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Agenda - February 11 2016

(This agenda is subject to change)

12.20 - 1.15:

Registration and networking

1.15 - 1.20:

Welcome and introduction

Master of ceremonies (MC): Stephen Foreshew-Cain - GDS Executive Director

1.20 - 1.40:

Recasting the relationship between citizen and state

Matt Hancock: MCO, Cabinet Office

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock, will set out the UK Government’s transformation programme for the next 4 years, following the investment in digital and technology announced by the Chancellor in the Spending Review 2015.

1.40 - 1.45:

Powering the digital economy

Ed Vaizey: Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy

1.45 - 2.05:

Powering the digital economy - Tech Nation

Eileen Burbidge: Chair Tech City; Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group; Passion Capital
Saul Klein: Venture Capitalist

Two leading international figures from the tech industry will talk about how the UK’s digital economy is contributing to growth and transforming traditional industries. Plus what to watch out for, current opportunities and challenges for the market.

2.05 - 2.50:

Government as a Platform

Introduced by Chris Ferguson: GDS Director of Digital and Kevin Cunnington: DWP Director General of Business Transformation

Platform demos by: Till Wirth - GDS; Lauren Tombs - Office of the Public Guardian; Pete Herlihy - GDS; Arif Harbott - MoJ;

A first-hand look at some of the platforms being built and used by departmental teams across government. Includes live demos of platforms and new digital services.

2.55 - 4.00:

Show and Tell — session talks and stands (networking and coffee)

Find out more about digital transformation across government. Each of these sessions will happen twice. There will also be informal talks and networking at other stands around the venue.

The session talks are:

  1. User focussed service design

    Louise Downe: Head of Design - GDS
    Katy Arnold: Head of Design and User Research - Home Office
    Ben Holliday: Head of Design - DWP

    How to reshape your organisation based on the needs of your users - tips from HMRC, DWP, MOJ, and Head of Design at GDS, Louise Downe.

  2. GOV.UK Verify

    Janet Hughes: Programme Director - GDS
    Nic Harrison: Director of Enabling Digital Delivery - DWP

    GOV.UK Verify is the new way to prove who you are when using online government services, and is at the forefront of digital identity innovation. Join programme director Janet Hughes and DWP director Nic Harrison for an insight into GOV.UK Verify’s development.

  3. Accessibility

    Alistair Duggin: Head of Accessibility - GDS
    Charlotte Moore: User Researcher - Home Office Digital & HM Passport Office

    The services we provide are for the benefit of all citizens. No user should be excluded on the basis of disability. Find out what barriers people face and how to make services accessible to everyone. Tips from Home Office and Head of Accessibility at GDS, Alistair Duggin.

  4. Making licensing easy

    Harry Trimble: Service Designer, Government as a Platform - GDS
    Edward Lockhart-Mummery: Leader of the Smarter Environmental Regulations Review; Programme Director, Customer Services Transformation - DEFRA

    Licences are a common business process across government. Join Edward Lockhart-Mummery to find out how DEFRA is exploring the use of platforms and good service design to create faster, cheaper, more efficient ways of dealing with licences.

  5. Awarding government grants more efficiently

    Jeremy Gould: Transformation Lead - GDS
    Anna Byrne: Digital & Technology Transformation - BIS

    How BIS and GDS are working together to understand how government awards grants, and to build a better service that helps users make informed applications.

  6. Diversity in technology

    Sarah Luxford: Director Nexec & Co-Founder; Tech London Advocates; Women in Tech

    Join Sarah Luxford, co-founder of Croydon Tech City, who will provide insights on how to build a more diverse work culture across government.

  7. Digital Marketplace

    Caroline Mulligan: Service Manager, Digital Marketplace - GDS
    Warren Smith: Head of Strategy, Digital Marketplace - GDS
    Jacob Hawkins: Digital & Data Transformation - Home Office

    The Digital Marketplace and Home Office teams will take you through the process of building a service from discovery to live using the Digital Marketplace.

  8. Being agile in a non-agile environment

    Adam Maddison: Head of Agile Delivery - GDS
    Helen Mott: Head of Delivery - MOJ
    Alex Nash: Delivery Manager - UKTI

    Find out how and why agile techniques can help you deliver great user-centred products and services, even when your organisation isn't used to agile working. From people who've been there, including MoJ and UKTI.

    This session will be broadcast live through Periscope. We’ll share the link to the broadcast on Twitter on the day, so do follow us on Twitter. We will also put the link on this page.

    As Periscope is not accessible, we will provide a subtitled and transcribed version of the video recording on this page soon after the live broadcast. We will also share the link to the accessible video on Twitter, as soon as it’s available.

    You can get involved by tweeting your questions to @gdsteam.

4.00 - 4.40:

Using data to drive benefits for citizens

Introduced by Paul Maltby: GDS Director of Data
Presentation by Alison Daniels: Digital Transformation Lead, FCO
Panel chaired by John Pullinger: Head of Government Statistical Service; Chief Executive of UK Statistics Authority

Panel members:
Jeni Tennison, Technical Director and Deputy CEO, Open Data Institute
Ellie Dobson, Data Scientist, Pivotal
Gareth Davies, Director General for Knowledge and Innovation, BIS
Iain Bell, Director for Data and Education standards analysis, DfE
Paul Maltby GDS Director of Data

Good data is the foundation for the transformation of government. Standardised, interconnected and openly available data has effects beyond services: it will improve policy and decision making and be used by business.

A panel of data experts, including members of the UK Government’s new Data Steering Group, will take questions on the use of data both inside and outside government.

4:40 - 5:00:

Government Technology — providing the capability to deliver

Liam Maxwell: UK Government Chief Technology Officer, GDS

Government needs the right technology and capability to deliver great public services. Liam will talk about how to remove barriers to improving technology and changing the way it’s delivered across government.

5:00 - 5.10:

The view from the US

Aaron Snow, Executive Director of 18F, US Government

The Executive Director of the US Government’s internal digital consultancy will talk about their work to transform government from the inside out, creating cultural change by working with teams inside agencies who want to create great services for the public.

5.10- 5:30:

Scaling up the change

Stephen Foreshew-Cain: GDS Executive Director

Stephen will set out his personal vision for how GDS will collaborate with departments to make large scale transformation a reality across the UK Government. He will focus on the joint challenges and opportunities over the next 12 months.

5.30 - 6.30:

Post event networking

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