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Catch up: Powering Digital Public Services 2020

Wednesday 13 May

Time: 11:00 to 12:30 on 13th, 14th and 15th May 2020


Powering Digital Public Services

From public to private cloud, what infrastructure do we need to power our digital public services and respond to national emergencies?

With thanks to our Partners, Rackspace, Nutanix and EY for supporting this UKAuthority Event

Day One: Wednesday, 13th May

Eddie Copeland

00:42 - How can local authorities and govtech form better partnerships?
Eddie Copeland, Director, London Office of Technology & Innovation
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Joel Samuel

Powering digital organisations with Enterprise IT
Joel Samuel, Enterprise Architect, Cabinet Office
This presentation is not available post event. 

18:35 - Accelerating Cloud Adoption in the Public sector
Rhys Sharp, Public Sector Solution Director, Rackspace
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Geoff Connell

38:14 - Harnessing digital Infrastructure to deliver more innovative, flexible and resilient public services  
Geoff Connell, Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer, Norfolk County Council 
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 Q&A session 

55:27 - Q&A session covering whether loneliness is a barrier to mobile and home working (56:06), working from home and security risks (1:00:51) and moving on, how do you stop going back to the old ways of working (1:06:00)

Thursday, 14th May
Mattie Yeta

Building a more sustainable public sector during and after COVID-19 
Mattie Yeta, Head of Sustainable IT, Defra
Presentation nor slides are available post event for this session

Nathan Rhodes

14:30 - How can we influence positive and sustainable change during these tricky times
Nathan Rhodes, Government Lead, Hable
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Andy Grogan

32:35 - Journey to Highly Available Infrastructure for Digital Platforms
Andy Grogan, Head of Enterprise Technology, The Orbis Partnership (Surrey, East Sussex, Brighton and Hove councils)
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Andrew Puddephatt

50:56 - Cloud operating model, not location, provides foundation for COVID response
Andrew Puddephatt, Director UK Public Sector, Nutanix
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 Q&A session 

59:02 - Q&A session covering retaining green benefits post Covid (59:14), whether it will lead to a more sustainable public sector and virtual working (1:00:37), increase in renewables (1:05:48), behavioural change (1:09:32) and cloud (1:19:17)

Day Three: Friday, 15th May

Simon Clifford

01:21 - Delivering police transformation: COVID-19 and the ‘new normal’
Simon Clifford, Director of Digital & Data, Police ICT Company
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Nick Chapallaz

11:40 - Bridging central and local government with UPRNs to respond to COVID-19
Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace
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Lee Sirdifield

24:57 - Accelerating Outcomes - Automation in Local Government
Lee Sirdifield, Strategic Director - Transformation and Change, South Kesteven District Council
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Ed Mitchell

35:57 - Improving outcomes through innovation and partnership – intelligent automation and remote services
Ed Mitchell, Director and Lead for Intelligent Automation, EY
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Rhodri Rowlands

46:40 - One View – Understanding our residents
Rhodri Rowlands, Head of Programmes Community Solutions, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
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Owen Powell

57:39 - From traditional IT dept to Digital Service Leaders
Owen Powell, CIO, Central and North West London NHS
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Q&A session 

1:15:29 - Q&A session covering whether Covid will transform the way we work (1:16:16) and data sharing (1:22:14)

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Our Partners supporting this UKAuthority event

Support from our event partners enables UKAuthority to produce free events for the public sector to share success stories and experience with each other



Rackspace is a leading provider of IT as a service in today’s multi-cloud world. Delivering expert advice and integrated managed services across applications, data, security and infrastructure, including public and private clouds and managed hosting.  

Rackspace partners with every leading technology provider, including Alibaba, AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, Oracle, SAP, and VMware. Rackspace is uniquely positioned to provide unbiased expertise on which technologies will best serve each customer’s needs.  

The company was named a leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide and has been honoured by Fortune, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. 

Rackspace serves more than 140,000 business customers, including most of the Fortune 100, from data centres on five continents.

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 Nutanix logo

Nutanix is a market leader in Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) - a software defined platform that enables organisations to simplify, automate and reduce the cost of IT. In the UK, Nutanix is working with around 150 Public Sector customers to help them on their journey to a Cloud operating model whether that is Private, Public, or most often a Hybrid or Multi Cloud strategy. 

The start point for Nutanix is to modernise legacy platforms and applications. From there, Public Sector organisations can simplify and automate processes associated with managing infrastructure to refocus resources on innovation and delivering improved digital services. Throughout this journey, Nutanix believe it is essential to architect an operating model that allows for a mix of 'on prem' and public cloud platforms where applications and workloads can be moved seamlessly across them.

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 EY logo

EY supports public sector organisations to adopt cutting-edge digital technology – including virtual reality, advanced and predictive analytics and intelligent automation – to transform service delivery, with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes for citizens. They have been at the forefront of delivering an innovation programme – London Ventures – focussed on providing transformational solutions to London local government since 2013, working in partnership with London Councils





















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