Thursday 9th November 2017, Cloth Hall Court
|9:00 - 10.00||
Registration, tea and coffee
|10:00 - 10:20||
by Chris Riley, ICT Manager at Lancaster City Council, Socitm Vice President and Chair of Socitm North West
|10:20 - 11:00||
Commercialisation in local authorities
Change is constant – and it’s getting faster. Innovation in both technology and the market is rapid; expensive things are getting cheaper; scarce things are becoming more common; our customers are growing smarter; people are better informed. Yet revenue budgets have been slashed, and ICT services are going to have to work hard just to stand still. Can trading help us out?
by Phil Jackman, Director at Guerrilla Working, former Director of IT at Durham CC
|11:00 - 11:15||
Tea and coffee break
|11:15 - 11:45||
Main sponsor address: SOS – Armor Defense Ltd
Why Shiny Object Syndrome Is the Enemy of Security
We’ve all invested in the latest and greatest technology, yet the bad guys are still stealing your data or even holding it hostage. Where are we failing? In this session, Kurt Hagerman, CISO, Armor, will discuss the reasons why the security community is suffering from Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS) and run through the processes that are your best bet for staying safe in any environment.
by Kurt Hagerman, Armor Defense Ltd
|11:45 - 12:45||
1. Current threat activity update
As digital inclusion and collaboration increases, it is important to arm yourself with the latest intelligence so you can protect our public services from disruption. Published bi-annually by Trend’s world-class researchers, this talk will discuss the major events that shook the global threat landscape in the first half of 2017. Our mid-year security round-up covers the old and the new, from ransomware and BEC scams to potential attacks against industrial robots. Join us to find out more about these threats and how to stay protected.
2. HSCN – A month of live service
How it’s operating and what it will offer for the future.
By Ian Wilcox, Business Development Director at MLL Telecom
3. Digital transformation using internet of things (IoT) – the art of the possible
Dell EMC will deliver key insights into how it’s helping local councils deliver operational efficiencies today with IoT technologies. This session will focus on assisted living and smart buildings management solutions and also consider how IoT will play a major role in the delivery of community solutions in the future.
By Mike Fay, Dell
|12:45 - 13:30||
Lunch and networking
|13:30 - 14:00||
Government Digital Service - GovWifi
Mark Harrison will explain how GovWifi, developed by GDS, is working across the public sector, and how your local authority can participate.
by Mark Harrison, Senior Product Owner at Digital Cabinet Office
|14:00 - 15:00||
1. The Internet of Things
Bradford has become one of the first cities in the UK to create a Low Power Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) as it starts its journey into the Internet of Things (IoT). The session will examine what the city has done with IoT; the next steps for using it to improve the service provided to residents; and how it has changed the way the council thinks about providing its services, from gritting to bin collections.
by Yunus Mayat, Enterprise Architect and Information Manager at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
2. Consent around data
The session will look at why our use of technology and data is missing a trick – and explain how a new service can help to fix this. Available via CC2i, and working in partnership with Socitm, the Consentua initiative has provided an easy to follow guide, along with information on the steps required to adopt a more transparent citizen engagement model across several engagement scenarios. This includes using Consentua to enable more transparent engagement with citizens on how their personal data is used to deliver services in areas such as health and education.
3. Digital Workforce - developing the Council workforce to reap the benefits of the digital collaboration tools in Microsoft Office 365
The digital world is moving forward with or without council employees – we need to re-skill or be left behind. At Blackpool Council we have recognised from our helpdesk demand that there is a growing digital skills gap in our workforce and when introducing new devices and technology, new knowledge and skills are required. We are taking the opportunity to re-skill our workforce through our own bespoke training and champions. Our presentation covers the methods and technology of how we are achieving this.
|15:00 - 15.30||
Tea and coffee break
|15:30 - 16:30||
1. Data Mill North
Leeds City Council launched its Data Mill in March 2014, with the aim of providing an open data platform for the whole city.
In August 2016, the Data Mill rebranded to Data Mill North and encouraged organisations across the north of England to join up. In this workshop, we will be exploring the challenges organisations face in publishing similar data to common formats and standards to facilitate re-use, enable comparisons to be made and bring about added value.
by Stephen Blackburn, Senior Information Governance Officer at Leeds City Council and Leeds Data Mill Lead
2. GDPR - Will You Be Ready?
The hour-long session will see attendees divided into three groups: Those who believe they’re ready or almost ready for the GDPR in May 2018; those working through an action plan but who are still some way from readiness; and those struggling to get things going and who are worried they won’t be ready.
We will then explore how those in the first group got where they are and what they can share with the others; what those in the second group have achieved so far and what’s left to do; and why those in the third group are struggling – what have they learned from the other groups?
by Mike Zammit, former CIO of Wirral MBC
Citizen engagement: Creating engagement stories from council services
In this time of austerity, councils need to invent ways to maintain service quality while embracing the digital world – particularly where citizen engagement is concerned.
With a need for interaction in a cost-effective and convenient way, councils also want to benefit from the flexibility and accessibility that digital channels offer – but find migrating their legacy processes difficult.
