11th & 12th December 2018

Agenda


Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and Networking Reception

08:30 - 08:40

David Holdsworth, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer
David Holdsworth
Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer
The Charity Commission

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:40 - 09:00

Kevin Murray, Deputy Director
Kevin Murray
Deputy Director
Cabinet Office
OPENING KEYNOTE

Commercialisation in a Financially Challenging Time

In the wake of significant change and events such as austerity, general elections in 2015 and 2017, the vote to leave the EU in 2016, the failure of large organisations in many sectors and the Grenfell tragedy, the way in which the public sector procure and manage contract in a time of economic uncertainty and competing policy demands is under increasing focus. The way in which a central purchasing organisation for central government and the wider public sector is approaching 'commercialism' in the context of the above in the construction and facilities management sectors will be explored and discussed.

09:00 - 09:20

Joseph Lowe, Head of Economics Branch (Public Spending Group)
Joseph Lowe
Head of Economics Branch (Public Spending Group)
HM Treasury

Public Value, Risk and Benefit Delivery in Latest Government Green Book Guidance

Increasing demand for public services creates pressure on the limited public resources available. Inevitably this leads to an increasing need to make better use of these limited resources. We talk of value for money but how do we understand and define value to the public, and reliably measure its delivery. These challenges to all public servants who develop proposals for policies, programmes, and projects and who advising on regulatory decisions has never been greater. In this context advice on must be based on competent professionally developed proposals.

An agreed definition on what value to the public is, and how risks are identified, managed and allowed for is essential. How to ensure alignment with wider policies and efficiently navigate this labyrinth while take account of conflicting views and interests is mapped out by the newly updated Green Book and Five Case Model Business Case guidance.

09:20 - 09:40

Solution Provider Case Study

09:40 - 10:00

Robert Langley, Chief Information Officer
Robert Langley
Chief Information Officer
Cafcass

From Failing to Outstanding, From Paper to Cloud

Cafcass' development as an organisation, and the progress from a failing organisation in 2010 to one judged outstanding in 2018, is mirrored by a progression from on-premise infrastructure, office-based staff and paper-heavy processes, to a flexible workforce using cloud systems supporting paperless working, working to deliver more successful service to the public. Robert will share some of the highs and lows of the transformation so far, and what more there is to do.

10:05 - 10:25

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

10:30 - 11:00

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

11:05 - 11:25

Rupesh Mehta, Deputy Director for Policy and Delivery of the Heathrow Expansion Programme
Rupesh Mehta
Deputy Director for Policy and Delivery of the Heathrow Expansion Programme
Department for Transport
Sacha Hatteea, Deputy Director for Policy and Delivery of the Heathrow Expansion Programme
Sacha Hatteea
Deputy Director for Policy and Delivery of the Heathrow Expansion Programme
Department for Transport

Heathrow Expansion Programme

Sacha Hatteea and Rupesh Mehta have worked for the past 3 years on the Heathrow Expansion Programme, leading on the policy development and delivery of the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) to strike a balance between meeting the country’s strategic requirements and managing the environmental and community impacts of expansion at Britain’s biggest international gateway. They have wrestled with an issue stretching back 50 years, during which time other countries in Europe and the Middle East have added new runways and developed their hub airports. Their session will focus on how they developed the strategic arguments for expansion and key lessons learned throughout the programme.

11:25 - 11:45

Solution Provider Case Study

11:50 - 12:10

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

12:15 - 12:40

Chinonso Orekie, Chief Technology Officer
Chinonso Orekie
Chief Technology Officer
The UK Supreme Court / Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Digital and Service Transformation in a Static Minded World

Digital and IT services are dynamic in nature. However, the UK Supreme Court just like a lot of other government departments are static in their operational delivery methods. Chinonso Orekie, The Chief Technology Officer at the UK Supreme Court, will discuss how to encourage and support ongoing essential digital change, aimed at continually enhancing business operational delivery and security, and boosting the wellbeing of staff.

12:50 - 13:45

Group 1 P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 1 P2P Connect Speed Networking

12:50 - 13:45

Jan Roszkowski, Chief Information Officer
Jan Roszkowski
Chief Information Officer
Ofqual

Group 2 - Group Discussion To Transform Digitally or Not, That is the Question

So where next following a successful transformation journey into the cloud?

