Public Sector: Culture, Success, Efficiency

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 of Deskflix you will from peers such as Jon Howard, Executive Productive Manager of BBC Design and Engineering and his use of deep learning technologies. We’ll also be discussing how to combat the skills shortage with the Met Office, HMRC and Coventry County Council.

Join us for the fifth episode of Deskflix to learn how to create a culture which enables success and efficiency despite managing: low budget, skills shortage, working with outdated equipment and regional remote teams.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, in real time

>> Network with sponsors in the virtual exhibition

>> Earn certification through CPD

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Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

Delta Research: Life after lockdown: Predictions for the post-Covid workplace
  • What will your organisation look like in 18 months?
  • Who'll be working from home?
  • IT hires for the new normal

John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Keynote: The BBC Own It App: Dealing with digital dilemmas

The internet is a force for good; however it hasn't been designed specifically for children. With their own smartphone, young people now have access to a glittering array of experiences which they will explore more freely than they would on a shared device. This session is a walk through how deep learning technologies have been combined with behavioural science on a public service product that supports and guides children as they make their early online journeys.

Jon Howard, Executive Product Manager, BBC Design and Engineering

RingCentral: Leveraging the Cloud for Communications and Collaboration
  • How to engage senior stakeholders with business transformation driven by technology?
  • How to calculate the cost and demonstrate the value of IT.
  • What are the best communication and collaboration tools for your organisation?
  • How to set a criteria of what you want from your tools.

Gareth Johns, Senior Director, Vertical Solutions at RingCentral

Chrome Enterprise Panel Discussion: Rethinking technology for the public sector

Join this virtual discussion moderated by Chrome Enterprise Public Sector Lead, Matt Stevens, and hear how two IT leaders at the London Borough of Hackney and Kingston and Sutton Councils successfully handled the challenges of remote working.

Temple Rodgers, Delivery Manager, London Borough of Hackney
David Grasty, Corporate Head of Digital Transformation, Digital & IT Service of Kingston and Sutton Councils
Matt Stevens, Chrome Enterprise Lead, Google

Check Point: How to do more with less: Navigating the post coronavirus world with a strong cyber-defence

Covid-19 not only caused a health pandemic but a cybercrime pandemic too. Its effects have dramatically changed the way Public Sector works, and these changes are here to stay. The accelerated pace of digital transformation, remote access infrastructure, the drastic move to the cloud have already gotten the attention of cybercriminals. The dramatic changes in your company’s infrastructure present a unique opportunity to assess your security investments. Are you really getting what you need? Are there areas you’ve overlooked?

Eddie Doyle, Cyber Security Evangelist, Check Point Software Technologies

Ivanti: Five ways the Public Sector can do more with less with Ivanti
Ivanti will provide real world examples on doing more with less, which can: 
  • Discover trends and issues across your environment.
  • Secure your environment. • Manage the service provided to your organisation and beyond.
  • Address the challenges of remote working and disparate environments.

Andrew Brickell, Area Director, UK, Ireland & Middle East, Ivanti
Dave Shepherd, VP EMEA Sales Engineering, Ivanti 

Okta: Modernising IT in Government

The public sector today faces many challenges: legacy infrastructure integration; newer cloud and app-based platforms; cybersecurity risk; and cost pressures which have been intensified with significant sums of public funding being diverted to Brexit and Covid-19. Add to that the challenges posed by the rapid move to remote working accelerated by Covid-19 work from home directives.

This session discusses how identity assurance is key to addressing these challenges:

  • Productivity & Efficiency: Tips and best practices for securing the ‘new normal’ remote working
  • Security: increase security while reducing friction with adaptive Multi Factor Authentication
  • Cost savings: how identity can reduce manual processes and improve employee productivity while enhancing security

Max Faun, Head of European Consulting, Okta

AMD: Societal changes and Megatrends accelerating the new working norm (assisted by CV19)

The HP and AMD vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere, and understanding the Megatrends that are shaping society and the world around us enable that. While they won’t give us all the answers, Megatrends can be a beacon for where the world is headed, giving us the opportunity to adapt, chart, and reinvent our own future, whether that be Rapid Urbanization, Changing Demographics, Hyper Globalization, and Accelerated Innovation — as well as new observations and analysis of the impact they are having in shaping everything from our planet, to our organisations, to our day-to-day lives.

Paul Birkett, Head of Commercial Software, HP Inc.

Panel Discussion: Create, Maintain, Retain

The skills shortage has made it harder than ever to attract and retain talented staff. In an era when online reputation is crucial, those who fail to demonstrate they are a great place to work put themselves at an even greater disadvantage. This panel discussion will explore how to create, maintain, and retain a culture that will make your organisation the number one choice for employees.

  • How to drive positive work culture throughout your organisation.
  • How to stand-out to current and future employees.
  • How can you retain your top talent?

Annette Sercombe, Chief Information Security Officer, Met Office
Andrew Sheppard, Interim Head of Digital Operations, HM Revenue & Customs
Adam Simmonds, Lead Architect, Coventry City Council
Jason Lane, EMEA Employee Experience Business Partner, RingCentral
Howard Hall, Founder and Group Managing Director, DTP Group

Moderator: John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Closing Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta


Lead Architect
Coventry City Council
Interim Head of Digital Operations
HM Revenue & Customs
Area Director, UK, Ireland & Middle East
Chief Information Security Officer
Met Office
VP EMEA Sales Engineering
Corporate Head of Digital Transformation for the Digital & IT Service of Kingston and Sutton
Kingston and Sutton Councils
Cyber Security Evangelist
Check Point Software Technologies
Senior Director, Vertical Solutions
Founder and Group Managing Director
DTP Group
EMEA Employee Experience Business Partner
Research Director
Incisive Media
Executive Product Manager
BBC Design and Engineering
Chrome Enterprise Lead
Head of EMEA Consulting
Head of Commercial Software
HP Inc.
Editorial Director
Computing and Delta
Delivery Manager
London Borough of Hackney

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