High level speakers from official event partners Crown Commercial Service along with GDS (Government Digital Service), NHS Digital, YPO and Innopsis (the industry association for companies supplying network services to the public sector) will address delegates in a morning keynote session and subsequent seminars.
There will be presentations throughout the day from expert framework suppliers along with public sector case study presentations.
Chair: Martin Ferguson
Socitm’s first head of policy, Martin leads the development and promotion of responses to major public sector ICT issues, including data management and sharing; partnerships and outsourcing; self-service; flexible working; and the pan-government security vision. He also drives associated stakeholder engagement with central and local government, and the third and private sectors.
Between 2003 and 2005, he was assistant director, e-government, at the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), prior to which he was CIO at St. Albans District Council, and was elected a president of Socitm.
Emma was appointed as Small Business Crown Representative in July 2016. She was selected for the role because of her wealth of experience in working with SMEs. She is the founder of small business support group Enterprise Nation, and the co-founder of StartUp Britain.
Emma’s work in her role as Small Business Crown Representative includes:
- Working with government and the Small Business Panel to identify the remaining barriers to SMEs doing business with the public sector
- Supporting the launch and delivery of the campaign to help show that government is “Open for Business” for SMEs, and helping them bid for, and win, more contracts
- Increasing awareness among smaller businesses of opportunities to deliver on behalf of larger private sector firms who have secured government contracts
- Working with government to identify new opportunities to get best value from SMEs
Niall Quinn joined CCS in January 2017 as Strategic Category Director – Technology. He joined from Worldpay, the electronic payments company, where he held the position of Director of Procurement and Strategic Supplier Management. Prior to this, Niall held leadership roles in a number of blue chip organisations including JPMorgan, Accenture, Aviva and TPI. He has lived in New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. He has a BSc and a Masters in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin.
“The commercial solutions we’re putting in place for the public sector’s Technology needs are designed to be flexible and responsive to customer and supplier needs, with new lotting structures and simplified bid packs and terms and conditions to make procurements quicker and less resource-intensive. The Digital Marketplace continues to grow, with thousands of SMEs signing up to deliver innovative digital services to central government and the wider public sector in specialisms like G-Cloud, Data Centres and Digital Outcomes and Specialists, helping public bodies to deliver efficient, effective services that meet the needs of citizens.”
Warren leads the excellent team who are helping the public sector buy what it needs to deliver great digital services. He also leads procurement transformation to support the GDS Technology Group’s wider reforms.
As London’s first Chief Digital Officer, Theo will play a leading role in realising the Mayor’s ambition to make London the world’s smartest city, ensuring that the capital’s status as a global tech hub helps transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of Londoners.
Theo joins with extensive public and private sector experience.
As Cabinet member for Finance, Technology & Growth at Camden council, Theo established Camden as London’s leading digital borough through its use of public data – and this year they received national recognition as Digital Leaders ‘Council of the year’.
He’s worked at GovTech accelerator Public Group, advising start-ups on the growing market in local public services, and was previously Head of Policy & Public Affairs for the video games industry’s trade body, Ukie.