LGPN Conference

LGPN North 2024

21st - 22nd May, Hilton Deansgate, Manchester

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

21 May 2024

  • 8:00 am - 8:45 am

    Main Room

    Registration

  • 8:45 am - 8:50 am

    Main Room

    Chair’s opening remarkst: A new era in local government

    Cliff Dean

    Chief Information Officer
    North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council

    Welcome to the Local Government Partnership Network!

  • 8:50 am - 9:30 am

    Main Room

    Panel discussion: AI empowerment: transforming local government in the digital era

    Cliff Dean

    Chief Information Officer
    North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council

    Fran Lautman

    Head of Digital and ICT Delivery
    Reading Borough Council

    Rocco Labellarte

    Chief Technology and Information Officer
    Oxford City Council

    Daniel Mouawad

    Chief Executive Officer
    Spelthorne Borough Council

    Local authorities are on the cusp of a digital revolution, wielding the power of artificial intelligence to transform predictive analytics and to better serve its communities. The question remains: Is AI a true solution for local council...

  • 9:35 am - 9:55 am

    Main Room

    Headline sponsor presentation

  • 9:55 am - 10:25 am

    Main Room

    Dragon's den: Speed presentations

    Dragons’ Den – a quick-fire pitch session featuring all of our sponsors. Each supplier delivers a 60-second elevator pitch about their solution – giving you an opportunity to earmark suppliers and solutions you are most interested ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am

    Main Room

    Coffee break and business meetings

    15 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 11:50 am - 12:20 pm

    Main Room

    Platinum sponsor presentation

  • 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm

    Main Room

    Digital resilience: safeguarding local authorities in the cyber age

    Cliff Dean

    Chief Information Officer
    North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council

    Dave Richardson

    Chief Information Officer
    Newark and Sherwood District Council

    Local authorities are a growing target for cyber security attacks. In today’s digital era, technology and digital innovation is growing at a rapid pace. Digital leaders are navigating an ever-evolving threat, trying to understand tacti...

  • 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

    Main Room

    Gold sponsor presentations

  • 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    Main Room

    Networking lunch

    An opportunity to connect with your peers and suppliers to talk over the learnings from the event. Lunch is served buffet style and a range of options are available to cater for different dietary requirements.

  • 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

    Main Room

    Cloud migration: a game changer for local government

    Rocco Labellarte

    Chief Technology and Information Officer
    Oxford City Council

    Local governments are facing increasing pressure to deliver better services with tighter budgets. Cloud migration presents a unique opportunity to address these challenges head-on. By moving data and applications to the cloud, local gove...

  • 2:25 pm - 3:10 pm

    Main Room

    Gold sponsor presentations

  • 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

    Main Room

    Coffee break and business meetings

    15 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 4:35 pm - 5:15 pm

    Main Room

    Panel discussion: Smart data: invigorate local governance dynamics

    Cliff Dean

    Chief Information Officer
    North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council

    Alison May

    Assistant Director of Skills and Employment
    Lambeth Council

    Local authorities are sat on a gold mine of data, but what is the best way to analyse and use this data for effective and targeted decision making? Navigating data can be a challenge: personal information needs careful handling, and such...

  • 5:20 pm - 5:40 pm

    Main Room

    Inclusive impact: evolving local government through diversity and digital innovation

    Cliff Dean

    Chief Information Officer
    North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council

    Ade Marques

    Head of Digital and ICT Delivery
    Reading Borough Council

    Michelle Burton

    Head of Employment and Skills
    West Yorkshire Combined Authority

    Fuelling positive change! This session focuses on advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion in local government. Explore practical strategies using community engagement, digital campaigns, and UX-focused services. Join us to champion ...

  • 5:40 pm - 5:45 pm

    Main Room

    Chair's closing remarks

  • 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

    Main Room

    Hotel check-in/Free time

  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Main Room

    Drinks reception & networking dinner

    Networking sessions – throughout the event we host a networking lunch as well as a dinner and drinks reception to give you ample opportunity to connect with your peers and suppliers over the learnings from the event. Dinner is served i...

  • 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Transform care with strategies for health and social wellbeing

    Kate Waterhouse

    Executive Director (Strategy and Transformation)
    Bury Council

    Andrew Carter

    Assistant Director of Digital, Data and Technology
    Bury Council

    Transforming health and social care with a focus on equity and wellbeing. Explore key aspects, including prevention, adult social care, and sustainable practices, incorporating mobile working platforms for healthier, more equitable commu...

  • 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm

    Breakout Room 2

    Digital leadership: reform local government service excellence

    Nicola Harvey

    Service Director – Customer and Digital Services
    Edinburgh City Council

    Anthony Baxter

    Head of Business Change and ICT
    South Derbyshire Council

    Transform local government leadership in a dynamic session. Harness cutting-edge automation, amplify customer experience, and foster innovation. Uncover practical approaches for efficiency and change management, revolutionising community...

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