Programme

The morning

10:15Do the hard work to make it simple: Tom Loosemore – Group Director of Digital Services at the Co-operative Group

10:35Stockport’s Digital Journey: Emma Collingridge – Programme Manager of Digital by Design at SMBC

10:45 – Panel discussion

11:00 – Coffee break

11:15Designing public services for the digital age: Carrie Bishop – Director at FutureGov

11:35 – Workshop 1 (Ballroom) – Digital transformation in Local Government: Alison Mackenzie–Folan from Wigan Council and Sharon Lowes from Sunderland Council

11:35 – Workshop 2 (Committee Rooms 2 and 3) – Tech for Change: Gareth Rogers, Lead Consultant at Thoughtworks

The afternoon

12:30 – Lunch

13:15 – GM Connect and Nesta: Eric Applewhite, Eddie Copeland

13:45  Open Sourcing: Jim Gumbley, Lead Consultant at Thoughtworks

14:15 – Workshop 1 (Committee Rooms 2 and 3) – Digital inclusion and collaboration: Sharon Wagg and Kelly Lothbrook-Smith from Tinder Foundation and Janet Wood from Stockport Libraries

14:15 – Workshop 2a (Committee Room 5/6) – Information governance for digital transformation: Erin Long, Information Governance Manager at SMBC

14:15 Workshop 2b (Committee Room 5/6) – Agile for change: Andy Birds – Lead Product Strategist at ThoughtWorks

15:15 – Coffee break

15:30Verify and Local Authority Collaborations: Michael Clark from GDS Verify Local

16:00 – Closing remarks: Steve Skelton from SMBC

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