14th & 15th May 2019

Event Agenda Day 2


Event Agenda

08:20 - 08:35

Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break

08:35 - 09:10

Hakeem Osinake, Operational Director of Housing
Hakeem Osinake
Operational Director of Housing
London Borough of Brent
Shaun Scrutton, Managing Director
Shaun Scrutton
Managing Director
Rochford District Council
Jason Longhurst, Director of Regeneration and Business
Jason Longhurst
Director of Regeneration and Business
Central Bedfordshire Council
OPENING KEYNOTE

Panel Session - How can Local Authorities and Housing Associations work together with their residents to develop thriving communities?

Building 100,000 new homes has to be about building communities.

Areas for discussion will include:

  • Understanding your Housing need – what does affordable housing mean and to whom?
  • Resident engagement – what does meaningful engagement and involvement of residents look like?
  • Developing a strategy to meet that need – what outcomes do you seek and by when?
  • Identify your strategic partners - which organisations share your values and how can you engage them?
  • Stakeholder analysis and engagement - who are your key stakeholders? E.g. Councillors, voluntary agencies, government agencies, etc.
  • Be clear on what you want to be and ensure you have the capacity to be it - do you want to build capacity to be a developer or engage others to deliver for you?
  • Funding - where does the funding come from and at what expense?
Panel Session - How can Local Authorities and Housing Associations work together with their residents to develop thriving communities?

09:10 - 09:30

Solution Provider Case Study

09:30 - 09:50

John Hubbard, Director of Commercial Innovation
John Hubbard
Director of Commercial Innovation
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Richard Holland, Assistant Director Technology Innovation
Richard Holland
Assistant Director Technology Innovation
London Borough of Waltham Forest

Enterprising Innovation Council - Bringing it together Council wide

In times of austerity Councils face even harsher challenges to maintain and deliver services for residents and businesses. Waltham Forest’s approach has been to see this as an opportunity to do things differently and bring together people from across the Council to respond to some of our biggest challenges in a new way. Our journey has led us to:

  • Develop innovative ideas to meet challenges
  • Create a work force empowered and enabled to innovate
  • Forged new relationships with local business, resident communities who view the Council as an innovator and facilitator
  • Built a Digital infrastructure, which is flexible and responsive and enables an enterprising culture
  • Built on commercial success
Enterprising Innovation Council - Bringing it together Council wide

09:55 - 10:15

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

10:15 - 10:45

Efficiency Brunch

Efficiency Brunch

10:45 - 12:00

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

12:00 - 12:20

Rupert Clubb, Director of Communities, Economy and Transport
Rupert Clubb
Director of Communities, Economy and Transport
East Sussex County Council

Shaping the Future of Mobility

Transport for the South East is an emerging sub national transport body stretching from Kent to Hampshire and extending north up into the M4 corridor.

The South East is crucial to the UK economy and is the nation’s major international gateway for people and businesses. We will grow the South East’s economy by facilitating the development of a high quality, integrated transport system that makes our region more productive and competitive, improves the quality of life for all and protects the environment, whilst ensuring value for money.

Perhaps the biggest challenge we face is the shape of future mobility. We are on the cusp of a revolution for transport. Not only are people travelling in different ways but their expectation of their travelling experience is growing. An increasing reliance on technology coupled with an imperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality provides a springboard for connected and autonomous vehicle development, alternative fuels and space for pay as you go mobility. We have embarked on our own journey to understand how to plan for the flexibility in our transport strategy development.

12:25 - 12:45

Jon Bell, Director of HR
Jon Bell
Director of HR
Portsmouth City Council

STREAM ONE Becoming a Commercial Council

Councils are increasingly aspiring to become more commercial and entrepreneurial in the
way they carry out their business. But what does being “a commercial council” actually mean? How entrepreneurial can we be with taxpayers’ money? Portsmouth City Council has been successful in developing a commercial approach in a number of ways, from investing in commercial property, trading its back office services, and generating income from its assets. Alongside this, it has tried to equip its workforce with the skills needed to progress this agenda. In this presentation, I will share some of Portsmouth’s experiences in becoming a commercial council, including successes and lessons learned for the future.

12:25 - 12:45

Alison Hughes, Assistant Director Strategic ICT
Alison Hughes
Assistant Director Strategic ICT
Partnerships Bolton and Wigan Council

STREAM TWO Wigan Council does digital, the next phase of our journey

Alison has worked in local government for many years, in a variety of roles in adult social care and services for children before taking up a role in ICT services. Alison has been in this post since 2013, as the nominated lead for the partners and responsible for a shared team who lead this arrangement. Alison previously presented to the Strategy Forum on the development of this shared service and some of the learning from this. Wigan Council, one of the Councils, who are in this Partnership won LGC Digital Council of the Year and Digital Leaders Digital Council awards in 2016 and Alison would like to share some of the learning from the next phase of our journey, especially how ICT and new technology contributes to this as part of this shared service and enables business transformation across the Partnership.

12:25 - 12:45

Cheryl Davenport, Director of Health and Care Integration
Cheryl Davenport
Director of Health and Care Integration
Leicestershire County Council

STREAM THREE Integrating Health and Care Data in Leicestershire: Case Study

Leicestershire’s multiagency Business Intelligence (BI) Strategy is delivering innovation in the integration of data across partners in the NHS and Local Government. This session will cover the approach taken to Information Governance, BI analytics and tools, workforce development, data integration, risk stratification and population profiling. The session will examine progress with the delivery of the strategy as a key enabler to the planning and delivery of new models of health and care at neighbourhood, place and system levels across the wider health and care economy of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and provide case study examples for the benefit of other health and care systems.

12:25 - 12:45

Peter Davies, Head of Digital Transformation and Policy
Peter Davies
Head of Digital Transformation and Policy
Canterbury City Council
Luke Ryan, Data Scientist
Luke Ryan
Data Scientist
Canterbury City Council

STREAM FOUR Being Data Ready - A District Perspective

Creating a strong data foundation will enable your organisation to better link services together, anticipate customer need, and focus valuable resources on priority activity.

Canterbury City Council has embarked on this journey, which includes the creation of a new Data Scientist post, to put data at the heart of both the council’s digital transformation agenda and service delivery.

The council will share both its vision for data as a cornerstone to service transformation and how it is practically applying this in real services.

12:50 - 13:10

Kieran Keane, Chief Executive
Kieran Keane
Chief Executive
Lancaster City Council
CLOSING KEYNOTE

Funding the Future

The presentation will centre on Lancaster City’s experience in dealing with the challenges faced by district councils in addressing the need to improve financial resilience in the face of reduced government funding. This will be from a personal perspective from someone who has come into local government recently from senior roles in other sectors.

The narrative will be about how this district has moved its thinking over a relatively short period. It probably wasn’t the first off the starting blocks but it has now been able to shift through the gears quite swiftly building a model based on “four pillars of financial resilience”.

The piece will reflect on what has changed to make this happen; that so much of this is driven by improved confidence, shifts in attitudes and the motivation of dealing with significant challenges in innovative and creative ways and how a combination of strategies complemented by a confident and ambitious approach can set the Council on a far more positive strategic journey.

13:10 - 13:20

Chair’s closing remarks

13:20 - 13:35

Coffee and Networking Break - Event Close

Coffee and Networking Break - Event Close

13:20 - 14:20

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch