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Highlights and key takeaways from North 2018

Did you miss our North conference last month?  Don’t worry – we’ve summarised the highlights and key learning points in a new Inform briefing.

Dozens of Socitm members travelled to the magnificent Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington to learn more about the key issues facing digital leaders today.

Consultant Phil Jackman started the day by asking attendees to discuss why employees are not willing to use the technology that their organisations provide, as well as providing his own insights. Recruitment consultancy Hays detailed research showing that IT professionals are put off applying for new jobs because of badly-designed application processes, including ones that take too long and provide inaccurate information on roles.

Attendees heard about the Great North Care Record’s success in signing up every GP in the north-east of England to allow viewing of their records by other health and social care professionals. Nadira Hussain discussed our efforts to develop more Socitm members into technology leaders, and Emma Marshall of Chorley Council reported on how it has used $20,000 of Amazon Web Services credits – won through Socitm’s first Pioneer Challenge competition – to run a full test of its new disaster recovery systems.

The day also saw attendees asked to think how they could use machine data from IT and other devices, in a session run by gold sponsor Splunk, and discuss their personal brand, in a taster leadership training session from Socitm’s training partner QA.

Find out more about what happened by downloading our event report.

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