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Date(s) - 10/12/2019
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Leadership Academy Alumni 2019

10 December, 2019 - London

We’re delighted to be arranging our very first Alumni event on 10th December 2019 in London, which will wholly focus on bringing together a special and unique group of Socitm members/colleagues. We are so keen to ensure that we are developing a means of keeping our Alumni engaged and motivated and feeling a part of the Socitm ‘family’.

10:00 — Registration and refreshments

A warm welcome awaits you at the Socitm registration desk followed by a chance to greet familiar faces – and make connections with new ones – over refreshments.

 

10:30 — Welcome and introductions
Nadira Hussain, Director of Leadership, Development and Research, Socitm

Nadira Hussain, Director of Leadership, Development and Research at Socitm, opens proceedings with an overview of the day ahead.

 

10:40 — SmartCity Expo Review
Paul McGovern, ICT Business Partner (Delivery), Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

In October, Paul was delighted to win a paid for place at this year’s SmartCity Expo World Congress in Barcelona. Paul is a proactive ambassador for the public sector and his enthusiasm and commitment are both outstanding and highly commendable. Paul won the place by submitting an expression of interest in the opportunity which demonstrated a particularly dynamic edge. He is now contributing to a joint event report being co-written and produced by Socitm and Major cities of Europe following his trip in November. Paul explains how our Top Talent programme has impacted positively on his professional growth while helping him look to the future with increased confidence and enthusiasm.

 

10:50 — Panel Session
Servane Mouazan, Managing Consultant and ‘Enabling People’ lead, Cadence Innova
Fahmeeda Amir, Head of IT Business Programmes, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council
Adam Thilthorpe FBCS FRSA, Director for Professionalism, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Kurt Frary, Deputy Head of IMT, Norfolk County Council 

The fourth industrial revolution is changing the way our sector works. The skills and attributes individuals and teams need to deliver outstanding service today need to be developed in response to our evolving environment. What role does leadership play in future-proofing our sector in these disruptive times? How can our alumni play a vital role in preparing their peers and mentors for the fresh challenges ahead?

Our expert, diverse and informative panel members share their personal experiences of leadership and mentoring. They also give their views as to why personal and professional development are key to the future of the public sector.

 

11:50 — Refreshment break  

Whether you choose to carry on existing conversations or start fresh ones with new contacts, this is an opportunity to enjoy refreshments while catching up and connecting.

 

12:00 — Interactive Exercise
Aidan Matthews, Learning Programme Manager, QA Ltd 

Developed with our training partners, QA, today’s interactive session will bring you together with fellow alumni to fulfil a leadership challenge. Working collaboratively, you’ll develop innovative solutions that could effectively cross-transfer to real life. All with a festive twist! (details to be confirmed).

 

12:40 — Mentoring Lunch

Cultivating future leadership is essential to the public sector. It’s integral to ensuring the long-term stability of digital service delivery in a volatile environment where budgetary constraints seem ever tighter. It’s vital that leaders come together to nurture and develop talent among their people and across the sector more widely. Because of this, Socitm is launching a mentoring scheme pilot. We’re asking for expressions of interest from mentors and mentees who’d like to take advantage of this unique opportunity. We’ve asked for expressions of interest and will unite respondents for a speed-dating event with a difference at our first alumni event. While you enjoy a seasonal packed lunch, sit down with our volunteer mentors and see if you’re the perfect match. If taking part in the scheme isn’t for you, this is also a chance to network with your peers and catch up with fellow cohort from your Leadership Academy programme.

 

14:10 — Partner Sessions
Phil Ryan, Account Representative, AWS
Rachael Beer, Head of Sales, Major Customers and Capita Technology Solutions, Capita

With being the partner of the Leadership Academy 2019, it will be hugely powerful to hear about the confidence and enthusiasm our programmes have inspired in you and your enthusiasm has not escaped the notice of the private sector. Your stories have helped a number of our partners to see the benefits of enrolling their people on our programmes and we’re immensely proud to welcome these graduates here today. Hear how our alumni members are helping to develop contemporary leadership approaches within the private sector. Discover how our mentoring programme will help bridge the public/private sector divide; promoting collaboration and improving service delivery for users. Attending partners to be confirmed.