Ofqual’s IM transformation started in November 2014 until 2016. The programme delivered their first IM strategy ‘Beyond IT’ which focused on using the cloud, digital and data for effective regulation. Since then Ofqual has been in continuous improvement mode to deliver their Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) strategy during 2017/18 with technology positioned as a strategic enabler of regulation.

However, they now seem to be at a crossroads - What are the key factors to consider, how do we engage with senior leaders, stakeholders and users, to present the case for either strategic approach to secure buy-in and use our digital and data assets in the most effective way for regulation?

Join Jan in this interactive session and share your thoughts on how you can successfully transform your department.

Group 2 - Group Discussion To Transform Digitally or Not, That is the Question

13:45 - 14:40

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

14:45 - 15:40

Group 2 P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 2 P2P Connect Speed Networking

14:45 - 15:40

Jan Roszkowski, Chief Information Officer
Jan Roszkowski
Chief Information Officer
Ofqual

Group 1 - Group Discussion To Transform Digitally or Not, That is the Question

So where next following a successful transformation journey into the cloud?

Ofqual’s IM transformation started in November 2014 until 2016. The programme delivered their first IM strategy ‘Beyond IT’ which focused on using the cloud, digital and data for effective regulation. Since then Ofqual has been in continuous improvement mode to deliver their Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) strategy during 2017/18 with technology positioned as a strategic enabler of regulation.

However, they now seem to be at a crossroads – What are the key factors to consider, how do we engage with senior leaders, stakeholders and users, to present the case for either strategic approach to secure buy-in and use our digital and data assets in the most effective way for regulation?

Join Jan in this interactive session and share your thoughts on how you can successfully transform your department.

Group 1 - Group Discussion To Transform Digitally or Not, That is the Question

15:45 - 16:45

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

16:50 - 17:15

Lisa Barrett, Director of Analysis, Data-Driven Department and Culture Change
Lisa Barrett
Director of Analysis, Data-Driven Department and Culture Change
Ministry Of Justice
CLOSING KEYNOTE

What are the blockers to making better decisions in the justice sector?

The Ministry of Justice has an ambitious programme and vision to ensure that decisions are underpinned by the right data and information to actually get results - and know that things are working. This depends on actually having the right information, being able to assemble that information and delivering that information in the right format, at the right time, to the right person. These are the same struggles that private sector organisations face and are currently struggling with - but in in our world, we have great sense of urgency to make things work to improve people's lives and the impact on our communities. The MoJ has been quietly doing ground-breaking work to advance the use of data and data science.

17:20 - 17:40

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

17:45 - 18:15

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

18:15 - 18:45

Simon Clements, Director, Casework Quality
Simon Clements
Director, Casework Quality
Crown Prosecution Service

Winedown Workshop - Improving Your Presentation Skills

Improving presentation skills is critical for prosecuting lawyers who spend much of their time delivering advocacy services in the magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts. Practical advocacy training involving mock presentations in a real court room environment can really improve their skills. Delegates receive constructive feedback designed to eradicate distracting mannerisms and enhance their ability to engage with their audience. The technique is equally applicable for all staff that have to make presentations. Hear how this can work in practice, and might have benefits for your own business.

Winedown Workshop - Improving Your Presentation Skills

18:15 - 18:45

John Burton, Skills and Capability Lead
John Burton
Skills and Capability Lead
HMRC

Winedown Workshop - Upskilling vs Contractual Work

Given the dynamic and ever-developing nature of research and technology, it is essential for the public sector to be as proactive as possible in getting the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in the world. There is a need to be on the forefront in every regard of this, and how best is talent used when it comes to contract work vs. upskilling internal staff? This session highlights some of the efforts being made in collaboration with academic institutions to use advanced data science research to better inform public policy.

Winedown Workshop - Upskilling vs Contractual Work

18:15 - 18:45

Justin Leese, Programme Director, Local Full Fibre Networks
Justin Leese
Programme Director, Local Full Fibre Networks
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Winedown Workshop - Local Full Fibre Networks Programme

Justin will share the current status of the roll out of fibre optic connectivity across the UK, how this compares to our European neighbours, and the interventions that the UK Government has underway to stimulate the market to accelerate its rollout.

Winedown Workshop  - Local Full Fibre Networks Programme

18:45 - 19:00

Coffee & Networking Break - Day 1 Close

Coffee & Networking Break - Day 1 Close

20:00 - 20:30

Drinks Reception

Drinks Reception

20:30 - 22:00

Networking Dinner

Networking Dinner