Blurring the boundaries of digital – bringing innovation to the heart of government?

As part of our ongoing series of round table discussions, Civil Service World and Cognizant, would like to invite you to our special round table on  innovation in government, which will be co-chaired by Kevin Cunnington, director general of the Government Digital Service. 

 The discussion will take place on Thursday 14 June in Westminster from 12.30-14.30. Lunch will be provided.

As the £20m GovTech Catalyst enters its second round of applications, there is a strong momentum behind work to find innovative, tech-based solutions to public sector challenges – improving public outcomes while also supporting economic growth through strategic investment.  But while the Catalyst will be a great spur and support for many projects, there are many more challenges and projects which departments must tackle to – in the words of Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden – “start expanding the boundaries of digital – so we get the end goal, where we have a fully digitised government.”

This event will bring together senior leaders from across government to consider how they can capitalise on the current momentum to expand the boundaries of digital and bring innovation to the heart of government. We will share best practice and learn how different teams are implementing new technologies as well as fostering collaboration to improve social and economic outcomes.

Topics will include:

-What principles or processes can help to promote innovation as we design and procure systems, leading to an ‘innovation as usual’ culture?

-What skills and capabilities will be needed to scale-up existing or emerging innovations?

-How can we use real time insights to prioritise, fund and measure the success of innovations?

-How can we build public-private collaborations which will deliver outcomes quickly, minimise risk and deliver continuous improvements?

-How can leaders overcome perceived cultural barriers to innovation and collaboration across departments?

To register your interest in attending this event, please contact Sophie Feary by emailing
Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 12:30 to 14:30
United Kingdom

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