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.
Welcome to the future of public services: ethical and secureInnovation and automation across the public sector – they’re big, they’re vital, and they’re what we’re going to be focusing on. They hold out the promise to increase productivity and engage citizens, businesses and visitors in improving well-being and achieving better place-based outcomes. But (and here’s the thing): how can we do all this in ways that are ethical and secure?
Learning is funNobody leaves a Socitm event without learning something. On hand at the conference will be QA, the UK's leading learning and skills development organisation. They’ll be running sessions that’ll equip you with the invaluable knowledge we’re all going to need to meet the challenges facing the ICT and digital universe. Additionally, Steve Cliff, Socitm’s own expert coach, will be on site to offer his leadership insights.
Presenting the presidentCometh the month of May, cometh a new president. Nicola Graham, Aberdeenshire Council’s head of ICT, will take over the Socitm presidency at the AGM during the conference. The subsequent President’s Dinner will be a gala evening of food, drink, festivities and digital delights!
Meeting upWe’re also delighted to tell you that Socitm's Local Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council will be meeting at the conference. Plus, the annual meeting of the Socitm regional committees will be held there, too.
Leadership Academy alumni? There’s a discount for thatAnyone who has attended one of our leadership courses, such as Top Talent or Empowering Women in a Digital World (EWDW), will get a rather splendid £100 discount off of their ticket price. We’re also going to be holding a ceremony for recent graduates of our EWDW course. How will we fit it all in?
The early bird catches the registration offerThinking about booking your ticket before 28 February 2018? Smart move: you’ll get a 10% discount.
|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|
|Research and Policy Director, Socitm|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
* Early bird registration ends on 28th February 2018
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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01604 709456 and ask for Nigel Bragg or Ross Jones.
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)