Local government managers and digital experts are invited to an event this March that aims to inspire digital public service ambition by providing a forum for discussion and demonstrating leading-edge innovations from the sector.
Local Digital Futures ‘16 – Working as One: Platforms & Sharing, will take place on 4 March 2016 in London at the Department for Communities and Local Government in London. The overall theme is ‘working as one,’ covering technologies such as platforms and techniques, like sharing digital services between councils.
The free, all-day event will be of particular interest to local government heads of service, assistant directors and service managers, ICT and digital specialists. It will focus on how the local government sector and industry can work together to build digital public services and will cover new technologies, lessons learned from collaboration, examples of public service digital innovation and reveal opportunities.
Local Digital Futures ‘16 will, for example, allow delegates to examine and discuss current developments in Government as a Platform, cyber resilience and data sharing, as well as showcase Local Digital Programme developments (read more).
The overall aims are to:
- explore Government as a Platform and how local government can access and use it.
- examine the importance of cyber resilience in the technology-dependent local authority.
- look at the benefits of technology-aided data sharing and collaboration.
- demonstrate Local Digital Programme products as they prepare to be launched.
The day’s programme will be made up of plenary keynotes, lightning talks – short, thought provoking inspirational talks – and breakout speed briefings; an opportunity to scrutinise topics with peers.
Details of speakers and breakout session leaders will be published on the Local Digital news blog in the coming weeks.
Local Digital Futures ’16 takes place on Friday 4 March from 09:30 to 17:00 at the Home Office Conference Suite, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF.