Budget and Beyond: UK Public Sector Predictions for 2018

Sponsored by: Global Data

Focused on:

  • Brexit
  • Technology Challenges
  • Market Developments

Date: 4 December


Time: 11AM London

What the Public Services Technology Community Needs to Look out For

2017 has been one of the most politically volatile years in the UK's recent history. With the shape of Brexit mired in uncertainty, a faltering economy, and a weak government with a fragile majority, predicting what will happen in 2018 is a daunting task for any forecaster.

Yet the suppliers, teams and individuals who provide the technology underpinning British public services cannot stand still. They need to know where political uncertainty will create barriers to technology adoption, and where the new opportunities will be.

Join the GlobalData Public Sector team as they unpick the 2017 Autumn Budget, and outline the key policy and technology challenges facing each part of the sector in 2018. The analysts will give their predictions for likely market developments next year, and what the public services technology community should do to prepare.

Presented by

Jessica Figueras,

Chief Analyst, GlobalData Public Sector

Jessica leads GlobalData Public Sector, with responsibility for the research, data, content and advisory services produced by its team of analysts, journalists and researchers. She is a sought after advisor and speaker on government technology, and over her 22 years in the tech sector has published extensive research on enterprise technology issues. Before joining GlobalData Jessica was a strategy consultant, director at a London-based digital start-up, and Practice Leader at Ovum. She is also currently Chair of Trustees at a major UK charity.

Rob Anderson,

Principal Analyst, Central Government

Rob manages GlobalData Public Sector’s central government ICT research, analysing market trends and delivering consulting projects. Prior to joining GlobalData he undertook a number of commercial roles within the Cabinet Office, including that of Crown Representative for software suppliers. He also undertook active engagements in the Government Digital Service (GDS) and Buying Solutions (now CCS).

Dan Jones,

Senior Analyst, National Security and Emergency Services

Dan leads GlobalData Public Sector’s research in the defence, security and emergency services ICT markets. Prior to joining GlobalData, Dan was a defence and security analyst for an independent business information provider in the City of London. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of York and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Leeds.

Robert Stoneman,

Analyst, Education

Robert specialises in the education technology sector, including higher education, further education, schools and wider education policy. Previously Robert managed ICT and data at a multi-academy trust in Essex and North East London specialising in pupils with special educational needs, and was an associate lecturer at the University of Kent while completing his PhD.

Alan Mo

Research Director, Local Government

Alan is responsible for developing and implementing research programmes aimed at sizing and forecasting ICT supplier opportunities in the local public services and outsourcing markets. Previously Alan was an Insight Development Manager at Nokia, where he was responsible for ensuring market insights were fully embedded in the strategic planning and product development process, and Head of Technology, Media & Energy at Intelligentsia.

Neha Ralhan

Senior Analyst, Healthcare

Neha focuses on technology in the UK health and social care sector. She has expertise in e-health, public health and integrated care, transformation management, government funding pathways and strategic planning. She has over nine years experience working in the healthcare sector, and was part of the team that delivered Australia's highest profile integrated, digital hospital in which she led transformation programmes across oncology services and multidisciplinary care.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the implications of the 2017 Autumn Budget for public sector technology buyers
  • Identify the key areas of political uncertainty impacting technology buyers in 2018
  • Identify areas of technology opportunity likely to be less affected by political uncertainty in 2018
  • Gain a view across all parts of the public sector including central, local and devolved government; health; education; national security; emergency services and transport


  • IT service providers
  • tech companies
  • consultancies working with the public sector
  • Public sector CTOs and CDOs