3rd & 4th December 2019

Agenda


Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and Networking Reception

08:30 - 08:40

David Dunbar, Head of Digital Workspace
David Dunbar
Head of Digital Workspace
Department for Work and Pensions

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:40 - 09:00

Jonathan Roberts, Chief Data Scientist
Jonathan Roberts
Chief Data Scientist
Ministry of Justice
OPENING KEYNOTE

How to Fuel a Supersonic Jet with Coal - AI and Machine Learning Applications can be fuelled by the data of legacy systems

The MoJ’s data science division is tackling the troubled waters of how to extract data from legacy systems to fuel machine learning driven decision support tools. In doing this they are able to drive significant short term improvements in how they use data alongside the major digital and organisational reform programmes driving longer term changes. In tandem MoJ are using the digital reform programmes as an opportunity to fundamentally rethink their relationship with data and evidence and how they can drive better outcomes.

In this session Jon will draw on his experience as Chief Data Scientist to discuss the data led challenges currently being tackled by the MoJ. He will draw on examples of work such as how data science can support front line prison officers to identify prisoners most likely to be violent, and how natural language processing can extract otherwise lost data to drive significant insight for the business. Jon will also talk about how MoJ are starting to embed data and data science skills into the heart of digital transformation programmes working alongside traditional digital teams; ensuring MoJ can reap the full benefits of AI and ML in improving public outcomes for years to come.

09:00 - 09:20

Fiona James, Deputy Director, EU Exit
Fiona James
Deputy Director, EU Exit
Government Digital Service

The Transformative Effect of EU Exit on the Digital Function in Government

How has the digital function prepared for EU exit, with reference to case studies?

How has EU exit transformed the way the digital function delivers services?

What contingency planning has the government done?

What lessons has the Civil Service learned?

How has the digital function transformed?

What are the future priorities?

09:20 - 09:40

Solution Provider Case Study

09:40 - 10:00

David Pope, Chief Information Security Officer
David Pope
Chief Information Security Officer
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Data Security - securing frameworks in times of uncertainty

Last year the DVLA processed a billion transactions, collected £6 billion in Vehicle Excise Duty and held 48 million driver records.

With the concerns around data security, GDPR compliance, cyber threats and Brexit uncertainty, how do you ensure you maintain progress against strategy whilst controlling and securing data?

This case study shows how the DVLA has aligned its security as an enabler, and in the wider context protects and controls the data. This presentation will cover the overall governance framework through to the assurance and reporting regimes, and how we had a little fun along the way!

10:05 - 10:25

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

10:30 - 11:00

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

11:00 - 11:20

Solution Provider Case Study

11:20 - 11:40

Gaia Marcus, Head of the National Data Strategy
Gaia Marcus
Head of the National Data Strategy
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The National Data Strategy

The aim of the National Data Strategy (NDS) is to drive the collective vision that will support the UK to build a world-leading data economy.

It will help ensure that people, businesses and organisations trust the data ecosystem, are sufficiently skilled to operate effectively within it, and can get access to high-quality data when they need it.

The NDS will provide coherence and impetus to the wide range of data-led work across government while creating a shared understanding across the economy of how data is used.

The NDS is being developed and delivered by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS), which leads across government on data-related policy issues, both within government and the wider economy.

11:45 - 12:05

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

12:10 - 12:30

Jo Broomfield, Director for Exiting the EU
Jo Broomfield
Director for Exiting the EU
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

How Do You Deliver One of the Most Mission Critical Projects of Our Lifetime? Reflections from Defra’s EU Exit Digital SRO

Hear how Defra, the department most affected by exiting the EU, delivered 11 new digital services needed for day 1, in just 18 months, to budget and exceeding user expectations.

The project faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge, critical to future UK trade, our economy and biosecurity post EU Exit, in an environment of intense political scrutiny and ongoing ambiguity.

Through combining collaboration, ground-breaking technology and visible leadership, the newly-created blended team rose to this once in our lifetime challenge, the scale of which was unprecedented in UK Government.

The resulting services and learning lay the foundations and set the standard for future digital systems and digital development.

12:35 - 13:30

Group 1 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 1 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

12:35 - 13:30

David Canning, Head of Information Management and Departmental Records Officer
David Canning
Head of Information Management and Departmental Records Officer
Cabinet Office

Group 2 - Group Discussion Information is Currency

This group discussion will focus on:

  • In Government, information is our currency, the raw material of policy and the key to learning from the past
  • Good information management is therefore vital alongside good governance
  • Information, digital, and technology are not the same things: roles and responsibilities within organisations need to reflect its importance
Group 2 - Group Discussion Information is Currency

13:25 - 14:25

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

14:30 - 15:25

Group 2 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 2 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

14:30 - 15:25

David Canning, Head of Information Management and Departmental Records Officer
David Canning
Head of Information Management and Departmental Records Officer
Cabinet Office

