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North East

Local meetingVirtual (Teams)

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Date & time

  1. 26 April 2024 10:15 - 11:50


  1. Virtual (Teams)


Our meetings can be face-to-face (with refreshments provided) or virtual (bring your own refreshments) 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.


  1. 10:15 Welcome and introductions

    Graham Jordan, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, North East Secretary

  2. 10:20 A Journey from Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to Microsoft Power Platform

    Jo will discuss the journey from Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to Microsoft Power Platform. Her insights promise to be valuable for anyone interested in technology transformation.

    Jo McGovern, Chief Operating Officer, Marra

  3. 10:45 Socitm Leadership Update

    Socitm will be discussing leadership and course updates from Socitm and how this will benefit the North East region moving forward.

    Dave Sanderson, Membership Services Director, Socitm 

  4. 11:10 NEPO Update

    NEPO (North East Procurement Organisation) collaborates with the public sector, suppliers, and end-users to enhance procurement solutions. Their goal is to achieve savings, maximize efficiency, and deliver positive outcomes for the communities they serve. Recently, NEPO launched the NEPRO3 solution, which focuses on specialist professional services. Additionally, they’ve been named finalists in four categories at the Go Awards, recognizing their excellence in public procurement. NEPO has also introduced a groundbreaking highway surveys framework agreement.

    Graham Kelly, Open Product Owner, NEPO

  5. 11:20 North East Regional update

    Graham Jordan will be providing a regional update and information on the next meeting on 6th December with NE ICT colleagues.

    Graham Jordan, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, North East Secretary

  6. 11:30 Close


Who can join our events?

Our events are open to everyone and relevant to all levels of staff, from new joiners right through to senior executives. This creates a vibrant mix which promotes innovation, sharing of best practice and drives the modernisation of public services.

Attendance is included in our membership and partnership packages. A fee may apply for non-members. Please see individual event registration details for more information.

Contact us to discuss your options

Public sector – contact Poppy Whelan. Private sector – contact Aimie Francis.