ICT as the Enabler for Business Transformation
Thursday 19th October 2017, Royal Welsh Agricultural Society
|9:00 - 10.00||
Registration, tea and coffee
|10:00 - 10:20||
Joint Chairs Welcome
|10:20 - 11:00||
Keynote address: Systems Thinking
Asking good questions - the first step to good answers
by John Rogers, Systems Thinking & Transformation Lead at Wiltshire Council
|11:00 - 11:15||
Tea and coffee break
|11:15 - 11:45||
Main sponsor: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Government departments across the globe are working with AWS on their digital journey to deliver services faster, lower IT costs and increase their digital skills as they transition to and operate cloud services. Its customers deploy many services from data processing and storage, through to analytical services including recognition software and unified communications. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out how AWS can help your organisation bring smarter, more flexible services to your customers and citizens.
By Phil Ryan, Account Representative at Amazon Web Services
|11:45 - 12:30||
1. The Jelly Donut Conundrum: The Importance of Security from the Inside Out
What do jelly donuts and cloud security have in common? More than you might expect.
In this session, Armor, explains this commonality and why so many organizations rely on half-baked security programs that focus on protection built from the outside in. This approach to data security is proven to be ineffective at best – leaving vulnerabilities that threat actors are eager to exploit. While initially less appetizing, the solution is simple: orient your security layers from the inside out. It’s the best way to establish and maintain a secure utilization of the cloud.
2. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud - Trend Micro and SBL
Whatever Cyber is, it’s everywhere. Take away our mobiles and our tablets; our life halts. Turn of our computers; our businesses stop. Switch of the Internet; our societies shudder. And then… Turn on the news and ‘cybergeddon’ is nigh. All around, the Dark Web lurks, luring the unwary. Hackers, criminals, spies, governments, insiders; all stalk our every move prowling to bring us to ruin. Self-anointed experts offer stern warnings about the perils of the Internet of Things. This talk will debunk the myths of cyber and evaporate the sensationalism around cyber security. It will explore what cyber is, where it came from and explain how you can (probably) use it more than you do at the moment. This is a view of cyber as an enriching and productive sphere infused with the potential to enable (mostly) good humans to do (mostly) good things; safely and securely.
By Colin Williams, Director at SBL, Honorary Fellow University of Warwick, Visiting Professor De Montfort University
3. A Platform Approach to Digital Transformation - CGI
In this session CGI will talk about how they are bringing together the key concepts of information sharing, automation, process improvements and analytics in their Digital Collaboration Platform (DCP). The presenters will talk throuigh how the platform can be deployed to deliver transformation across the Public sector, creating efficiencies, driving shared services and improving outcomes for vulnerable people.
|12:30 - 13:30||
Lunch and networking
|13:30 - 14:00||
Welsh Government presentation
|14:00 - 14:45||
|14:45 - 15:00||
Tea and coffee break
|15:00 - 15:45||
1. GDPR – measuring compliance
As of 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect, an act that’ll have significant implications for organisations across the UK, throughout Europe, and the rest of the world.
Organisations of all sizes will have to be legally compliant with the GDPR and its regulations regarding the secure collection, storage and use of personal information.
In this session, QA will discuss the challenges collecting accurate, meaningful compliance data, how much compliance is enough and the road ahead.
2. AI - LB Enfield’s strategy on utilising AI/bots
LB Enfield is a progressive and innovative council seeking to exploit new technologies and capabilities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery. This session will give you a view of the drivers and ambition influencing the strategic direction of technological travel at the council and present some initial feedback from our findings from investigating the use of AI and bots to deliver more cost effective services.
by Nadira Hussain, Head of ICT at Enfield Council and Socitm Immediate Past President
3. Reforming Local Government - Regionalisation
Our councils are working against a backdrop of extraordinary austerity and some services are facing a great deal of pressure. Local government reform is essential if we’re to make these services stronger and more resilient to cope with the demands of the future.
Local councils across the UK have already demonstrated their commitment to working together, to working across boundaries, to sharing services, to doing things in a collaborative regional way. In this session, Socitm Advisory and the Welsh government will explore the key initiatives happening in Wales and the opportunities for moving towards more collaborative and regionalised services.
4. The future of Cybersecurity - Advatek
Recently, the National Cyber Security Centre has stated that a ‘Category One’ Cyber Attack will happen sometime in the next few years. After the Category Two attack on the NHS earlier this year, as well as the recent Equifax attack, safeguarding your network has never been more critical. Join Advatek and Adrian Louth Enhanced Technology Specialist at Fortinet, as we take a deep dive into the future of Cyber Security.
by Adrian Louth, Enhanced Technology Specialist at Fortinet
|15:45 - 16:30||
A national approach to digital - Case study from Scotland
In Scotland, last autumn saw the launch of the local government digital office, which unites local authorities under one digital transformation umbrella. The aim is to help Scottish councils be ahead of the game, to be as agile and effective as possible in this ever changing digital world and ensure that they continue to meet the needs of increasingly technologically and digitally savvy citizens. Nicola Graham will explain why the digital office was set up, look back at what has been accomplished over the past year and share some of the biggest lessons learned.
by Nicola Graham, Head of ICT at Aberdeenshire Council
- Keynote address: Systems Thinking by John Rogers, Systems Thinking & Transformation Lead at Wiltshire Council
- Welsh Government presentation
- AI - LB Enfield’s strategy on utilising AI/bots by Nadira Hussain, Head of ICT at Enfield Council and Socitm Immediate Past President
- A national approach to digital - Case study from Scotland by Nicola Graham, Head of ICT at Aberdeenshire Council
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Sponsors and exhibitors
Amazon Web Services
AWS has dedicated teams focused on helping our customers in government organisations pave the way for innovation and, ultimately, make the world a better place through technology.
