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Share National – Ethical use of emerging technologies and data

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Ethical use of emerging technologies and data

Our Share National meeting has moved online. There will now be sessions over two days. Take part in as many sessions as you like.

There will be so much for us to consider and discuss – starting with:

  • What do we mean by ethics and how do we apply them?
  • How can the public sector best understand and use emerging technologies?

Join us to discover and learn how to fit ethical considerations into what and how you support your organisations and communities.

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  • Bookings are now closed

    If you wish to attend the event, please contact events@socitm.net

  • Date and time:

    24 – 25 September 2020

    10:30 – 12:00

    14:00 – 15:30

    Location:

    Online

    Main partner:

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    Theme of the session: Digital Ethics

    10:30 – Socitm’s Vice President Welcome
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark opens the event and introduces today’s session by reflecting on one of the most pressing issues of our time.

    The relaxation of data privacy has enabled so much but it’s also raised important ethical questions around the use of such data.

    Follow the discussion to hear what promises to be a fascinating day of debate.

     

    10:35 – Responsible AI deployment: It isn’t just what you use but how you use it 
    Dr Allison Gardner, Programme Director Data Science Degree Apprenticeship, Keele University 

    The talk takes discussion of ethical and responsible AI beyond discussion of the data and algorithm itself to the wider aspect of AI deployment. How we hard code in decision thresholds; design the interface, ensure meaningful human in the loop and feedback; consider operational procedures in implementing the system; ongoing evaluation and audits and considers impact on workforce skills. It closes by visiting the beginning of the development lifecycle by considering the questions we must ask ourselves when defining a problem and what we are aiming for by choosing an AI solution.

     

    10:55 – Fuelling innovation with data
    Adrian Cooper, Field CTO – UK Public Sector, NetApp

    To enable the effective use of AI and other emerging technologies, you need to get the right data not only to right place at the right time but also at the right pace. This session will highlight some of the considerations when architecting a hybrid cloud data fabric to fuel innovation

     

    11:15 – Panel session: Digital Ethics – Considerations for the public sector
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm | William Barker, Associate Director and Practice Lead on Digital Ethics, Socitm | Dr Allison Gardner, Programme Director Data Science Degree Apprenticeship, Keele University | Mark Adams-Wright, Director, Socitm Advisory | Dr Joanna Redden, Senior Lecturer & Co-Director Data Justice Lab, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University | Renate Samson, Senior Policy Advisor, Open Data Institute | Lisa Talia Moretti, Digital Sociologist, Ministry of Justice 

    Join in and listen to discussion on:

    • Continuing the data journey.
    • Using data to create better outcomes.
    • Creating public confidence in data collection.

     

    11:55 – Socitm’s Vice President Closing Remarks 
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

     

    12:00 – FINISH

    Theme of the session: Security

    14:00 – Socitm’s Vice President Welcome
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark introduces this afternoon’s session, continuing on the theme of Data Ethics which will look more specifically at:

    • Protecting data
    • Security considerations in a changing world

     

    14:05 – Cyber Security in Local Government
    Lawrence Hopper, Deputy Director for Digital Policy and Cyber Security, MHCLG
    Ben Cheetham, Cyber and Tech Lead, MHCLG

    Join Lawrence and Ben who will cover the work MHCLG is doing with the local government sector to support councils to reduce the incidence and impact of cyber attacks, and support sustainable cyber health.

     

    14:25 – How do we make IT Security work in the new normal
    Paul Saer, Head of Public Sector, Core

    The explosion in remote working and cloud adoption has fundamentally redefined the traditional security perimeter. As part of the shift in working practices, data is now being freely shared internally and externally.
    Potentially, up to 80% of corporate data is considered as “dark” – it is not structured, classified, protected or governed. As CIOs and IT Leaders embrace zero trust security, many have strategies for perimeter, endpoint and app security, but data and information protections continues to be a concern.

    Join Paul Saer, Core’s Head of Public Sector as he explores the paradigm shift in security strategy and how to transition from a model based on the majority of employees working in a secure network, to one where the majority are working outside of it. Paul will take a deep dive in to the trends Core are seeing across the industry and how to mitigate them, answering some of the common questions we are hearing regularly, including:

    • What are the main challenges organisations are facing from an IT security perspective?
    • How can organisations adapt to stay 100% secure as more employees and customers work from home?
    • Know your data: How to understand and evaluate, discover and classify your cloud data across multiple data sources and applications

     

    14:45 – Panel session: Security – Protecting data
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm | Geoff Connell, Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer, Norfolk CC | Erika Lewis, Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Mark Brett, Programme Director, NLAWARP  | John Finch, Information Governance Manager, Plymouth City Council | Gary Brailsford-Hart, Director of Information (CISO & DPO), City of London Police | Peter W, Chief Technical Officer, NCSC

     

    15:25 – Socitm’s Vice President Closing Remarks 
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

     

    15:30 – FINISH

    Theme of the session: Emerging Technologies

    10:30 – Socitm’s Vice President Welcome
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark Lumley introduces today’s session on emerging technologies.

    The only certainty facing the public sector is new technology will continue to be developed at pace and available to enhance services for citizens.

    Mark will make reference to recurring themes which will come up throughout today’s sessions including:

    • What do we mean by ethics and how do we apply them?
    • How can the public sector best understand and use emerging technologies?
    • What does it mean for citizens?

     

    10:35 – Keynote – Emerging Tech Demands Ethics Oversight – Why It Matters
    Dr Alan Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute (a subsidiary of CompTIA)

    It is no surprise emerging tech is moving faster than the traditionally slow process of policy and legal oversight. While no one wants to impede the many exciting breakthroughs – the implications of unintended consequences loom great. This session will highlight how ethical concerns are increasing when it comes to adopting emerging tech such as artificial intelligence, facial recognition, body-worn cameras, surveillance cameras, deep fake technology, to name only a few. Lack of proper attention and action can further erode public trust and could even lead to loss of life. Digital ethics has never been more important to recognise and enact.

     

    10:55 – Enabling no-touch social care in a post pandemic world
    Graeme Stewart, Regional Manager, Public Sector Cyber Security UK&I, Cisco
    Emma Velle, Cybersecurity Specialist NHS & Local Government, Cisco UKI

    The pandemic has forced us to re-work how we remotely enable staff and care for patients. With this shift there are technologies being introduced that can help facilitate this quickly and securely as a solution for the medium and long term. In this session we will discuss how service models are shifting, an overview of what Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is and how it can help with safe, secure and sustainable working practices moving forward.

     

    11:15 – Panel session: Emerging Technologies – Better served communities
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm | Dr Alan Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute (a subsidiary of CompTIA) | Rafiah Badat, Speech & Language Therapist, St George’s University Hospital | Kurt Frary, Deputy Director of IMT, Norfolk County Council | Andrew Cormack, Chief Regulatory Adviser, Jisc

    Digital ethics is one of the most pressing issues of our time.

    The relaxation of data privacy has enabled a rapid turnaround to help fight issues such as the spread of Covid-19. However, it’s also raised important ethical questions around the use of such data.

    Join this session to hear what is bound to be a lively discussion around how best to use data for the greater good.

     

    11:55 – Socitm’s Vice President Closing Remarks 
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

     

    12:00 – FINISH

    Theme of the session: Harnessing Data

    14:00 – Socitm’s Vice President Welcome
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark will open the afternoon’s session which focuses on making sense of the technology to enable the best use of data. Making sure precious data is collected and used to meet the changing expectation of service users is key here.

     

    14:05 – Hounslow and our journey to a new economy and digital communities
    Mandy Skinner, Assistant Chief Executive, London Borough of Hounslow  

     

    14:25 – Smarter digital workflows using one template for all systems
    Kim Erbo Christensen,  Country Manager UK, Dania Software 

    Gravesham Borough Council is taking steps to transform their workplace by harnessing the power of digitally innovative software. Discover how real-life councils in the United Kingdom are solving real-life modern workflow problems. Learn how to apply consistency to both digital and written communication without burdening your workforce and how you can simplify your communication with one template that integrates to all EDRMS and business systems.

