2018 Supporters
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Jo Farrar
Director General for Local Government and Public Services
Department for Communities and Local Government
Keith Tilley
Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Customer Services Management
Sungard Availability Services
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 Argall
Business Development Director
Tusker Direct
Alison Hughes
Assistant Director, ICT Strategic Partnership
Wigan Council
Alison Jarvis
Head of Finance
Amy Buckley
ICT Projects Manager
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Children’s Department
Andrew Carter
Chief Executive
Centre for Cities
Andrew Grajcarek
Major Account Director
Pitney Bowes
Andrew Levitt
Partner and Head of Social Impact Bonds
Bridges Fund Management
Angela Harrowing
Deputy Director, Asset Efficiency and One Public Estate
Cabinet Office
Anthony Bickmore
Property Expert and Executive Board Member for the Government Property Unit
Cabinet Office
Anthony Ogden
Delivery Manager, Field Activity, Digital, Data and Technology Services
Defra Group
Ben Birns
Ingencia (a Laserfiche Gold Certified Reseller)
Ben Daniels
Data Scientist, Better Use of Data Team
Government Digital Service
Benjamin Taylor
Chief Executive
Public Service Transformation Academy
Bev Hurley CBE
Institute of Economic Development
Brian Reynolds
Programme Director, One Public Estate
Local Government Association
Caroline Gorski
Head of Internet of Things
Digital Catapult
Caroline Nugent
President (from April 2017); Director of HR & OD
Public Service People Managers’ Association (PPMA); London Boroughs of Havering and Newham
Charles Crawford
Former Ambassador and UK Diplomat
Charlie Boundy
Head of Data Science
Department for Work and Pensions
Chris Hayman
Head of UK&I Public Sector Sales
Amazon Web Services
Chris Spicer
RE:FIT Technical and Delivery Lead
Greater London Authority
Cllr Barry Wood
Cherwell District Council
Cllr Peter John OBE
Leader; Deputy chair and executive member for business, skills and Brexit
Southwark Council; London Councils
Cllr Theo Blackwell
Cabinet member for Finance, Technology & Growth
London Borough of Camden
Dale Wild
Head of Service
Cityserve (Birmingham City Council)
Darryl Beckford
Head of Digital Acceleration
David Gigg
Policy and Disputes Implementation Advisor
Cabinet Office
Debbie Raymond
Head of Commissioning
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Children’s Department
Dr Innar Liiv
Associate Professor (Data Science)
Tallinn University of Technology
Dr Sylvia Baron
RE:FIT Programme Manager
Greater London Authority
Eddie Copeland
Director of Government Innovation
Ellie Craven
Product Manager
Government Digital Service
Elliot Green
Customer and Partner Success Manager
Fajer Qasem
Product Manager
Government Digital Service
Geoff Connell
President; Head of Information Management and Technology
Socitm; Norfolk County Council
Geoff Mulgan CBE
Chief Executive
George McFarlane
Head of Government & Healthcare Markets
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
George Penfold
Category Manager - Energy Solutions
Spraga Ltd
Gurpreet Sarai
Engagement Manager
Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing
Heather Savory
Deputy National Statistician and Director General for Data Capability
Office for National Statistics
Holly Ellis
Digital, Data and Technology Profession, Director of Capability
Government Digital Service
Holly Garrett
Senior Project Manager, GOV.UK
Government Digital Service
Jan Douglas
Deputy Director or HR & OD
Jenny Barker
Interim Assistant Director, Bicester Delivery Team
Cherwell District Council
Joan Munro
Accelerating Innovation in Local Government Research Project
Joanna Huxton
National Liaison Manager
Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing
Joanne Hay
Teens and Toddlers
Jodi Robinson
Advanced Services Expert
Water Plus
Jonathan Bowers
Julian David
Chief Executive Officer
Justin Webb
Karen Grave
Vice President
Public Service People Managers' Association (PPMA)
Kate Allen
Supply Chain Manager – Railway Systems
Keith Clarke
Future Cities Catapult
Ken Lyon
Head of Commercialism
Birmingham City Council
Kevin Cunnington
Director General
Government Digital Service
Kirsty Christie
BDM & Proposition Expert
Water Plus
Kirsty Rouillard
Programme Manager for One Public Estate
Cabinet Office
Laura Scott
Performance Manager, Children's Services
Islington Council
Lauren Pang
Head of Information and Performance, Children's Services
Islington Council
Lawrence Jones MBE
Linda Benjamin
Product Manager
Government Digital Service
Linda McQuaid
Interim Director for Children and Young People’s Services
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lisa Scott
Senior Product Manager
Government Digital Service
Lisa Tedd
Public Sector Account Management Expert
Water Plus
Louise Rayner
Chief Executive
Luana Avagliano
Head of ResilienceDirect
Cabinet Office
Mara Airoldi
Government Outcomes Lab
Martin Knapp
Head of Public Sector
Matt Candy
Vice President, UKI & Europe
Matt Denham
Strategic Programmes Director
Crown Commercial Service
Matthew Parsons
Head of Policy and Engagement at GOV.UK Verify
Government Digital Service
Michelle Isme
Digital Product Manager, Register Design Authority
Government Digital Service
Mike Merritt-Holmes
VP Global Services Strategy
Think Big, A Teradata Company
Mike Potter
Interim Chief Digital & Information Officer
HM Revenue & Customs
Neil Keeler
Group Manager, People & OD
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Neil Murray
Public Sector specialist
Arco Limited
Nick Caton
Commercial Director for Wider Public Sector Delivery
Crown Commercial Service
Patrick Gartlan
Chief Technology Officer
Paul Hackett
The Smith Institute
Paul Lomas
Head of Sales - New Business
ALD Automotive
Paul Saunders
New Business Development Director
Peter Cheese
Chief Executive
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Peter O’Sullivan
Product Manager for Service Design and Standards
Government Digital Service
Philippa Peasland
Product Manager, Better Use of Data Team
Government Digital Service
Public Service People Managers’ Association (PPMA)
Quentyn Taylor
Information Security Director
Richard Doherty
Senior Director Product Marketing EMEA
Rob Wilson
Head of Public Sector
Robert Pollock
Social Finance
Samantha Butler
Senior Policy Advisor & Head of Commissioning Academies, Office for Civil Society
Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
Samantha Ulyatt
Strategic Commercial Director, Buildings
Crown Commercial Service
Sarah Messenger
LGA Consultant
Local Government Association
Scott-James Eley
Supply Chain Manager – College, Innovation & Culture
Senior representative
Wiltshire Council
Sherin Aminossehe
Head of Government Property Unit and Government Property Profession
Cabinet Office
Simon Edwards
County Councils Network
Simon Parry
Chief Technology Officer, UK Public Sector
Ciena Limited
Social Finance
Stephen Broadhurst
Leader Conversational Practice UKI @ IBM Interactive Experience
Stephen Carter
UKI Director for e-Invoicing
Steve Jewell
Director of Public Sector Technology
Steve Rees-Pedler
Strategic Design Lead, Field Activity Programme
Defra Group
Sue Dunkley
Director of Human Resources
Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Terence Eden
Open Standards Lead
Government Digital Service
Tolani Olagbaju
EMEA Partner Sales Manager
Tracey Waltho
Director General
Civil Service Group
Tracy Green
Digital Strategy Lead
London Borough of Redbridge (formerly led the digital strategy for the Parliamentary Digital Service)
Vicky Kingston
Strategic Director, Energy (Local Partnerships)
Greater London Authority
Wayne Davies
Solutions Engineer, Demand Side Response
More 2017 speakers to be announced.

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