Next week's UKAuthority Local Digital Transformation provides an opportunity for local authorities to take a fresh look at solving existing business challenges, embracing new ways of working to reduce costs, improve customer service and, where possible, increase revenues from commercialisation initiatives.
There is a challenging pincer movement of increasing demand for services and dwindling budgets taking shape in the second half of this decade that means it is critical for councils to have both a credible business case and strategic ownership in place to embrace the change required to meet an uncertain future.
Learning from each other and sharing knowledge, experience and digital assets wherever possible will be key to ensuring that success is open to all in the remainder of this decade.
There are many critical steps to delivering a successful digital transformation project from inception to completion. At Local Digital Transformation next week, local authority delegates will be able to discuss best practice in delivering the organisational change required to successfuly deliver transformation projects in a workshop with PowerObjects, an HCL company.
Pythagoras and Wolverhampton City Council’s pitch-side chat, meanwhile, will delve into their experience with digital transformation on the ground – highlighting the best approaches to take in a changing market with ever developing technology.
IBM continues to innovate in the digital space and they will be using case study proof points from Bournemouth and East Hampshire to illustrate how local authorities can maximise opportunities in areas such as cloud, mobile and analytics.
And AvePoint Citizen Services will walk through how both staff and citizens can benefit from technology to meet ever rising demand from citizens to access services from one place, on any device, at any time.
Meanwhile, Microsoft Services has been working with a number of local authority and health partners to develop a vision that aims to keep citizens living longer, healthier lives in their own homes. By monitoring their key health status on an on-going basis and taking pre-emptive action projects have proven that some acute admissions, that would affect both the individual and the public purse in negative ways, can be avoided. A case study from Kent County Council shows the technology in action, supporting healthy and independent living in the home care environment.
The showcases, live demonstrations and pitch-side chats form just part of a stimulating programme to be delivered on both days, with trailblazers from local authorities, industry visionaries and thought leaders talking about how they are getting the most from existing platforms and how they are using new digital opportunities to transform local service delivery.
Join us on 13 December at Wembley Stadium, London, or 15 December at Old Trafford, Manchester, as a step in your authority’s digital transformation.
Both days will run from 09:30 and end with networking and a stadium tour at 16:00.
This event is free to attend for the public sector only and not open to commercial organisations. Register with a public sector email address now by clicking on the link below for your preferred venue:
See you there!