     

    14:45 – Panel session: Harnessing Data – Place led outcomes
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm | Jos Creese, Associate Director, Socitm | Pye Nyunt, Head of Insight & Innovation at London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Jay Saggar, Data Projects Manager, London Office of Technology & Innovation (LOTI)

    Join the final debate of the event for what promises to be a lively affair. Pulling all the data held within a local authority and using it to improve the lives of citizens needs careful thought and execution. Hear the panel’s thoughts on what the future looks like for data.

     

    15:25 – Socitm’s Vice President Closing Remarks 
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark brings to a close four sessions over the last two days of discussion, debate and challenges facing the public sector and its use of data.

    15:30 – FINISH

    Dr Alan Shark

    Dr Alan Shark
    Executive Director – Public Technology Institute (a subsidiary of CompTIA) 

    Dr. Alan R. Shark is the Executive Director of the Public Technology Institute (PTI) in Washington DC since 2004. PTI is now part of CompTIA. He is a Fellow of the National Academy for Public Administration and Chair of the Standing Panel on Technology Leadership. He is as Associate Professor for the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, and is Course Developer/Instructor at Rutgers University Center for Government Services

    Dr. Shark’s thought leadership activities include keynote speaking, blogging, conducts a bi-weekly podcast called Sharkbytes, and is the author or co-author of over 12 books including the nationally recognized textbook “Technology and Public Management” as well as CIO Leadership for Cities and Counties.

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    Dr Allison Gardner
    Programme Director Data Science Degree Apprenticeship, Keele University 

    Allison lectures at Keele University in Data Science and is the Programme Director for the Data Science Degree Apprenticeship. She is a co-founder of Women Leading in AI. Her research is primarily focused on algorithmic bias; gender and computing; AI Ethics and Governance of AI. She works on the IEEE P7000 Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and on working with BSI on AI linked standards. She speaks internationally on AI Ethics, the need for diversity in tech and the potential regulation and governance of AI. Allison acts as a consultant for a variety of companies on the ethical design of autonomous and intelligent systems and development of algorithmic impact assessments.

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    Adrian Cooper
    Field CTO – UK Public Sector, NetApp  

    Adrian Cooper is Business Solutions Architect and Field CTO for UK Public Sector for NetApp. In this role, he is responsible for developing technical relationships with customers and partners across the public sector to support them in their digital journeys and to get the most our of their data.

    Adrian has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years, with the last 8 years spent at NetApp in a Senior Solutions Engineering management role. Prior to that, he held Director-level roles at Memorex Telex, EDS Global Field Services, a&o and Simplexo.

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    Andrew Cormack
    Chief Regulatory Adviser, Jisc  

    Andrew Cormack joined Jisc more than twenty years ago to run the Incident Response Team for the UK’s National Research and Education Network. Since then he has developed an interest in policy and legal issues, and now advises the company and its customers on legal and security issues, primarily around its network and data services. He has degrees in Mathematics, Humanities and Law. He is a frequent communicator, through blogs, academic papers and presentations: most recently giving the opening keynote – on responsible use of campus data – at the EUNIS 2020 (online) conference. In 2015 he was awarded the Vietsch Foundation medal for his role in advancing trust and security within the European research and education sector.

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    Emma Velle
    Cybersecurity Specialist NHS & Local Government, Cisco UKI   

    Emma has over 20 years of experience in IT Sales/Sales Engineering as a trusted cybersecurity advisor for Public Sector organisations. She and has a passion for technology with a great ability to make it understandable for everyone.

    She currently leads Cisco Security’s relationships within the NHS and Local Government space helping organisations stay secure and protected. Previously Emma was focused on Local Government and Education where she specialised in Governance and Compliance, GCSx (Government Connect) and PSN.
    Emma has also held roles in Cisco Norway supporting major customers and partners, focused on Education, Security and Collaboration. Prior to Cisco Emma worked for 3Com and Nortel.

    Outside of cybersecurity, Emma runs a private dining club, is a vinyl DJ and a keen snowboarder.

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    Erika Lewis
    Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    Erika Lewis was a founding member of London Government, moving from the voluntary sector to join the set-up team in the London Development Agency in April 2000. At the LDA she delivered regeneration programmes across London, in particular working with the Finsbury Park Partnership and on the Olympic Park delivery programme. Subsequently the Director of Strategy at the LDA, she was responsible for the development and delivery of the Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy.

    In 2012, Erika became a Project Director at the Competition and Markets Authority where she delivered two merger investigations and led the Private Motor Insurance and Energy Market Investigation.

    Erika joined DCMS in 2018 to deliver the National Data Strategy, in addition she was responsible for Data Policy and Ethics. In December 2019 Erika was appointed Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity.

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    Gary Brailsford-Hart
    Director of Information (CISO & DPO), City of London Police

    Gary Brailsford-Hart is the Director of Information and Chief Information Security Officer at the City of London Police and City of London Corporation. He is disciplined in HMG Information Assurance standards as well as being both a lead auditor and implementer for ISO27000. Gary is a member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and a Certified Information Security Manager accredited by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. A career of more than twenty years in Policing has seen him move from enforcement to technical development and then into Information Assurance. His portfolio includes directing the information security requirements for the National Cybercrime Reporting Centre (Action Fraud) and the City of London Corporation, which affords a diverse and challenging opportunity to develop, implement and lead on a number of high profile initiatives. Gary also performs the role of privacy advocate and is the GDPR Article 39 Data Protection Officer for the City of London Police. In addition to his local duties Gary is also the Chair for the National Police Information Assurance Group where matters of national importance and impact are discussed and agreed across policing.

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    Geoff Connell
    Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer – Norfolk County Council  

    Geoff Connell is a highly experienced local public sector ICT manager who is responsible for technology and information management at Norfolk County Council. He has previously led teams in multiple London Boroughs to modernise and optimise ICT infrastructures, as well as delivering digitally enabled transformation programmes to implement new organisational delivery models. This work has led to Geoff being awarded with numerous top CIO and Digital Leadership awards from various prestigious organisations.

    Geoff is active in Local Government programme management, knowledge sharing and policy development through his role as Socitm President and board membership of sub-regional, regional and national groups including Socitm and the London & Local Public Sector CIO Councils.

     

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    Graeme Stewart
    Regional Manager, Public Sector Cyber Security UK&I, Cisco 

    Graeme has over 20 years of senior management experience, building and driving teams to design and implement business and technology strategies for Public Sector organisations. He currently manages Cisco Security’s Public Sector team who solve complex security issues for customers and strategic partners. Prior to Cisco Graeme held Director level positions at Fortinet, LogPoint, Intel Security (McAfee) and Sophos.

    In his spare time, Graeme is a Dad and part-time radio presenter. He doesn’t have any pets, but has an elderly Land Rover which is about the same as it costs a fortune to run and leaks fluid everywhere.

     

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    Joanna Redden
    Senior Lecturer & Co-Director Data Justice Lab, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University  

    Joanna Redden is co-director of the Data Justice Lab and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. Joanna’s research focuses on algorithmic governance, particularly how government bodies are making use of changing data systems and the social justice implications of these changes. This work has involved mapping and assessing government uses of data systems as well as documenting data harms and learning from those trying to redress these harms in policy, community and activist contexts. Joanna’s work has been published in academic journals like Big Data & Society; Information, Communication and Society and in popular media like Scientific American.

     

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    John Finch
    Information Governance Manager  – Plymouth City Council  

    John Finch is the Information governance manager and Data Protection Officer for Plymouth City Council, with overall responsible for Data protection, Compliance submissions, security policy development and management, security breaches management, providing security advice for the Council and partners & many other aspects of Council operation related to Data protection.

    Previously John spent 7 years in a technical security role, as IT Security manager for Plymouth City Council, managing the compliance of the Council network and technical breaches.

    John has been chair of several regional security forums, including the SW WARP and Devon Information Security partnership, and has been a conference speaker at National Information Security conference in 2008 and 2010. He was involved with the delivery of the IA guidelines for the Public Services Network delivered by the cabinet office. He has jointly chaired the Secure South West conference hosted by Plymouth University for the last 7 years, combined with presenting and attending as a panel member in 7 of the conferences,

    John is a current CISSP, and undertook an IT masters degree at Plymouth University in 2001, with a thesis in Approaches to establishing IT security culture. John has also had a fiction book published, The Argentinians, which is still available on Amazon.

