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Digitech19: Challenges and rewards

Socitm is proud to be supporting Digitech19. Steve Mallinson, from Public Sector Connect, explains more about this remarkable event in a guest blog.


Picture this: 700 delegates, 80 plus exhibitors and over 60 high level, expert speakers from across public and private sectors coming together at one time, in one great Manchester location. Add the logistics of sound, lighting, carpets, refreshments and furnishings and with any luck and a fair wind, 19th November will find many readers of this blog at digitech19, the year’s largest gathering of public sector technology and technology procurement specialists.

Staged in partnership with Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and supported by Socitm, Government Digital Service, NHS Digital and a host of other bodies, digitech19 presents many challenges for an event organiser, not least of which is the complexity, diversity of offerings and the pace of change within the technology sector. From the largest players in the market to the smallest SMEs, suppliers from all of CCS technology frameworks have the opportunity to toss their hat into the ring as exhibitors and sponsors, allowing delegates the chance to engage directly with them and to expand and refresh their networks, taking back fresh information to their own organisation on new and innovative solutions to the myriad challenges they face.

From our perspective here at Public Sector Connect, digitech19 is a great opportunity to renew contact with many of the speakers, supporters, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors that we welcomed to digitech18 last year over in sunny Leeds. Having said that, this year’s venue, Manchester Central, means that we are able to open digitech19’s doors to a wider public and private sector audience so if you’re from public sector and haven’t yet booked your free place, why not do so now? Just register at and we look forward to seeing you on 19th November!


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