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Powering Digital Public Services - Day Three Speakers



Accelerating Outcomes - Automation in Local Government
Lee Sirdifield, Strategic Director - Transformation and Change, South Kesteven District Council

Lee will outline the council's journey to harness intelligent automation - developing a new model for public and private sector innovation along the way. (slides)

Improving outcomes through innovation and partnership – intelligent automation and remote services
Ed Mitchell, Director and Lead for Intelligent Automation, EY

Ed will outline his recent work implementing Intelligent Automation and digitally enabled change programmes at multiple organisations across the Public and Private Sector. During this time he has supported clients to develop their strategic approach and operating models enabling the delivery of maximum organisational benefits through the creation of a virtual workforce. (slides)

One View – Understanding our residents
Rhodri Rowlands, Head of Programmes Community Solutions, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Rhodri leads the work bringing together data, service design and system change to address social issues and improve outcomes at Barking & Dagenham. Here he will give an overview of the One View tool and how the borough is planning to use it to support its COVID Response and Recovery. (slides) 

Delivering police transformation: COVID-19 and the 'new normal'
Simon Clifford, Director of Digital & Data, Police ICT Company

This session explores the considerations for policing in the post-COVID landscape. From investing further in innovation through to pursuing opportunities presented by automation, Simon explores the learning policing can take from its response to COVID, all underpinned by a sustained movement to the cloud. (slides)

Bridging central and local government with UPRNs to respond to COVID-19
Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace

GeoPlace is advising central and devolved governments to include the UPRN in data sent to local authorities to support shielding measures for vulnerable people to COVID-19.  Utilising the UPRN will:

  • enable segmentation and targeting of support
  • help authorities to quickly and easily link to other sources including the social care system to help see who is vulnerable and already receiving social care
  • enable data to be mapped and analysed spatially to look for trends
  • see who is in areas of high deprivation and who has poor access to services
  • provide standardised national data to cenDtral government for policy making



From traditional IT dept to Digital Service Leaders
Owen Powell, CIO, Central & North West London NHS

Owen outlines the digital journey of one of the largest healthcare providers in the country. He will discuss the importance of having the right partners involved and the areas he’s now focusing on - delivering value back to the business and positioning his team as digital service leaders rather than a traditional IT team. (slides)

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