Senior speakers from official event partners Crown Commercial Service along with GDS (Government Digital Service), NHS Digital, SOCITM (Society for IT practitioners in the public sector), techUK and Innopsis (the industry association for companies supplying network services to the public sector); technology and procurement specialists from public and private sectors.

Plenary speakers

Chair: Georgina Maratheftis

Chair: Georgina Maratheftis

Head of Local Public Services, techUK

Georgina joined techUK in March 2016 as the Programme Manager for Local Government.

Prior to techUK, Georgina worked for a public policy events company where she managed the policy briefing division and was responsible for generating new ideas for events that would add value to the public sector. Georgina worked across a number of portfolios from education, criminal justice, and health but had a particular interest in public sector transformation and technology. Georgina also led on developing relationships across central and local government.

She holds a BSc in Government and History from the London School of Economics.

Fiona Deans

Fiona Deans

Chief Operating Officer, Government Digital Service

Fiona Deans is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Government Digital Service (GDS). She has worked in digital for 20 years and joined GDS from Barbour Logic, an organisation that provided local government with automated software solutions, where she was Managing Director. Prior to that role, she was COO at Arts Alliance Media, one of the companies that spearheaded digital transformation in cinema. Before that she held business development and strategy positions at BBC Online, Atom Shockwave and Bertelsmann. She also worked as a strategy consultant for Mercer Management Consulting in London and New York.

Nadira Hussain

Nadira Hussain

Director of Leadership Development & Research, Socitm

Niall Quinn

Niall Quinn

Technical Director, Crown Commercial Service
Phil Swan

Phil Swan

CIO and Digital Strategy Lead, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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