Croeso i Gymru. Presidents' Conference 2022 is back and is coming to Cardiff

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Theme: Ethical and secure use of emerging technologies and data

Location: Blackpool Football Club, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 6JJ

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.

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Anthony Doyle

Head of ICT Services, Blackpool Council
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  1. Agenda Session 1
      Day 1
    1. 10:00 am |
      Welcome & Introductions

      Tony Doyle, Chair

    2. 10:10 am |
      Responsible AI principles from Microsoft

      Andrew Bushell, Microsoft

    3. 10:30 am |
      Building fibre networks between authorities

      Shaun, CNI Co-operative

    4. 10:50 am |
      Socitm update

      Poppy Whelan & Kate Lindley,  Socitm 

    5. 11:10 am |
      Unsustainability of current computing models and the problems with exponential growth of computing and net zero

      Professor Peter Garraghan, Lancaster University



    6. 11:30 am |
      Elevator pitches

      Joe Carlin, NetApp
      Ricky Moore, Total Mobile
      Dave Crichton, Canon

    7. 11:45 am |
      Regional update

      Tony Doyle, Socitm

    8. 12:00 pm |
      Networking lunch


    9. 1:00 pm |


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: FREE to join

Included in specific packages. Please refer to your membership/partnership package details for more information.

Everyone else

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Contact us to discuss your options.

Public sector – contact Poppy Whelan.

Private sector – contact Aimie Francis.