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NI Public Sector ICT Conference


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Date & time

  1. 29 May 2024 09:00 - 16:30
  2. 29 May 2024 18:00 - 23:59


  1. La Mon Hotel


*This event is now sold out*

Join us for the first NI Public Sector Conference since 2019, to hear from an exciting range of expert speaker from both public and private sector. They’ll be sharing their experiences and challenges in adopting AI in their business transformation processes. 

We have a packed agenda. Hear from local technology leaders as well as speakers from the Irish and UK Governments as they consider the impact of AI on modernising applications, on Government data and on Cyber Security.

Learn about the latest change in procurement legislation and the ever-increasing focus on Social Value and listen out for the latest news from Socitm as we are delighted to be joined by Nadira Hussain, Socitm CEO.

The event will be compered by the one and only Donna Traynor and we hope you can join us after the event for a networking dinner and some light entertainment. 


  1. 09:00 Registration and Networking
  2. 10:00 Welcome

    Nadira Hussain, CEO, Socitm

  3. 10:10 Social Value

    Andrea MacLean, Social Value Lead, NICS
    Roisin Woods, Chief Executive, Community Foundation

  4. 10:40 Procurement Update

    Donna Williams, Director, CPD

  5. 10:50 Delivering Change in a Complex Environment

    Paul Rooney, Head of Service Design, Change and Innovation, Department of Justice, Ireland
    Melanie Byrne, Director of Analysis Services, Expleo

  6. 11:20 Networking and Refreshments
  7. 11:40 Modernising Legacy Applications in Azure

    Hugh McDonnell, Chief Technology Officer, Uniphar Group
    Angela Byrne, Client Delivery Director, Expleo
    Karim Sadek, Azure App Dev Specialist, Microsoft

  8. 12:20 Accelerating Workplace Transformation

    Paul O’Connor, Solutions Strategist, HP

  9. 13:00 Lunch and Networking
  10. 14:30 Tackling AI and all things data

    Barry Lowry, Chief Information Officer, Irish Government

  11. 15:00 Making Tech HumAIn

    Corbert Hoxland, Chief Technologist, HP

  12. 15:30 Networking and Refreshments
  13. 15:50 Transforming how we tell our story through Data & AI

    Adele Brown, DoJ
    Christopher Farrington, DoJ
    Claire Hazelden, DoJ
    Brian Toal, SIB
    Joe Keating, Slalom
    Nina Gallagher, Slalom

  14. 16:20 Closing Remarks

    Nadira Hussain, CEO, Socitm

  15. 18:00 Pre-dinner Reception
  16. 19:00 Networking Dinner

    Smart evening attire

Who can join our events?

*This event is by invitation only*

Contact us to discuss your options

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