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    Jos Creese
    Associate Director – Socitm   

    Jos is an independent consultant and analyst, providing advice to public and private sectors on digital and IT strategies, business risk, marketing and customer service. He has undertaken assignments with over 200 organisations in the last 5 years. He also undertakes lecturing for a range of universities and professional bodies in the UK and internationally.

    He is a past president of Socitm (2011) and also of the BCS (2015) and for over a decade he was CIO and CDO for Hampshire County Council. He chairs the Open University School of Computing Industrial Board and is a non-Exec Director (NED) for the Department of International Trade on the Risk and Audit Committee covering cyber, digital and information risk. Recently he was appointed as a NED for Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust.

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    Kim Erbo Christensen
    Country Manager UK –  Dania Software    

    Kim Erbo Christensen has worked with Digital Transformation of public organisations for the last 15 years. Kim is focused on enabling a Smarter Way of working through optimization of working processes and communication processes. Kim Erbo Christensen is also very focused on inclusion and as such a seat in the techUK Accessible Tech Group.

    Kim Erbo Christensen is UK Country Manager for Dania Software, has an MBA from International Management Institute of Development (IMD) and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

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    Kurt Frary
    Deputy Director of Information Management and Technology – Norfolk County Council

    Kurt Frary is the Deputy Director of Information Management & Technology at Norfolk County Council and also the chair of Socitm East. He has over 32 years’ experience working in ICT for both public and the private sector and his passion for digital innovation, change and technology is compelling.  He is currently leading Norfolk’s ground breaking innovation network which is the largest free to use public sector IoT Network in the UK.

    Kurt believes we have all faced significant challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak, increasing demands on us as leaders, resource constraints and the need to innovate to maintain effective services. This has changed us and the way we do things, we now need to decide on what we keep doing rather than go back to how it used to do things. However we don’t have to individually solve each challenge sharing through Socitm we can help each other and share the load.

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    Lawrence Hopper
    Deputy Director for Digital Policy and Cyber Security – MHCLG

    Lawrence is Deputy Director for Digital Policy and Cyber Security at the Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government.

    Prior to that, Lawrence has worked for the Cabinet Office, and the Government Digital Service, as well as a number of property roles in the private sector.

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    Lisa Talia Moretti
    Digital Sociologist – Ministry of Justice  

    Lisa Talia Moretti is an award-winning Digital Sociologist and Tech Ethics Activist based in London. She currently holds the position of Digital Sociologist at the Ministry of Justice. For more than a decade, Lisa has researched and written about the relationship between technology, information and society for a diverse range of clients including Ministry of Defence, Adobe, Virgin, BlackRock, Hyatt, The Olympic Games Foundation, National Geographic and many others. During this time, Lisa has also presented keynotes and run workshops to global audiences from a wide range of business backgrounds on the impact, opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies. Passionate about diversity in all its forms, Lisa believes that the key to unlocking the true value of advanced technologies lies in making them democratic and accessible for the many, not the few.

    Lisa is an Associate Lecturer in the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths (University of London) and a Visiting Lecturer at Cardiff University in the School of Journalism, PR and Cultural Studies. Her teaching area of expertise is Digital Research Methods, Design Thinking, Campaign Analytics and Brand Strategy. Lisa’s research projects with Goldsmiths and King’s College have seen her collaborate with To Play For, ipsoft, Adobe, Mindshare and Rackspace. Her research covers a range of technologies including AI, chatbots, VR and AR, and wearable technology and has gained international coverage with Wired, CNN, BBC, Fast Company, Campaign, Techcrunch, Forbes and others.

    Lisa has created an open-source sociotechnical process and social impact canvas – tools for researchers, creators and designers to support ethical best practice when creating new technologies and digitally-enabled services. These tools have been used by teams worldwide but most notably in the US, UK and Germany.

    In 2020, Lisa was named one of Britain’s 100 people who are shaping the digital industry in the category Champion for Change. She sits on the AI Council for the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA), is on the All-Party Parliamentary Group taskforce for Blockchain Cities. Her TEDx talk on ‘Technology is not a product, it’s a system’ is available for viewing on YouTube.

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    Mandy Skinner
    Chief Executive – London Borough of Hounslow   

    Mandy Skinner is the Assistant Chief Executive at Hounslow Council responsible for strategy, performance, work with communities, communications, engagement, HR and OD, and the council’s service reform and transformation programme – One Hounslow.
    Prior to joining Hounslow in February this year, she was Assistant Chief Executive with Richmond and Wandsworth Councils responsible for both councils external facing work, with resident and partners – as well as information governance.

    She had previously worked for Richmond Council for nine years as the Assistant Director for Commissioning, Corporate Policy and Strategy. Before that Mandy worked in central government for five years, initially in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister setting up the Local Government Strategy Unit, and later in CLG developing approaches to community renewal. Mandy’s early career was spent in other London boroughs in housing, regeneration and corporate strategy roles.

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    Mark Adams-Wright
    Director – Socitm Advisory

    Mark is a strategic transformation and programme Director with over 25 years of extensive experience and a proven track record in both Public and Private sector. He has solid Commercial and Financial Planning capability. Mark can balance his approach to business issues with a thorough understanding of technology and its possibilities and has got the crucial ability to convey his message in the way that best suits all stakeholders. He is constructively challenging and open to new ideas.

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    Mark Brett
    Programme Director, NLAWARP

    Mark Brett is a Chartered Manager and Chartered IT Professional and an NCSC Certified Lead Security and Information Risk Advisor (CCP Lead SIRA), having an outstanding track record as a senior manager and consultant in local and central government. Mark worked for three years with the PSN Programme in GDS as Lead IA Advisor and PSN SOC/Security Manager then two years as Lead Security Analyst in MOJ Digital. Mark has just completed two years and a half years in MHCLG as interim CISO and Cyber Advisor to the National Cyber Security &n Resilience Programme (Local). Mark was the national technical advisor to the Programme, having developed a number of the Cyber Resilience Exercises that were run nationally with the LRFs as part of the Pathfinder programme. Mark worked with the Resilience and Emergencies Directorate (RED) helping orientate and train their Cyber Advisors, when the team was stood up.

    Mark is currently leading the Welsh Government Cyber Programme Resilience Programme for Local Government in Wales, having designed and implemented a Cyber Response fusion cell and Cyber Response capability for Local Authorities in Wales. Mark is also the Programme Director for the Cyber Technical Advisory Group, leading the core team supporting C-TAG. Mark is currently a member of the IASME Advisory Board (Pro-Bono), working on the next version of the IASME standard and is Pro Bono Cyber Advisor to the Local CIO Council.

    Mark is an Honorary Fellow in Cyber Security at London Metropolitan University and at De Montfort University. Mark lectures at Warwick University, delivering the MSc Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response modules. Mark has completed a Doctoral Training Programme at De Montfort.

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    Mark Lumley
    Director Digital & IT – London Borough of Hounslow
    Vice President – Socitm 

    Mark Lumley is the Director for Digital & IT for the London Borough of Hounslow.  Prior to this he was the Assistant Director, Digital and IT, for a shared service between Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and London Borough of Sutton.

    Mark’s passion is harnessing the opportunities that technology can provide to enhance the everyday experience of receiving and providing public services. His motivation comes from making a difference and transforming services through digital delivery and he approaches this consistently with energy, drive and positivity.

    He has over 20 years’ experience in leading transformational change and smarter working programmes; implementing streamlined, user-centric digital services; and joining up transactional service delivery and end to end process redesign.

    He has successfully pioneered change within the Local Authorities to challenge the traditional ways of working in civic buildings from an office desk-based culture to one that explores and leverages the technology available to transition towards a mobile agile working environment.

    He has developed and delivers innovative strategies to transform digital platforms where residents and the local business community interact and access services from local authorities.  Service design and team culture is an integral part of Mark’s approach to ensure that change is embedded.

