5th & 6th December 2017

Agenda


Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:25

Registration and Networking Reception

08:25 - 08:35

Chairman's Opening Remarks

08:35 - 08:55

Patrick Whittome, Director of Finance Operations, Head of Finance Profession
Patrick Whittome
Director of Finance Operations, Head of Finance Profession
HMRC
OPENING KEYNOTE

HMRC's Control Framework Project

Many Departments, especially Delivery Departments, exist at heart to operate Processes – business processes and corporate support processes such as Finance, HR and IT. The overall quality of the department's ability to succeed on effectiveness, efficiency and compliance depends on the quality of the management of Processes and their associated Controls. In HMRC we are addressing this agenda through a Control Framework project that is defining our Enterprise Process Map, the standards we expect of Process Owners and how we manage controls and assurance across three lines of defence.

08:55 - 09:15

Gavin James, Head of Digital Adoption & Innovation
Gavin James
Head of Digital Adoption & Innovation
Department for Transport

The DfT Lab: using technology to innovate in a policy-focused department

Gavin James has spent most of his career in the policy profession. In this talk he explains why he became a technologist and how the Department for Transport is blending policy-making and technology to solve problems in new ways.

09:15 - 09:35

Solution Provider Case Study

09:35 - 09:55

Holly Ellis, Director of Capability
Holly Ellis
Director of Capability
GDS & Digital, Data and Technology Profession
Digital, Data and Technology Profession

Building Capability

In this presentation Holly Ellis, Director of Capability at GDS and the government's Digital, Data and Technology Profession, will discuss how to build capability across the government to achieve the aims of the Government Transformation Strategy.

Holly will focus on:

  • How to attract the best talent to achieve transformation
  • The challenges of retaining the best talent and developing the right skills to deliver transformation at government level

10:00 - 10:20

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

10:20 - 10:35

Coffee & Networking Break

Networking

10:35 - 10:55

Solution Provider Case Study

10:55 - 11:15

David Holdsworth, Chief Operating Officer
David Holdsworth
Chief Operating Officer
The Charity Commission

Transforming into a Sustainable Future

The Charity Commission is the registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales. An organisation on a journey - an ambitious transformation programme has advanced digital developments to improve services for the 167,000 charities, £74 billion of charity income and £126 billion of assets (4% of UK GDP) they regulate.

With 8,500 new applications to register as charities per year and over 6,000 requests for advice a month, demand is increasing whilst resources were reduced by 50% in budgetary terms. This increasing demand and reduced resources, a familiar picture for many public services, has taken place at a time when public, parliamentary and sector expectations on a regulator have never been higher.

To cope with this demand, transformation has taken place across the organisational model, processes and systems. It has increased output and managed risk in new and innovative ways. But the true transformation is in building an organisation that has the capability to continually transform itself.

David Holdsworth, Chief Operating Officer of the Commission will join us to reflect on that transformation and plans for a sustainable future to maintain their role as an efficient and expert regulator.

11:20 - 11:40

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

11:45 - 12:05

Dave Rutt, Head of Projects and Programme Delivery, IT Group
Dave Rutt
Head of Projects and Programme Delivery, IT Group
Department for Education

The Digital Directorate - Driver or Navigator?

Digital Services, often developed using agile methodologies, are now becoming established across many Government departments. The Government Digital Service and individual departments have had successes in deploying solutions that make Government more efficient, more accessible and more user-centric. Delivering these Services requires multi-disciplinary teams, involving people from across an organisation – those responsible for delivering the end-to-end service and specialist digital and technology experts. Often digital transformation is driven by a digital or technology function within an organisation, but is this the tail wagging the dog? At the Department for Education, following a dramatic technology upgrade in 2016, this year has been about creating a Digital, Data and Technology community to support policy and operational delivery teams across the department, to provide people with the skills needed to be part of these multi-disciplinary teams, to drive consistency and to prioritise resources in the areas where they are needed most. Dave will speak about the latest on this step of the digital journey in DfE.