Using real data from across Europe, this talk will demonstrate how technologies like apps and social media can widely engage citizens – without breaking the bank.
by Dr. Fotis Talantzis, Novoville
|16:30 - 18:00||
- The Internet of Things by Yunus Mayat, Enterprise Architect and Information Manager at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
- Commercialisation in local authorities by Phil Jackman, Director at Guerrilla Working, former Director of IT at Durham CC
- Current threat activity update by Paul McCreaney and Lee Carass from Trend Micro and SBL
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Sponsors and exhibitors
Armor Defense Ltd
Armor is the first totally secure cloud company that protects customers’ vital assets and helps prevent data breaches through managed multi-layer security for public and private clouds. The Armor team also applies extensive military cyber security experience for proactive threat detection, response and remediation. Forward-thinking organizations trust Armor for data security and compliance to stay ahead of cyber threats in the cloud.
SBL was established in 1987, our headquarters are based in York, and we are a value added IT reseller, widely recognised as the market leader in information security.
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of IT software, hardware, services and training, we have an in-house professional services team who enable the delivery of a comprehensive and innovative range of IT solutions to suit a range of goals. Our commitment to innovation and agility is core to our philosophy at SBL. We embrace the dynamics of the changing market, delivering what our customers need today while anticipating what they will need tomorrow. Since our foundation we have developed and invested in sophisticated and mature business processes which have been purpose built to accommodate our customers needs.
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cyber security solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. Optimized for leading environments, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, VMware, and more, our solutions enable organisations to automate the protection of valuable information from today’s threats. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defence with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. Trend Micro customers include 45 of the top 50 Fortune Global 500 companies, and 100% of the top 10 global automotive, banking, telecommunications, and petroleum companies. With over 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their journey to the cloud.
At Dell EMC we help government organisations modernise their operations to improve citizen safety, enhance data security, and accelerate justice operations. This enhances IT infrastructures that allow to manage, protect, authenticate, and scale organisations’ security systems information in a more agile, efficient way. Furthermore, whilst simplifying data management, we support organisation in their journey to accelerate tax processes, increase investment return, and improve service delivery; with the ultimate goal to deliver high-quality, citizen-based responsiveness at less cost through secure, effective data management.
MLL Telecom is one of the UK’s leading providers of fully managed networks and professional services to mobile and fixed operators, system integrators and the public sector. As a licensed operator with planning rights and its own wireless spectrum, it uses a combination of fixed and wireless technologies to deliver secure, cost-effective services on schedule, on budget and at the highest quality. Our customers and channel partners include: BT, Vodafone, O2 Wi-Fi, Virgin Media Business, HM Land Registry, The Royal Borough of Greenwich Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Suffolk County Council
From business and government organisations to healthcare and educational institutions, Insight empowers clients with Intelligent Technology Solutions™ to realise their goals. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of hardware, software, cloud and service solutions, our 5,700 teammates provide clients the guidance and expertise needed to select, implement and manage complex technology solutions to drive business outcomes. Through our world-class people, partnerships, services and delivery solutions, we help businesses run smarter.
Discover more at uk.insight.com
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.
The right-to-be-forgotten is arguably one of the most challenging aspects of GDPR facing the Public Sector. It places the onus squarely on organisations to introduce smarter measures around data protection and controls, including how the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of EU citizens is collected, stored and shared. This data is commonly trapped within information siloes and duplicated across different systems and repositories. The net result is that public sector organisations often don’t have a full picture of the data on their systems, so completely erasing personal data becomes infinitely more challenging.
Blancco provide a 100% tamper-proof, NCSC certificated audit trail that can help keep you compliant.
Esteem is an aggregator of cloud services and on-premise solutions. Teamed with market leaders and emerging players in IT, we deliver fully supported, enterprise-class technology to our customers nationwide. With over 30 years’ experience, we understand more than anyone that working within a fast-paced, progressive industry demands flexibility and innovation to remain competitive. With extensive experience across the industry, our in-depth knowledge of working with both cutting edge and traditional IT infrastructure enables us to empower our customers and support them in developing an IT strategy built for the future.
Eduserv is a not-for-profit technology partner of public and third sector organisations, specialising in public cloud consultancy, migration and management in partnership with AWS and Microsoft Azure.
As a not-for-profit Eduserv can be free to align its objectives with its customers’, and free to reinvest its profits back into the communities it earns them in. Eduserv believes that education is at the heart of the digital revolution in the public and third sectors. We aim to close the digital skills gap and help our customers gain digital independ-ence.
Eduserv works with charities and government organisations across the UK, including Bristol City Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council, the British Red Cross, Marie Curie and Drink Aware.
Vodafone UK is one of the UK’s leading total communications providers. Our solutions for mobility, cloud, Internet of Things and networking keep UK businesses confidently connected and ready for business today and in the future.
In the North we are a trusted partner to thousands of businesses and public sector organisations, providing secure voice, data, fixed line and broadband communications. We employ over 2500 people across the North in our stores and offices located in Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow. To provide the best possible support for customers, we recently regionalised our organisational structure, allowing us to be even closer to customers and increase our local business support.
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