Digital Leaders 2013/14
Chaired by Rachel Neaman, Digital Lead at the Department of Health, this year’s programme will include topical Salon Events and Webinars, monthly Networking Drinks, the Digital Leaders Conference, as well as the Annual Lecture and the Digital Leaders Dinner which forms part of the National Digital Conference. For the first time there will also be Digital Leaders Newsletter, a regular blog page and a high level executive education programme.
Digital Leaders Salon Event – Central London, March 18th 15:00 until 17:00
Agile and Open Standards: partnership or fight to the death?
This Digital Leaders Salon will be taking place on Tuesday 18th March in Central London from 3pm – 5pm.
Agile and open source approaches have lately come to characterise ‘Digital’ for many people in government. However, without the architectural rigour of open standards, government runs the danger of supplementing a public sector bespoke legacy estate for a private sector one. So how can we ensure that agile approaches support, rather than slow, government’s progressive convergence on standard, consumption-based service models?
During this Salon, we will discuss the following questions:
- Where is government architecture going at the moment?
- Should government be a systems integrator?
- How do we address the current lack of digital architectural skills within government?
- How does government achieve the right balance between commercial public cloud and open source?
- What are open standards, and how do we drive convergence towards these?
Digital Leaders Networking Drinks – March 25th 17:30 until 20:00
Digital Leaders Networking Drinks will be taking place at The Old Explorer, 23 Great Castle Street, London, W1G 0JA.
There will be no speeches, just an evening of informal networking. The first drink is on us.
Not able to attend this month? Digital Leaders Networking Drinks will be taking place on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 17:30 until 20:00.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
Digital Leaders Webinar – March 4th 13:00 – 14:00
Consumerisation of Public services 2.0
Only by becoming a ‘digital entity’ will public sectors organisations be able to slim down and yet still provide optimal service.
The consumerisation of public sector services is at the heart of ensuring mass adoption of the digital channel, but if the online channel is still supported by call centres and face to face follow ups then when will the slimming of the public sector back offices be delivered?
The private sector never sits still and the latest innovations in this space is realtime personalisation, choice and interactivity with citizens.
John McMahon of IEG4 explained that we are at another tipping point where public services can take a leap straight to a slimmer better consumer through two dramatic improvements to current services.
Digital Leaders Salon Event – Central London, February 18th 15:00 until 17:00
Digital by Default for Local Government
This Digital Leaders Salon took place on Tuesday 18th February in Central London from 3pm – 5pm, was followed by networking drinks from 5.30pm – 8pm.
This Salon brought together key decision makers in local government and their partners to discuss this digital transformation and to debate the implications of this agenda in the provision of local services.
This salon asked:
- How can we ensure that digital is not just a last minute bolt on to existing local government services and delivery models?
- How can local service providers capitalize on this opportunity to develop new and innovative approaches which maximise citizen convenience, welfare and satisfaction?
- How can local authorities unlock cost savings whilst maintaining/improving service standards and simultaneously supporting the reinvestment of scarce budget in other priority areas?
- How do we succeed in putting people at the centre of a process of digital transformation and service re-imagination whilst investing frontline staff with new skills and new ways of approaching previous service functions?
- How can the existing digital architecture of local government be commoditised to facilitate the provision of collaborative shared services across local authorities?
Digital Leaders members joined us to share, evaluate and debate what’s working (and what isn’t working) and to hear insights from our expert lead discussants.
Digital Leaders Networking Drinks – February 18th 17:30 until 20:00
Digital Leaders Networking Drinks took place at the Two Brewers, 40 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9EP.
There were no speeches, just an evening of informal networking. The first drink was on us.
Not able to attend this month? Digital Leaders Networking Drinks will be taking place on the third Tuesday of every month from 17:30 until 20:00.