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June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
  • Broadcaster John Pienaar hosts a series of one-on-one discussions with senior public sector leaders on the challenges and opportunities ahead for improving public services. The gathered audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

  • 09:50-10:20
    DATA: Promoting better use of data
    • Transforming the use of data for statistics and research
    • Working with central government, local authorities and charities in order to improve data capability
    • Upskilling the public sector workforce on their use of data
    • Promoting effective data sharing and better access across the sector
  • 11:00-11:30
    DIGITAL: Connecting public sector IT leaders
    • Understanding the roles of Chief Information Officers and other senior public sector IT practitioners, and how they can work together to improve outcomes nationwide
    • Developing collaborative digital leaders through skills training and professional networks
    • Promoting innovation and sharing solutions in order to create more efficient public services
  • 11:55-12:25
    PEOPLE: Discussing the opportunities and challenges ahead for the public sector workforce
    • A look at how government is shaping the future of the Civil Service workforce through the 2016-2020 plan
    • Attracting and retaining people of talent and experience from a range of sectors and all walks of life
    • Approaches to developing world class leaders who are inspiring, confident and engaging
  • 13:30-14:00
    LOCAL: Outlining priorities for supporting, promoting and improving local government
    • Exploring the financial challenges facing local government and helping shape the reform that will result in English councils retaining business rates from 2019
    • Supporting local authorities in providing quality local social care to adults of all ages
    • Helping councils meet housing demand as part of the collective national ambition to build one million new homes
    • Ensuring local government is represented in discussions around exiting the European Union
  • 14:30-15:00
    PARTNERSHIPS: Collaborating with businesses and universities to create smart cities
    • Fostering collaboration between sectors to strengthen the UK’s ability to turn excellent urban innovations into commercial reality
    • Providing world-class facilities and expertise to support the development of new products and services
    • Helping cities make the most effective use of their investments
June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
  • 09:40-10:10
    Happier employees through a ground-breaking car benefit scheme
  • 11:10-11:40
    Delivering savings through dynamic resource scheduling and mobile working
    • Achieving savings and increased productivity by combining dynamic resource scheduling and mobile workforce solutions
    • Outlining the key steps to effectively implement mobile working
    • Learnings from public sector organisations already benefiting from mobile working solutions
  • 11:55-12:25
    Enabling safe and smart procurement of information and content management (ICM) services

    The Public Sector is going through unprecedented changes. Frameworks are giving the public sector an easier, safer and smarter way to procure solutions, but how can they be utilised to work best for buyers? In this session Canon will show you different ways of procuring depending on your business size and budget, there is something to suit everyone.

  • 13:00-13:30
    The future of commissioning and public service transformation

    The Public Service Transformation Academy design and deliver exceptional leadership programmes to build capacity to transform public services. They have taken over the running of the Cabinet Office’s Commissioning Academy, the government’s acclaimed suite of leadership development programmes for commissioners of public services.

    • Understanding the skills needed for effective public service transformation
    • How can skills be built and shared?
    • How are we learning from the past?
  • 13:50-14:20
    Commissioning better outcomes: Investing in innovative ways to tackle social problems

    This panel discussion will provide commissioners with an opportunity to hear from a leading expert, social investor and provider and ask questions about how to commission, finance and implement better outcomes.

    • Achieving better social outcomes through social impact bonds (SIBs) and outcomes-based commissioning (OBC)
    • Understanding the value of collaboration with the private and not-for-profit sectors
    • Encouraging innovation in finding better ways to tackle social problems
  • 14:40-15:25
    Effective persuasion and negotiation skills in the public sector

    In this session, Understanding ModernGov will be showcasing one of their most popular training courses. Led by Charles Crawford, former Ambassador and UK Diplomat, this interactive taster session will explore:

    • Understanding the theory and principles of persuading and negotiating
    • Learning how to negotiate convincingly in different public sector contexts for maximum impact
    • Utilising the theory of persuasion to develop key and strategic partnerships
    • Devoloping new confidence in framing issues and advancing a convincing case
June 27, 2017
  • 09:40-10:10
    Managing information, automating document-driven business processes and making timely, informed decisions
  • 10:25-10:55
    Improving the economic performance of cities
    • Understanding and improving cities' economic performance
    • Exploring the role of the incoming directly elected mayors across England
    • Discussing the work of the ‘What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth’, which analyses policies most effective in supporting and increasing local economic growth
  • 11:10-11:40
    Transforming healthcare with the shift from physical to digital

    Through 3 NHS trust examples we will show how Pitney Bowes are assisting UK Healthcare transform inbound and outbound communications. Automation of patient correspondence, simplification of medical records digitisation process track and trace solutions for NHS deliveries.

