How To Accelerate Digital Delivery In The War For Talent
Sponsored by: Sogeti
- Public Sector
Date: 29 March
Time: 11AM London
All enterprises find it hard to attract skilled technology workers. It’s even harder for public sector organisations with inflexible pay structures and cumbersome hiring processes, especially those located outside metropolitan areas. Now, this challenge will get even harder for organisations that rely on contractors under changes to the IR35 regulations on disguised employment.
Despite these constraints, you still need to be a digital leader: deliver great citizen services, increase business agility, reduce expenditure and transform the relationship between citizen and state. You may be aiming to build a more strategic organisation, increase your yield, breaking up legacy IT outsourcing contracts to bring delivery and oversight back in-house, or managing a more complex supplier ecosystem. You are almost certainly getting to grips with digital and cloud, have already embarked on initiatives to make data easier to share across government and ensure it is managed securely while preparing for GDPR which comes into effect in 2018.
But without sufficient staffing, and the right culture, behaviours and leadership it becomes almost impossible to increase the productivity of your development organisation, (while complying with new regulation and responding to the requirements of Brexit, which will accelerate the exit of skilled European resources). Smarter metrics, advanced analytics, automation, and the effective use of agile and DevOps, are just a few ways you can achieve this.
Jessica Figueras is Chief Analyst at GlobalData (formally Kable) where she leads a team of around 20 analysts, journalists and researchers. She advises clients on the impact of UK government policy on the ICT industry, with focus areas including digital transformation, legacy renewal, sourcing policy, software development and analytics in government.
During her 20 years in the tech sector, Jessica has been a regular advisor to C-level executives, commentator and speaker. As an analyst she has published extensively on enterprise technology, specialising in vertical sectors (government and telecom), SMEs, digital and mobile.
Previously Jessica has been a strategy consultant, director at a London-based digital start-up and Practice Leader at Ovum. She has an MA from the University of Cambridge and a Diploma in Computing from the Open University.
Testing Services Practice Leader, Sogeti UK
Gary joined Sogeti in 2011, and as a VP within the Capgemini Group he is responsible for Sogeti UK's Testing Practice.
With over 20 years of experience in the testing industry, Gary has been key to the success of Managed Testing Service delivery and Test Transformation within our largest Telco, Banking and Public Sector clients. Prior to joining Capgemini, Gary held a number of senior roles at other leading consultancies including Cognizant and LogicaCMG. He has a passion for developing and mentoring some of our brightest young talent which has created a culture that nurtures and enables them to achieve their personal goals.
Key Learning Objectives
- How other Public Sector organisations are dealing with IR35, and where they are investing to plug the skills gap
- What factors to consider before deciding what, when and how much to outsource
- How the right combination of predictive and prescriptive analytics, automation and DevOps will deliver quantifiable business value while minimising risk
- How smart metrics and advanced multi-vendor management provide greater assurance and control
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