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Date & time

  1. 1 March 2024 10:00 - 15:00


  1. 10:00 Welcome & opening remarks

    Craig Wilkins, Socitm South West Chair

  2. 10:05 Copilot: A game-changer for public sector collaboration and innovation

    Join us to hear from Chris Aslett, a Modern Work Specialist at Microsoft who is going to provide us with an overview of the CoPilot capabilities, followed by a deeper dive into CoPilot for M365.  We can guarantee you will learn something new, and we would welcome your questions.

    Chris Aslett, Modern Work Specialist, Microsoft

  3. 11:05 Landmark Solutions – Geospatial Insight 

    Join Landmark Solution’s Giles Martin and Pip Hamilton for an overview of how Geospatial Data and Services benefit the public and private sectors. See how our data and services support property transactions and energy switching across services we all use. Get an understanding of the skills and technology which underpin these services based on Geospatial Intelligence, creating invaluable insight to any requirement with a location.

    Pip Hamilton, Advance Data Product Manager | Giles Martin, Head of Data Sales

  4. 11:25 Core to Cloud

    Jason Cohen, Public Sector BDM, Core to Cloud

  5. 11:35 Networking break

    It’s time to gather our thoughts from the morning sessions over refreshments and snacks. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow colleagues both from the public and private sector.

  6. 11:55 Protocol Policy Systems

    Steve Macmillan MD at Protocol Policy Systems will introduce the company and provide a background to its UK joint venture with SOCITM. Steve will then cover the value add that has been included in the 2024 corporate membership packages (Essential Plus, Enhanced & Executive) outlining how members can action this inclusion and benefit from PPS-SOCITM partnership through 2024 and beyond.

    Steve Macmillian, Managing Director, Protocol Policy Systems

  7. 12:15 Elevator pitches

    As we strengthen our relationships with our private sector colleagues, we’ll be getting their expert opinions on all things AI and Cyber and the challenges and benefits these bring to the sector and how they can support.

    Veeam | NDL | Centerprise

  8. 12:25 Using AI to help South West NHS spot people at risk of emergency admission

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being introduced to GP practices across the South West to help them offer earlier support to people at risk of hospital admission. The “Brave AI” system, which helps staff to identify vulnerable patients who may otherwise go under the radar, will be rolled out to 30 areas over the next few months. This follows a successful pilot in care homes in Somerset which reduced resident falls by 35%, attendances to Emergency Departments by 60%, and ambulance call-outs by 8.7%.


    By using an algorithm to look for patterns in registered patients’ records, the technology assesses an individual’s risk of unplanned hospital admission in the next year. Integrated neighbourhood teams of nurses, pharmacists, therapists, health coaches, social prescribers and doctors then use the information to reach out to those in need.

    Ignat Drozdov/ Managing Director of Bering Limited


  9. 12:45 Networking lunch

    We know how important these sections of a meeting are. It’s time to make new connections, say hello to colleagues and reflect on the morning’s programme over lunch. Keep the conversation going and enjoy further food for thought.

  10. 13:45 Enhanced Care & Support  - Developing the NHS capacity through an enhanced social care workforce

    Opportunities to develop and upskill community-based care workers to support integrated care systems; addressing EDI in learning and development

    John Bryant, Director of Integrated Care and Generative Relationships

  11. 14:15 Q & A

    Open discussion

  12. 14:55 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.