12:05 - 12:25

Solution Provider Case Study

12:30 - 13:25

Group 1 P2P Connect - Speed Networking

One to One Speed Networking Session

12:30 - 13:25

Charlotte Vitty, Chief Executive
Charlotte Vitty
Chief Executive
British Transport Police Authority

Group 2 - Group Discussion - Lets get commercial

Charlotte Vitty has been Chief Executive of the British Transport Police Authority since January 2017, having previously been Finance Director there for two years. A qualified accountant, Charlotte has over 15 years' experience in both private practice and the commercial market. She spent five years with PwC working primarily with entrepreneurs and private equity Boards as an audit senior manager, covering a multitude of industries from web based service providers Ebay and Jobserve, to fashion retailers Jigsaw and Phase Eight. After leaving PwC, Charlotte joined Instant Group as the Financial Director where she worked alongside the founder and MD to grow the business.

This group discussion will focus on how best to look at the service you provide from a commercial perspective, focusing on value for money and being the provider of choice.

Consulting Workshop

13:25 - 14:20

Networking Lunch

Eating

14:25 - 15:20

Group 2 P2P Connect - Speed Networking

One to One Speed Networking Session

14:25 - 15:20

Charlotte Vitty, Chief Executive
Charlotte Vitty
Chief Executive
British Transport Police Authority

Group 1 - Group Discussion - Lets get commercial

Charlotte Vitty has been Chief Executive of the British Transport Police Authority since January 2017, having previously been Finance Director there for two years. A qualified accountant, Charlotte has over 15 years' experience in both private practice and the commercial market. She spent five years with PwC working primarily with entrepreneurs and private equity Boards as an audit senior manager, covering a multitude of industries from web based service providers Ebay and Jobserve, to fashion retailers Jigsaw and Phase Eight. After leaving PwC, Charlotte joined Instant Group as the Financial Director where she worked alongside the founder and MD to grow the business.

This group discussion will focus on how best to look at the service you provide from a commercial perspective, focusing on value for money and being the provider of choice.

Consulting Workshop

15:20 - 15:30

Coffee & Networking Break

Networking

15:30 - 16:30

Business Meetings

Business Meeting

16:30 - 17:05

Tom Zabedee, Deputy Director Technology
Tom Zabedee
Deputy Director Technology
Ofsted
Bhaskar Dasgupta, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer
Bhaskar Dasgupta
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer
UK Export Finance
Stephen Latham, Head of Knowledge & Information Management
Stephen Latham
Head of Knowledge & Information Management
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Panel Session - GDPR summary

With less then a year to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, all departments are knee deep into implementation. This panel session will focus on what departments are planning to do post GDPR? How to leverage the investments they are making to comply with GDPR to be better connected with the citizens, to be safer and leverage the clean up to launch better and more services to the citizens.

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

17:10 - 17:30

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

17:30 - 18:30

Business Meetings

Business Meeting

18:30 - 18:50

Bhaskar Dasgupta, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer
Bhaskar Dasgupta
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer
UK Export Finance
CLOSING KEYNOTE

Great Exportations

UKEF is the UK's export credit agency, which exists to ensure no viable UK export fails due to lack of finance or insurance. With a total capacity of £50 billion, a flexible and innovative approach to supporting exports – including the ability to provide local currency financing in more than 40 currencies – and with a reputation as a world-leading export credit agency, it is at the heart of the UK's trade promotion strategy. Bhaskar will give an overview of the department, the services it provides and some highlights among exports it has made happen, in particular in the software and service sector. He will also talk about examples and possible initiatives it can undertake with other departments who may be interested in exports.

18:50 - 19:05

Coffee & Networking Break - Day 1 Close

Networking

20:00 - 20:30

Cocktail Reception

Cocktails

20:30 - 22:00

Networking Dinner

Eating