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Yorkshire & Humber

Local meetingIn-person

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Date & time

  1. 12 October 2022 09:30 - 14:00


Location: Carriageworks, Leeds

Theme: Service Design & 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. 09:30 Arrival & T&C


  2. 10:00 Welcome & Introductions

    Iftaz Hussain, Vice Chair

  3. 10:10 Unlocking technology for all

    Sarah Willis, Microsoft

    Supporting citizens and employees to make technology more accessible for all

  4. 10:30 Elevator pitches

    Paul Bright, IP Performance
    Phil Blythe, Webaspx


  5. 10:40 Transforming & designing services for citizens workshop

    Steven Curtis, Digital Lead, East Riding

  6. 11:20 Break


  7. 11:30 How Low-Code Data Analytics can help ‘Supporting Families’

    Chris Howarth, Sector Lead Local Government, Alteryx
    Calum Williams, Solutions Engineer, Local Government, Alteryx

    This presentation will provide a brief overview of Alteryx’s automated, no-code/low-code analytics solution before inviting the audience to watch a demo of the Supporting Families analytical workflow in use at Councils such as North Tyneside and Middlesbrough. The demonstration will show how to save time by automating manual tasks, then progress into more advanced analytics with Alteryx’s pre-built ‘drag and drop’ tools; demonstrating how to use internal and external data to apply predictive and prescriptive analytics to children, adults and families who may be ‘at risk’, without the need for coding or data science expertise.

  8. 11:50 Socitm update

    Dave Sanderson & Magda Werner, Socitm

  9. 12:20 Public sector speaker invited


  10. 00:40 Elevator pitches

    Stewart Christie, Salesforce
    Dave Crichton, Canon

  11. 12:50 Yorkshire & Humber update and closing remarks

    Iftaz Hussain, Vice Chair

  12. 13:00 Lunch


  13. 14:00 Finish


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.