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Partner Day 2023

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Join us for Partner Day 2023 to hear our exciting plans, aims and vision for working with the private sector over the next 12 months and beyond.

This informative session will give you all the information you need to understand what’s on offer and how this is designed to create a unique and powerful relationship between Socitm and its partners.

Partner Day 2023 event
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Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson

Director of Member Services, Socitm
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Huw McKee

Huw McKee

Head of IT & Digital Transformation, Conwy County Borough Council
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Samantha Smith

Sam Smith

Assistant Director of IT and Digital Services, Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils
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Matt Lewis

Matt Lewis

Chief Operating Officer, SRS Shared Resource Service
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Carol Williams

Director of Transformation & Digital (SIRO), Walsall Council
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Paul Bright

Sales Account Manager, IP Performance
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Poppy Whelan

Poppy Whelan

Head of Member Services, Socitm
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  1. Agenda Session 1
      Day 1
    1. 10:00 am |
      Welcome and Introductions

      Nadira Hussain, CEO, Socitm

      CEO Nadira Hussain will open the event by sharing Socitm’s aims over the next 12 months and vision for the future. She will focus on the role of partners within Socitm and the unique role they have in supporting innovation and transformation in the public sector.

    2. 10:10 am |
      Meet the President’s Team

      Huw McKee, President | Sam Smith, Immediate Past President | Mark Lumley, Vice President | Matt Lewis, Vice President | Carol Williams, Vice President | Kurt Frary, Vice President

      Socitm’s President’s Team provide a direct link between the organisation and the public sector. Hear from each of our four vice-presidents on their policy themes along with our President Huw McKee and Immediate Past President Sam Smith. Understand the aims and objectives for the individual areas of focus for each member.

    3. 10:50 am |
      Working together

      David Crichton, Sector Director, Canon | Paul Bright, Sales Account Manager, IP Performance 

      Hear from two partners who have worked with Socitm. Discover the relationships they have established with the organisation and with the public sector. Hear how working with Socitm has allowed them to build brand awareness and corporate image within a distinct target audience.

    4. 11:00 am |
      2023 Event showcase

      Poppy Whelan, Head of Member Services, Socitm

      Socitm’s live events connect an engaged audience with the very best speakers from both the public and private sector. Hear from head of membership Poppy Whelan on what’s planned in the next 12 months.

    5. 11:10 am |
      2023 Partnership Packages

      Aimie Francis, Head of Partnerships

      Head of partnerships Aimie Francis will round the event off before opening up for Q&A. Aimie will go into more detail about the packages on offer and what we are looking to achieve with those who come onboard.

    6. 11:30 am |
      Socitm Institute

      Russ Charlesworth, Director, Socitm Advisory

      Socitm Institute is a gateway to independent, trusted advice and relevant experience. It will help organisations manage digitally enabled changed for themselves, via access to ‘what works’ methods, tools and support material. It uniquely combines these resources, with an integrated L&D programme and platform, to foster workforce upskilling and capacity building in key disciplines like managing change.

    7. 11:40 am |

      Facilitated by Dave Sanderson, Director of Member Services, Socitm

      The final part of the day is an open forum to ask any questions of the Socitm team.

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.

Our events are included in our membership and partnership packages. A fee may apply for non-members. Please see event details for more information.

Public sector Private sector

Socitm community

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Partners: FREE to join

Members: Not available to members

Everyone else

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Private sector – FREE to join