Tuesday 26th November 2019
The Seminars will take place from 12.15 – 13.00.
Delegates will be able to attend one seminar at the event. No pre selection is required – delegates will be able to select which session they attend onsite.
Main Conference Plenary
Who are Jisc? The future: Education 4.
Steve Masters, Group Chief Technology Officer, Jisc
Who are Jisc? Steve Master’s Jisc Group CTO will provide an insight into an organisation, which started life as the UK’s Computer Board, more than 50 years ago.
– Generations and future of work – how future generations are viewing the world of work and what you need to be preparing for as your next generation employees.
– Data Analytics: Student journey data, insights readiness for business.
– Intelligent campus: Teaching & Learning Spaces: These will need to be considered and understood by the public sector to ensure next generation employees are provided with the environments to ensure staff development and retention.
– Our own digital vision
Adopt An Attacker’s Mindset: Identifying and Protecting the Apps, Assets and Services That your Organisation Relies On
David Higgins, EMEA Technical Director, CyberArk
Hacking has proven a relatively risk-free way to obtain sensitive citizen data, access critical assets and obtain IP in recent years, with attackers able to lurk for months on networks, conducting essential surveillance and compromising the credentials they need to move laterally before launching their endgame – whatever that might be. We don’t necessarily lack visibility of what is going on in our networks but we certainly lack the ability to tell whether what is going on is something that can be trusted…or something that needs attention. This session will cover approaches to managing and securing the credentials that allow access to critical data and assets. It will argue that it is crucial to implement a ‘think like an attacker’ mindset in order to identify and protect what is truly important to your organisation and thus show defensible ROI.
Creating Value and Cutting Costs with Pre-Owned Microsoft Licences
Stephen Cook, Head of Sales, ValueLicensing
Join this session to understand how organisations across Europe are utilising pre-owned Microsoft licences to create value and manage costs within their IT estate and ensure a correct licence position is maintained. With the public organisation looking to unlock budget learn how ValueLicensing enabled Devon NHS Trust to navigate the legal and compliance landscape of pre-owned licences to save over a million pound on their office 2010 upgrade project.
The Robotics and AI Use Case to Transform Local Government in 2020
Keith Stagner CEO T-Impact Ltd
The future for Local Authorities is uncertain. With issues surrounding life post-Brexit, concerns about where funding is coming from and the need to cope with demands from an increasingly elderly population, councils are finding themselves overworked with back-end administration and unable to fulfill frontline duties.
Our seminar will help you to understand this future in more detail and explain how robotics and AI can provide the perfect solution for your council to maximise operational efficiency, reduce the need to cut vital services due to budget issues and free up your staff for empowering and important frontline operations to directly serve the most important people – your constituents.
We’ll explain how digital transformation is equally about people, as well as technology.
We’ll explain why you need to win hearts and minds to drive your digital transformation projects and the importance of choosing the right business case and use cases to make your first projects successful.
We’ll explain why we have chosen UiPath, the world\’s fastest-growing enterprise software company as our exclusive robotic solutions vendor and why they are perfectly placed to help you achieve your digital goals.
Above all, we’ll share some of our biggest industry success stories with you and reveal the key use case that is going to transform the way your local authority works, as we head into the uncertainty of 2020.
The Importance of Application Resilience in a Digitally Driven World
Tony Walsh, Strategic Account Manager, Zerto & Richard Browne, Systems Engineer, Zerto
In today’s world ‘Digital Transformation’ is happening at an increasing pace and many UK Public Sector organisations are going through significant change. As more and more services go digital, the expectation from users (both external and internal) increases and the requirement for high levels of application availability becomes a given. In this session we will cover the elements required to deliver true application resilience and provide an ‘always on’ experience for your users whilst reducing the administration burden on your IT teams.