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Visit Veeam at their stand to chat with experts all morning, and to be entered into our John Lewis Voucher competition!
Visit Veeam at their stand to chat with experts all morning, and to be entered into our John Lewis Voucher competition!
Submit your questions for the panellists in the text box.
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Visit Blackberry at their stand to chat with their experts.
Visit Blackberry, Veeam, and Delta at their stands to chat with their experts, and for a chance to be entered into our John Lewis Voucher competition.

Thursday 10th December 10.00am – 11.55am GMT

About this event:

Low budget, skills shortage, outdated equipment, what else can be added to the list of challenges for a public sector IT department? Perhaps remote regional teams, strained infrastructure, and new collaboration tools that have been bought about by a pandemic. From every day in the office, to every day at home the switch for the public sector has been monumental. Teams have had to adapt to virtual communication, managers are motivating teams from afar, and you’ve never been so hopeful that your staff cyber-security training has been absorbed.

Join us for this episode of Deskflix: Public Sector to hear from your peers about their experiences through Covid-19. Discuss with our panellists the tools they’ve used to overcome obstacles, and hear from our leading partners about how to strategize for the office of the future.


Why attend?

  • Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK
  • Join us from anywhere on your desktop or tablet, for free
  • Ask industry experts your burning questions, real time
  • Network with sponsors in the virtual exhibition
  • Earn certification through CPD

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Stuart Sumner

Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

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Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing and Delta. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.

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John Leonard

Group Research Director, Incisive Media

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John Leonard is Group Research Director for the Enterprise Technology Group at Incisive Media. He has designed and conducted research studies and analyses covering many of the aspects of business technology that are driving the way we live and work today.

Jos Creese

Jos Creese

Former CIO and CDO, Hampshire County Council

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Jos is an independent consultant and analyst, providing advice to public and private sectors on digital and IT strategies, business risk, marketing and customer service. He also undertakes research for a range of universities and professional bodies in the UK and internationally, on a wide range of technology and digital topics.

He is a past president of the British Computer Society and also of the Society of Innovation, Technology and Management (Socitm), and for over a decade he was CIO and CDO for Hampshire County Council. He has previously been named by the Sliicon50 survey as the UKs most innovative and influential CIO. 

Jos chairs the Open University School of Computing Industrial Board and is a non-Exec for the Department of International Trade on the Risk and Audit Committee covering cyber, digital and information risk. He is also a non-Exec Director for Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust.

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Elliot Gidley

Senior Sales Engineer, BlackBerry

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Elliot has over 15 years’ experience in the security industry and currently supports the UK market. Elliot’s aim is to understand customer pain points and problems to find a way of reducing risk to their business and make their entire organisation more efficient.

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Jason Oliver

Director of IT Services, University of Sussex

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Jason Oliver joined University of Sussex in September 2018 as Director of IT and was tasked with shaping, leading and driving the strategic leadership and new direction of IT Services. His remit has grown since then to also include creating a central capital programmes Portfolio Office, becoming the institution’s sustainability lead and by taking a role of Director at Sussex Estates and Facilities – the University’s total facilities management (TFM) joint venture with Interserve.

Prior to this he was Director of IT at the Science Museum Group, where he built a sector-leading team and delivered a large-scale transformation agenda and step-change in organisational culture. Before this he was at Royal Opera House, where he helped to deliver their biggest ever technology modernisation programme.

Jason has consistently been named one of CIO UK’s top 100, which celebrates the UK’s most transformative technology leaders, he is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and he is a Governor at his two children’s primary school.

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Polina Shloido

Territory Manager, Public Sector South, Veeam

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