15th & 16th October 2019

Event Agenda Day 2

Event Agenda

08:10 - 08:25

Coffee and Networking break

Coffee and Networking break

08:25 - 08:45

Charlotte Ramsden, Strategic Director People Directorate
Charlotte Ramsden
Strategic Director People Directorate
Salford City Council

Development and Impact of the Greater Manchester Children’s Plan

Greater Manchester as part of an ambitious commitment to devolution has developed and implemented a GM Children’s Plan. The partnership commitment to the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families is supported by the wider ambitions of the combined authority, health and care partnership and Greater Manchester Police as well as other key partners. This session will outline how priorities were agreed, what work and investment has happened so far, the lessons learned to date and the impact on outcomes and best use of resources. This is a work in progress but has been built on a history of joint working and shared commitment, with a determination to invest in future opportunity, prevention and early help, not just respond to crises. We have a long way to go but green shoots are encouraging, and cultural shift is happening.

08:50 - 09:10

Gavin Muncaster, Head of IT
Gavin Muncaster
Head of IT
Isle of Wight Council

STREAM ONE - ERP Migration to the Cloud

The presentation describes the approach that the IWC took when it’s current ERP solution was on hardware that was becoming end of life, staffing resource was limited and there was a mixed view within the business around the suitability of the solution.

The project then delivered a migration of our ERP solution to a cloud hosted service. There was a smooth transition to the cloud with minimal disruption to end users. The migration has enabled upgrades and enhancements to be installed, fully supported by our solution provider.

08:50 - 09:10

Liam Hanrahan, Director for Communications, Information Systems and Corporate Development
Liam Hanrahan
Director for Communications, Information Systems and Corporate Development
Mayo County Council

STREAM TWO - Creative Leadership Programme - Putting place and people at the core

Place and People are core to the Mayo approach and the delivery of a Leadership Programme has been a key focus of the work of management over the last 3 years.

Mayo County Council initiated a Creative Leadership programme 3 years ago (Summer 2016). Initially this work concentrated in bringing the senior team together and using non- management approaches to explore leadership, communication, creativity and vision. Over the course of 3 years this has expanded and developed. An ongoing Senior Leadership Programme was established and has begun to embed this creative change management approach. As this model progressed, key projects came to the fore as initiatives that could be undertaken throughout the organization to create Leadership and Change: Digital Transformation, Climate Action, Town and Village Renewal & Regeneration.

The presentation will examine how through the Leadership programme these key challenges for local government have been explored; from Chief Executive/Senior team and Council member engagement, to staff ambassadors and digital champions. This process has engaged, transformed and progressed our Local Authority, and Liam is happy to be able to share this with you.

09:15 - 09:35

Rachel Ruston, Head of IT Service Delivery & Commercial Services
Rachel Ruston
Head of IT Service Delivery & Commercial Services
Barnsley Council

Digital First - Enabling Technology - How did we start our Successful Transformation Journey

In order to achieve our Digital Ambitions, we launched a programme named ‘Digital First’ which was key to supporting our aim to revolutionise IT provision in the organisation, creating a council with capability, capacity and agility - enabling Future Council. It was to be a fundamental redesign of technology, about redesigning from the ground up and not ‘slicing bits off’ and dealing with them in isolation, which has been done too many times in the past. The programme needed to focus on empowering our citizens, our employees and building a confident, capable council with growth.

We aspired to build the foundations for a range of Digital First services that will not only delight our citizens but also empower our teams and make the most effective use of our resources.

09:35 - 09:55

Solution Provider Case Study

10:00 - 10:20

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

10:25 - 10:55

Efficiency Brunch

Topic led roundtables around efficiency challenges in your organisation

Efficiency Brunch

11:00 - 12:00

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

12:00 - 12:20

Geoff Connell, Head of IMT Norfolk County Council
Geoff Connell
Head of IMT Norfolk County Council
Norfolk County Council

Norfolk’s New Way of Working

Hear about how digital infrastructure, emerging technologies and new ways of working are changing the ways in which social care services are delivered in Norfolk. From the latest underpinning connectivity solutions such as LoRaWAN and full fibre to a more productive workforce, empowered citizens, better provider and NHS integration. Including lessons learnt about what’s working well (and less well) and the latest innovations we hope will enable future improvements and efficiencies.

12:20 - 12:40

Jo Hicks, Director, Academi Wales
Jo Hicks
Director, Academi Wales
Welsh Government

Disciplined Collaboration

You will have all heard this proverb ‘If you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far go together’ – But why can’t we go fast together?

This session will offer some insights and actions into how our leadership and our relationships must be used together to drive effective and successful collaboration. We will look at the power structures of effective partnerships, how these often conflict with the strategies of our individual organisations and the disciplined behaviours needed by those leading collaboratively in order that we can all go fast together!

12:40 - 12:50

Chair’s closing remarks

12:50 - 13:05

Coffee & Networking Break - Event Close

Coffee & Networking Break - Event Close

13:05 - 14:05