Local Digital Campaign'Local Digital South West' event series - digital transformation through skills improvement and local-central collaboration

A free event series aimed at local authorities in the South West will examine how to deliver savings and improve local digital services through workshops, debate and examples of innovation; and identifying digital products that could be built nationally.

The Local Digital campaign's Local Digital South West series takes place in Bristol from 1 - 2 October. Participants will need to register in advance for the events, as follows:

- Wednesday 1 October (10.30 - 17.00)

Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Local-Central Discovery Day to explore the impact of DVLA digital transformation on local authorities and their service users. The aim of the day will be to identify digital products that could be built nationally to save money and improve services. The event is aimed at local and central government heads of service, assistant directors and service managers, bailiffs, ICT and digital specialists and any public sector role that would benefit from better access to DVLA data.

Find out more about the Local Digital campaign's Discovery Day series.

- Thursday 2 October (10.30 - 16.00)

Hot Topic event on Building Digital Capability to highlight the digital skills required to deliver local public services and present the work councils are already doing to improve them. Over the course of the day, local authority heads of service, change managers, CIOs, CTOs and heads of HR will improve their understanding of learning and development activities and learn how to share resources.

- Thursday 2 October (17.45 - 21.00)

An evening dinner debate on local government digital capability aimed at CEOs, councillors and senior local authority managers. The event will focus on the feasibility, utility and structure of a Local Digital Academy that would help to build digital capability within local government.

Local Digital South West events are the first campaign events to take place in Bristol. All events are for public sector employees only, unless potential attendees make a special request to the campaign team.

The Local Digital Campaign brings together those involved in public service transformation to help them work better together and deliver better, cheaper local digital services that people choose to use. The campaign is based in Department for Communities and Local Government and run in partnership with UKAuthority. See the full calendar of nationwide events.