The plenary session will be followed by 20 informative seminar sessions featuring case studies from across the public sector, presented by experts from both public and private sectors.

Please see below for more details of the plenary and seminars…


Agenda – plenary and seminars

Tuesday 19th November 2019, Manchester Central, Manchester M2 3GX


09:30 – 10:45 Plenary session

Chair, Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Local Public Services, techUK

Fiona Deans, Chief Operating Officer, Government Digital Service

Nadira Hussain, Director of Leadership Development & Research, Socitm

Niall Quinn, Technical Director, Crown Commercial Service

Phil Swan, CIO and Digital Strategy Lead, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

A panel of speakers from central government, local government, NHS and the wider public sector

Following the Chair’s welcome and a presentation from each speaker the plenary session will end with Q&A, giving attendees the chance to ask questions and promote discussion on the issues which are of most importance to them.

Seminar Theatre One

11:30 Seminars begin (20 minutes each)

A series of 20 minute seminars on a range of subjects including but not limited to:

5G – an exploration of what advances 5G will enable (IoT, smart agriculture, driverless cars)

Smart cities

The importance of SMEs – agility and innovation

The NHS Long Term Plan – making better use of data and digital technology

12:50 – 13:50 lunch break

The impacts of increased use of AI and machine learning

Network Services 2 – a review of the new framework that replaces the outgoing RM1045, highlighting new lots and benefits to stakeholders

Blockchain – a guide to benefit realisation

15:40 Seminars end

Seminar Theatre Two

11:45 Seminars begin (20 minutes each)

A series of 20 minute seminars on a range of subjects including but not limited to:

Education framework – reviewing the launch of the new £550 million education technology framework, what this means for stakeholders, the procurement route, lot details and benefits of engaging and procuring through the supplier list

The increasing use of cloud solutions

Cyber security

13:05 – 14:05 lunch break

G-Cloud 10 and beyond

Local Full Fibre Networks (LLFN)

Future Networks for Government (FN4G)

15:55 Seminars end


Data & Application Solutions Zone

A dedicated area within the exhibition and workshops throughout the day

Please note agenda, seminar and workshop times and speakers are subject to change