  • 11:55-12:25
    Exemplary finance and procurement in the public sector
    • Discussing the challenges facing central and local government
    • How can the public sector can innovate in its procurement and payment processes?
    • Tips on getting internal users on board and improving supplier relationships
  • 13:00-13:30
    Transforming HR services for government
    • Streamlining the end to end approach
    • Substantially reduce time to recruit
    • Digital technologies – a new approach
  • 13:50-14:20
    Telematics and the connected car
    • The importance of data in managing a fleet
    • Developing a culture where drivers support the use of telematics
    • Delivering return on investment
    • Combining multiple data sources to shape the future of mobility
  • 14:40-15:10
    Keeping Up With The Cloud: Managing and Optimizing as You Scale
    • Looking at the issues every organization runs into when scaling, best practices for how to combat them and how RIs help you save money and move faster
    • Understanding that with cloud maturity comes operational efficiency, and endless potential for innovation and business growth
    • Putting the right strategy in place to control the complexity of governing cloud infrastructure, implementing invaluable actionable insights visibility and accountability
    • Using the cloud to enable convenience and cost savings for the organizations that know how to take advantage of it
    • Considering that reserved Instances (RIs), especially, present a tremendous opportunity when scaling to save significantly on capacity, while acknowledging there are many things to consider to fully reap the benefits of AWS Reserved Instances
June 27, 2017
  • 09:55-10:25
    Finance & HR: Digital transformation with Workday
    • Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for companies of all sizes (from medium enterprises to Fortune 50 companies), educational institutions and government departments. Workday is now available on GCloud
    • Workday provides a single, cloud solution for finance and HR that significantly simplifies the journey to digital transformation by removing the complexity involved in integrating different HR, finance and analytics applications and creates a single source of the truth for finance and HR data in your organisation
    • Join this session to learn how Workday can help your organisation digitally transform, to see Workday in action via a live demonstration on a smartphone and understand why organisations in the private sector like Rolls Royce, AstraZeneca, Centrica, Diageo, Hiscox and Grant Thornton have all chosen Workday.
  • 10:50-11:20
    Cognitive Citizen Care – How do human and virtual agents best collaborate to help citizens?
  • 11:45-12:15
    Accelerating local economic growth through Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Maximising, supporting and amplifying the public sector’s capability to deliver tangible IoT solutions
    • Achievements to date in the collaborative IoTUK Programme, as part of the Government’s £40m investment to maximise the UK’s capabilities in IoT
    • Developing breakthroughs for the UK’s data sharing movement
  • 13:00-13:30
    Case study: Promoting growth and empowering communities through digital services
    • Discussing the achievements that have led to Wigan Council being named Digital Council of the Year by both Digital Leaders and LGC
    • Outlining Wigan's Digital Strategy 2015-2020, including aspirations for Greater Manchester to be a world top 20 super connected city region
    • Exploiting new digital investment opportunities in the public and private sector to support the delivery of local ambitions
  • 13:50-14:20
    UKFast and the public sector
  • 14:40-15:10
    Bringing sectors together to foster local digital economies
    • Understanding the role of LEPs in delivering growth across England
    • Exploring the work of the Digital Leaders LEP Group in connecting LEPs with a 40,000-strong digital community
    • Delivering effective business support through regional growth hubs
June 27, 2017
  • 10:10-10:40
    Case study: Redesigning mental health services for children and young adults and bringing your workforce with you
    • Discussing the redesign of mental health services for children and young people in Surrey
    • Involving staff in pathway design and service modelling
    • Creating a culture of partnership between 15 partner organisations, both local and national
    • Achieving services that are more accessible, user friendly and better reported, resulting in improved outcomes for children and young people
  • 11:00-11:30
    IR35 Off Payroll working in the public sector
    • Legislative Backdrop and the Contractual chain
    • An analysis of reaction,  based on interaction with over 80 recruitment agencies representing thousands of public sector contractors
    • IR35 technical reviews
    • “Fee payer” arrangements
  • 11:50-12:20
    Case study: How smart commissioning delivers efficiencies and better outcomes
    • How the Commissioning Academy support commissioners to transform services
    • Exploring the latest thinking on best practice commissioning (including assets based commissioning, commissioning for value)
    • A look at case studies demonstrating the financial impact of smart commissioning
  • 13:10-13:40
    Case studies: Productivity – what does it mean and what role does HR/OD play?
    • Exploring how employee engagement can influence productivity (for good and bad)
    • Do health and wellbeing initiatives deliver the goods in terms of productivity?
    • What role do managers play?

