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Previous Speakers & 2022 Agenda

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2022 Speakers and agenda 

Day One Wednesday, 9th March
Georgina Maratheftis, Associate Director - Local Public Services, techUK
Powering Public Services through Partnership and Place 

Murat Dilek, Network & Infrastructure, Cybersecurity Operation Team Leader, Falkirk Council
Hybrid Cloud & Hybrid Workplace

Andrew Puddephatt, Director - UK Public Sector, Nutanix
Enterprise Cloud Index: cloud trends in UK Public Sector 

Robert Franks, Managing Director, WM5G Limited
Scaling-up benefits from digital health trials 

   Q&A / panel discussion


Day Two Thursday, 10th March
David Burrows, Public Sector Industry leader, UiPath
Automation accelerating the digital transformation of Public Services 

Dave More, Service Owner, Digital Robotic Automation Centre of Excellence, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Digital Robotic Automation Centre of Excellence

Rob De Felice, Business Development Director, IEG4
Creating a single council view 

Natasa Patterson, Director of Resident Experience and Digital, London Borough of Lambeth
Lambeth's Digital Customer Platform

   Q&A / panel discussion


Day Three Friday, 11th March
Eddie Copeland, Director, London Office of Technology & Innovation
How Covid has shaped London's digital transformation journey
Ian Bell, Chief Executive, Police Digital Service
Digital Policing of the Future
David Price, Director, Public Sector Cloud, Rackspace Technology
We all understand that out lives are complex 
Jonathan Tapping, Enterprise Specialist - Azure, Microsoft 
Microsoft ICS HLD 
  Q&A / panel discussion


2021 Speakers

  • Colin Cook, Digital Director, The Scottish Government
  • Stuart Bland, Infrastructure Lead, Shropshire Council
  • Andrew Puddephatt, Director UK Public Sector, Nutanix 
  • Joanne Delap, Team Collaboration Product Owner, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Owen Powell, ICT Director, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Simon Bennett, CTO EMEA, Rackspace Technology
  • Joseph Langford, Chief Technologist, Public Sector, VMware (formerly Chief Digital and Information Officer, Surrey and Sussex Police)
  • Mattie Yeta, Head of Sustainable IT, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Martin Ferguson, Director of Policy & Research, Socitm
  • Sam Smith, Assistant Director for IT & Digital Services, Cambridgeshire County & Peterborough City Councils. Also Socitm President
  • Rob McNally, Head of IT Strategy & Solutions, Leeds City Digital Partnership
  • Alison Hughes, Assistant Director ICT, Digital and Customer, Liverpool City Council


2020 Speakers

  • Eddie Copeland, Director, London Office of Technology & Innovation
  • Joel Samuel, Enterprise Architect, Cabinet Office
  • Rhys Sharp, Public Sector Solution Director, Rackspace
  • Geoff Connell, Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer, Norfolk County Council 
  • Mattie Yeta, Head of Sustainable IT, Defra
  • Nathan Rhodes, Government Lead, Hable
  • Andy Grogan, Head of Enterprise Technology, The Orbis Partnership (Surrey, East Sussex, Brighton and Hove councils)
  • Andrew Puddephatt, Director UK Public Sector, Nutanix
  • Simon Clifford, Director of Digital & Data, Police ICT Company
  • Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace
  • Lee Sirdifield, Strategic Director - Transformation and Change, South Kesteven District Council
  • Ed Mitchell, Director and Lead for Intelligent Automation, EY
  • Rhodri Rowlands, Head of Programmes Community Solutions, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
  • Owen Powell, CIO, Central and North West London NHS


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