This year’s conference – the fifth in the series – expands its remit further to become Think Cloud for Digital Government. The name change reflects the role played by cloud computing as one of the primary enablers for digital transformation across the wider public sector. This year we look not only at the cloud strategy itself, but how it operates alongside the likes of the Digital Services Framework and against a shifting backdrop of traditional IT services contracts winding down.
Whilst the Government Digital Service and Digital Marketplace team continues to drive through the digitisation of public service delivery and roll out new iterations of the framework, there are still clear and sizeable challenges ahead. With local government yet to show the same enthusiasm for cloud computing as its central government counterparts, the Public Cloud First mandate will come in for serious scrutiny in the near future.
Our conference presents a series of questions and discussion points which will be addressed during the various sessions on the day. Will the rise of cloud services alternatives come to pass? Can the government meet its own objectives in terms of SME inclusion in replacement contracts for those big ticket outsourcing deals? And will the UK’s own national cloud computing interests be best served or undermined by legislative and standards-related work at a pan-European level in Brussels?
The longest running public sector cloud event, with top government speakers, analyst content and commentary on the future of the industry.
Network and learn from others experiences and share vital information with a large number of informed public sector delegates.
All THINK events centre around strong content led agendas with top level speakers, covering all the important issues and factors concerning public sector cloud.