Local government challenges to implementing digital solutions

24 October 2018 The Engine Shed, Bristol. 8.30-11.30am

Local government is under increasing pressure to cut costs without reducing public services. Although new digital solutions may decrease expenditure, inexperience at delivering them often leads to caution.

During this working breakfast, held at the Engine Shed, Bristol, Great State will lead a discussion around common challenges and share the ways we use our commercial experience to bear on our many government accounts. By adopting agile working methods and swift production cycles, we can help local government improve services, customer experience - and the bottom line. Our working processes align with the GDS framework, which underpins our extensive programme of works with clients such as the Royal Navy, WMCA, HMPPS and MOD.


8.30: Breakfast and networking

9.00: Introduction to core challenges and Great State best practice examples: Andrew Green; Commercial Business Manager, Great State

9:15: Methodologies for successful pre-discovery; Richard Worrall, Account Director, Great State

9:30: Short panel discussion with local government digital product owners, and Nicola Hinds, Strategy Director, Great State; chaired by Andrew Green

10:00: Coffee break

10.15: Roundtable working session: sharing in the challenge of local government; coordinated by Richard Worrall

10.45: Sharing of views from the floor

11.00: Concluding statements and close

This is a complimentary event for all local government professionals involved with digital programmes. It is the first event in a new GDS-focused quarterly thought leadership series by Great State.

Spaces are limited. Book now to avoid disappointment.