11th & 12th December 2018

Event Agenda Day 2

Event Agenda

08:30 - 08:45

Coffee & Networking Break

Coffee & Networking Break

08:45 - 09:05

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

End to End Automated Services and Organisational Changes - Internal Upskilling vs Contractors

David is accountable for all but the commission's most serious and highest risk casework and for its 'digital by default' agenda. Driving maximum efficiency and effectiveness in the commission’s frontline services and at the same time ensuring excellence in customer fulfilment is a key duty of this role. The COO leads the teams that carry out:

  • Assessment and allocation of all incoming work to the commission
  • Registration of new charities
  • Permissions and consents casework and some higher risk work (short of a formal inquiry, which is carried out in Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement)
  • The annual return programme
  • The commission’s web presence (via GOV.UK)

09:10 - 09:30

Gavin James, Head of Digital Adoption and Innovation,Digital Adoption & The DfT Lab
Gavin James
Head of Digital Adoption and Innovation,Digital Adoption & The DfT Lab
Department for Transport

STREAM ONE Interactive Demonstration - The Department for Transport Lab

The DfT Lab is the Department for Transport’s innovation team. The Lab is responsible for building a culture of innovation using technology within DfT. This session will be interactive with an opportunity to try out the Lab’s latest prototypes, which include uses of machine vision, machine learning and IoT.

09:10 - 09:30

Adrian Thomas, Head of Executive Recruitment
Adrian Thomas
Head of Executive Recruitment
Civil Service HR

STREAM TWO Let's Get Serious... About Diverse Recruitment

Diversity and Inclusion might be the employment buzz words at the moment but just how serious are organisations about making the changes that will make a difference? Are we delivering sound bites and quick actions that look like we are taking action but have no lasting impact, or are we genuinely changing what we do and that is that being reflected in a changing workforce?

Adrian will describe the step up in activity that Civil Service has undertaken to target change at the most senior levels and how the recruitment teams have became central to this activity.

09:10 - 09:30

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

STREAM THREE 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.

09:35 - 09:55

Iain Bradley, Head of Data Modernisation Division, Data Group, Operations Directorate
Iain Bradley
Head of Data Modernisation Division, Data Group, Operations Directorate
Department for Education

Building Public Trust with Data

Iain Bradley heads up the Data Modernisation Division within the Department for Education. Part of his remit has been to support schools in preparation for GDPR. He also chairs DFE’s Data Sharing Approvals Panel, with responsibility for scrutiny of all data sharing done by the Department. Over the last 6-9 months the department has undertaken a range of measures to improve the processes associated with decision making, transparency, and processes associated with sharing data.

In this presentation, Iain will share reflections around what GDPR has meant for schools as 'small' organisations with significant responsibilities for data governance, as well as share his thinking about what makes for high levels of public trust and some of the competing perspectives on ‘what good looks like’ when it comes to enabling third party access to government data.

10:00 - 10:20

Solution Provider Case Study

10:25 - 10:45

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

10:45 - 11:15

Efficiency Brunch

Topic led roundtables around efficiency challenges in your organisation.

Efficiency Brunch

11:15 - 12:15

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

12:15 - 12:35

Sam Lloyd, Deputy Director - Head of ICT
Sam Lloyd
Deputy Director - Head of ICT
Public Health England

The Challenges of Improving Security and User Experience

Sam is leading an ICT Transformation Programme at Public Health England, to upgrade the core suite of end user services and productivity tools provided to staff, in order to improve security and user experience. This includes deploying new laptops with Windows 10, Office 365 email, a new enterprise WIFI system, datacentre network upgrades and Skype for Business telephony. This is supported by a cyber strategy that looks at security holistically across the organisation and aligns protection with progress.

12:35 - 12:55

Industry Presentation

12:55 - 13:05

Chair's Closing Remarks

13:05 - 14:05

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch