on simple Agile-style working with staff from the GDS team.
Register at: https://ldagile.eventbrite.co.uk
DVLA Digitisation Discovery Day | London | 2nd July, 10am - 4.30pm
This local-central discovery day will explore the impact of digital transformation in the DVLA on local authorities and their service users. It aims to identify areas where central and local government can collaborate on designing digital solutions to help local problems, and identify digital products that could be built nationally both to deliver savings and improve local services.
Register at: https://dvladiscovery.eventbrite.co.uk
Really Useful Day - Digital Services for all | Warwick | 11th July, 10.30am - 4.00pm
If you need to understand more about digital inclusion and how it affects the design and everyday delivery of services, this is the workshop for you. Learn how the Government Digital Service is prioritising digital inclusion - they launch their digital inclusion strategy in March 2014. Work on practical exercises to develop your understanding, and network and share knowledge with peers from other local authorities.
Register at: http://www.localdirect.gov.uk/event/really-useful-day-digital-services-for-all-warwick-2/
Really Useful Day - Improving user journeys | Oxford | 23rd July, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Are you interested in improving customer journeys on your local authority website and making it easier to use? Come to Local Direct's Really Useful Day in Oxford. It's free, with a practical, varied agenda and lunch and refreshments provided. Work on developing better customer journeys on your council website. Learn how GOV.UK identified and prioritised user needs on their site, and network and share knowledge and ideas with peers from other councils.
Register at: http://www.localdirect.gov.uk/event/really-useful-day-user-journeys-oxford/