 

14:35 — Alumni Sessions
Catherine Evans, Senior ICT Officer, Dudley MBC
Jane Walton, ICT User Support Manager, Dudley MBC

Two Leadership Academy alumni share their stories of how taking part on a programme has impacted positively on their personal and professional development.

 

14:55 — Wrap up & close 

Nadira Hussain sums up the day’s events and outlines forward plans for our alumni development programme. With some exciting announcements and forward-looking zeal, the day closes with an optimistic outlook to next year.

 

15:05 — Drinks & Networking

head and shoulders photo of Nadira Hussain of Socitm

Nadira Hussain
Leadership Development & Research Director at Socitm.

An experienced IT and change management leader with 25+ years of both private sector and extensive public sector experience. Nadira has worked in numerous roles across London at both an operational and strategic level; within the IT service and other wider teams including digital, business improvement, transformation and customer services, and across shared services to deliver efficiencies, service improvement and ambitious outcomes focusing on the customer.

Currently as the Director of Leadership Development & Research at Soctim, Nadira is continuing to build on the work she initiated as president of the society (15/16), focusing on building the leadership, skills and diversity of the sector’s workforce in response to the impact of transformational working practices, promoting professionalism and championing women role models.

Twitter: @nadirahussain44  |  LinkedIn: Nadira Hussain

Portrait photo of Servane Mouazan

Servane Mouazan
Managing Consultant and “Enabling People” lead at Cadence Innova. 

Servane Mouazan is Managing Consultant and “Enabling People” lead at Cadence Innova. She has spent 20 years supporting leaders in social enterprises, start-ups and large public and private organisations wishing to generate a positive social impact, focusing mainly on the gender lens. A certified executive coach, innovation lab facilitator and Design Sprint master, she is comfortable convening audiences from diverse sectors and backgrounds , and help them grow as agents of positive change.

LinkedIn: Servane Mouazan

Portrait photo of Fahmeeda Amir

Fahmeeda Amir
Head of IT Business Programmes at Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council. 

Fahmeeda has extensive experience in leading IT project and programme teams to deliver digital technology products and services. Prior to joining RBKC and WCC, Fahmeeda was Programme Director on two Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) initiatives at the Government Digital Service; Government As A Platform and Common Technology Services. Whilst working as IT Programme Director at Robert Walters, Fahmeeda launched a Manga Interview Guide App for job seekers in Japan which was listed in the Daily Telegraph’s Top 100 Apps 2014. More recent awards for project delivery are (i) UK IT Industry Awards 2019 – Family Story IT Project won the Project Excellence Category for Best Public Sector Project and (ii) Civil Service Awards 2018 – GOV.UK Notify won Civil Service Operational Excellence Award. Fahmeeda has a real passion for project delivery and describes herself as a “people person first and foremost, who strives to lead by example and work collaboratively with teams to get things done!”

LinkedIn: Fahmeeda Amir

black and white photo of a man in a shirt and jumper

Adam Thilthorpe
Director for Professionalism at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. 

Adam Thilthorpe has worked at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT since 2005. He joined the Executive Team in 2011 and is now the Director for Professionalism. He is passionate about understanding and explaining the impact of IT on both the workplace and individuals. One of his foremost aims is to help companies and organisations, large and small, become less fearful of the changes brought about by digital transformation. He leads the drive by BCS for a professional and ethical framework that unlocks the potential of tech to transform people’s lives for the better. He came to the world of IT after a career in financial services, so he has had first-hand knowledge of working within industry and understands its hopes and fears when it comes to digital disruption. He is a strong advocate of advising senior managers to look at the talents and assets that an organisation already possess and building on that to meet future needs.

