2nd & 3rd October 2018

Agenda


Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and Networking Reception

08:30 - 08:40

Sheila Oxtoby, Chief Executive
Sheila Oxtoby
Chief Executive
Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:40 - 09:00

Martin Reeves, Chief Executive Officer
Martin Reeves
Chief Executive Officer
Coventry City Council
OPENING KEYNOTE

Avoiding the Cliff Edge - The Future Funding of Local Government

There is no way Local Government is going to do a 'Thelma & Louise'!

When local government’s most experienced and measured senior officers are warning that the cliff edge is approaching, central government really must take heed. The "quick fixes" that central government keeps introducing take us even further away from the certainty, stability and flexibility that we urgently need. There are steps that Government could take now to help, e.g. stop creating one-time "special purpose" bidding pots and instead shore up the core funding for local services. A local authority’s financial sustainability simply cannot be put on the backburner. As local services erode, the risk that communities feel even more powerless and left behind grows.

09:00 - 09:20

Michelle Sacks, Corporate Director & Chief Information Officer
Michelle Sacks
Corporate Director & Chief Information Officer
Boston Borough Council

GDPR - Post Implementation, Leadership and Culture

Michelle Stacks will be examining the impact of GDPR on organisations and how leadership and culture change is integral to creating the transformation in mindset required to truly implement the requirements and not just reliance on the purchase and implementation of new IT systems.

Michelle will be showing examples of lessons learnt and what more is there to do whilst recognising the positives that have emerged from the implementation that may not have been appreciated. This includes organisational streamlining of systems and processes, commercial opportunities linked to DPO provisions and training, whilst working together with a team "can- do" approach that filters through the whole council.

09:20 - 09:40

Solution Provider Case Study

09:40 - 10:00

Robin Porter, Deputy Chief Executive & Corporate Director Customer and Commercial
Robin Porter
Deputy Chief Executive & Corporate Director Customer and Commercial
Luton Borough Council

Driving Economic Development and Commercialisation Through Optimisation of Assets

Over the last seven years 35% of the £131m of savings that Luton Council has delivered have been through trading and commercialisation. The Council owns a number of external trading companies including the company that owns the 5th largest and one of the fastest growing airports in the UK. Over the last 4 years we have initiated a new business strategy to drive customer service; revenue growth; and to realise the potential of the asset. This strategy has already added £169m of value to the shareholder. We are now developing a proposal to grow the Airport from 16mppa today up to 38mppa.

10:05 - 10:25

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

10:25 - 10:40

Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break

10:40 - 11:00

Solution Provider Case Study

11:00 - 11:20

James Rolfe, Director of Finance and Corporate Resources and Customer Services
James Rolfe
Director of Finance and Corporate Resources and Customer Services
London Borough of Enfield

Agile Transformation

Enfield Council’s digital transformation has been significant by any measure. New, leading- edge IT, a rapid timescale and significant, ongoing savings of over £15m per year. In this presentation, James Rolfe will set out how that was done, the technology used, and the benefits and pitfalls of their experience. With the increase of interest in artificial intelligence, he will talk about how AI has made a real difference for Enfield's 330,000 residents and customers.

11:25 - 11:45

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

11:50 - 12:10

Paul Brewer, Director for Digital & Resources
Paul Brewer
Director for Digital & Resources
Adur and Worthing District Council

Designing Services Effectively With Digital - A Whole System Approach to Change in the Digital Age

Adur & Worthing Councils are leaders in low-code digital service development and are creating the vital service design and business modelling practices that are helping drive deep, whole system transformation. Powered by effective end-to-end digital services built in-house, the programme is on course to deliver £3m in revenue savings. The councils' work on designing and building the Going Local app to support social prescribing in GP surgeries, points to a new role for councils in enabling new working practices with digital that bust silos between front line teams in different organisations.

