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New top level speakers confirmed for THINK Digital Government 2017

THINK Digital Government 2017 has a great new set of confirmed heavyweight public sector ICT movers and shakers, organisers confirmed today

Posted 15 November 2016 by

Think-Digital-Government-2017With a new confirmed date of 10 February 2017, THINK Digital Government 2017 looks set to offer public sector ICT buyers and sellers a unique chance to hear the very latest thinking on national digital transformation.

Its new date means not just that delegates – of which there are already over 150, with representation from over 60 governmental entities so far – will have the chance to get the best insights they can into the long-awaited GDS four-year plan for digitally-enabled change.

A top level view of the plan, set for publication just days before the 10 February event, will be provided on the day by one of its principal architects – Andrew Besford, Head of Transformation at GDS (the Government Digital Service).

But Besford isn’t the only heavy hitter we know will be at THINK Digital Government 2017, it turns out.

Other confirmed central government IT stakeholders confirmed to come and speak include Kit Collingwood-Richardson, the Deputy Director Universal Credit at DWP, and Adam Gwinnett, Head Of Digital Architecture & Cybersecurity at HM Courts.

These senior practitioners will also be joined by a growing list of informed commentators and observers of trends around digital public services.

These include Max Tse, Director of Transformation at the National Audit Office, former Cabinet Office policymaker Paul Waller and data expert Gilbert Hill, chair of the Mobile & Connected Council at the DMA.

The roster of experts is very ably rounded out by two independent sector analysts from Kable – its Chief Analyst, Jessica Figueras, and Head of Enterprise Advisory Gary Barnett.

Don’t forget that THINK Digital Government 2017 is now taking place in London in February, not December, to accommodate the conference’s partner, GDS, which wants to use the event to help share its ideas around digital transformation in the public sector to the community.

If you haven’t updated your diary or confirmed your place, please don’t forget – as it may mean you’ll miss the chance to hear from experts and players like Besford and these others.

See you in Islington on 10 February!