The path to transformation - Wales and Scotland 2017

Hear from innovators, pioneers and thought leaders in the public sector digital space at UKAuthority Digital Transformation

It's time to show some urgency in getting to grips with what new developments in digital tech can do for public services. Innovations of today are going to be crucial in delivering high quality services while balancing books by the end of the decade.

UKAuthority is providing a free opportunity for public servants to learn more. Following two highly successful events in London and Manchester, we are staging two further  one-day, free-to-attend conferences in Cardiff and Glasgow next week.

They present public sector officials from Wales, Scotland and beyond their borders with an opportunity to take a fresh look at the latest technology and hear the thoughts of those pioneering in the public sector digital space. There will be contributions from leaders of disruption in organisational culture and structure, and innovators in designing digital solutions to meet the increasingly demanding needs of public service. 

With budgets tightening and citizen expectations rising, the challenge for public sector bodies is growing increasingly tough. But with every challenge comes an opportunity, and the events will be a great source of ideas - sharing and learning from peers - on how to respond to problems with exciting new solutions.

Dynamics 365 capabilities

Microsoft will walk through a live scenario with its Dynamics 365 platform, outlining capabilities including self-service, predictive field maintenance using IoT monitors, and collaboration across back office operations. The technology will also be showcased as part of a healthcare demonstration, highlighting the positive outcomes Dynamics can facilitate to support the wellbeing of patients and the families caring for a loved one.

As part of a series of technology showcases, Tisski will share guidance on maximising the success of your digital strategy, covering users and suppliers when engaging for success.

Pythagoras will show how enabling technologies within the cloud can facilitate true transformation for public bodies, sharing best practice examples from local government, education and charity sectors. 

AvePoint Citizen Services will walk through how both staff and citizens can benefit from technology to meet ever rising demand from citizens to access services from one place, on any device, at any time.

Council 2020 is the vision of the council of the future from Microsoft Consultancy Services - with its session showing how artificial intelligence, bots and cognitive services can support and improve citizen engagement.

As well as a fantastic line-up of practical demonstrations the events include inspiring speakers from across the sector. 

Lucy Cassidy, advanced physiotherapist, Brighton & Sussex University Hospital, will discuss the award winning Virtual Fracture Clinic, which is redistributing specialist skills to to urgent and complex cases by dramatically reducing patient trips and consultation time to hospital, as well as minimising the number of missed appointments. 

At the Cardiff event, Martin Britton, CIO, Welsh Government, along with Henry Forrest and Kevin Ashcroft, permitting professionals, will share experiences from Natural Resources Wales and other bodies, highlighting how legacy processes were streamlined and one single version of their data is provided to staff and customers alike.

In Glasgow, Derrick McCourt, general manager for public sector, Microsoft will discuss how to achieve the full potential of digital transformation in the current climate, and Nicola Graham, head of ICT, Aberdeenshire Council and chair of Socitm Scotland will highlight developments transformation at the frontline.

The full list of speakers and showcases for both events can be found on the event registration pages. Click on the link below to book your place:

28 March 2017 - Principality Stadium, Cardiff

30 March 2017 - Hampden Park, Glasgow

These are free events, an opportunity not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you next week.