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Date & time

  1. 29 September 2022 09:30 - 13:00



Venue: Stormont Hotel, Belfast

Theme: Ethical and secure use of emerging technologies 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 and we will co-ordinate that with and for you.


  1. 09:30 Arrival & T&C


  2. 10:00 Welcome & Introductions

    Paul Reihill, Regional chair

  3. 10:10 AWS in Northern Ireland - Intro & Government solutions overview

    Adrian Hanley, Local Government, Account Manager, AWS
    Stephen Patterson, Central Government, Account Manager, AWS

    In this session you will get to hear from AWS on how they are supporting organisations in the UK&I on digital transformation efforts. AWS will be speaking about their Government Solutions overview and how they are helping organsisaitons reduce cost and increase efficiency.

  4. 10:30 NI Partner


  5. 10:50 Socitm update

    Dave Sanderson & Alison Templeton, Socitm

  6. 11:10 Q&A


  7. 11:25 BREAK


  8. 11:35 Secure Backup and Recovery: The Ransomware Safety Net

    Tim Jeffcoat, Veeam

    Now more than ever, it’s critical for organisations to be confident that their data is protected and always available, whether it’s on premises, at the edge, or in the cloud.

    But with an ever-evolving threat landscape, what is the best strategy to protect key business data? This session discusses how to adapt backup procedures to mitigate threats such as ransomware.

  9. 11:55 NILGA invited


  10. 12:15 Regional update and closing remarks

    Paul Reihill, Regional Chair

  11. 12:20 Lunch


  12. 13:00 Finish



  • Paul Reihill Programme Delivery Manager, Department of Finance

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.