2017 Supporters
  • Government Digital Service
Strategic Partner


Jo Farrar
Director General for Local Government and Public Services
Department for Communities and Local Government
Kevin Cunnington
Director General
Government Digital Service
Malcolm Harrison
Chief Executive
Crown Commercial Service
Rupert McNeil
Chief People Officer
UK Civil Service
Sarah Pickup
Deputy Chief Executive
Local Government Association
Sir Amyas Morse
Comptroller and Auditor General
National Audit Office
Aileen Murphie
Director, DCLG and Local Government Value for Money
National Audit Office
Alison McKenzie-Folan
Deputy Chief Executive
Wigan Council
Andrew Carter
Director of Policy and Research
Centre for Cities
Benjamin Taylor
Chief Executive
Public Service Transformation Academy
Bev Hurley CBE
Institute of Economic Development
Caroline Gorski
Head of Internet of Things
Digital Catapult
Caroline Nugent
President (from April 2017); Director of HR & OD
Public Services People Managers’ Association (PPMA); London Boroughs of Havering, Newham and Bexley
Charlie Boundy
Head of Data Science
Department for Work and Pensions
Cllr Theo Blackwell
Cabinet member for Finance, Technology & Growth
London Borough of Camden
Dr Innar Liiv
Associate Professor (Data Science)
Tallinn University of Technology
Eddie Copeland
Director of Government Innovation
Joanne Roney OBE
Chief Executive (from April 2017)
Manchester City Council
Julian David
Chief Executive Officer
Kate Allen
Supply Chain Manager – Railway Systems
Ken Lyon
Head of Commercialism
Birmingham City Council
Laura Scott
Performance Manager, Children's Services
Islington Council
Lauren Pang
Head of Information and Performance, Children's Services
Islington Council
Mayank Prakash
Director General, Digital Technology
Department for Work and Pensions
Mike Potter
Interim Chief Digital & Information Officer
HM Revenue & Customs
Robert Pollock
Social Finance
Samantha Butler
Senior Policy Advisor & Head of Commissioning Academies, Office for Civil Society
Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
Scott-James Eley
Supply Chain Manager – College, Innovation & Culture
Senior representative
Teradata UK Ltd
Senior representative
ALD Automotive
Senior representative
Senior representative
Tusker Direct
Senior representative
Laserfiche International Ltd
Senior representative
Ciena Limited
Senior representative
Shared Services Connected Limited
Senior representative
Water Plus Group Limited
Senior representative
Arco Limited
Senior representative
Pitney Bowes Limited
Senior representative
Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing
Senior representative
Sungard Availability Services (UK) Ltd
Sue Owen
Permanent Secretary and Civil Service Diversity Champion
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Tom Walker
Cities and Local Growth Unit
Tracy Green
Digital Strategy Lead
London Borough of Redbridge (formerly led the digital strategy for the Parliamentary Digital Service)
More 2017 speakers to be announced.

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