LinkedIn: Adam Thilthorpe

man standing next to a socitm pop-up banner

Kurt Frary
Deputy Head of IMT at Norfolk County Council.

Kurt Frary is the Deputy Head of Information Management & Technology at Norfolk County Council and is also the chair of SOCITM East. He is leading Innovation in Norfolk with his current focus on the Internet of Things (IOT). Kurt has over 30 years experience in ICT in both the public & private sector and is passionate about, digital innovation, change and technology.

He is one of our Leadership academy success stories and an advocate of the academy.

We all face similar challenges budget, increasing service demands, diminishing resources and the need to innovate to deliver more efficient and effective services. However we don’t have to individually solve each challenge working together we can learn from each other, share the load and make a difference.

Kurt is passionate about a empowering people to use a different approach “Just try it” to make a difference for themselves, their organisation and the people we are delivering services to.

Twitter: @KFrary |  LinkedIn: Kurt Frary

Jane Walton Headshot

Jane Walton
ICT User Support Team Manager at Dudley MBC.

ICT User Support Manager for Dudley Council with over 25 years working in ICT Training and Support environment.  Since 2015, Jane has been managing Service Desk, developing Self Service, eLearning and User Support Resources – short videos and guidance for quick and easy support to Council staff and Members.  Recently involved in development of Digital Skills Strategy and a One Council approach to Organisational Development. Passionate about learning and providing users with essential skills and resources to support and inspire their use of ICT.

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Canon

Canon helps organisations deliver on their business plans. As a world-leading innovator since 1937, we leverage an unrivalled portfolio of high-quality imaging technology and services for the management of documents – at every stage of their lifecycle. Each day, 11,000 highly skilled and friendly Canon professionals work alongside businesses in more than 116 countries in EMEA, combining keen advice on specific business challenges, industries and processes, with an understanding of local market dynamics. A member of the Global Fortune 500, Canon is today one of the world’s most admired and trusted brands, and the most innovative imaging company of all time. With sustained financial stability, solid processes, and with continued commitment to R&D investments, you can continue to trust us and be sure that together we will keep growing and innovating into the future.

www.canon.co.uk

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Agenda

10:00 — Registration and refreshments

A warm welcome awaits you at the Socitm registration desk followed by a chance to greet familiar faces – and make connections with new ones – over refreshments.

 

10:30 — Welcome and introductions
Nadira Hussain, Director of Leadership, Development and Research, Socitm

Nadira Hussain, Director of Leadership, Development and Research at Socitm, opens proceedings with an overview of the day ahead.

 

10:40 — SmartCity Expo Review
Paul McGovern, ICT Business Partner (Delivery), Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

In October, Paul was delighted to win a paid for place at this year’s SmartCity Expo World Congress in Barcelona. Paul is a proactive ambassador for the public sector and his enthusiasm and commitment are both outstanding and highly commendable. Paul won the place by submitting an expression of interest in the opportunity which demonstrated a particularly dynamic edge. He is now contributing to a joint event report being co-written and produced by Socitm and Major cities of Europe following his trip in November. Paul explains how our Top Talent programme has impacted positively on his professional growth while helping him look to the future with increased confidence and enthusiasm.

 

10:50 — Panel Session
Servane Mouazan, Managing Consultant and ‘Enabling People’ lead, Cadence Innova
Fahmeeda Amir, Head of IT Business Programmes, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council
Adam Thilthorpe FBCS FRSA, Director for Professionalism, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Kurt Frary, Deputy Head of IMT, Norfolk County Council 

The fourth industrial revolution is changing the way our sector works. The skills and attributes individuals and teams need to deliver outstanding service today need to be developed in response to our evolving environment. What role does leadership play in future-proofing our sector in these disruptive times? How can our alumni play a vital role in preparing their peers and mentors for the fresh challenges ahead?

Our expert, diverse and informative panel members share their personal experiences of leadership and mentoring. They also give their views as to why personal and professional development are key to the future of the public sector.

