GovTech 2020 Agenda

9:45 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks 
Bryan Glick
Bryan Glick
Editor in Chief
Computer Weekly
Confirmed
9:50 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
10:00 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 

 

Alan Mak MP
Alan Mak MP
Chair
All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
Confirmed
10:20 am
Networking & Meet the Supplier
10:50 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  
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
Iarla Kilbane-Dawe
Iarla Kilbane-Dawe
Deputy Head
Office for AI
Confirmed
Dr. Shruti Kohli
Dr. Shruti Kohli
Lead Data Scientist
DWP Digital
Confirmed
11:30 am
Role of Robots in Public Sector
11:30 am
Seminar Sessions
Seminar Sessions
Seminar Sessions
Multi-cloud for Government Transformation

Your needs are diverse and specialist, and so you need to mix and match multiple cloud technologies and solutions. In this talk, Glen Oscko from UKCloud will discuss how to reduce the time, cost, and risk of modernising your existing IT so you can deliver innovative citizen services rather than merely maintaining or building IT systems.

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Glen Ocskó
Glen Ocskó
Client Director
UKCloud
Confirmed
Rise of the Machines- Artificial Intelligence and Security

Artificial Intelligence (AI) software is everywhere being leveraged by many industries such as healthcare, fintech, and e-commerce. But how does AI impact the security space? Join Maty Siman, Checkmarx Founder and CTO, to get both a white hat and black hat perspective to AI and security.

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Maty Siman
Maty Siman
Chief Technology Officer
Checkmarx
Confirmed
How to build a future ready Digital Workplace strategy with Intelligent Automation & Bots
  • 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 Bots, and AI. 
  • Intelligent Automation AI & Bots in Action

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John Kelly
John Kelly
Head of Public Sector-Europe
Freshworks
Confirmed
Andrew Pattie
Andrew Pattie
Senior Solutions Engineer
Freshworks
Confirmed
12:20 pm
Networking & Meet the Supplier
1:20 pm
Panel | Maximising the Value of Geospatial Data and Applications: Innovation and Data Infrastructure
  • Innovative geospatial solutions and their benefits 
  • Encouraging collaboration between the government and industry
  • The opportunities for improving UK data infrastructure
  • 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
Ian Dean
Ian Dean
Principal Engineer Track
Network Rail
Confirmed
Carol Sunderland
Carol Sunderland
Innovation Lead
Innovate UK
Confirmed
2:10 pm
The Impact on Technology and Innovation post Covid19 and the Need to Adapt

If there were two impacts upon ‘Technology and Innovation’ caused by Covid19 they would probably be ‘pace of demand’ by users and the need for ‘innovative solutions’ by the providers.
Whereas in the past Technology was Innovating at a pace, it could be argued, aligned to the readiness of users to adopt new ideas (and the constraints of funding), almost overnight the world had to adapt and find new ways of working. Traditional barriers were removed in many cases and this saw Technology (and more specifically Innovation) at the centre of a world demanding solutions that could be adopted almost immediately.
In our session we will explore the factors involved in this and the need to adapt in the post Covid19 world.

Peter Kirwan
Peter Kirwan
Deputy Director for Technology
Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
Confirmed
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
Networking & Meet the Supplier
3:20 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
3:40 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. 
Robert Franks
Robert Franks
Managing Director
WM5G
Confirmed
Simon King
Simon King
Head of User Centred Design
DWP Digital
Confirmed
4:10 pm
Chairs Closing Remarks & End of Conference
Bryan Glick
Bryan Glick
Editor in Chief
Computer Weekly
Confirmed

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