    Mark represents the council in pan-London, regional and national initiatives to ensure that it helps to shape the technological agenda and takes advantage of other sources of technology funding that may exist.

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    Paul Saer
    Head of Public Sector – Core

    Paul is the Head of Public Sector for Core and is responsible for their main lines of business with Public Sector customers. He has been working extensively with UK Public Sector customers for 12 years across a range of industries, helping those customers to identify and adopt new ways of working to achieve structural cost savings.

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    Pye Nyunt
    Head of Insight & Innovation – London Borough of Barking and Dagenham 

    Pye leads a team of Data Scientists, Behavioural Scientists and Service Designers at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, an East London Local Authority. Over the past 4 years Pye has lead several impactful data-driven insight projects that have led to better outcomes for residents. His team’s work has been published nationally and internationally, latterly most notably by the OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation. Pye’s work in advancing data analytics earned him a place in the Top 100 most influential UK data analytics professionals in 2019 by Data1Q and most recently his team enabled the council to win the most “Intelligent Public Service Award” by iESE in March 2020.

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    Rafiah Badat
    Speech & Language Therapist – St George’s University Hospital 

    Rafiah Badat is a specialist Speech and Language Therapist who has worked in the NHS for over 15 years supporting children with language and learning needs. Rafiah is currently on 4-year NHS funded National Institute of Health Research PhD fellowship exploring digital therapy for marginalised populations through co-design in partnership with City, University of London and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is also soon to embark on an Alan Turing Institute Enrichment Scheme working with some of the best minds in data science both nationally and internationally.

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    Renate Samson
    Senior Policy Advisor – Open Data Institute (ODI)  

    Renate is the ODI’s Senior Policy Advisor working on data rights and ethics, open cities, trust in data and data institutions.

    Following a career in television production, making documentaries for the BBC, Sky and other international broadcasters, Renate moved into politics in 2010 working as Chief of Staff to a senior politician focusing on civil liberties, data and human rights.

    After five years in Parliament, Renate became CEO of a non-governmental organisation exposing the rise of data surveillance and encouraging improved online privacy and security.

    She established and led campaigns seeking to challenge and improve UK legislation including the Investigatory Powers Act, Digital Economy Act and the rise in facial biometrics and facial recognition technologies. Working alongside other non-governmental organisations she was involved in a successful legal challenge undertaken at the European Court of Human Rights.

    Renate has specific expertise and knowledge in privacy, security, biometrics, data rights, digital citizenry and digital literacy; topics she has regularly written and spoken about on television, radio and in the press.

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    William Barker
    Associate Director and Practice Lead on Digital Ethics – Socitm

    Prior to retiring from Whitehall in September 2019 William was Head of the National Cyber Security Programme-Local (2015/2019) leading a multi-million Think Cyber Think Resilience and Cyber Pathfinder initiatives working across the English Local Government and Local Resilience Community in association with the National Cyber Security Centre and Government Security Group.

    He spent over 30 years working in a range senior policy and advisory roles across the Cabinet Office, Local Government and Ministry of Housing Communities and the wider Local Government community. Previous posts have included senior secondments into local government and inter-agency initiatives working in the fields of e-democracy, e-government standards and wider public sector reform.

    He is regularly consulted as contributory author/public speaker on a range of specialism including central/local relations, open policy making, constitutional and civil service reform, digital government and cyber security strategy. He acts as an adviser and facilitator to St George’s House Windsor Ethics and Technology Roundtables.

    Partnering at our events is about exploring new possibilities and enjoying fantastic networking opportunities: you’ll meet leading public sector figures and get to present your business ideas.

    We have a full range of partnership opportunities available at the Share London 2020 event. For an informal discussion on the event and opportunities to engage with the Socitm audience, please contact hello@socitm.net or call 01604 709456 and ask for Aimie Francis.

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    NetApp
    Main partner

    In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. We’re focused on one thing, helping your business get the most out of your data. NetApp brings the enterprise-grade data services you rely on into the cloud, and the simple flexibility of cloud into the data centre. Our industry-leading solutions work across diverse customer environments and the world’s biggest public clouds.

    As a cloud-led, data-centric software company, only NetApp can help build your unique data fabric, simplify and connect your cloud, and securely deliver the right data, services and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere.

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    Capita

    Capita Technology Solutions are a leading UK provider, delivering IT services and network solutions. Our service offering covers everything from strategic and technical consulting, through to complete outsourcing.

    Our focus is split into two key areas; IT Services and Network Solutions. Together, these businesses enable us to offer an exceptional range of capabilities, delivered flexibly in line with your needs.

    IT services

    We provide infrastructure, technology and application support services to customers with complex and demanding business requirements. Our portfolio covers core IT services such as data and application management, service management and data centre and cloud capabilities, as well as strategic and technical consultancy.

    Network solutions

    We design, build, operate and optimise every form of network service, from Local Area Networks to the Cloud. Our partnerships with the major UK telecommunications service providers enables us to deliver network coverage across the whole of the UK.

    Our Networking Solutions business also includes our Customer Engagement team, responsible for delivering the technology to support 35,000 contact centre agents.

    www.capita.com

    Cisco

    Cybersecurity needs to clear a path and protect your business without getting in the way. The Cisco Secure platform simplifies your experience, accelerates your success, and secures your future. Protect what’s now and what’s next with the most comprehensive integrated cybersecurity solutions.

    www.cisco.co.uk/security

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    Core

    Core is a Microsoft Gold partner managed services company for people and businesses who want to realise modern workplace technology solutions to drive their business forward. We specialise in providing a wide range of services, solutions and software to optimise your Microsoft investments.

    We put you in control of transforming your business through technology, changing the way your business works. We do this by listening to your needs and understanding them, so you get the outcomes you need. Powered by Microsoft, we provide solutions that can transform your business and improve the way you work.

    Our approach is centred around our three pillars – Envision, Onboard, Drive Value. We work with you to understand the context of your organisation; defining the scope and objectives, so we can create user adoption plans and onboarding activities to successfully implement the change in technology. Throughout it all, we gather feedback, measure business outcomes, and identify areas for improvement ensuring future capabilities are road mapped and scaled.

    Ultimately, we put you in control; implementing the technology, along with our people to transform, energise and empower your users, delivering positive transformational change outcomes.

    At Core, we are dedicated to helping business transform through implementing the right technology solutions. To our customers, we are a trusted partner working closely to design and develop Microsoft solutions to positively impact their organisation. Wherever you are on your journey, Core can help.

    www.core.co.uk

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    IP Performance

    IP Performance, your friendly network engineering consultancy – Web, cloud and network security, 24/7 technical support

    How can we be of service? We live to support our customers and their networks, both on-prem and in the cloud. Since 1994 we’ve designed, delivered and supported integrated solutions for public sector organisations from the world’s leading networking and security technology vendors.

    From same-day hardware repair with proactive monitoring, to weekend and out-of-hours professional services and consultancy – we can help, onsite and remote, 24/7/365. As professionals, we offer the best possible service to our customers and are accredited to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001:2013, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus (pending audit Feb 2020); Project Managers are all fully certified (PRINCE2 / MSP) and ITIL trained.

    Our manned Service Desk and supporting Technical Assistance Centre (TAC) are based in Bristol, managing 70+ engineers and 15 Spares Centre’s across the UK to deliver bespoke SLA’s and Remote Technical Support around the clock. All technologies are tested extensively in our labs by our network architects and senior engineers, and we offer Managed Services from the UK’s most secure Data Centre.

    Contact us today via marketing@ip-performance.co.uk for specialist advice, consultancy and support – we’re here to help.

    www.ip-performance.co.uk

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    Dell EMC

    Our story began with two companies and one shared vision: to provide greater access to technology for people around the world. Dell Technologies is instrumental in changing the digital landscape the world over, fuelled by the desire to drive human progress through technology.

    www.dellemc.com

    Dania Software 

    With more than 15 years of involvement in the digital transformation of the Scandinavian Local- and Central Government Dania Software has unique insights into the challenges faced by public organizations. Dania Software has developed specialized software to improve outbound communication and simplify work procedures in councils across the UK and Scandinavia.

