With two purpose built seminar theatres, dedicated networking and refreshment spaces plus fabulous audio/visual provision for the plenary and the 20 informative seminar sessions each taking place in the spectacular arena setting, digitech18 is sure to have relevant content for all technology and procurement specialists from all parts of the public sector.

The main plenary session will take place in a custom built theatre built in the tiered seating area within the arena. Delegates will have a unique perspective from their seats of both the speakers and the exhibition area below and will enjoy state of the art audio/visual production. It will be a not to be missed event!

Please see below for more details…


the technology and procurement showcase for the public sector

Timetable – plenary and seminars

Wednesday 31st October 2018, First Direct Arena, Leeds LS2 8BY

10:00 – 11:30 Plenary session

Geoff Connell, President, Socitm

Niall Quinn, Technology Director, Crown Commercial Service

Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London, Mayor’s Office

Senior representative, NHS Digital

Senior representative, Government Digital Service

Seminars begin at 12:00 and end at 17:00

Seminar subjects will include but not be limited to subjects such as:

  • Keeping pace with the rate of advances in technology, while adhering to procurement law
  • Keeping pace with new developments and those who have developed them
  • Ensuring fit for purpose systems
  • ‘Future proofing’ contracts in times of rapid technical change
  • Brexit considerations
  • Is it the right system at the right price?
  • Ensuring open access for SMEs
  • Innovations – what’s on the horizon?

Seminar Theatre 1

12:00 Seminars begin (20 minutes each)

16:50 Seminars end

Seminar Theatre 2

12:10 Seminars begin (20 minutes each)

17:00 Seminars end

Please note speakers, agenda and times may be subject to change