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Virtual (Teams)

This event has now ended.

Date & time

  1. 22 September 2022 10:30 - 12:30



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. 10:30 Welcome and opening remarks

    Tony Colson, Socitm Midlands Vice Chair

  2. 10:35 Socitm Update

    Sam Smith, Immediate Past President, Socitm | Jerry Hall, Client Services Director, Socitm Advisory

  3. 10:55 Partner Elevator Pitch

    Ross Billington, Strategic Client Director, MLL 

  4. 11:00 Public Sector Session

    Questions to delegates – Digital trends discussion

  5. 11:15 Partner Elevator Pitch

    Katherine Szelesi , Enterprise Account Executive, Veeam 

  6. 11:20 The Road to a Hybrid IT Model

    Luke Richardson-Evans, Corporate Account Executive, Tanium

  7. 11:35 Partner Elevator Pitch


  8. 11:40 Comfort Break


  9. 11:50 Open Discussion – Looking ahead

    Facilitated by Tony Colson, Socitm Midlands Vice Chair

  10. 12:05 Cross-agency collaboration & Dealing with Post Covid debt in your M365 transformation

    Tony Sheen, Public Sector Lead, Avepoint

  11. 12:20 WM5G Update

    Andy Bateman, WM5G

  12. 12:25 Chair’s closing remarks

    Tony Colson, Socitm Midlands Vice Chair


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.