    We improve the quality of written communication with tools that frees end users of cumbersome tasks and eliminates error-prone manual processes. We provide a template solution that has just one template which integrates directly to all EDRM- and Document Management Systems with efficiency and accessibility at the core.

    www.daniasoftware.com

    Thursday AM

    Theme of the session: Digital Ethics

    10:30 – Socitm’s Vice President Welcome
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark opens the event and introduces today’s session by reflecting on one of the most pressing issues of our time.

    The relaxation of data privacy has enabled so much but it’s also raised important ethical questions around the use of such data.

    Follow the discussion to hear what promises to be a fascinating day of debate.

     

    10:35 – Responsible AI deployment: It isn’t just what you use but how you use it 
    Dr Allison Gardner, Programme Director Data Science Degree Apprenticeship, Keele University 

    The talk takes discussion of ethical and responsible AI beyond discussion of the data and algorithm itself to the wider aspect of AI deployment. How we hard code in decision thresholds; design the interface, ensure meaningful human in the loop and feedback; consider operational procedures in implementing the system; ongoing evaluation and audits and considers impact on workforce skills. It closes by visiting the beginning of the development lifecycle by considering the questions we must ask ourselves when defining a problem and what we are aiming for by choosing an AI solution.

     

    10:55 – Fuelling innovation with data
    Adrian Cooper, Field CTO – UK Public Sector, NetApp

    To enable the effective use of AI and other emerging technologies, you need to get the right data not only to right place at the right time but also at the right pace. This session will highlight some of the considerations when architecting a hybrid cloud data fabric to fuel innovation

     

    11:15 – Panel session: Digital Ethics – Considerations for the public sector
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm | William Barker, Associate Director and Practice Lead on Digital Ethics, Socitm | Dr Allison Gardner, Programme Director Data Science Degree Apprenticeship, Keele University | Mark Adams-Wright, Director, Socitm Advisory | Dr Joanna Redden, Senior Lecturer & Co-Director Data Justice Lab, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University | Renate Samson, Senior Policy Advisor, Open Data Institute | Lisa Talia Moretti, Digital Sociologist, Ministry of Justice 

    Join in and listen to discussion on:

    • Continuing the data journey.
    • Using data to create better outcomes.
    • Creating public confidence in data collection.

     

    11:55 – Socitm’s Vice President Closing Remarks 
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

     

    12:00 – FINISH

    Thursday PM

    Theme of the session: Security

    14:00 – Socitm’s Vice President Welcome
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark introduces this afternoon’s session, continuing on the theme of Data Ethics which will look more specifically at:

    • Protecting data
    • Security considerations in a changing world

     

    14:05 – Cyber Security in Local Government
    Lawrence Hopper, Deputy Director for Digital Policy and Cyber Security, MHCLG
    Ben Cheetham, Cyber and Tech Lead, MHCLG

    Join Lawrence and Ben who will cover the work MHCLG is doing with the local government sector to support councils to reduce the incidence and impact of cyber attacks, and support sustainable cyber health.

     

    14:25 – How do we make IT Security work in the new normal
    Paul Saer, Head of Public Sector, Core

    The explosion in remote working and cloud adoption has fundamentally redefined the traditional security perimeter. As part of the shift in working practices, data is now being freely shared internally and externally.
    Potentially, up to 80% of corporate data is considered as “dark” – it is not structured, classified, protected or governed. As CIOs and IT Leaders embrace zero trust security, many have strategies for perimeter, endpoint and app security, but data and information protections continues to be a concern.

    Join Paul Saer, Core’s Head of Public Sector as he explores the paradigm shift in security strategy and how to transition from a model based on the majority of employees working in a secure network, to one where the majority are working outside of it. Paul will take a deep dive in to the trends Core are seeing across the industry and how to mitigate them, answering some of the common questions we are hearing regularly, including:

    • What are the main challenges organisations are facing from an IT security perspective?
    • How can organisations adapt to stay 100% secure as more employees and customers work from home?
    • Know your data: How to understand and evaluate, discover and classify your cloud data across multiple data sources and applications

     

    14:45 – Panel session: Security – Protecting data
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm | Geoff Connell, Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer, Norfolk CC | Erika Lewis, Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Mark Brett, Programme Director, NLAWARP  | John Finch, Information Governance Manager, Plymouth City Council | Gary Brailsford-Hart, Director of Information (CISO & DPO), City of London Police | Peter W, Chief Technical Officer, NCSC

     

    15:25 – Socitm’s Vice President Closing Remarks 
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

     

    15:30 – FINISH

    Friday AM

    Theme of the session: Emerging Technologies

    10:30 – Socitm’s Vice President Welcome
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark Lumley introduces today’s session on emerging technologies.

    The only certainty facing the public sector is new technology will continue to be developed at pace and available to enhance services for citizens.

    Mark will make reference to recurring themes which will come up throughout today’s sessions including:

    • What do we mean by ethics and how do we apply them?
    • How can the public sector best understand and use emerging technologies?
    • What does it mean for citizens?

     

    10:35 – Keynote – Emerging Tech Demands Ethics Oversight – Why It Matters
    Dr Alan Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute (a subsidiary of CompTIA)

    It is no surprise emerging tech is moving faster than the traditionally slow process of policy and legal oversight. While no one wants to impede the many exciting breakthroughs – the implications of unintended consequences loom great. This session will highlight how ethical concerns are increasing when it comes to adopting emerging tech such as artificial intelligence, facial recognition, body-worn cameras, surveillance cameras, deep fake technology, to name only a few. Lack of proper attention and action can further erode public trust and could even lead to loss of life. Digital ethics has never been more important to recognise and enact.

     

    10:55 – Enabling no-touch social care in a post pandemic world
    Graeme Stewart, Regional Manager, Public Sector Cyber Security UK&I, Cisco
    Emma Velle, Cybersecurity Specialist NHS & Local Government, Cisco UKI

    The pandemic has forced us to re-work how we remotely enable staff and care for patients. With this shift there are technologies being introduced that can help facilitate this quickly and securely as a solution for the medium and long term. In this session we will discuss how service models are shifting, an overview of what Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is and how it can help with safe, secure and sustainable working practices moving forward.

     

    11:15 – Panel session: Emerging Technologies – Better served communities
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm | Dr Alan Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute (a subsidiary of CompTIA) | Rafiah Badat, Speech & Language Therapist, St George’s University Hospital | Kurt Frary, Deputy Director of IMT, Norfolk County Council | Andrew Cormack, Chief Regulatory Adviser, Jisc

    Digital ethics is one of the most pressing issues of our time.

    The relaxation of data privacy has enabled a rapid turnaround to help fight issues such as the spread of Covid-19. However, it’s also raised important ethical questions around the use of such data.

    Join this session to hear what is bound to be a lively discussion around how best to use data for the greater good.

     

    11:55 – Socitm’s Vice President Closing Remarks 
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

     

    12:00 – FINISH

    Friday PM

    Theme of the session: Harnessing Data

    14:00 – Socitm’s Vice President Welcome
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark will open the afternoon’s session which focuses on making sense of the technology to enable the best use of data. Making sure precious data is collected and used to meet the changing expectation of service users is key here.

     

    14:05 – Hounslow and our journey to a new economy and digital communities
    Mandy Skinner, Assistant Chief Executive, London Borough of Hounslow  

     

    14:25 – Smarter digital workflows using one template for all systems
    Kim Erbo Christensen,  Country Manager UK, Dania Software 

    Gravesham Borough Council is taking steps to transform their workplace by harnessing the power of digitally innovative software. Discover how real-life councils in the United Kingdom are solving real-life modern workflow problems. Learn how to apply consistency to both digital and written communication without burdening your workforce and how you can simplify your communication with one template that integrates to all EDRMS and business systems.

     

    14:45 – Panel session: Harnessing Data – Place led outcomes
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm | Jos Creese, Associate Director, Socitm | Pye Nyunt, Head of Insight & Innovation at London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Jay Saggar, Data Projects Manager, London Office of Technology & Innovation (LOTI)

    Join the final debate of the event for what promises to be a lively affair. Pulling all the data held within a local authority and using it to improve the lives of citizens needs careful thought and execution. Hear the panel’s thoughts on what the future looks like for data.