See how AWS helps achieve your mission: Citizens and governments are more involved than ever in driving innovative change. UK public sector organisations including Transport for London (TfL) and Peterborough City Council are already working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build cloud solutions that enable them to save costs and improve the performance and availability of their technology infrastructure so they can focus more time on delivering innovative services to UK citizens.
Armor Defense Ltd
Armor is the first totally secure cloud company that protects customers’ vital assets and helps prevent data breaches through managed multi-layer security for public and private clouds. The Armor team also applies extensive military cyber security experience for proactive threat detection, response and remediation. Forward-thinking organizations trust Armor for data security and compliance to stay ahead of cyber threats in the cloud.
SBL was established in 1987, our headquarters are based in York, and we are a value added IT reseller, widely recognised as the market leader in information security.
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of IT software, hardware, services and training, we have an in-house professional services team who enable the delivery of a comprehensive and innovative range of IT solutions to suit a range of goals. Our commitment to innovation and agility is core to our philosophy at SBL. We embrace the dynamics of the changing market, delivering what our customers need today while anticipating what they will need tomorrow. Since our foundation we have developed and invested in sophisticated and mature business processes which have been purpose built to accommodate our customers needs.
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cyber security solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. Optimized for leading environments, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, VMware, and more, our solutions enable organisations to automate the protection of valuable information from today’s threats. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defence with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. Trend Micro customers include 45 of the top 50 Fortune Global 500 companies, and 100% of the top 10 global automotive, banking, telecommunications, and petroleum companies. With over 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their journey to the cloud.
Advatek is an Innovative, Managed ICT Services Company that specialises in the areas of Cloud Computing, Datacentre, Business Continuity, Networking & ICT Security. We provide a full end to end service for the design, implementation and on-going management of a wide range of secure, cutting edge technology solutions, all of which are designed to address the key issues facing business owners today, for example in the areas of workforce effectiveness, operational efficiency and business continuity.
Our clients are the lifeblood of our business and we are especially proud of the relationships that we have built up with them – As well as being regarded as a trusted advisor to some of the UK’s biggest private sector organisations, we have a number of highly credible reference sites in key verticals such as Higher and Further Education, NHS & Local Government.
Our key differentiator is our comprehensive expertise in ICT Security – We would love to become a trusted advisor to your organisation, so if you want to find out what Passion for Excellence in ICT is all about, please get in touch on 0800 756 7506 or visit www.advatek.co.uk
Canon helps organisations deliver on their business plans. As a world-leading innovator since 1937, we leverage an unrivalled portfolio of high-quality imaging technology and services for the management of documents - at every stage of their lifecycle. Each day, 11,000 highly skilled and friendly Canon professionals work alongside businesses in more than 116 countries in EMEA, combining keen advice on specific business challenges, industries and processes, with an understanding of local market dynamics. A member of the Global Fortune 500, Canon is today one of the world's most admired and trusted brands, and the most innovative imaging company of all time. With sustained financial stability, solid processes, and with continued commitment to R&D investments, you can continue to trust us and be sure that together we will keep growing and innovating into the future.
Incorporated in 2002, Digital Message is one of the leading audio visual and unified communications companies in the UK. The company is owned and run by the same team that grew Matrix Display systems into a £35m turnover AV company, which was voted as AV Reseller of the Year three years in succession. Now part of Digital AV Group (Digital Message and Digitavia), we are proud to have won AV Reseller of the Year and AV Newcomer of the Year in 2015 and 2016 we were also listed at number 31 on the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2016; the first AV company to ever feature on the list.
As a group, we deliver AV and UC solutions to all market sectors, from global enterprise clients such as Google, Ebay and Paypal, through to UK SME, public sector and education clients. Recent SME and public sector clients in London include Deliveroo, QE2 Conference Centre, Camden Council and Her Majesty’s Treasury
Based inside the M25 at Egham in Surrey but with national coverage throughout the UK, Digital Message offer a full-service offering, from systems design and consultation, integration and commissioning, through to post-sales service and support.
Cisco have a wealth of knowledge and expertise, both in local government and in delivering innovative technology solutions, meaning we can provide you with reliable advice on how to:
- Develop a digital strategy for your local authority
- Create the right supporting policies
- Devise an IT strategy to define enabling digital technology – and source it
Cisco can also provide the technology components for your IT service delivery platform: networks, data centres, mobility solutions, and defence-in-depth security – together with a rich suite of communications and collaboration services that can help transform business processes and citizen engagement. Our technology is available through a range of consumption models – whether deployed on your premises or consumed as a cloud or managed service through one of our partners. We also support a range of financing options to make multiyear investment strategies possible, helping ensure the best fit for your local authority.
To find out more:
National Procurement Service
The National Procurement Service (NPS) for Wales has been set up to enable the Welsh public sector to collaborate more closely in procuring goods and services. The NPS brings together public sector purchasing power of over £1bn of the Welsh annual expenditure in common and repetitive spend.
The Digital and ICT Category have, over the last two years, put in place several commodity based frameworks for the Welsh Public Sector to use. We are now finalising a potential pipeline of digital services frameworks which could assist the Welsh Public Sector’s journey towards their Digital goals.
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