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2023 Catch Up

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Managing evolving technologies for public sector transformation

Last year over 150 public sector delegates attended UKAuthority’s Powering Digital Public Services 2023 virtual conference which explored the innovations and transformation powering front-line services - catch up with the conference videos and presentations below.

Session One - Wednesday, 8th March 2023

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00:49: Importance of digital Sustainability - Adam Turner, Government and Defra Sustainable Technology Lead, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Why you need to address this now, and where to find help (Download slides)

16:44: Transforming for a digital future - Will Joss, Head of Strategy, Central Digital and Data Office, Cabinet Office 
An introduction to the Central Digital and Data Office and the cross-government digital and data strategy, setting out our priorities to 2025 and how they're delivering against them (Download slides)

37:35: Using kindness, innovation and technology to strengthen the Wigan community - Suraj Kika, CEO, Jadu, Tracey Boffey, Service Manager, Amanda Litherland, Business Partner and Paul Banks, Assistant Business Partner at Wigan Council 
Wigan Council takes a human, innovative and technological approach as part of its wider digital strategy 'The Deal' to strengthen and empower its community. In this session Wigan discusses making the impossible possible through kindness, technology, automation and integration (including finding solutions to legacy systems) and demonstrating digital transformation acceleration in service areas affected by external crises, such as the pandemic and the cost of living crisis (Download slides)

59:51: What's next for local digital - Paul Tait, Delivery Manager, Local Digital Team, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

Paul Tait provides an overview on what the Local Digital team have achieved in collaboration with councils and what they're planning to do next (Download slides)

1:11:36: Q&A and panel discussion - all speakers

Session Two - Thursday, 9th March 2023

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00:33:00: Cloud migration for NHS Spine - Stephen Koch, Executive Director of Platforms, NHS England
An introduction on NHS Platforms and Spine and our transition to the cloud.  The session also cover what they have found on 7Rs assessments, the different approaches taken to migrating services to cloud, lessons learnt and the what they found on costs for transition and running costs (Download slides)

13:13: Using DDaT to improve the lives of people in Wales - Harriet Green, CEO, Centre for Digital Public Services, Wales
Join us for this fascinating session where we will be discovering how the Centre for Digital Public Services (CDPS) is working with chief digital officers in health, Welsh Government and local government to create public services founded upon the needs of the people who use them. Delivered by the joint CEO, Harriet Green, this session will uncover the challenges (and opportunities) they face in Wales and how the organisation is helping to tackle one of the biggest priorities for Ministers and the public sector right now: the cost of living crisis (Download slides)

30:50: Reflections on digital public services - Rob Miller, Strategic Director Customer & Workplace, London Borough of Hackney
In this session Rob Miller shares his thoughts on why short term thinking is still blocking the hard work needed to make things simple of our users. But there are reasons to be cheerful and he provides examples (Download slides

45:00: Delivering Digital Transformation on secure foundations - Kurt Frary, Deputy Director of IMT, CTO, Norfolk County Council and Socitm Vice President 
Supporting digital transformation by changing from a traditional network to a zero trust focused modern delivery, saving money, reducing complexity, improving security and taking back control (Download slides)

59:34: Q&A and panel discussion - all speakers

Session Three - Friday, 10th March 2023

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00:55: An introduction to environmentally sustainable digital health service delivery - Ben Tongue, Digital Net Zero Lead, NHS England 
An overview of the Greener NHS programme, key aspects to optimise for when considering digital environmental sustainability and approaches being developed to implement low carbon climate change resilient digital health services (Download slides)

18:00: Cloud horizons - Damon Crawford, Practice Director, SCC Hyperscale and SCC Cyber
Is hybrid the future: Trends in public sector use of cloud technologies (Download slides

27:20: Innovation in healthcare - Daniel Cartter, Head of the Innovation Hub
Insight to driving innovation in healthcare and the work of the joint Digital Innovation Hub at South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust's Stratford Hospital (Download slides)

36:34: Revolutionising the use of technologies and data - Nadira Hussain, CEO, Soctim
Based on the optimism expressed in Socitm’s Digital Trends 23 report, Nadira Hussain presents an overview of the role that technology and data can play in transforming public services. Focusing on citizen needs, how do we achieve improved public services that are inclusive, ethical and responsible?  We need to build confidence and capability to understand what is possible on the digital transformation journey (Download slides)

58:24: Powering digital public services with location data - Richard Groombridge, Strategic Product and Service Development Manager
Key drivers for digital public services and how location data based on standards enables the successful delivery of better digital public services (Download slides)

1:11:57: Q&A and panel discussion - all speakers 



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