     

    15:25 – Socitm’s Vice President Closing Remarks 
    Mark Lumley, Vice President, Socitm

    Mark brings to a close four sessions over the last two days of discussion, debate and challenges facing the public sector and its use of data.

    15:30 – FINISH

    Speakers
    Dr Alan Shark

    Dr Alan Shark
    Executive Director – Public Technology Institute (a subsidiary of CompTIA) 

    Dr. Alan R. Shark is the Executive Director of the Public Technology Institute (PTI) in Washington DC since 2004. PTI is now part of CompTIA. He is a Fellow of the National Academy for Public Administration and Chair of the Standing Panel on Technology Leadership. He is as Associate Professor for the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, and is Course Developer/Instructor at Rutgers University Center for Government Services

    Dr. Shark’s thought leadership activities include keynote speaking, blogging, conducts a bi-weekly podcast called Sharkbytes, and is the author or co-author of over 12 books including the nationally recognized textbook “Technology and Public Management” as well as CIO Leadership for Cities and Counties.

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    Dr Allison Gardner
    Programme Director Data Science Degree Apprenticeship, Keele University 

    Allison lectures at Keele University in Data Science and is the Programme Director for the Data Science Degree Apprenticeship. She is a co-founder of Women Leading in AI. Her research is primarily focused on algorithmic bias; gender and computing; AI Ethics and Governance of AI. She works on the IEEE P7000 Global Initiative on the Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and on working with BSI on AI linked standards. She speaks internationally on AI Ethics, the need for diversity in tech and the potential regulation and governance of AI. Allison acts as a consultant for a variety of companies on the ethical design of autonomous and intelligent systems and development of algorithmic impact assessments.

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    Adrian Cooper
    Field CTO – UK Public Sector, NetApp  

    Adrian Cooper is Business Solutions Architect and Field CTO for UK Public Sector for NetApp. In this role, he is responsible for developing technical relationships with customers and partners across the public sector to support them in their digital journeys and to get the most our of their data.

    Adrian has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years, with the last 8 years spent at NetApp in a Senior Solutions Engineering management role. Prior to that, he held Director-level roles at Memorex Telex, EDS Global Field Services, a&o and Simplexo.

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    Andrew Cormack
    Chief Regulatory Adviser, Jisc  

    Andrew Cormack joined Jisc more than twenty years ago to run the Incident Response Team for the UK’s National Research and Education Network. Since then he has developed an interest in policy and legal issues, and now advises the company and its customers on legal and security issues, primarily around its network and data services. He has degrees in Mathematics, Humanities and Law. He is a frequent communicator, through blogs, academic papers and presentations: most recently giving the opening keynote – on responsible use of campus data – at the EUNIS 2020 (online) conference. In 2015 he was awarded the Vietsch Foundation medal for his role in advancing trust and security within the European research and education sector.

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    Emma Velle
    Cybersecurity Specialist NHS & Local Government, Cisco UKI   

    Emma has over 20 years of experience in IT Sales/Sales Engineering as a trusted cybersecurity advisor for Public Sector organisations. She and has a passion for technology with a great ability to make it understandable for everyone.

    She currently leads Cisco Security’s relationships within the NHS and Local Government space helping organisations stay secure and protected. Previously Emma was focused on Local Government and Education where she specialised in Governance and Compliance, GCSx (Government Connect) and PSN.
    Emma has also held roles in Cisco Norway supporting major customers and partners, focused on Education, Security and Collaboration. Prior to Cisco Emma worked for 3Com and Nortel.

    Outside of cybersecurity, Emma runs a private dining club, is a vinyl DJ and a keen snowboarder.

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    Erika Lewis
    Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity – Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    Erika Lewis was a founding member of London Government, moving from the voluntary sector to join the set-up team in the London Development Agency in April 2000. At the LDA she delivered regeneration programmes across London, in particular working with the Finsbury Park Partnership and on the Olympic Park delivery programme. Subsequently the Director of Strategy at the LDA, she was responsible for the development and delivery of the Mayor’s Economic Development Strategy.

    In 2012, Erika became a Project Director at the Competition and Markets Authority where she delivered two merger investigations and led the Private Motor Insurance and Energy Market Investigation.

    Erika joined DCMS in 2018 to deliver the National Data Strategy, in addition she was responsible for Data Policy and Ethics. In December 2019 Erika was appointed Director, Cyber Security and Digital Identity.

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    Gary Brailsford-Hart
    Director of Information (CISO & DPO), City of London Police

    Gary Brailsford-Hart is the Director of Information and Chief Information Security Officer at the City of London Police and City of London Corporation. He is disciplined in HMG Information Assurance standards as well as being both a lead auditor and implementer for ISO27000. Gary is a member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and a Certified Information Security Manager accredited by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. A career of more than twenty years in Policing has seen him move from enforcement to technical development and then into Information Assurance. His portfolio includes directing the information security requirements for the National Cybercrime Reporting Centre (Action Fraud) and the City of London Corporation, which affords a diverse and challenging opportunity to develop, implement and lead on a number of high profile initiatives. Gary also performs the role of privacy advocate and is the GDPR Article 39 Data Protection Officer for the City of London Police. In addition to his local duties Gary is also the Chair for the National Police Information Assurance Group where matters of national importance and impact are discussed and agreed across policing.

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    Geoff Connell
    Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer – Norfolk County Council  

    Geoff Connell is a highly experienced local public sector ICT manager who is responsible for technology and information management at Norfolk County Council. He has previously led teams in multiple London Boroughs to modernise and optimise ICT infrastructures, as well as delivering digitally enabled transformation programmes to implement new organisational delivery models. This work has led to Geoff being awarded with numerous top CIO and Digital Leadership awards from various prestigious organisations.

    Geoff is active in Local Government programme management, knowledge sharing and policy development through his role as Socitm President and board membership of sub-regional, regional and national groups including Socitm and the London & Local Public Sector CIO Councils.

     

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    Graeme Stewart
    Regional Manager, Public Sector Cyber Security UK&I, Cisco 

    Graeme has over 20 years of senior management experience, building and driving teams to design and implement business and technology strategies for Public Sector organisations. He currently manages Cisco Security’s Public Sector team who solve complex security issues for customers and strategic partners. Prior to Cisco Graeme held Director level positions at Fortinet, LogPoint, Intel Security (McAfee) and Sophos.

    In his spare time, Graeme is a Dad and part-time radio presenter. He doesn’t have any pets, but has an elderly Land Rover which is about the same as it costs a fortune to run and leaks fluid everywhere.

     

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    Joanna Redden
    Senior Lecturer & Co-Director Data Justice Lab, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University  

    Joanna Redden is co-director of the Data Justice Lab and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. Joanna’s research focuses on algorithmic governance, particularly how government bodies are making use of changing data systems and the social justice implications of these changes. This work has involved mapping and assessing government uses of data systems as well as documenting data harms and learning from those trying to redress these harms in policy, community and activist contexts. Joanna’s work has been published in academic journals like Big Data & Society; Information, Communication and Society and in popular media like Scientific American.

     

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    John Finch
    Information Governance Manager  – Plymouth City Council  

    John Finch is the Information governance manager and Data Protection Officer for Plymouth City Council, with overall responsible for Data protection, Compliance submissions, security policy development and management, security breaches management, providing security advice for the Council and partners & many other aspects of Council operation related to Data protection.

    Previously John spent 7 years in a technical security role, as IT Security manager for Plymouth City Council, managing the compliance of the Council network and technical breaches.

    John has been chair of several regional security forums, including the SW WARP and Devon Information Security partnership, and has been a conference speaker at National Information Security conference in 2008 and 2010. He was involved with the delivery of the IA guidelines for the Public Services Network delivered by the cabinet office. He has jointly chaired the Secure South West conference hosted by Plymouth University for the last 7 years, combined with presenting and attending as a panel member in 7 of the conferences,

    John is a current CISSP, and undertook an IT masters degree at Plymouth University in 2001, with a thesis in Approaches to establishing IT security culture. John has also had a fiction book published, The Argentinians, which is still available on Amazon.

