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Council of the Future Campaign Week

This week techUK will highlight what the future of local public services will look like in a digital age #CounciloftheFuture.

This week techUK is celebrating how technology is transforming public service outcomes and re-imagining what future local public services will look like.

It is the second year we are running the ‘Council of the Future’ campaign week, showcasing how tech can be used to drive better local public outcomes and create places where citizens want to live, thrive and work. It will highlight what the ‘art of the possible’ is and showcase the technologies that are disrupting the sector and helping to re-imagine service delivery.

Throughout the week we will be looking at topics central in helping to create the environment and conditions for the vision of a ‘Council of the Future’ to flourish and succeed.

We will continuing the conversation at our event next week on 12 December - Future Gazing: Where Next for Local Government Tech in 2019? - reflecting on the past year in local government transformation – what have been the technologies re-defining service delivery, they key trends and looking to 2019 on what the emerging technologies disrupting the sector are. The panel will also be making their predictions for 2019! You can register here.

What does the ‘Council of the Future’ look like to you? Join the conversation on #CounciloftheFuture @techUK

Themes to be explored include:

  • Vision: Future scenarios of the ‘council of the future’; what will the future local public services look like
  1. Guest blog: The Impact of The New Communication Paradigm by Paul Gomes, Head of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning at CRITICAL Software
  2. Guest blog: Digital Capabilities for a Digital Council by Paul Davidson, CIO at Sedgmoore Council 
  3. Guest blog: Three ways to use data to create a citizen centric council by Jenny Mulholland, Agile Project Manager at Softwire and a local Councillor
  4. Guest blog: Guest blog: How to build a successful customer self-service strategy by John McMahon, Product Director at IEG4 
  • Future Gazing: The technologies re-imaging local public services to solving complex problems; and the future tech trends
  • Data & Trust: Data driven local public services; building trust and cyber resilience
  • Culture: The role of leadership in creating a digital first-mindset
  • Collaboration: Driving innovation through collaboration to growing the local gov tech market through partnership working


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