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GovTech 2020 Agenda

9:30 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks 
Bryan Glick
Bryan Glick
Editor in Chief
Computer Weekly
Confirmed
9:35 am
Keynote Address | Investing in Emerging Technology: Harnessing the Tech of Tomorrow to Respond to COVID-19 

The keynote address will provide updates and insight from BEIS with regards to the Department’s strategy for innovation and emerging technology, R&D roadmap, and how innovation and emerging technology can continue to aid the recovery of our economy and society post-Covid.

Amanda Solloway MP
Amanda Solloway MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Science, Research and Innovation)
BEIS
Confirmed
9:55 am
How the Fourth Industrial Revolution Can Help Us Beat COVID-19 
  • Understanding the importance of future technology in a post-COVID-19 society: accelerating testing and development for the recovery of a post-COVID economy 
  • How emerging tech such as Big DataAI, IoT and Blockchain can be deployed to manage the effects and mitigate the risks of COVID-19 on our economy 
  • Encouraging collaboration between government, academics and the private sector to engage on 4IR issues for economic success 
  • Realising the economic and societal benefits of truly embracing the 4IR – developing emerging technology to create better public services 

 

Senior Representative, APPG4IR
Senior Representative, APPG4IR
Senior Representative
APPG4IR
Invited
10:15 am
Networking & Meet the Supplier
10:45 am
Panel | AI and Data in Government: Ethical Innovation, Collaboration and Skills 
  • Promoting trust in AI and Data in order to help bolster the creation of long-term solutions to conquer COVID-19 – adopting a human-cantered approach and emphasising citizen priority 
  • Ensuring the right digital skills and infrastructure exist to support the safe and ethical innovation of AI, Machine Learning, RPA and data-driven technologies 
  • Fostering the AI ecosystem in the UK – encouraging a dialogue between industry, academia and government  
  • Supporting Government on the development of AI and data-driven tech: understanding the economic and societal priorities, opportunities and challenges  
Dr. Shruti Kohli
Dr. Shruti Kohli
Lead Data Scientist
DWP Digital
Confirmed
Ed Teather
Ed Teather
Head of Strategy & International
Office for AI
Confirmed
Sue Bateman
Sue Bateman
Deputy Director, Policy and Innovation
GDS
Confirmed
Edwina Dunn
Edwina Dunn
Board Member
The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
Confirmed
11:25 am
Key Supporter Session
11:45 am
Seminar Sessions
Seminar Sessions
Seminar Sessions
Multi-cloud for Government Transformation 
  • Value for Money  
  • Innovation 
  • Modernise Legacy IT 
Application Security: Automation, Adoption, Digital Transformation
How to build a future ready Digital Workplace strategy with Intelligent Automation & RPA.
  • Accelerate your digital transformation journey 
  • Automating the Public Sector to improve citizen services and operational efficiency     
  • Digital Workers – What does the future look like with RPA, and AI. 
  • Intelligent Automation AI & RPA in Action 
12:30 pm
Networking & Meet the Supplier
1:30 pm
Panel | Maximising the Value of Geospatial Data and Applications: Data Infrastructure and Innovation
  • The opportunities for improving UK data infrastructure 
  • Innovative geospatial solutions and their benefits 
  • Encouraging collaboration between the government and industry 
  • Priorities for the future 
Abigail Page
Abigail Page
Head of Innovation and Skills
Geospatial Commission
Confirmed
George Filip
George Filip
Knowledge Transfer Manager Connected Autonomous Vehicles
Knowledge Transfer Network
Confirmed
Daniel Wicks
Daniel Wicks
Head of Earth Observation
Satellite Applications Catapult
Confirmed
2:10 pm
Sponsored Session

Leading the World in Digital Transformation through 5G and Next Generation Connectivity 

  • Why 5G will be crucial post pandemic.
  • Meeting the demands of Society and Enterprises for high quality connectivity.
  • Keeping the Country Connected 24/7 365.
2:30 pm
Finding the Right Solutions: DVLA’s Emerging Technology Lab 
  • Testing and using new and emerging technologies to solve problems set by the business  
  • Developing proof of concepts to understand the tech and learn new skills   
  • Understanding how tech can create solutions to help design better citizen-centric services  
  • Exploring technology such as AI, augmented reality, chatbots, RPA, and machine learning  
Rob James
Rob James
Head of Emerging Technology Lab
DVLA
Confirmed
2:50 pm
Navigating Internal Barriers Across the Public Sector: The KTN AI Toolkit
  • Understanding what truly improves outcomes – helping the public sector to implement the right tech solutions  
  • Assisting with the safe and strategic adoption of AI by encouraging collaboration between the government and SMEs to generate shared ideas and solutions 
  • Upskilling the work forcenavigating resistance and enabling internal cultural shift  
  • Truly understanding the user, the challenge, and the ROI to create more efficient and cost-effective services  
Dr Caroline Chibelushi
Dr Caroline Chibelushi
Knowledge Transfer Manager Artificial Intelligence
Knowledge Transfer Network
Confirmed
3:10 pm
Sponsored Session
3:30 pm
Panel | The Value of Emerging Tech Across the Public Sector – Updates, Lessons and Best Practice
  • Assessing the value in investing in future tech and exploring the ways in which it has aided the response to the COVID-19 crisis across central and local government 
  • Embracing AI, RPA and Machine Learning in order to generate cost savings, improve citizen-centric services and transform the relationship between citizen and state 
  • Understanding how 5G and IoT can continue to aid in the Coronavirus response through improving infrastructure and connectivity  
  • Learning from those are leading the way in implementing emerging tech  is this always the right solution to improving outcomes? 
  • Delivering next generation of public services through IoT; healthcare, parking, environment, smart cities and smart communities, asset tracking etc. 
Dr. Shruti Kohli
Dr. Shruti Kohli
Lead Data Scientist
DWP Digital
Confirmed
Mark Stansfeld
Mark Stansfeld
Chair
WM5G
Confirmed
Senior Representative, HMRC
Senior Representative, HMRC
Senior Representative
HMRC
Invited
Senior Representative, Oxford City Council
Senior Representative, Oxford City Council
Senior Representative
Oxford City Council
Invited
4:10 pm
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