On Tuesday and Wednesday the Microsoft Public Sector team will be at Civil Service Live 2013 in London with a whole host of partners and solutions to demonstrate the real life benefits of IT innovation.

This year’s theme is ‘Be Exceptional’ with the intent of cross-government collaboration, sharing ideas, and developing skills and capabilities to inspire your work, whatever your role.

Our presence at CSL 2013 will be centred around two main ‘hubs’ – the Understanding our World hub (in partnership with Esri UK) and The Way We Work hub (run by Digital by Default).

Also on the Understanding our World hub will be: Content and Code with collaboration and portal solutions, and Steljies showing their collaboration solutions and Optevia showing the latest innovations in customer relationship management.

Each hub will be running a number of workshops and demonstrations. Here’s a small description of what each hub is about plus news of the panel discussions taking place on each hub…

 

Understanding our World hub

Effective policy implementation relies on an in–depth understanding driven by location awareness and analytics. Now, Digital by Default is being rapidly adopted as the key mechanism for sharing this understanding and improving transactions with citizens. This year, we will demonstrate how various departments are exploiting both the power of location intelligence and the potential of the digital platform. Demonstrators include Public Health England, DEFRA, Transport for London, and the Office for National Statistics. To read more about our demonstrators and partners, take a look at our recent blog post here.

The panel: Government Reimagined

Wednesday July 3rd, 11:00AM, Conference Room 3

Microsoft is hosting a lively panel discussion at Civil Service Live next week that will feature leaders from across local and central Government that have successfully delivered transformational change.

You will hear Public Sector leaders talk about the changes that have been delivered, and the journeys they have taken their customers, organisations and teams through. You will leave with new insights and actionable, practical steps that you can take back to your organisation.

The panellists for our Government Reimagined – The Evidence session are:

  • Derrick McCourt, Director of Government, Microsoft
  • Geoff Connell, CIO, London Boroughs of Newham & Havering
  • Mark O’Neill, Head of Innovation & Delivery, Government Digital Service          
  • Ed Schofield, CIO, Rural Payments Agency

Chief Executives, Heads of Department, Strategy and Planning, Transformation, Digital-by-Default service managers and professionals will all get value from attending the panel session Government Reimagined – the evidence on Wednesday July 3rd, 11-11:45 in Conference Room 3.

 

The way we work hub (run by Digital by Default)

Modernising IT and workplaces for the 21st Century is one of the key priorities for the Civil Service Reform Plan. Try out modern working environments and technologies – and learn about how changes in access and security will make it easier to work with colleagues and on the move.

We will be at the hub with a large selection of devices to demonstrate how our collaboration and productivity cloud services can support a modern IT environment in the Civil Service.

The panel: How will we work?

16.30-17.00, Tuesday 2nd July

Greg Chammings of BIS and Dave Coplin of Microsoft

A lively panel discussion looking at future work environments including design and innovation in creating workspaces for the future. The group will explore the challenges and benefits of innovation, and approaches to overcoming challenges.


Keep up-to-date with CSL 2013 wherever you are!

We will also be covering Civil Service Live 2013 on social media to make sure you have the best coverage of news and views from the event whether you are there or not.

To follow the event on Twitter, please follow us: @msukingov …and keep an eye at our UK Government blog for a round-up of the event here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukgovernment/

It’s not too late to register

If you would like to attend this event and you have not already register to attend Civil Service Live 2013 then please register here: https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/csl2013/