Post-election prospects for public sector IT

Sponsored by: GlobalData Technology

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    Date: 5 June


    Time: 11AM London

    What does the General Election mean for public sector digital and tech?

    On June 9th the UK will wake up to a new government – although it’s more than likely to be similar to the current one. With an uncertain Brexit looming on the horizon, and a very different set of government policy priorities emerging under Theresa May’s premiership, it’s time to ask: what will the new administration have in store for the technology community?

    Join the GlobalData Public Sector team as they outline today’s biggest political themes and policy challenges, and discuss their impact on public sector technology.

    The analysts will also provide an exclusive look at their new 5-year forecasts for ICT spending across all parts of the UK public sector: central, local and devolved government; health; education; emergency services and national security.

    Presented by

    David Bicknell,

    The Editor of Government Computing

    David is the Editor of Government Computing, the UK’s leading public sector ICT title. Previously, he held senior positions in a 14 year career at Computer Weekly as News Editor, US Correspondent, and was Managing Editor of e-Business Review.

    Previously he worked as a freelance editor, author and content and media specialist, and is co-author with Tony Collins of a book of IT project management case studies called ‘Crash’ (Simon & Schuster).

    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 22-strong team of analysts, journalists and researchers. She is a sought after advisor and speaker on government technology.

    Over her 22 years in the tech sector Jessica has published extensive research on enterprise IT. Her current focus areas include digital transformation, sourcing policy, and data innovation in the public sector, as well as the impact of Brexit and political upheaval on government technology priorities.

    Before joining GlobalData Jessica was a strategy consultant, director at a London-based digital start-up, and Practice Leader at Ovum. She is currently Trustee of a major UK charity, and a Fellow of the RSA.

    Rob Anderson,

    Principal Analyst, GlobalData Public Sector

    Rob specialises in the central government sector. Whilst reporting on market trends and supplier activity in the sector, he has also delivered several consulting projects across the full spectrum of UK public sector.

    Prior to joining GlobalData, Rob 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).

    Rob has a wealth of experience working for IT providers, designing and delivering a range of hardware, software and service-based solutions to clients in both public and private sectors.

    Key Learning Objectives

    • Understand the key policy priorities for Theresa May’s government, and how they translate into opportunities and challenges for the technology community
    • Understand the current role and relevance of central strategic bodies including the Government Digital Service
    • Gain insight into spending trends across the public sector IT landscape


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