 

11:50 — Refreshment break  

Whether you choose to carry on existing conversations or start fresh ones with new contacts, this is an opportunity to enjoy refreshments while catching up and connecting.

 

12:00 — Interactive Exercise
Aidan Matthews, Learning Programme Manager, QA Ltd 

Developed with our training partners, QA, today’s interactive session will bring you together with fellow alumni to fulfil a leadership challenge. Working collaboratively, you’ll develop innovative solutions that could effectively cross-transfer to real life. All with a festive twist! (details to be confirmed).

 

12:40 — Mentoring Lunch

Cultivating future leadership is essential to the public sector. It’s integral to ensuring the long-term stability of digital service delivery in a volatile environment where budgetary constraints seem ever tighter. It’s vital that leaders come together to nurture and develop talent among their people and across the sector more widely. Because of this, Socitm is launching a mentoring scheme pilot. We’re asking for expressions of interest from mentors and mentees who’d like to take advantage of this unique opportunity. We’ve asked for expressions of interest and will unite respondents for a speed-dating event with a difference at our first alumni event. While you enjoy a seasonal packed lunch, sit down with our volunteer mentors and see if you’re the perfect match. If taking part in the scheme isn’t for you, this is also a chance to network with your peers and catch up with fellow cohort from your Leadership Academy programme.

 

14:10 — Partner Sessions
Phil Ryan, Account Representative, AWS
Rachael Beer, Head of Sales, Major Customers and Capita Technology Solutions, Capita

With being the partner of the Leadership Academy 2019, it will be hugely powerful to hear about the confidence and enthusiasm our programmes have inspired in you and your enthusiasm has not escaped the notice of the private sector. Your stories have helped a number of our partners to see the benefits of enrolling their people on our programmes and we’re immensely proud to welcome these graduates here today. Hear how our alumni members are helping to develop contemporary leadership approaches within the private sector. Discover how our mentoring programme will help bridge the public/private sector divide; promoting collaboration and improving service delivery for users. Attending partners to be confirmed.

 

14:35 — Alumni Sessions
Catherine Evans, Senior ICT Officer, Dudley MBC
Jane Walton, ICT User Support Manager, Dudley MBC

Two Leadership Academy alumni share their stories of how taking part on a programme has impacted positively on their personal and professional development.

 

14:55 — Wrap up & close 

Nadira Hussain sums up the day’s events and outlines forward plans for our alumni development programme. With some exciting announcements and forward-looking zeal, the day closes with an optimistic outlook to next year.

 

15:05 — Drinks & Networking

Speakers
head and shoulders photo of Nadira Hussain of Socitm

Nadira Hussain
Leadership Development & Research Director at Socitm.

An experienced IT and change management leader with 25+ years of both private sector and extensive public sector experience. Nadira has worked in numerous roles across London at both an operational and strategic level; within the IT service and other wider teams including digital, business improvement, transformation and customer services, and across shared services to deliver efficiencies, service improvement and ambitious outcomes focusing on the customer.

Currently as the Director of Leadership Development & Research at Soctim, Nadira is continuing to build on the work she initiated as president of the society (15/16), focusing on building the leadership, skills and diversity of the sector’s workforce in response to the impact of transformational working practices, promoting professionalism and championing women role models.

Twitter: @nadirahussain44  |  LinkedIn: Nadira Hussain

Portrait photo of Servane Mouazan

Servane Mouazan
Managing Consultant and “Enabling People” lead at Cadence Innova. 

Servane Mouazan is Managing Consultant and “Enabling People” lead at Cadence Innova. She has spent 20 years supporting leaders in social enterprises, start-ups and large public and private organisations wishing to generate a positive social impact, focusing mainly on the gender lens. A certified executive coach, innovation lab facilitator and Design Sprint master, she is comfortable convening audiences from diverse sectors and backgrounds , and help them grow as agents of positive change.

