Pre-registration for Citizen 2013 will be closing at the end of May – so there are just a couple of weeks left to submit your details if you’d like to attend.
Qualifying public sector employees can attend free of charge. We can offer an incredible line-up of speakers, as well as fabulous food and a drinks reception at the end of the day.
The event is being held in the wonderful Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel – just strolling distance from the Palace of Westminster.
The best way to register is to use our pre-registration form.
However, we gather that some government web sites block links to Google forms so if you can’t navigate to the form using the link above try completing the contact form below or emailing us.
Can technology really make any material difference to the lives of housing association tenants? Is there an opportunity to do things differently and better by making use of social media? Is there a connectivity disconnect as far as social housing tenants are concerned? To what extent is change the responsibility of the individual tenant or those who provide the properties?
We’ll have a session at Citizen 2013 that will attempt to answer these questions: with Helen Milner, Chief Executive of UK Online Centres, Carrie Bishop of FutureGov and Jayne Hilditch of Thames Valley Housing Association.
We often take for granted the freedom that the Internet provides. At Citizen 2013 many of our sessions will look at how government service can be improved when the free flow of information can be encouraged.
However, freedom to communicate using social media is not a given in many closed economies. And in some countries cost may result in barriers to entry that stifle economic and democratic development.
In a panel moderated by Dominique Lazanski we’ll look at the international perspectives of social change caused by social media. The panel will include Mahmood Enayat, Director of Small Media, the organisation dedicated to supporting the free flow of information in closed societies.
Other panellists will include Miriam Quansah, Africa Social Media Producer for the BBC World Service and Priya Prakash, Founder of Design for Social Change.
Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health, will chair a panel focused on digital dimensions of social/health care at Citizen 2013. Julia will outline her experience in telecare and the role it might play in the NHS.
Julia studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991. Her career experience has included being a visiting lecturer in at City University, visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital, working with Primary Care Trusts and as a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry.
She also specialised in diabetes and founded Julia Manning Eyecare, a practice for people with mental and physical disabilities. In 2005 she was a candidate in the general election in a seat she was guaranteed not to win, and in 2006 she established 2020health.org, an independent Think Tank that seeks to both improve individual health and create the conditions for a healthy society. 2020health research publications have covered alcohol, telehealth, employment, the economy, pricing of medicines, biotechology, NHS reform and fraud. Julia is a regular commentator in the media.
Kable tracks and forecasts the direction of public sector ICT. Stephen Roberts will examine how the digital agenda is defined by the wider market and political context, and how it will evolve. Stephen will speak immediately after lunch.
Stephen Roberts is Kable’s managing director and sets the scope of Kable’s published research output. He also leads on consulting projects and is a frequent presenter at customer and industry forums. Stephen has been with Kable since 2007 and has steered the market intelligence team through two changes of ownership.
He is responsible for cross-public sector analysis and co-authors Kable’s Public Sector Overview and other major reports. Stephen is currently responsible for broadening Kable’s focus outside the UK to cover public services IT in other jurisdictions.
The full agenda and speaking line-up for Citizen 2013 has now been published on Lanyrd.
Featuring nearly 30 keynote speakers and panelists Citizen 2013 is one of the most important events in government IT in 2013.
We still have some places left for qualifying delegates. Register using this form.
Mike Thompson of mySociety will be taking part in a panel discussion at Citizen 2013 that will look at open data and open services like Open 311.
Mike is a digital technology consultant with a hybrid background in design, development and organisational consulting. He has considerable experience in digital disciplines: researching, designing, building, introducing and advising clients on the use of digital technologies for connecting with employees and customers.
mySociety builds websites that give the public simple, tangible ways to connect with and improve their society. As well as offering tools directly to the public the organisation provides integration and development services for local authorities, corporates and government.
James Cleverly was elected in 2008 as the London Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley, and is the Mayor’s appointed Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority following the 2012 Mayoral and Assembly elections.
At Citizen 2013 he will give a short keynote address and join a panel chaired by Andrew Walker of Tweetminster – that will look at how services (like emergency services) could be transformed if, for example, social channels could be embraced. This is in the context of the bad press about poor 101 telephone response.
James has also been appointed by the Mayor of London as Chairman of the London Resilience Forum.
James is a member of the Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee as well as the Health and Environment Committee. He served previously as Leader of the Conservative Group on the London Assembly, as the Mayor’s Youth Ambassador up to 2010, and was Chairman of the London Waste and Recycling Board from 2010 to June 2012.
He is the Patron of Advocacy for All, a charity helping people with learning disabilities and/or autism. He is also Honorary Vice President of Bromley District Scouts and part of the coaching team at Old Colfeian’s Rugby Club.
James comes from a background in web and print publishing. He has a business degree from the University of West London and before being elected was the co-founder of a company that runs websites helping entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and develop.
James is a Major in the Territorial Army with over 20 years experience, and until 2005 was the Officer Commanding 266 (Para) Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers).
Massimiliano (Max) Claps is research director for IDC Government Insights in EMEA. Max is responsible for analyzing key trends related to IT strategies and spending in European central and local government organizations.
Therefore his insights will be especially valuable at Citizen 2013 as we attempt to paint a picture of how central and local government are coming to terms with new models of citizen to government engagement.
Max was previously with Gartner, where he was research director with the government team for four years and advised public sector CIOs and IT vendors around the globe. At Gartner, he focused in particular on IT strategy and governance; IT cost optimization; IT sourcing models, such as cloud computing and shared services; and software application products, from ERP and CRM to government-specific solutions, such as grants management.
Max worked with IDC between 2002 and 2007. During his previous assignment at IDC, he led the EMEA Government and Health Insights business and also worked for a year with IDC Canada, where he collaborated in the ramp up of the government research.
Before entering the IT industry, Max worked for two years at the Monitor Group with a team that advised major multinationals in the food and beverage, construction, media and telecoms, and pharmaceutical industries about their business and management strategies.
Max graduated in business administration with a specialization in international business at the Bocconi University (Italy).
People who are interested in politics, elections, government and social media will know about Tweetminster.
The Tweetminster team has created a platform that curates Twitter content allowing discovery: what influencers are paying attention to, the most shared news stories, the trends, and the people shaping and driving conversations.
Tweetminster.co.uk remains focused on UK politics and current affairs, both as a showcase for the technology and as a public service.
Andrew Walker – one of Tweetminster’s founders – will be collaring delegates at Citizen 2013 during the coffee breaks and lunch-break. These interviews will be live streamed and will be available on-demand after the event – as well as all of the keynotes and panel sessions.
Andrew will also be moderating a panel discussion on the morning of the conference.
We have a small number of spaces still available for Citizen 2013. Please pre-register if you’d like to be considered for a guest pass.