    OneSource won this year's PPMA Award for 'Improving Workplace Productivity Through Better Work Life Balance'.

  • 13:55-14:25
    Case studies: Workforce transformation – How do you build a 21st century workforce?
    • Being a 21st Century Public Servant to build a new workforce model
    • A look at Walk Tall - the eBook created in collaboration between the PPMA, Solace, the Local Government Association and the University of Birmingham

    Southend-on-sea won both the 'Transforming the Working Environment' and 'Sustainable Transformation' prizes at this year's PPMA Awards.

  • 14:40-15:10
    Case studies: Leadership in an increasingly complex world
    • Understanding the importance of effective leadership for public sector leaders and HR/OD professionals
    • A look at the move away from Heroic Leadership models to embedding leadership throughout organisations
    • Focusing on leadership across different public/private sector organisations

    Sue was this year’s winner of the PPMA Excellence in People Management ‘Public Sector HRD of the Year’ award.

June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
  • 10:30-10:50
    GOV.UK Notify Demo

    GOV.UK Notify is open for use and available to all of central government. Join us for a demo of how to create an account, start sending test messages and to learn what the service could do for you.

  • 11:00-11:20
    GOV.UK Verify – what we’ve learnt and how you can get involved

    Hear about the expansion of GOV.UK Verify to services that need less proof of identity - and what this means for the wider public sector.

    Find out what has been achieved with GOV.UK Verify to date and how we plan to take its capabilities even further, making government services ever easier to access and use.

  • 11:30-11:50

    Accessibility means making things open to everyone. It means ensuring that there are no barriers that might prevent someone from using something.

    So what does this mean for the people building and operating our public services?

    Join our session to find out what accessibility is, why it matters and what it means for you.

  • 12:00-12:20
    The Digital Marketplace: making public sector procurement better

    The Digital Marketplace makes it quick and easy for the Public Sector to buy what it needs to deliver great digital services. Come and hear how the Digital Marketplace makes buying easier.

  • 13:00-13:20
    Tools and communities – the resources we’re using to help build service design capability in government

    Most of Government is involved in designing, building and running public services. That means most of government is involved in service design, most of the time. But how much do you know about the support that you can get from GDS to design great services?

    Come to this talk to find out about the range of tools, guidance, advice and data GDS offers to help departments design better services, and learn about our plans for the future.

  • 13:30-13:50
    Data Infrastructure – how to access government data and integrate it into your services

    Data Infrastructure is a suite of products that make it easy to find, access and use high quality government data. Join us to find out about the hassle-free ways you can access and integrate this data into your services.

  • 14:30-14:50
    How we’re using data science to make better decisions

    Data science is the meeting of programming, statistics and subject expertise. It has huge potential to transform the way government works by helping us to interpret large data sets. Come along to find out how we’ve been using data science to make better decisions and improve government services.

  • 15:00-15:20
    Why we should love Open Standards

    Open Standards save us money and time. They reduce complexity for citizens, and create opportunities for SMEs. Find out why we love them - and how you can get involved.

    You will learn about how they contribute to efficient, open ways of working so you can harness their technology to design and improve public service information and transactions.

June 27, 2017

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