The SDS Team were invited to attend the Spring Socitm Conference in London on 27th April. The conference involved a variety of guest speakers from across the ICT sector, local public services and private sector partners.
The conference offered a great platform for us to see and catch up with our existing partners (always nice to see some friendly faces!) as well as offering us the opportunity to meet and chat with other representatives, not only from the public sector, to forge new relationships.
The conference focused on building the business case for service redesign, developing an understanding of the policies and working practices that underpin successful transformation. With a successful transformation program in place, this would then accelerate better outcomes and savings for local public services.
This year’s Spring Conference focused on a Simplify, Standardise and Share theme.
Key issues discussed:
- Better use of data
- Simplified – re-designed to deliver better outcomes
- Standardised – built on open, common, interoperable standards, components and capabilities
- Shared – collaboration, shared services, adapt and adopt
There were some superb speakers on the day, one of which was William Benson, Tunbridge Wells Chief Executive, who presented a selection of SDS projects that attracted a great reception from the audience and prompted conversations with various representatives regarding our work, methods and approaches.
Read page 11 of the Socitm “In our View’ magazine – “Nudging Goes Local” – where William Benson describes how nudging techniques have created efficiency savings across services in the Tunbridge Wells borough.