Group 1 - Group Discussion Information is Currency

This group discussion will focus on:

  • In Government, information is our currency, the raw material of policy and the key to learning from the past
  • Good information management is therefore vital alongside good governance
  • Information, digital, and technology are not the same things: roles and responsibilities within organisations need to reflect its importance

15:30 - 16:30

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

16:30 - 16:50

Marcina Dunwell, Head of Transformation and Change for the Oracle Implementation
Marcina Dunwell
Head of Transformation and Change for the Oracle Implementation
Home Office

Cloud Implementation – Home Office lessons learnt from a transformation and change perspective

Government Departments are all looking for opportunities to reduce operational costs, increase operational efficiencies and improve service levels. The Home Office and the Disclosure Barring Service have embarked upon work to achieve this by delivering a new enterprise resource planning system to transform the way the department delivers back-office services across finance, procurement, human resources (HR), customer service and payroll- related functions.

The Home Office is the pathfinder for central government organisations moving to Oracle cloud, as part of the Government Shared Services strategy. Marcina heads up transformation by leading business change, training and communications for the programme. Marcina will explain the Home Office’s approach to this transformation and key lessons learnt.

16:55 - 17:15

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

17:15 - 17:45

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

17:45 - 18:05

Emma Stace, Chief Digital Officer
Emma Stace
Chief Digital Officer
Department for Education
CLOSING KEYNOTE

Leadership, Culture Change and Transformation

Emma Stace leads both digital and transformation as Chief Digital Officer. Her central hypothesis is that you need to focus less on the tech and more on leadership in both of those places. How do we organisation and calibrate ways of working and what we value and how our organisation works in order to deliver the outcomes that you need from other business and policy sectors?

18:05 - 18:35

Nihal Newman, Programme Director, Cyber
Nihal Newman
Programme Director, Cyber
Ofcom
Declan Costello, ICT Director
Declan Costello
ICT Director
Ofcom

Winedown Workshop 1 - Cyber Security, Resourcing and Talent Management

Ofcom is the regulator for the telecommunication sector. In addition to having a standard IT security requirement to protect our organisation, they also have responsibility to ensure their regulated stakeholders take appropriate measures to protect the security and resilience of their networks and services.

Declan Castelo (IT Director) and Nihal Newman (Cyber Security Programme Director) will share their experience on:

  • The collaborative operating models within the organisation on cyber security
  • Ofcom’s proactive approach in engaging with our regulated sector to achieve positive outcomes and share learnings
  • Resourcing and Talent management: Developing a centre of excellence that enables Ofcom to attract and retain talent
Winedown Workshop 1 - Cyber Security, Resourcing and Talent Management

18:05 - 18:35

Fiona James, Deputy Director, EU Exit
Fiona James
Deputy Director, EU Exit
Government Digital Service

Winedown Workshop 2 - Looking Through the Lens

Join Fiona in this workshop and learn how EU Exit has impacted digital delivery and the lessons learnt across government from a transformational lens.

Winedown Workshop 2 - Looking Through the Lens

18:05 - 18:35

Gaia Marcus, Head of the National Data Strategy
Gaia Marcus
Head of the National Data Strategy
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Winedown Workshop 3 - Question Time - National Data Strategy

This session will follow on from Gaia’s earlier presentation on the National Data Strategy and allow you to engage and feedback on some core questions that DCMS have.

Winedown Workshop 3 - Question Time - National Data Strategy

18:05 - 18:35

Vivienne Geard, Deputy Director, Head of Heath and Business Energy Analysis
Vivienne Geard
Deputy Director, Head of Heath and Business Energy Analysis
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Winedown Workshop 4 - Diversity and Inclusion

Come and discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion within Central Government departments in this interactive workshop.

Winedown Workshop 4 - Diversity and Inclusion

18:05 - 18:35

Juliet Roche, Head of Compliance WMBC Assets
Juliet Roche
Head of Compliance WMBC Assets
HMRC

Winedown Workshop 5 - Working across agency - Fraud prevention

HM Revenue & Customs have worked with the Pensions Regulator to transform the way in which they work across agency. Using legal gateways, this ensures data protection and allows information to be shared between them and other agencies. Tipping upside down the process for registering new pensions schemes and introducing a new cloud based registration system whilst simultaneously cleaning data has been key in identifying risk and preventing fraud.

Come and discuss ways in which you work across government agencies and tools that have been put in place to help facilitate this.

Winedown Workshop 5 - Working across agency - Fraud prevention

18:35 - 18:50

Coffee & Networking Break - Day 1 Close

Coffee & Networking Break - Day 1 Close

20:00 - 20:30

Drinks Reception

Drinks Reception

20:30 - 22:30

Networking Dinner

Networking Dinner