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Date(s) - 28/02/2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Share Local – South West

28 February, 2020 - Exeter Golf & Country Club

Modernising ICT service delivery

Local meetings are held several times a year in each region for our members to connect and engage with each other. It gives our members a chance to see what other authorities are working on or even having challenges within their council and discuss topics that are current.

The meetings begin over coffee and also include lunch… Free food and drink – what more could you want? If you have a topic that you think would be interesting to discuss or you would like to find out more send your suggestions through to us at hello@socitm.net

10:00 – Registration & arrival 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

10:15 – Chairs welcome 

10:25 – Workshop discussion 

11:15 – Partner elevator pitches 

11:25 – Networking 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.

11:45 – Alumni presentation
Laurence Whitlock, IT Director at Strata 

Laurence Whitlock, IT Director at Strata shares his story of how taking part on the Senior Leaders programme has impacted positively on his personal and professional development

12:00 – Workshop discussion

12:50 – Socitm update

13:00 – Chairs closing remarks 

13:15 – Networking lunch  

It’s time to eat and greet as we reflect on the morning’s programme over lunch. This is an opportunity to continue the conversation as we come together with our partners and enjoy further food for thought.

smiling man in a white shirt leaning on a table

Laurence Whitlock
IT Director at Strata Solutions. 

Laurence Whitlock is the IT Director at Strata Solutions in Devon. Strata was formed in 2014 through a partnership between East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council to deliver a full portfolio of IT services to the three authorities. Through combining the IT departments of each authority into one Shared Service, Strata has helped the authorities to Reduce IT Cost, to Reduce IT Risk and to provide an IT platform that delivers the capability and capacity to enable transformational change.

Employing 75 people, Strata has created its own Hybrid Cloud to deliver business applications in a secure and ‘agile’ way to over 1,800 end user officers and in excess of 300,000 citizens.

Laurence has spent nearly 40 years working in IT, working in both the private and public sectors, and see’s Strata as being the vehicle through which Local Government can embrace the opportunities that exist for transformational change through effective use of IT.

LinkedIn: Laurence Whitlock

  • Attendance is free to all Socitm members
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    ​If you are a private sector organisation and are interested in supporting our Local meetings, we have local partnership packages to accommodate this, giving you the opportunity to network and engage with our public sector members.

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Agenda

10:00 – Registration & arrival 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

10:15 – Chairs welcome 

10:25 – Workshop discussion 

11:15 – Partner elevator pitches 

11:25 – Networking 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.

11:45 – Alumni presentation
Laurence Whitlock, IT Director at Strata 

Laurence Whitlock, IT Director at Strata shares his story of how taking part on the Senior Leaders programme has impacted positively on his personal and professional development

12:00 – Workshop discussion

12:50 – Socitm update

13:00 – Chairs closing remarks 

13:15 – Networking lunch  

It’s time to eat and greet as we reflect on the morning’s programme over lunch. This is an opportunity to continue the conversation as we come together with our partners and enjoy further food for thought.

Speakers
smiling man in a white shirt leaning on a table

Laurence Whitlock
IT Director at Strata Solutions. 

Laurence Whitlock is the IT Director at Strata Solutions in Devon. Strata was formed in 2014 through a partnership between East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council to deliver a full portfolio of IT services to the three authorities. Through combining the IT departments of each authority into one Shared Service, Strata has helped the authorities to Reduce IT Cost, to Reduce IT Risk and to provide an IT platform that delivers the capability and capacity to enable transformational change.

Employing 75 people, Strata has created its own Hybrid Cloud to deliver business applications in a secure and ‘agile’ way to over 1,800 end user officers and in excess of 300,000 citizens.

Laurence has spent nearly 40 years working in IT, working in both the private and public sectors, and see’s Strata as being the vehicle through which Local Government can embrace the opportunities that exist for transformational change through effective use of IT.

LinkedIn: Laurence Whitlock

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  • Attendance is free to all Socitm members
  • Not a member yet? Sign up now

    ​If you are a private sector organisation and are interested in supporting our Local meetings, we have local partnership packages to accommodate this, giving you the opportunity to network and engage with our public sector members.

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