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    Jos Creese
    Associate Director – Socitm   

    Jos is an independent consultant and analyst, providing advice to public and private sectors on digital and IT strategies, business risk, marketing and customer service. He has undertaken assignments with over 200 organisations in the last 5 years. He also undertakes lecturing for a range of universities and professional bodies in the UK and internationally.

    He is a past president of Socitm (2011) and also of the BCS (2015) and for over a decade he was CIO and CDO for Hampshire County Council. He chairs the Open University School of Computing Industrial Board and is a non-Exec Director (NED) for the Department of International Trade on the Risk and Audit Committee covering cyber, digital and information risk. Recently he was appointed as a NED for Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust.

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    Kim Erbo Christensen
    Country Manager UK –  Dania Software    

    Kim Erbo Christensen has worked with Digital Transformation of public organisations for the last 15 years. Kim is focused on enabling a Smarter Way of working through optimization of working processes and communication processes. Kim Erbo Christensen is also very focused on inclusion and as such a seat in the techUK Accessible Tech Group.

    Kim Erbo Christensen is UK Country Manager for Dania Software, has an MBA from International Management Institute of Development (IMD) and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

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    Kurt Frary
    Deputy Director of Information Management and Technology – Norfolk County Council

    Kurt Frary is the Deputy Director of Information Management & Technology at Norfolk County Council and also the chair of Socitm East. He has over 32 years’ experience working in ICT for both public and the private sector and his passion for digital innovation, change and technology is compelling.  He is currently leading Norfolk’s ground breaking innovation network which is the largest free to use public sector IoT Network in the UK.

    Kurt believes we have all faced significant challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak, increasing demands on us as leaders, resource constraints and the need to innovate to maintain effective services. This has changed us and the way we do things, we now need to decide on what we keep doing rather than go back to how it used to do things. However we don’t have to individually solve each challenge sharing through Socitm we can help each other and share the load.

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    Lawrence Hopper
    Deputy Director for Digital Policy and Cyber Security – MHCLG

    Lawrence is Deputy Director for Digital Policy and Cyber Security at the Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government.

    Prior to that, Lawrence has worked for the Cabinet Office, and the Government Digital Service, as well as a number of property roles in the private sector.

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    Lisa Talia Moretti
    Digital Sociologist – Ministry of Justice  

    Lisa Talia Moretti is an award-winning Digital Sociologist and Tech Ethics Activist based in London. She currently holds the position of Digital Sociologist at the Ministry of Justice. For more than a decade, Lisa has researched and written about the relationship between technology, information and society for a diverse range of clients including Ministry of Defence, Adobe, Virgin, BlackRock, Hyatt, The Olympic Games Foundation, National Geographic and many others. During this time, Lisa has also presented keynotes and run workshops to global audiences from a wide range of business backgrounds on the impact, opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies. Passionate about diversity in all its forms, Lisa believes that the key to unlocking the true value of advanced technologies lies in making them democratic and accessible for the many, not the few.

    Lisa is an Associate Lecturer in the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths (University of London) and a Visiting Lecturer at Cardiff University in the School of Journalism, PR and Cultural Studies. Her teaching area of expertise is Digital Research Methods, Design Thinking, Campaign Analytics and Brand Strategy. Lisa’s research projects with Goldsmiths and King’s College have seen her collaborate with To Play For, ipsoft, Adobe, Mindshare and Rackspace. Her research covers a range of technologies including AI, chatbots, VR and AR, and wearable technology and has gained international coverage with Wired, CNN, BBC, Fast Company, Campaign, Techcrunch, Forbes and others.

    Lisa has created an open-source sociotechnical process and social impact canvas – tools for researchers, creators and designers to support ethical best practice when creating new technologies and digitally-enabled services. These tools have been used by teams worldwide but most notably in the US, UK and Germany.

    In 2020, Lisa was named one of Britain’s 100 people who are shaping the digital industry in the category Champion for Change. She sits on the AI Council for the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA), is on the All-Party Parliamentary Group taskforce for Blockchain Cities. Her TEDx talk on ‘Technology is not a product, it’s a system’ is available for viewing on YouTube.

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    Mandy Skinner
    Chief Executive – London Borough of Hounslow   

    Mandy Skinner is the Assistant Chief Executive at Hounslow Council responsible for strategy, performance, work with communities, communications, engagement, HR and OD, and the council’s service reform and transformation programme – One Hounslow.
    Prior to joining Hounslow in February this year, she was Assistant Chief Executive with Richmond and Wandsworth Councils responsible for both councils external facing work, with resident and partners – as well as information governance.

    She had previously worked for Richmond Council for nine years as the Assistant Director for Commissioning, Corporate Policy and Strategy. Before that Mandy worked in central government for five years, initially in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister setting up the Local Government Strategy Unit, and later in CLG developing approaches to community renewal. Mandy’s early career was spent in other London boroughs in housing, regeneration and corporate strategy roles.

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    Mark Adams-Wright
    Director – Socitm Advisory

    Mark is a strategic transformation and programme Director with over 25 years of extensive experience and a proven track record in both Public and Private sector. He has solid Commercial and Financial Planning capability. Mark can balance his approach to business issues with a thorough understanding of technology and its possibilities and has got the crucial ability to convey his message in the way that best suits all stakeholders. He is constructively challenging and open to new ideas.

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    Mark Brett
    Programme Director, NLAWARP

    Mark Brett is a Chartered Manager and Chartered IT Professional and an NCSC Certified Lead Security and Information Risk Advisor (CCP Lead SIRA), having an outstanding track record as a senior manager and consultant in local and central government. Mark worked for three years with the PSN Programme in GDS as Lead IA Advisor and PSN SOC/Security Manager then two years as Lead Security Analyst in MOJ Digital. Mark has just completed two years and a half years in MHCLG as interim CISO and Cyber Advisor to the National Cyber Security &n Resilience Programme (Local). Mark was the national technical advisor to the Programme, having developed a number of the Cyber Resilience Exercises that were run nationally with the LRFs as part of the Pathfinder programme. Mark worked with the Resilience and Emergencies Directorate (RED) helping orientate and train their Cyber Advisors, when the team was stood up.

    Mark is currently leading the Welsh Government Cyber Programme Resilience Programme for Local Government in Wales, having designed and implemented a Cyber Response fusion cell and Cyber Response capability for Local Authorities in Wales. Mark is also the Programme Director for the Cyber Technical Advisory Group, leading the core team supporting C-TAG. Mark is currently a member of the IASME Advisory Board (Pro-Bono), working on the next version of the IASME standard and is Pro Bono Cyber Advisor to the Local CIO Council.

    Mark is an Honorary Fellow in Cyber Security at London Metropolitan University and at De Montfort University. Mark lectures at Warwick University, delivering the MSc Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response modules. Mark has completed a Doctoral Training Programme at De Montfort.

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    Mark Lumley
    Director Digital & IT – London Borough of Hounslow
    Vice President – Socitm 

    Mark Lumley is the Director for Digital & IT for the London Borough of Hounslow.  Prior to this he was the Assistant Director, Digital and IT, for a shared service between Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and London Borough of Sutton.

    Mark’s passion is harnessing the opportunities that technology can provide to enhance the everyday experience of receiving and providing public services. His motivation comes from making a difference and transforming services through digital delivery and he approaches this consistently with energy, drive and positivity.

    He has over 20 years’ experience in leading transformational change and smarter working programmes; implementing streamlined, user-centric digital services; and joining up transactional service delivery and end to end process redesign.

    He has successfully pioneered change within the Local Authorities to challenge the traditional ways of working in civic buildings from an office desk-based culture to one that explores and leverages the technology available to transition towards a mobile agile working environment.

    He has developed and delivers innovative strategies to transform digital platforms where residents and the local business community interact and access services from local authorities.  Service design and team culture is an integral part of Mark’s approach to ensure that change is embedded.

    Mark represents the council in pan-London, regional and national initiatives to ensure that it helps to shape the technological agenda and takes advantage of other sources of technology funding that may exist.

