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Sprint: Cardiff – in partnership with the Welsh Government

Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium

Time: 08:45 – 13:45

The word 'Sprint' on a blue background

Sprint: Cardiff showcased the work of the Welsh Government to develop user-focused digital services, and showed how Wales and the Government Digital Service can work together in the future.

We heard about specific challenges, such as the approach to Welsh-language digital services, and looked at the potential for digital transformation in Wales and across the UK.

What I’m most looking forward to in Sprint: Cardiff is actually meeting up with people who work in the same kind of role as me elsewhere in the Civil Service, find out about what they’re doing and learn about their experiences, good and bad, and hopefully taking some of that learning and applying it to the things that we’re doing here. There’s also a great opportunity to tell people about the things that we’re doing within Welsh Government, and to sing some of our own praises for once.

Caren Fullerton, Chief Digital Officer for the Welsh Government


08.45 – 09.30

Networking and registration

09.30 – 10.15

Host opening address

Keynote: Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, Welsh Government

Keynote: Kevin Cunnington, Director General, GDS

10.15 – 10.30

Networking break

10.30 – 11.40


Government Digital Service common components
By Joseph Park, Associate Product Manager, GOV.UK Notify, GDS and Inga Sileryte, Engagement Lead, GDS

The GovTech challenge
By Rob Driver, GovTech Catalyst Engagement Lead, GDS, and Steve McLinden, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Digital apprenticeships within Welsh Government
By Meleri Jones, Digital Skills and Workforce Manager, and Sean Williams, DDaT Fast Streamer

Geospatial data and the National Data Resource for Wales
By Glyn Jones, Chief Statistician, Welsh Government, and Paul Howells, Programme Lead for the National Data Resource and the Digital Health Ecosystem for Wales

11.40 – 12.45

Fireside chat: Alison Pritchard, Director of EU Exit and Transformation, GDS, and Caren Fullerton, Chief Digital Officer, Welsh Government, will explore digital transformation, and opportunities for Wales and GDS to collaborate and learn from each other in the future

Lightning talks:

‘Hwb’ education and learning platform for Wales
By Chris Owen, Head of Digital Learning Unit, Welsh Government

Welsh Government’s approach to bilingual services
By Jeremy Evas - Head of Welsh Language Promotion, Welsh Government

Digital Destination Marketing – The Wales Gateway Project
By Craig Goodwin – Senior Manager, Creative and Digital, Welsh Government

12.45 – 13.45

Networking: a chance to talk to fellow delegates, meet new people and build relationships

If you’re interested in attending the London event, you’ll be able to register your interest in the summer.

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