LinkedIn: Servane Mouazan

Portrait photo of Fahmeeda Amir

Fahmeeda Amir
Head of IT Business Programmes at Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster City Council. 

Fahmeeda has extensive experience in leading IT project and programme teams to deliver digital technology products and services. Prior to joining RBKC and WCC, Fahmeeda was Programme Director on two Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) initiatives at the Government Digital Service; Government As A Platform and Common Technology Services. Whilst working as IT Programme Director at Robert Walters, Fahmeeda launched a Manga Interview Guide App for job seekers in Japan which was listed in the Daily Telegraph’s Top 100 Apps 2014. More recent awards for project delivery are (i) UK IT Industry Awards 2019 – Family Story IT Project won the Project Excellence Category for Best Public Sector Project and (ii) Civil Service Awards 2018 – GOV.UK Notify won Civil Service Operational Excellence Award. Fahmeeda has a real passion for project delivery and describes herself as a “people person first and foremost, who strives to lead by example and work collaboratively with teams to get things done!”

LinkedIn: Fahmeeda Amir

black and white photo of a man in a shirt and jumper

Adam Thilthorpe
Director for Professionalism at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. 

Adam Thilthorpe has worked at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT since 2005. He joined the Executive Team in 2011 and is now the Director for Professionalism. He is passionate about understanding and explaining the impact of IT on both the workplace and individuals. One of his foremost aims is to help companies and organisations, large and small, become less fearful of the changes brought about by digital transformation. He leads the drive by BCS for a professional and ethical framework that unlocks the potential of tech to transform people’s lives for the better. He came to the world of IT after a career in financial services, so he has had first-hand knowledge of working within industry and understands its hopes and fears when it comes to digital disruption. He is a strong advocate of advising senior managers to look at the talents and assets that an organisation already possess and building on that to meet future needs.

LinkedIn: Adam Thilthorpe

man standing next to a socitm pop-up banner

Kurt Frary
Deputy Head of IMT at Norfolk County Council.

Kurt Frary is the Deputy Head of Information Management & Technology at Norfolk County Council and is also the chair of SOCITM East. He is leading Innovation in Norfolk with his current focus on the Internet of Things (IOT). Kurt has over 30 years experience in ICT in both the public & private sector and is passionate about, digital innovation, change and technology.

He is one of our Leadership academy success stories and an advocate of the academy.

We all face similar challenges budget, increasing service demands, diminishing resources and the need to innovate to deliver more efficient and effective services. However we don’t have to individually solve each challenge working together we can learn from each other, share the load and make a difference.

Kurt is passionate about a empowering people to use a different approach “Just try it” to make a difference for themselves, their organisation and the people we are delivering services to.

Twitter: @KFrary |  LinkedIn: Kurt Frary

Jane Walton Headshot

Jane Walton
ICT User Support Team Manager at Dudley MBC.

ICT User Support Manager for Dudley Council with over 25 years working in ICT Training and Support environment.  Since 2015, Jane has been managing Service Desk, developing Self Service, eLearning and User Support Resources – short videos and guidance for quick and easy support to Council staff and Members.  Recently involved in development of Digital Skills Strategy and a One Council approach to Organisational Development. Passionate about learning and providing users with essential skills and resources to support and inspire their use of ICT.

Event Partnerships
Canon logo

Canon

Canon helps organisations deliver on their business plans. As a world-leading innovator since 1937, we leverage an unrivalled portfolio of high-quality imaging technology and services for the management of documents – at every stage of their lifecycle. Each day, 11,000 highly skilled and friendly Canon professionals work alongside businesses in more than 116 countries in EMEA, combining keen advice on specific business challenges, industries and processes, with an understanding of local market dynamics. A member of the Global Fortune 500, Canon is today one of the world’s most admired and trusted brands, and the most innovative imaging company of all time. With sustained financial stability, solid processes, and with continued commitment to R&D investments, you can continue to trust us and be sure that together we will keep growing and innovating into the future.

www.canon.co.uk

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