How can the public sector innovate to deliver the next generation of digital services?

The discussion will take place on Thursday 22 June in Westminster from 12.30-14.30. Lunch will be provided.

The pressure on Whitehall to innovate is increasing, but departments risk being held back by a range of barriers – from a lack of digital skills and a risk averse culture to outdated relationships with suppliers. So how can the civil service harness the technological revolution that’s at its fingertips in order to transform public services?

Join Civil Service World, Civica and senior officials from across government to discuss the following question:

Does the civil service have the right skills in the right places and the right culture to embrace the new age of digital transformation?

The roundtable will consider a range of topics, including:

  • Existing behaviour by procurement teams: what works and what doesn’t
  • How can procurement teams’ confidence in digital contracting be increased?
  • What digital skills do departments, agencies and organisations need?
  • What are the common, unhelpful traps or cycles with regard to acquiring digital skills?
  • What knowledge do teams across Whitehall need to succeed when in-sourcing skills or outsourcing processes in order to deliver transformation?
  • Does changing behaviour really cut costs and boost innovation in public service delivery?


Places are limited so please reserve your place promptly to avoid disappointment: RSVP to or call 0207 593 5673.

Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30
United Kingdom

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