12:10 - 12:30

Solution Provider Case Study

12:40 - 13:35

Group 1 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 1 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

12:40 - 13:35

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health
Greg Fell
Director of Public Health
Sheffield City Council

Group 2 - Group Discussion The Anatomy of a Healthy City

Health is not the sole responsibility of the NHS and social care. The NHS is good at fixing people when they go wrong, but other sectors have a critical role to play in keeping our populations well and healthy. In this session, Greg will set out how one city is approaching this conundrum and seeing it as a long-term infrastructure project and an investment for a productive economy.

The session will then open out to the delegate audience to explore how the mission is set and executed across many different policy spheres and why "being healthier" is critical to the financial health of local government. It will also explore how and why "public health" is not something that is within the domain of "the public health grant" but something that is core to the mission of any city or district, using the concept of health in all policies.

Group 2 - Group Discussion The Anatomy of a Healthy City

13:35 - 14:35

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

14:45 - 15:40

Group 2 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 2 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

14:45 - 15:40

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health
Greg Fell
Director of Public Health
Sheffield City Council

Group 1 - Group Discussion The Anatomy of a Healthy City

Health is not the sole responsibility of the NHS and social care. The NHS is good at fixing people when they go wrong, but other sectors have a critical role to play in keeping our populations well and healthy. In this session, Greg will set out how one city is approaching this conundrum and seeing it as a long-term infrastructure project and an investment for a productive economy.

The session will then open out to the delegate audience to explore how the mission is set and executed across many different policy spheres and why "being healthier" is critical to the financial health of local government. It will also explore how and why "public health" is not something that is within the domain of "the public health grant" but something that is core to the mission of any city or district, using the concept of health in all policies.

Group 1 - Group Discussion The Anatomy of a Healthy City

15:45 - 16:45

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

16:45 - 17:05

Matt Prosser, National Spokesperson for Digital Leadership
Matt Prosser
National Spokesperson for Digital Leadership
Solace, Chief Executive, Dorset Council’s Partnership
CLOSING KEYNOTE

The Culture of Digital Transformation

We are all leading the digital transformation in our organisations - right? So how do we ensure that our transformation plans work in practice and not just in theory? Changing the way we use technology is just one part of this - if we don’t transform our operating cultures we will not succeed. After all, we lead people - not technology. We buy tech, upgrade tech, procure tech... we lead people. In a twenty first century council we need new skills, behaviours and talent, predominantly using our existing workforce. After all, saying "if you cannot change the people, change the people" is easier in theory than in practice.

17:05 - 17:25

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

17:30 - 18:30

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

18:30 - 19:00

Paul Brewer, Director for Digital & Resources
Paul Brewer
Director for Digital & Resources
Adur and Worthing District Council

Winedown Workshop 1 Digital Infrastructure and "Smart Cities"

How do we as councils lead, and what needs to be done? Share your thoughts with Paul in this workshop.

Winedown Workshop 1 Digital Infrastructure and

18:30 - 19:00

Roy Thompson, Deputy Chief Executive
Roy Thompson
Deputy Chief Executive
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Winedown Workshop 2 Shared Services - Still Relevant?

Roy wants to hear your thoughts on shared services and how they are still relevant in the modern local government context.

Winedown Workshop 2 Shared Services - Still Relevant?

18:30 - 19:00

Mike Kenworthy, Head of IT
Mike Kenworthy
Head of IT
Somerset County Council

Winedown Workshop 3 Is True Digital Transformation Possible without Culture Change?

Digital transformation isn't really about technology; it’s about organisational agility - organisations culture plays a vital role in the digital transformation of any business. What are the risks and barriers to culture change and what strategies can we employ to surmount them?

Winedown Workshop 3 Is True Digital Transformation Possible without Culture Change?

18:30 - 19:00

Cate Edwynn, Director of Public Health
Cate Edwynn
Director of Public Health
Derby City Council

Winedown Workshop 3 How Can Cities Close the Gap?

What is the role of local government really about? Cate wants to hear from you.

Winedown Workshop 3 How Can Cities Close the Gap?

19:00 - 19:15

Coffee and Networking Break and Day 1 Close

Coffee and Networking Break and Day 1 Close

20:00 - 20:30

Drinks Reception

Drinks Reception

20:30 - 22:30

Networking Dinner

Networking Dinner