Be part of the next Top Talent training cohort in Essex on 24 and 25 June

South West

Virtual (Teams)

This event has now ended.

Date & time

  1. 11 November 2022 10:30 - 12:30


  1. Online via Microsoft Teams


Theme – Service Design and Transformation

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 Chair's Welcome

    Craig Wilkins, Socitm South West Chair

  2. 10:35 Partner Elevator Pitches

    Paul Bright, Sales Account Manager, IP Performance | Rob Duddington, Sales Manager, Webaspx | Paul Saer, Head of Public Sector, Core 

  3. 10:50 Socitm Update
    Lauren Sheppard, Events Manager, Socitm | Alex Fillingham, Senior Consultant, Socitm Advisory
  4. 11:10 Change Agents

    Phil Grantham, Head of Local Government (South), Microsoft | Andrew Boxall, Client Technology Lead, Microsoft

  5. 11:30 Comfort Break


  6. 11:40 Local Climate Adaptation Tool (LCAT)

    Emma Bland, Assoc Prof of Practice, Environment, Health and Wellbeing, University of Exeter Medical School

    A partnership between the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and Cornwall Council, supported by a wide range of local stakeholders is developing  a tool to support local decision makers to plan and adapt to climate change. Join Emma to explain:

    • What LCAT is?
    • How does LCAT work?
    • Why was LCAT developed?


  7. 12:00 C-TAG Update

    Geoff Connell, Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer, Norfolk County Council

  8. 12:10 Benchmarking with Socitm Improve

    Matthew Fraser, Technical Consultant, Socitm

    A brief overview of the benchmarking services offered by Socitm covering how these are delivered and why they could be beneficial to your organisation.

  9. 12:25 Members' Fireside Chat


  10. 12:30 Chair's Closing Remarks
    Craig Wilkins, Socitm South West 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.