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North West

Local meetingIn-person

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Date & time

  1. 1 December 2023 10:00 - 13:00


Theme: Regeneration, sustainability and connectivity

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. 09:30 Arrival refreshments

    Warm up with an arrival tea or coffee

  2. 10:00 Welcome and Introductions

    Alison Lincoln, Chair 

  3. 10:10 Building Better Societies One Data Point at a Time

    Pye Nyunt will share lessons from global data models on just transition to net zero and how UK local authorities can use data to identify opportunities for inclusive sustainable local economic growth whilst also improving societal and environmental outcomes.

    Pye Nyunt, CEO, Impera Analytics

  4. 10:30 Blackpool Council

    Tony Doyle, Head of IT Services, Blackpool Council

  5. 10:50 WINDOWS 11 is coming to a desktop near you soon...Are you really ready?

    Delivering a cost-effective, remote workspace without compromising on security, and sustainability might seem impossible…but desktop virtualisation, cloud PCs and the right endpoint are helping organisations deliver a modern, secure workspace.

    Alec Connell, Corporate Account Manager, IGEL

  6. 11:10 Comfort break

    Make sure you reflect, and catch-up with your fellow members over a tea or coffee.

  7. 11:25 Citizen-led Regeneration and Impact

    The purpose of this model is to revolutionize community engagement by shifting the paradigm from traditional top-down approaches to empowering individuals as active architects of change in policy-making and in shaping environments that affect their livelihoods.

    James Shraiky, PhD, Associate: Qualitative Research Lead, IMPERA

  8. 11:45 Elevator Panel

    Iron mountain| Salesforce| Xerox| IP Performance| Rubrik


  9. 12:10 What does the future of connectivity look like

    Discussing the current state of play in connectivity for public sector and how this will change in the future

    Chris Berry, Commercial Manager, The Networking People 

    George Knowles, Account Director, The Networking People 

  10. 12:25 Socitm update

    Dave Sanderson, Member Service Director, Socitm 

  11. 12:35 Closing Remarks

    Alison Lincoln, Chair and Sarah Fannon, Head of Service Operations, Manchester City Council

  12. 12:45 Tour of Blackpool Football Club

    Don’t miss your chance to step into the heart of the action – join us for an unforgettable back of house tour of Blackpool FC’s captivating world.

  13. 13:05 Networking lunch

    Join us for a festive lunch and networking with fellow colleagues

Additional information

Attendance is included in our membership and partnership packages.

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