31 Oct. 11:30 - 12:30 | L3 - Session Room 14

Unplugged Government Executive Panel: Building Connected Cities of the Future

This Senior Government Executive Panel is chaired by Helen Olsen Bedford, Publisher at UK Authority who will quiz senior Government Leaders such as Ian Bell, Director of the National Enabling Programmes, Director of Information for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Police and vice-chair of the National Police Technology Council; Chief Digital Officer to the London Mayor Theo Blackwell; Gianluca Di Pasquale, Future Cities Advisory & Digital Leader from Ernst & Young and Microsoft UK’s CityNext Lead Ellen Wilson on how the right digital strategy can empower Government to deliver securer citizen services that meet modern day expectations and create safer, digital cities. Today’s cities face big challenges, including significant operational spending pressures, budget cuts, outdated infrastructure and a growing and aging population. They need to deliver enhanced services and administrative capabilities that put people first, to help them to achieve more with less. In particular, both citizens and businesses increasingly expect always on, personalised, and convenient self-service options whilst balancing inclusion and accessibility. Creating a more joined up place to live and work through technology fosters positive relationships between citizens, businesses and governments.
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