Digital Government 2020 //

The Digital Government Conference is taking place online this year in December.  This annual event, usually held in Croke Park, will provide a valuable opportunity to bring together key stakeholders to gain insight into the government’s objectives for digital transformation and hear directly from those responsible for driving this forward.  There has perhaps been no bigger challenge in recent times than what we are currently facing – the coronavirus pandemic – something that has sharply brought into focus the need for public service organisations to be responsive, resilient and agile.

From March 2020, the way we live and work has been utterly changed, as has the role that technology now plays.  All areas of our public services have been hugely impacted, particularly health, education and social welfare and digital inclusion has never been more important.  As part of the national Covid-19 response, the move towards digital public services has been accelerated to ensure they can deliver for Ireland’s citizens.

This online conference will feature a range of expert speakers who will talk about their digital transformation journey and look ahead to what’s next as we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.

Key themes covered:

  • Accelerating the digitisation of public services;
  • Responding to the pandemic: Digital strategy for resilient organisations;
  • Creating a GovTech ecosystem for Ireland;
  • Citizen engagement – making government accessible;
  • Collaboration as part of the Covid-19 response;
  • Technology to transform the delivery of health services;
  • Better data for better services;
  • The Digital University: a new way of working;
  • Emerging technologies and IoT;
  • Embracing Robotics and AI in the public sector: Challenges and opportunities;
  • Smarter government, driven by digital;
  • Digital inclusion: Technology to empower citizens;
  • Tackling the issue of cyber security;
  • Best practice case studies in digital delivery from outside Ireland.

The event will be of interest to senior managers and decision-makers working across Ireland’s public and private sectors. Not just for CIOs, it is also for those within organisations in policy-making and service delivery roles. Delegates will include:

  • Chief Executives / Directors / senior managers
  • Chief Information Officers / IT Directors
  • Local government officers
  • Policy makers
  • Corporate planners
  • Board members of public sector agencies
  • Voluntary / community sector leaders / NGOs
  • Health / education sector professionals
  • Services organisations – IT / telecoms / advisory

Benefits of participating:

  • Discuss the digital transformation of public services
  • Hear directly from those responsible for driving these programmes forward
  • Learn about innovative projects already being implemented

Speakers//

This conference will feature a range of local and visiting expert speakers who will talk about their digital transformation journey.

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Colin Bray
Chief Executive
Ordnance Survey Ireland
Dr Eoin Byrne
Cluster Manager
Cyber Ireland
Eddie Copeland
Director
London Office of Technology and Innovation
Phillip Fischer
Chief Information Officer
UCD
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Dr Beatrice Heneghan
Head of Information Systems and Innovation
Mayo County Council
Mark Finlay
Head of Public Sector, Ireland
AWS
Barry Lowry
Government CIO
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Murray McCarter
Head of Retail
NTMA
Edward McDonnell
Centre Director
CeADAR
Daragh O'Connor
Principal Officer
Department of Social Protection
Maureen O'Rourke
Head of Digital Transformation Programme
An Post
Gar MacCriosta
Product Manager
Health Service Executive
Kerrie Power
CEO
HEAnet
Dónal Rice
Centre for Excellence in Universal Design
National Disability Authority
Dave Vincent
Chief Digital Officer
Tourism NI
David Wall
Director of ICT
Tallaght University Hospital
Bill McCluggage
Managing DirectorLaganview Associates

Registration//

Delegate Fee

€195 +VAT @ 21% = €235.95

Public sector delegate fee

€145 +VAT @ 21% = €175.45

Conference format

We have invested in a professional online platform which will allow speakers and delegates to follow the normal structure of a conference. This will include:

• Chair and speakers on screen during the session
• Speakers will be able to use their PowerPoint slides and video
• Interaction with senior audience through Q&A session, with delegates being able to post questions, moderated by the chair
• A chat facility for delegates to make comments, moderated by eolas
• Technical support throughout the event
• A ‘handout’ facility will allow delegates to receive relevant documentation
• Conference will be recorded for later viewing

Sponsorship opportunities//

There are still a number of sponsorship opportunities at the conference. For further information on the packages available call Lynda Millar on
+353 (0)1 661 3755 or email Lynda.Millar@eolasmagazine.ie.