ND17 Programme

8.15 Registration and exhibition 

Coffee and Breakfast will be served in The Ladies' Smoking Room and Outdoor Terrace on the first floor

9.30 Conference Commences

Welcome from Lord Maude of Horsham, Chair, Digital Leaders and opening remarks from the Conference Chair, Mark Thompson, Strategy Director, Methods.

9.45 – 10.30 Session One: Digital Government post the election and pre-Brexit

In the first session we will hear from The Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP on his take on these digital strategies , Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK and Emma Jones, SME Crown representative talking about Government procuring from SMEs.

10.30 Session Two: Digital Delivery

Following the first 3 voices in Government, we will then hear a keynote presentation by the Managing Director for Digital Banking at Lloyds Banking Group, Nick Williams before a panel discussion looking at what the tech sector is doing, the challenges they face and what business and society needs from the new Government and Brexit, what consumers and small business need and what is needed to ensure the growth of a diverse digital economy. Nick will be joined on the panel by Simon Hansford, CEO of UKCloud and Brian Fitzpatrick, Director of EQ Digital.

11.15  Morning Comfort Break

11.30 – 12.15 Session Three: Born Disruptors – Meet three Young Digital Leaders of the Year

Many of us hear about young disruptors, but here on stage we have a chance to meet three of this year’s Young Digital Leaders of the Year. Jessica Okoro, Jack Parsons and Molly Watt will present their work and be interviewed by Maggie Philbin, CEO of TeenTech

12.15-13.00 Session Four: Live Interview – “Defra: digital and data transformation”

Interview - Emma McGuigan, Global CTO at Acccenture will interview Claire Moriarty, Permanent Secretary at DEFRA on the topic “Defra: digital and data transformation.”

13.00 – 14.15 Lunch and Exhibition

Lunch will be served in The Ladies' Smoking Room and Outdoor Terrace on the first floor

14.15 - 15.15 Session Five: Delivering Innovation to Government

Following on from the interview after lunch, Government needs help from startups and business across a range of areas from cyber security and data compliance through cloud brokerage, robotic automation, and machine learning to cloud-based resilience, legacy modernisation and customer experience integration. But how can it find and procure these services and what are the technologies emerging that will have an impact in the next few years. Hear a keynote address from Daniel Korski, CEO of Public.io followed by a panel discussion with Elizabeth Vega, Global CEO of Informed Solutions and Helen Ferris, Director at Kainos.

15.15 -16.15 Session Six: Skills and Capability

Skills and capability in digital are at the heart of the success of any digital transformation from the boardroom leaders understanding and resourcing their own re-education to the introduction of agile behaviours throughout organisations and our communities having the basic skills to engage with these new public services. Hear a keynote address from Cameron Stewart, Axelos followed by a panel discussion with Holly Ellis, Director of Capability at GDS and Helen Milner, CEO of Good Things Foundation.

16.15 - 16.45 Session Seven: Interview with Mayank Prakash

Final Interview - Mayank Prakash, Chief Digital and Information Officer, DWP will be interviewed live on stage by Mike Beaven, MD, Methods

16.45 Conference Close and Prize Draw