A series of free BT events taking place across the country will introduce local authorities to ways in which optimising or improving their communication network infrastructure can help them tackle the dual challenge of cost cuts and growing demand for public services.
Taking place from April to June, the Powering Public Services programme of events from BT will demonstrate how flexible and collaborative working, and making the most of connectivity, allows organisations to deliver services more cost effectively.
The half-day interactive sessions are aimed at public sector organisations across local government, defence, health and social care and will take place in Bristol, Cardiff, London, the Midlands, Newcastle and Southampton.
"The Public Sector faces an inordinate challenge; to reduce costs whilst simultaneously improving service delivery", said Chris Lindsay, Head of Marketing, Global Government at BT Global Services. "These events explore ways in which to meet this challenge, giving attendees the chance to hear first hand how BT is helping public sector organisations and sample the technology that can make public service transformation a reality."
BT staff will present real-life scenarios of how they can help local authorities not only achieve savings but also become more innovative, improve frontline services and effectively deliver digital transformation.
Some case studies presented on the day will include:
- How one of the UK's largest police forces introduced flexible working in four months reducing their estate by 30% and reducing cost by £3.6 million.
- How a county council optimised its communications infrastructure to allow 20,000 staff across 1,000 buildings to collaborate easily with partner organisations.
- How using cloud services in one of England's largest cities will secure sustainable economic growth and reduce traffic congestion by up to 50%.
Time for networking will be included.
The Powering Public Services programme of events will take place in the following locations:
Bristol: 22, 23, 25 April
Cardiff: 28, 29, 30 April, 2 May
London: 1, 15, 22 May, 5 June
Leeds: 6, 7, 9 May
Newcastle: 12, 13, 14, 16 May
Midlands (Fillongley): 19, 20, 21, 23 May
Hampshire (Southampton): 2, 3, 4, 6 June