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Our regions

Our regional structure empowers us nationally and strengthens us globally. To find out more about the events, resources and contacts closest to you, please email hello@socitm.net or call 01604 709456.

Bedfordshire, East Anglia, Essex, Hertfordshire

The Eastern region is a vibrant, engaging and growing group with representatives from all tiers of local government across a wide geographic area, covering an area of just under 6,000 square miles, and including a number of key urban Tech growth areas, as well as unique rural communities and villages.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

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    Two events per year: Spring and Autumn
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    Held at various locations across the region
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    Event schedule: 9:30am – 3:30pm
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    Refreshments and networking lunch provided by sponsors

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Kurt Frary (Organisation: Norfolk CC)
  • Vice Chair: Philip Barbrook (Organisation: Suffolk CC)
  • Vice Chair: Kevin Taylor (Organisation: West Suffolk CC)
  • Secretary: Hazel Lewis (Milton Keynes Council)

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland

The East Midlands region is a vibrant, engaging and growing its membership, which is made up of senior IT professionals, across local government, 3rd sector and other public facing organisations.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

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    Three events per year
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    Held at various locations across the region
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    Event schedule: 9:30am – 3.30pm
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    Morning, lunch and afternoon tea provided by sponsors

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Manjit Saroya (Organisation: Leicestershire CC)
  • Vice Chair: Andrew Johnson (Organisation: Royal Mail)

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The London boroughs, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Hampshire, Isle of Wright, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Sean Green (Organisation: City of London Corporation)
  • Secretary: Matt Smith (Organisation: London PSN)

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

Meeting resources

21/03/2018

Tech UK

Egress

Atos

Socitm Updates

Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear

Socitm’s North East region only has twelve councils in the region – all single tier – but despite this, we regularly get around 30 senior leaders in the public and private sector at our meetings. We try to identify a topic and identify trends in technology, market and policy…hopefully these align and our members plans align with these too.  Identifying outliers – for whatever reason – leads to even more interesting discussion.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

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    Four events per year
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    Ramside Hall Hotel near Durham
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    Event schedule: 10:30am – 2:00pm
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    Breakfast and carvery lunch provided by sponsors (where available)

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Neil Arnold (Organisation: Northumberland CC)
  • Vice Chair: Richard Snell
  • Vice Chair: Phil Jackman (Organisation: Guerilla working Ltd)
  • Secretary: Graham Jordan

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Tony Doyle (Organisation: Blackpool Council)
  • Secretary: Paul Cotton (Organisation: BAE Systems Applied Intelligence)

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The districts of Northern Ireland

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Paul Reihill (Organisation: NICS Dept. of Finance and Personnel)
  • Secretary: Moira McVeigh (Organisation: Ards and North Down)

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The Unitary Councils of Scotland

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Steve Roud (Organisation: NHS National Services Scotland)
  • Secretary: Heather Robb (Organisation: Stirling Council)

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

Bath, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

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    Four events per year
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    Held at various locations across the region
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    Event schedule: TBA
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    Refreshments and networking lunch provided by sponsors

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Craig Wilkins (Organisation: Sedgemoor DC)
  • Vice Chair: John Finch (Organisation: Plymouth City Council)

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

The Unitary Councils of Wales

Socitm Cymru’s membership consists of 92 members. Of which 84 are from the 22 Welsh Unitary Authorities, 4 from Welsh Government, 2 from the Emergency Services, 1 from the Welsh Local Government Association and 1 from Health.

Socitm National organise 2 events per annum for Socitm Cymru. 1 in the Spring and the other in the Autumn. Socitm Cymru meetings for next year and this Autumn have yet to be arranged.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

WUA sub group

There is a very strong Welsh Unitary Authority Sub Group which meets at least 4 times a year at the MRC in Llandrindod Wells (mrc-wales.net).

Meeting dates for the rest of this year:

  • 26/09/2019 – Venue: MRC, Llandrindod Wells
  • 28/11/2019 – Venue: MRC, Llandrindod Wells

WARP Cymru

We also have a WARP Cymru Sub Group chaired by Ian John (Neath Port Talbot). Socitm Cymru has been working closely with the Cymru Warp for the past ten years and is currently engaging in work to support the Local Authority Cyber Resilience agenda across Wales with the Welsh Government and the WLGA.

The WARP Cymru Sub Group meets at least 4 times a year at the MRC in Llandrindod Wells (mrc-wales.net).

Meeting dates for rest of this year:

  • 19/09/2019 – Venue: MRC, Llandrindod Wells
  • 21/11/2019 – Venue: MRC, Llandrindod Wells

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Arwyn Morris (Organisation: Ceredigion CC)
  • Vice Chair: Huw Ynyr
  • Secretary: Bryn Morgan

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

The West Midlands region has a range of membership comprising of large city, county and metropolitan borough councils, smaller district authorities and third sector members.

We regularly attract 30-40 members to our events and have strong business sponsorship. We aim to make our agenda appropriate and relevant to the wishes of our members and each meeting will usually focus around one key topic. We aim to have a mix of private sector sponsor presentations together with real life case studies from authorities who are leading the way in relevant technical matters. We hope to introduce more opportunities for discussion and debate at our future meetings and actively encourage new members to join.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

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    Two events per year
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    Held at various locations across the region
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    Event schedule: 9:00am – 3:00pm
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    Networking lunch provided by sponsors

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Carol Williams (Organisation: Walsall)
  • Vice Chair: Andrew Tromans (Organisation: Dudley MBC)
  • Vice Chair: Anthony Colson (Organisation: Sense)

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

East Riding, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire

The Yorkshire & Humber region hosts three themed events a year, based on topical issues. For example, recent events have focussed on social care and health integration, GDPR and data management & analysis. We have a mix of public sector and private sector speakers in addition to our valued sponsors. The events now close with an open Q&A session which usually generates an informative and lively discussion. Most of the meetings are held in Leeds, although we occasionally hold them in other convenient centres such as York.

The region also hosts the occasional ‘special’ event. A very well attended event was held jointly with CIPFA and through the kind sponsorship of SBL the region organised an event on Cyber Security alongside the national Cyber Security Professionals Conference in York.

Importantly, the events are run by Socitm members for Socitm members. If there’s a theme that you want to see, or a special topic that you are interested in, let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate it.

Finally, we welcome sponsorship from companies working in the sector. Sponsorship gives you a platform to address senior IT professionals from across the region, and without such support we would not be able to put on such diverse and interesting events. Our local partnership programme packages will accommodate you if you are looking to get involved with our meetings.

All events are advertised on Socitm Eventbrite and you can reserve your place by registering via Eventbrite. The events are focussed on key themes and issues which members would like to learn about or address. Members share ideas, lessons learnt and successes and also collaborate, looking to co-develop themes and projects.

Local committee

The local committee consult members for ideas and agree on a theme for each session.

  • Chair: Dylan Roberts (Organisation: Leeds City Council)
  • Secretary: James Devlin

Attendance

All Socitm members and guests from all public sector organisations across the region are welcome, with places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues from a broad cross section of departments within their organisation.

Private sector organisations can attend by purchasing our Local partnership packages.

Public sector members

If you would like to suggest a topic, present a local case study or a recent project, please contact a member of the committee.

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