Tuesday 14 July, 10am – 1.50pm

About this event:

Every IT department finds themselves having to justify the cost of the technology they’re trying to implement. Within the public sector this already low budget usually finds itself at the bottom of the priority list, often in battles for budget with the rest of the organisation. What’s worse is the whole world knows about the minimal resources you have available, meaning your systems are vulnerable to an array of cyber-security challenges.

In this season you will hear from peers on how they have succeeded despite managing: low budget, skills shortage, working with outdated equipment, and regional remote teams.

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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Speakers

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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

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.

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Jon Howard

Executive Product Manager, BBC Design and Engineering

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Jon Howard is a digital executive in his 14th year of developing innovative and educational digital products at the BBC - working closely with brands from Doctor Who to Radio One and CBeebies to Bitesize to bring the potential of new technologies to large audiences. Over the last three years, Jon has dedicated his attentions to the challenge of using emerging deep learning and AI tech to support children as they take their first personal steps with smartphones - delivering the ground-breaking and multi-award-winning Own It App.

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Gareth Jones

Senior Director, Vertical Solutions at RingCentral

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At RingCentral, Gareth is driving transformation with customers through addressing their business challenges and identifying how the RingCentral platform can provide a great user and customer experience. Gareth has a diverse background in the IT and Telecoms industry, working for a range of organisations in all sectors, from multi-national companies to joint venture start-ups. Prior to joining RingCentral, Gareth was the Group CTO and a Principal Consultant at PTS Consulting, a leading independent technology consulting firm. Throughout his career Gareth has focused on new technology development in both client-side and supplier-side roles, addressing business issues through strategy development, procurement and successful implementation and adoption of new technology.

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Temple Rodgers

Delivery Manager, London Borough of Hackney

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Temple is a frustrated mechanic, but never worked out how he could make a living at it so he took a TOPS Cobol programming course in 1986 and has worked with computers ever since. He played his part in introducing PC-CAD in the UK in the late '80's and wrote assembly language programs for CAD too. Temple worked for ICL (now Fujitsu) from 1992, then Steria (now Sopra Steria), moved into Project Management and never really got away from it - delivering mostly infrastructure-based projects to around eighteen Government and Public Sector organisations. He has been a Local Advisor in the Eden Academy of special schools since 2007, focusing on ICT strategy and the use of computers in the classroom - when he discovered Google Apps for Education and has been sharing his enthusiasm for the GSuite platform ever since. Temple has accumulated various "badges" during his career - Postgraduate diploma in software engineering at Oxford, PRINCE, CISSP. He loves humour, dancing Salsa (preferably with a partner), learning, solving problems, tinkering with almost anything "technical". Temple tends to be quite challenging and disruptive, you won't find him following the crowd.

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David Grasty

Corporate Head of Digital Transformation, Digital & IT Service of Kingston and Sutton Councils

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David has been in the world of Local Government technology for the past 17 years and is currently responsible for Digital Transformation for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Sutton. He has over 30 years experience in solutions and technology delivery, and prior to seeing the light and deciding to make the world a better place by helping to improve local services, he worked in the world of commercial application development.

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Andrew Brickell

Area Director, UK, Ireland & Middle East, Ivanti

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Andrew Brickell has extensive experience in strategic software solution selling and sales leadership. Although he currently manages the Middle East and the UK & Ireland Public Sector sales teams for Ivanti, he started with Ivanti in 2001 as a Service Management consultant and consequently has a strong knowledge of the ITSM and ITAM market. When not working, Andrew can be found cycling, walking or skiing in the mountains.

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Dave Shepherd

VP EMEA Sales Engineering, Ivanti

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David Shepherd is VP EMEA Sales Engineering at Ivanti, a market-leading IT and cybersecurity provider. David joined Ivanti when it formed in 2017, and previously worked at LANDESK and AppSense, to help expand EMEA partnerships.

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Annette Sercombe

Chief Information Security Officer, Met Office

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Annette is the Chief Information Security Officer at the Met Office and has overall responsibility for Cyber Security and Resilience. The Met Office is the UK’s National Meteorological Service which utilises world leading Super Computing to underpin globally recognised science and meteorology. Annette has over 10 years IT leadership experience with the last 7 years in key information security leadership roles. Annette designed and implemented new and innovative approaches to Cyber Security and represented the Met Office at Big Data Analytics (White Hall Media 2015) on the use of analysing large data sets to deliver actionable security intelligence for the business. She is on the external advisory panel for Computing at Plymouth University and was a keynote speaker at Women in Stem 2016.

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Andrew Sheppard

Interim Head of Digital Operations, HM Revenue & Customs

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Andrew has worked in both private and public sector organisations throughout an IT career that spans 30 years and both hemispheres. The real ‘mic drop’ moment came in 2014 when a move into HMRC Digital provided exposure to agile methodologies built on a foundation of DevOps principles, all of which combined as an enabler for delivering value to end users and the business alike through Continuous Delivery. On top of various Product roles and responsibilities, Andrew’s priorities have shifted over the past few years to the attraction, development and retention of IT talent, providing a working environment that is conducive to creativity and innovation, and one that people find rewarding on both a professional and personal level. Andrew has since created the new DevOps Engineer apprenticeship standard in order to source apprentices for an internal academy he co-founded with a colleague. More recently Andrew’s teams have played a critical role in HMRC’s rapid response to the Chancellor’s very public COVID19 commitments, helping deliver the CJRS, SEISS and SSP services in record time and unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction.

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Adam Simmonds

Lead Architect, Coventry City Council

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Adam is the Lead Architect at Coventry City Council responsible for Technology and Innovation for the Internal IT Service and the City-wide Digital Strategy. He is a highly motivated technology evangelist who enjoys empowering others to use technology to enrich (not replace) lives. His journey started as a 16-year-old GCSE work experience placement student and included everything from service desk, infrastructure, Office 365, Azure, modernising internal IT systems to getting Driverless Cars, 5G, IoT and Superfast Broadband into the city in the run up to City of Culture 2021 and beyond.

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Guest Speaker RingCentral

RingCentral

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Guest Speaker AMD

AMD

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Matt Stevens

Chrome Enterprise Lead, Google

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Matt has been at Google for over 4 years, initially bringing Android Enterprise to the EMEA market. After success in this go to market drive, he is now introducing Chrome Enterprise to the workplace. As Chrome Enterprise Lead, his core remit is advocating Chrome Enterprise as a truly viable, alternate platform for enterprise. His experience covers platforms, cloud solutions and manufacturers. He now leads the Public Sector business in the UK and is excited by what Chrome Enterprise can bring to this space.

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Max Faun

Head of European Value Consulting, Okta

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Max Faun leads our European Value Consulting Practice. Prior to joining Okta he worked at Accenture, advising Global 20000 clients across numerous industry groups on strategic decisions. He is passionate about the business implications of modern identity from a financial, security and user productivity perspective as well as wider technology trends. Max holds an MA in Intelligence and Security as well as a BA in International Relations.

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