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London & South East

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Date & time

  1. 15 September 2023 10:30 - 13:30


Theme – Leadership Diversity and Skills

Location – Tower Hamlets Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BJ

Our meeting will be face-to-face (with refreshments provided) and will be focused on Socitm’s policy themes. Within these themed meetings your regional committee is free to create an agenda that works best for you and your regional colleagues. If there’s something you would like to discuss or investigate with like-minded peers just let us know on and we will co-ordinate that with and for you.

Only 30 spaces available book your place quick.



  1. 10:00 Tea & Coffee


  2. 10:30 Welcome & Introductions

    Adrian Gorst, Director of IT, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

  3. 10:40 Workforce challenges and opportunities

    A brief summary of the role and aims of the PPMA, how we are starting to work together with SOCITM, major workforce challenges, and the opportunities that can take to modernise the workforce, both from an HR and an IT perspective.

    Gordon McFarlane, President, PPMA

  4. 11:10 London Office for Technology Innoivation

    Edi Whitehead, Skills & Talent Manager, Loti

  5. 11:30 Tea & Coffee


  6. 11:50 Socitm LA /Institute update

    Mark Lumley, Socitm President, Director Digital & IT, London Borough of Hounslow

  7. 12:20 Roundtable top Session

    Join our committee, IP Performance & IESE, for a roundtable session hosted by Xerox.

  8. 13:00 Closing remarks

    Closing remarks

  9. 13:05 Networking lunch


Additional information

Attendance is included in our membership and partnership packages.

A fee may apply for non-members. Contact us to discuss your options.