Registrations now open

President's
Conference

8th & 9th May 2018

Welcome to the future of public sector: ethical and secure

What are you doing on the 8th & 9th May 2018? Whatever it is, cancel it and get yourself to Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel – because the first ever Socitm President’s Conference is coming to town!

The ground-breaking event will give YOU – the digital and ICT professionals driving the future of the UK’s public services – an unparalleled opportunity to converse and network with your peers and experts leading the way to better place-based outcomes for our citizens and businesses. And, to do so in ways that are ethical and secure.

Speakers, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country will unite in a celebration of innovation. You want a positive, constructive atmosphere? You want to be part of a joyous, informative and insightful occasion? Look no further than Socitm’s inaugural Presidential Conference.

Speakers include

Nicola Graham Alexander Holt
Socitm's incoming president and Aberdeenshire Council's head of ICT Head of the Scottish Government's CivTech programme
Bill Buchanan Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo
Lead for The Cyber Academy and Edinburgh Napier professor Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute
Dylan Roberts Noelle Godfrey
Chief Digital and Information Officer for the Leeds City Council and three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Local CIO council Chair Programme Director for Connecting Cambridgeshire & Smart Cambridge, Cambridgeshire County Council. Local CIO council vice-chair
Martin Ferguson
Research and Policy Director, Socitm

Cost Details

Socitm Members: £295 * 10% discount for early bird registration
Public Sector, non-member: £395 * 10% discount for early bird registration
Leadership Academy Alumni: £195 * Anyone who has ever attended one of the Socitm leadership courses
Suppliers to public sector: Varied If you would like your company present at the event, please contact us at spp@socitm.net

* Early bird registration ends on 28th February 2018

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Terms and Conditions

This price applies to anyone who has attended one of the Socitm leadership courses, such as Top Talent or Empowering Women in a Digital World (EWDW).

All conference and event registrations are confirmed contracted places.

All terms and conditions apply to paid/unpaid bookings and complimentary places.

If you wish to cancel your place, you must notify Socitm in writing to hello@socitm.net.

If you cancel your booking 30 days or more prior to the event date, you will receive a full refund, less £50 administration charge.

If you cancel your booking within 0 – 29 days (inclusive) of the event date, you will be required to pay the full delegate fee.

If you are unable to attend the event once registered, 14 days notice can be given to Socitm to send another person in your place.

By clicking the Register Interest button, you agree to these terms. For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

Terms and Conditions

All conference and event registrations are confirmed contracted places.

All terms and conditions apply to paid/unpaid bookings and complimentary places.

If you wish to cancel your place, you must notify Socitm in writing to hello@socitm.net.

If you cancel your booking 30 days or more prior to the event date, you will receive a full refund, less £50 administration charge.

If you cancel your booking within 0 – 29 days (inclusive) of the event date, you will be required to pay the full delegate fee.

If you are unable to attend the event once registered, 14 days notice can be given to Socitm to send another person in your place.

By clicking the Register Interest button, you agree to these terms. For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

For a full range of sponsorship opportunities at the Socitm President's Conference, including presentation slots, breakout sessions, collateral and leaflet distribution, conference brochure and exhibition spaces, please email spp@socitm.net with your name, organisation name and email address and we will e-mail you a Sponsor Brochure straight away.


For an informal discussion on the event and opportunities to engage with the Socitm audience, please contact spp@socitm.net or call 01604 709456 and ask for Nigel Bragg or Ross Jones.

Agenda Highlights

Entertainment, information and enlightenment: that’s what the conference’s two packed days have to offer delegates. Our agenda – full of keynote speakers, lightning talks, panel discussions, interactive polling, supplier-led breakouts and case studies, training sessions, specialist workshops, and, of course, plenty of opportunities for networking and socialising - is almost complete.

Already confirmed events include:

Public Sector of the Future – a keynote address from the Scottish Government

She’s both Aberdeenshire Council’s Head of ICT and Socitm’s new President: she’s Nicola Graham and she’ll be introducing sessions on Engaging Citizens and Community Engagement

And the moral is: Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, of Oxford Internet Institute, on the Ethics of Technology and Information

Keeping safe: Napier University’s professor Bill Buchanan on Cybersecurity: Secret Shares and Other Insights

Alexander Holt (CivTech Programme) on driving innovation in the public sector

Looking ahead: Dylan Roberts (Leeds City Council) and Noelle Godfrey (Cambridgeshire County Council) on Innovating Future Public Services (panel discussion)

Presentations from our leading events sponsors Trend Micro, SBL and Fortinet

Training session from Socitm partner QA

Cheers: Drinks reception for delegates and sponsors to socialise (Day 1, afternoon)

President’s Dinner, to include an auction in aid of Headway, our nominated charity (Day 1, evening)

Charity Auction

Bid for amazing auction lots in support of Headway

As part of the President’s Dinner, we are holding an auction to raise much needed funds to support Headway – a UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. It's set to be a fantastic night for everyone involved and will hopefully raise lots of money for this fantastic charity.

Hilton Hotel, Glasgow

1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT

8th & 9th May 2018