Salford Professional Development will be hosting the ‘Future of Government ICT Conference’ the venue for the day will be the AJ Bell Stadium on the 29th of the January. High level speakers from both government and industry will be debating and discussing the current state of the government’s wide ranging ICT agenda, and the challenges and barriers the government faces to save time, money, and improve the environment through improved government ICT.
ICT plays a crucial role in reducing public expenditure, saving civil servants time, and helping to improve the government’s green credentials. The sweeping changes have come as a result of the digital revolution, creating endless opportunity for government ICT. In the wake of this,the government has introduced a number of digital initiatives.
Founded in 2011 The Government Digital Service (GDS) set out to promote, provide and transform the provision of digital services. Following the ‘Digital by Default’ 26 points check list, which has since been formed into a more concise 18 point list. Part of the wider development of DirectGov since the ‘Directgov 2010 and beyond: revolution not evolution’ report. All of which is focused on delivering user centric government services.
The Department for Pensions have reportedly made annual savings of anywhere between £1 billion and 2.7 billion after overhauling their ICT system, when introducing universal credit. Highlighting the positive impact high quality government ICT can have on public expenditure, the time spent by civil servants and the government’s green agenda.
Current and Future Government ICT initiatives will be discussed and debated at next weeks conference. We have limited funded places available, please contact Chris Reynolds on 0161 295 3612 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.