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Share Scotland 2022

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Theme – Resilient people, communities and places

Building on the phenomenal response of local authorities and the wider public sector to Covid-19, the resilience of people, communities, organisations and places has never been more important.

Our conference will acknowledge the step change that local public service providers have taken since the emergence of the pandemic. Let’s make sure we can build on what we’ve done and believe in ourselves to sustain and do more.

Over the two mornings we want to come away with conversations and actions that will support us in harnessing digital, data and IT capabilities to:

• create social and economic wealth;
• improve productivity and employment;
• increase the health and wellbeing of all; and
• deliver resilient, sustainable and connected places – improving the quality of life for people and communities

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Sam Smith

Assistant Director of IT & Digital Services, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council
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Lee Dunn

Head of the Scottish Digital Academy, Directorate for Digital, Scottish Government
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Jason Tutin

Digital Inclusion Manager, Leeds City Council & NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
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Stuart Sharp

VP Product Strategy, One Identity
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Chris Frewin

Solutions Architect, Quest Software
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Laura Clark

Vice President for United Kingdom, AbleDocs
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Alyssa Blackburn

Director, Records & Information Management Strategy, AvePoint
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Dr Justine Gangneux

Research Associate, Urban Big Data Centre, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
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Gordon Hobbs

Head of Information & Records Management at Scottish Parliament
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Steven Grier

Country & Regional Manager, Scotland and LRG North, Microsoft
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Duncan Nisbet

Stakeholder Engagement Director on the Reaching 100% Programme in the Digital Directorate, Scottish Government
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Tom McHugh

Strategic Partnerships Lead, NHS National Services Scotland
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Jenny Brotchie

Regional Manager – Scotland, Information Commissioner’s Office
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Lois Ratcliffe

Internship Programme Manager, Inclusion Scotland
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Helen Trimm

Senior Consultant, Socitm Advisory
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Agenda

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  1. Agenda Session 1
      Day 1
    1. 9:30 am |
      Socitm Presidential welcome and introduction

      Sam Smith, Socitm President and Assistant Director of IT & Digital Services for Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils

      Socitm President, Sam Smith will run through the housekeeping, set the scene, share her thoughts and introduce our first presenter. This morning our sessions will focus on people. Our guests, presentations and discussions all offer reflections on local responses to the pandemic and how we now continue with Covid-19 as just part of everyday life.

    2. 9:40 am |
      Reaching 100%. Superfast Broadband for All.

      Duncan Nisbet, Stakeholder Engagement Director on the Reaching 100% Programme in the Digital Directorate, Scottish Government

      Duncan will provide a brief history of the Reaching 100% Programme from manifesto commitment to delivery, highlighting some of the challenges along the way, finishing with a peek into the future of broadband delivery in Scotland.

    3. 10:00 am |
      What makes a great accessibility statement?

      Laura Clark, Vice-President, Abledocs

      Creating and keeping your accessibility statement up to date is essential (and legally required). There are templates out there, but taking a step back and understanding what the statement is for (and how you need to maintain is) will be a huge help. Having a straightforward approach to the purpose of the statement and your plan to fix any issues will make things clear for you, as site developers, and your users.

      You will come away from this presentation with a clear idea of what the statement is for, what to put in (what to leave out) and how to work towards any/all fixes.

    4. 10:20 am |
      Panel session: Rapid response and innovation

      Sam Smith, Socitm President and Assistant Director of IT & Digital Services for Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils (Chair) | Jason Tutin, Digital Inclusion Manager, Leeds City Council & NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group | Jane Fowler, Head of Customer Support Services, Argyll and Bute | Kevin White, Head of Digital Accessibility and Usability, Scottish Government 

      Join this session and take away actionable insights on how local authorities, adapted quickly and innovated in such challenging times. During the session we will focus on:
      – Digital inclusion
      – Citizens being at the heart
      – Cross collaboration

    5. 11:00 am |
      Networking break

      Grab a tea or coffee, take a breather and the opportunity to virtually mingle and network.

    6. 11:10 am |
      Futureproofing professional learning and leadership

      Lee Dunn, Head of the Scottish Digital Academy, Directorate for Digital, Scottish Government

      Developing digital skills and leadership capability is essential in realising our potential as a thriving digital nation. It’s crucial that we look towards the future affordances of professional learning by building capacity, taking into consideration digital inclusion and accessibility and by offering opportunities for everyone, regardless of job role or grade. We’ll explore the ambition of the Scottish Digital Academy and look at specific examples of how we intend to enhance our offer across the public and third sectors, with a focus on leadership and coaching.

    7. 11:30 am |
      Leadership on Inclusion

      Steven Grier, Country & Regional Manager, Microsoft | Lois Ratcliffe, Internship Programme Manager, Inclusion Scotland

      In this session we will be joined by Lois Ratcliffe , Internship Manager from Inclusion Scotland and Steven Grier, Country Manager for Scotland at Microsoft , discussing what inclusion looks like post-pandemic, looking at hybrid working, inclusive working, inclusive design and diversifying digital tech talent. The focus will be on 3 key areas:

      • Leadership – the core skills and values required to evolve with the inclusion revolution.
      • Technology – great features hiding in plain sight.
      • Lessons – the great leveller or a supercharger of inequality?