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    Paul Saer
    Head of Public Sector – Core

    Paul is the Head of Public Sector for Core and is responsible for their main lines of business with Public Sector customers. He has been working extensively with UK Public Sector customers for 12 years across a range of industries, helping those customers to identify and adopt new ways of working to achieve structural cost savings.

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    Pye Nyunt
    Head of Insight & Innovation – London Borough of Barking and Dagenham 

    Pye leads a team of Data Scientists, Behavioural Scientists and Service Designers at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, an East London Local Authority. Over the past 4 years Pye has lead several impactful data-driven insight projects that have led to better outcomes for residents. His team’s work has been published nationally and internationally, latterly most notably by the OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation. Pye’s work in advancing data analytics earned him a place in the Top 100 most influential UK data analytics professionals in 2019 by Data1Q and most recently his team enabled the council to win the most “Intelligent Public Service Award” by iESE in March 2020.

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    Rafiah Badat
    Speech & Language Therapist – St George’s University Hospital 

    Rafiah Badat is a specialist Speech and Language Therapist who has worked in the NHS for over 15 years supporting children with language and learning needs. Rafiah is currently on 4-year NHS funded National Institute of Health Research PhD fellowship exploring digital therapy for marginalised populations through co-design in partnership with City, University of London and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is also soon to embark on an Alan Turing Institute Enrichment Scheme working with some of the best minds in data science both nationally and internationally.

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    Renate Samson
    Senior Policy Advisor – Open Data Institute (ODI)  

    Renate is the ODI’s Senior Policy Advisor working on data rights and ethics, open cities, trust in data and data institutions.

    Following a career in television production, making documentaries for the BBC, Sky and other international broadcasters, Renate moved into politics in 2010 working as Chief of Staff to a senior politician focusing on civil liberties, data and human rights.

    After five years in Parliament, Renate became CEO of a non-governmental organisation exposing the rise of data surveillance and encouraging improved online privacy and security.

    She established and led campaigns seeking to challenge and improve UK legislation including the Investigatory Powers Act, Digital Economy Act and the rise in facial biometrics and facial recognition technologies. Working alongside other non-governmental organisations she was involved in a successful legal challenge undertaken at the European Court of Human Rights.

    Renate has specific expertise and knowledge in privacy, security, biometrics, data rights, digital citizenry and digital literacy; topics she has regularly written and spoken about on television, radio and in the press.

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    William Barker
    Associate Director and Practice Lead on Digital Ethics – Socitm

    Prior to retiring from Whitehall in September 2019 William was Head of the National Cyber Security Programme-Local (2015/2019) leading a multi-million Think Cyber Think Resilience and Cyber Pathfinder initiatives working across the English Local Government and Local Resilience Community in association with the National Cyber Security Centre and Government Security Group.

    He spent over 30 years working in a range senior policy and advisory roles across the Cabinet Office, Local Government and Ministry of Housing Communities and the wider Local Government community. Previous posts have included senior secondments into local government and inter-agency initiatives working in the fields of e-democracy, e-government standards and wider public sector reform.

    He is regularly consulted as contributory author/public speaker on a range of specialism including central/local relations, open policy making, constitutional and civil service reform, digital government and cyber security strategy. He acts as an adviser and facilitator to St George’s House Windsor Ethics and Technology Roundtables.

    Event partnership

    Partnering at our events is about exploring new possibilities and enjoying fantastic networking opportunities: you’ll meet leading public sector figures and get to present your business ideas.

    We have a full range of partnership opportunities available at the Share London 2020 event. For an informal discussion on the event and opportunities to engage with the Socitm audience, please contact hello@socitm.net or call 01604 709456 and ask for Aimie Francis.

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    NetApp
    Main partner

    In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. We’re focused on one thing, helping your business get the most out of your data. NetApp brings the enterprise-grade data services you rely on into the cloud, and the simple flexibility of cloud into the data centre. Our industry-leading solutions work across diverse customer environments and the world’s biggest public clouds.

    As a cloud-led, data-centric software company, only NetApp can help build your unique data fabric, simplify and connect your cloud, and securely deliver the right data, services and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere.

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    Capita

    Capita Technology Solutions are a leading UK provider, delivering IT services and network solutions. Our service offering covers everything from strategic and technical consulting, through to complete outsourcing.

    Our focus is split into two key areas; IT Services and Network Solutions. Together, these businesses enable us to offer an exceptional range of capabilities, delivered flexibly in line with your needs.

    IT services

    We provide infrastructure, technology and application support services to customers with complex and demanding business requirements. Our portfolio covers core IT services such as data and application management, service management and data centre and cloud capabilities, as well as strategic and technical consultancy.

    Network solutions

    We design, build, operate and optimise every form of network service, from Local Area Networks to the Cloud. Our partnerships with the major UK telecommunications service providers enables us to deliver network coverage across the whole of the UK.

    Our Networking Solutions business also includes our Customer Engagement team, responsible for delivering the technology to support 35,000 contact centre agents.

    www.capita.com

    Cisco

    Cybersecurity needs to clear a path and protect your business without getting in the way. The Cisco Secure platform simplifies your experience, accelerates your success, and secures your future. Protect what’s now and what’s next with the most comprehensive integrated cybersecurity solutions.

    www.cisco.co.uk/security

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    Core

    Core is a Microsoft Gold partner managed services company for people and businesses who want to realise modern workplace technology solutions to drive their business forward. We specialise in providing a wide range of services, solutions and software to optimise your Microsoft investments.

    We put you in control of transforming your business through technology, changing the way your business works. We do this by listening to your needs and understanding them, so you get the outcomes you need. Powered by Microsoft, we provide solutions that can transform your business and improve the way you work.

    Our approach is centred around our three pillars – Envision, Onboard, Drive Value. We work with you to understand the context of your organisation; defining the scope and objectives, so we can create user adoption plans and onboarding activities to successfully implement the change in technology. Throughout it all, we gather feedback, measure business outcomes, and identify areas for improvement ensuring future capabilities are road mapped and scaled.

    Ultimately, we put you in control; implementing the technology, along with our people to transform, energise and empower your users, delivering positive transformational change outcomes.

    At Core, we are dedicated to helping business transform through implementing the right technology solutions. To our customers, we are a trusted partner working closely to design and develop Microsoft solutions to positively impact their organisation. Wherever you are on your journey, Core can help.

    www.core.co.uk

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    IP Performance

    IP Performance, your friendly network engineering consultancy – Web, cloud and network security, 24/7 technical support

    How can we be of service? We live to support our customers and their networks, both on-prem and in the cloud. Since 1994 we’ve designed, delivered and supported integrated solutions for public sector organisations from the world’s leading networking and security technology vendors.

    From same-day hardware repair with proactive monitoring, to weekend and out-of-hours professional services and consultancy – we can help, onsite and remote, 24/7/365. As professionals, we offer the best possible service to our customers and are accredited to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001:2013, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus (pending audit Feb 2020); Project Managers are all fully certified (PRINCE2 / MSP) and ITIL trained.

    Our manned Service Desk and supporting Technical Assistance Centre (TAC) are based in Bristol, managing 70+ engineers and 15 Spares Centre’s across the UK to deliver bespoke SLA’s and Remote Technical Support around the clock. All technologies are tested extensively in our labs by our network architects and senior engineers, and we offer Managed Services from the UK’s most secure Data Centre.

    Contact us today via marketing@ip-performance.co.uk for specialist advice, consultancy and support – we’re here to help.

    www.ip-performance.co.uk

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    Dell EMC

    Our story began with two companies and one shared vision: to provide greater access to technology for people around the world. Dell Technologies is instrumental in changing the digital landscape the world over, fuelled by the desire to drive human progress through technology.

    www.dellemc.com

    Dania Software 

    With more than 15 years of involvement in the digital transformation of the Scandinavian Local- and Central Government Dania Software has unique insights into the challenges faced by public organizations. Dania Software has developed specialized software to improve outbound communication and simplify work procedures in councils across the UK and Scandinavia.

    We improve the quality of written communication with tools that frees end users of cumbersome tasks and eliminates error-prone manual processes. We provide a template solution that has just one template which integrates directly to all EDRM- and Document Management Systems with efficiency and accessibility at the core.

    www.daniasoftware.com

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