Resources and reading for designing services

North East

Local meeting
In-person

This event has now ended.

Date & time

  1. 15 December 2023 10:30 - 14:00

Overview

Theme: Ethical and responsible use of tech and data

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 hello@socitm.net and we will co-ordinate that with and for you.

Agenda

  1. 10:30 Arrival with tea and coffee

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  2. 10:55 Welcome and Introductions

    Bill Taylor Deputy Director, Teesside University, North East Chair

  3. 11:00 Jeni Smith 

    Jeni Smith, Founder, NetKno 

    Jeni Smith, founder of NetKno, will be sharing valuable insights into the power of networking for knowledge. With almost 20 years’ experience in the field, and two years into her PhD researching networks, we’ll explore how network diversity can play a role in innovation and efficiency.

  4. 11:30 How do we develop personal skills such as networking, collaboration and presentation for our technical staff as they move into leadership roles?

    An interactive table discussion, encouraging diverse perspectives and collaborative problem-solving

  5. 11:50 Enabling efficient, impactful cloud procurements for UK Public Sector

    Katy John, Business Development Capture Manager Amazon Web Services

    Learn how cloud procurements differ from traditional IT procurements and what tools / resources are available to help IT Teams better understand cloud – and how to buy it. We will then deep dive on the different Frameworks to help you become comfortable with the options.  Finally focusing on working with cloud partners / resellers to help navigate the process and discuss the rise of the digital marketplace for SaaS.

  6. 12:10 How can we free up staff time by spending less time on procurement?

    An interactive table discussion, encouraging diverse perspectives and collaborative problem-solving

  7. 12:30 Using problem tree analysis to better understand how to attract and retain staff

    Steve Newton, Technology Strategist, Microsoft

    The presentation will focus on the use of problem tree analysis, a tool that maps out the causes and effects of a problem, to better understand it. We will then examine the problem of attracting and retaining staff and build on possible solutions open to LRG.

  8. 12:50 Socitm update

    Dave Sanderson, Member Services Director, Socitm 

  9. 13:00 Closing remarks followed by carvery lunch

    Bill Taylor Deputy Director, Teesside University, North East Chair

Speakers

  • Bill Taylor Deputy Director, Teesside University | North East Chair
  • Jeni Smith Founder, NetKno

Additional information

Attendance is included in our membership and partnership packages.

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