    8. 12:20 pm |
      Chairs closing remarks

      Sam Smith, Socitm President and Assistant Director of IT & Digital Services for Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils

  2. Agenda Session 2
      Day 2
    1. 9:30 am |
      Welcome and introductions

      Sam Smith, Socitm President and Assistant Director of IT & Digital Services for Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils

      Socitm President, Sam Smith will be chairing the final day of Share Scotland 2022. She will share her thoughts on the stimulating and inspirational sessions on today’s agenda with the focus specifically on data. The past two years has seen incredible work from local authorities, more of which you’ll hear about throughout today’s sessions.

    2. 9:40 am |
      Data protection - getting it right

      Jenny Brotchie, Regional Manager – Scotland, Information Commissioner’s Office

      Setting us off with a keynote speech on a subject close to everyone’s hearts no matter which service they work in, and this is data protection. In this session Jenny will look at some of the key Data Protection challenges and risks in the post covid world and set out what it means to protect citizen’s rights and deliver innovative data based services which improve lives.

    3. 10:00 am |
      Born-digital, from covid to hybrid working: Overcoming challenges that information and records managers face today in M365 – Case Study Scottish Parliament

      Gordon Hobbs, Head of Information & Records Management, Scottish Parliament | Alyssa Blackburn, Director of Records & Information Management, AvePoint

      If record and information management programs are not correctly updated and implemented within M365, organisations can experience sprawl, regulatory non-compliance, and increased risk associated with e-discovery, breach, and PRR.

      During the session, Gordon and Alyssa will discuss:

      – Why is records and information management so important in public sector?

      – How can an organisation properly plan for records and information in Microsoft 365 and why is RM programs important in your M365 roll out?

      – Why cross-functional collaboration needed is so necessary for RM programs to better aligned to business and technology road maps – what Scottish parliament have down to better align.

      o Lets discuss some challenges when it came to setting up records management in M365 at Scottish Parliament
      • embracing autocategorization and autoclassification to manage the digital information for multi policies , retention labels
      • Long term preservation – Confidently transferring data to the Scottish archives
      • Any more

      – What’s next for Scottish parliament as they embark on securing data sharing externally ?

    4. 10:20 am |
      Data and digtal maturity - a journey

      Andrew Rogers, Director, Socitm Advisory | Helen Trimm, Senior Consultant, Socitm Advisory

      What’s new for ’22: Join this session to hear Socitm Advisory’s key insights gained from working with local authorities of all sizes in 2021. How will achievements last year influence our actions in the next 12 months and beyond? What opportunities are there to make a positive difference to people’s lives through digital, data and technology? And what risks are facing us? In what is sure to be another challenging year.

    5. 10:40 am |
      The road to a hybrid IT model

      Chris Vaughan, AVP, Technical Account Management, Tanium

      Returning to the office means IT teams are having to prepare for a distributed workforce. But hybrid working doesn’t come without its challenges, maintaining a complete and accurate inventory of every asset and achieving real-time visibility at speed and scale is more challenging than before.

      During this session we will discuss how your IT organisation can utilise its current tools to confidently and quickly discover endpoints, gain accurate visibility and establish better hygiene.

    6. 11:00 am |
      Networking break

      Grab a tea or coffee, take a breather and the opportunity to virtually mingle and network.

    7. 11:10 am |
      Protecting and securing resources across Local Government

      Stuart Sharp, VP Product Strategy, One Identity | Chris Frewin, Solutions Architect, Quest Software

      Providing secure and easy access to resources is more important than ever before, particularly when it comes to supporting care systems, and unifying local councils.

      Quest Software enables you to realise the benefits of secure shared access to multiple resources by disparate organisations long before the process of formal consolidation is completed.  Leveraging modern authentication standards, One Identity’s Identity and Access Management solutions protect critical assets while enabling users to access shared resources leveraging their existing credentials and provides a simple self-service experience for ease of use. As a SaaS-delivered service, deployment is quick, efficient and therefore inexpensive, allowing your communities to realise the benefits sooner.

    8. 11:30 am |
      Panel session: Data needs, capabilities and uses

      Sam Smith, Socitm President and Assistant Director of IT & Digital Services for Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils (Chair) | Tom McHugh, Strategic Partnerships Lead, NHS National Services Scotland | Dr Justine Gangneux, Research Associate, Urban Big Data Centre, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

      With such great demand on local authorities, forcing them to adapt quickly and innovate in demanding times, hear from the panel who will discuss:
      – Reshaping data governance
      – Strengthening of data collaboration
      – Decision making

    9. 12:20 pm |
      Chairs closing remarks

      Sam Smith, Socitm President and Assistant Director of IT & Digital Services for Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils

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