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IDeA and Intelligent Addressing Announce Conference Programme

Posted: 05 August 2008

IDeA and Intelligent Addressing have announced the programme for their one-day conference Underpinning Transformational Government - everything happens somewhere' to be held at the Birmingham ICC on the 16th October 2008.

The conference will also host the 2008 Local Government, NLPG and NSG Exemplar Awards. The event is free of charge for all local authorities, police and fire that are signed up to the Mapping Services Agreement.

The conference focuses on the identification of 'place', which is vital to the function of government; everything happens somewhere and all services are delivered based upon knowledge about locations. The National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) and the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) are two key data initiatives that facilitate the joining up of service delivery systems and organisations. This event will demonstrate the importance of definitive data in enabling Transformational Government.

Public sector organisations are joining up their services to make a real difference to people's lives locally. Responding to emergency requests, keeping streets clean, collecting waste, removal of abandoned vehicles and graffiti, urban planning and street lighting all need integrated geographic information. However data cannot be integrated without the basic building blocks in place. This isn't a small administrative issue, but a critical task that cuts right to the heart of what public sector organisations are about providing the right services to real people in real places, including the Police and Fire authorities, who are dependent upon the maintenance and utilisation of the NLPG and NSG.

The conference opens on 16th October. The morning session has a strategic focus with presentations from senior Local Government Transformation experts. The 2008 NLPG and NSG Exemplar Awards will be presented before lunch.

After lunch, the conference will split into two streams. Presentations will include papers on innovation and successful projects in areas such as transformation; partner ship working; integration of the gazetteers with other corporate datasets and systems; the role of the NLPG in CORE; use of the gazetteers to ensure timely response by the emergency services; implications for the utilities; and readiness for Traffic Management Act (TMA) and Streetworks Registers.

Running alongside the conference is an exhibition with suppliers whose key target markets include local government and the emergency services.

5th August 2008

Notes to Editors:

The Full Programme is as follows:

Wednesday 15th October

20.00 The event opens with a welcome drinks reception hosted by Intelligent Addressing and

Local Government Information House at 8pm at the Slug and Lettuce, Brindley Place, Birmingham,

B1 2HL. The Slug and Lettuce is situated next to the ICC.

Thursday 16th October 2008

09.30 Registration and exhibition

10.00 Morning session

Introduced and chaired by Steve Brandwood, Programme Manager, LGIH

10.10 Transforming local government in the UK

Glyn Evans, Assistant to the Chief Executive on Business Transformation, Birmingham City Council, and Member of Local Government CIO Council

10.30 Business Transformation - complementing continuous improvement

John Hayes, Director, IDeA

10.50 Coffee and exhibition

11.15 Information systems - a strategic enabler of Transformation

Jos Creese, Head of IT, Hampshire County Council and Member of Local Government CIO Council

11.35 Panel discussion

12.00 Presentation of awards hosted by Michael Nicholson,

Managing Director, Intelligent Addressing and presented by John Hayes, Director, IDeA

12.45 Lunch and exhibition

13.45 Afternoon session, split into 2 parallel sessions:

Chaired by Dave Heyes, Chair of NLPG Regional Custodian Group Chaired by Glenn Dobson, Chair of NSG Regional Custodian Group
13.45 Moving towards the Co-ordinated Online Record of Electors Rob Curtis, CORE Project Manager, Ministry of Justice 13.45 The NSG -a railways operator's view Davy Crockett, National Highways Interface Manager, Network Rail (TBC)

14.05 Policing 10,000 miles of track Richard Smith, Force Information Manager, British Transport Police

14.05 The NSG and ASD - a utilities perspective Peter Mahon, AIS Manager, United Utilities

14.25 Working to make Surrey safer Carl Walker, Risk Information, GIS Systems and Development Surrey Fire and Rescue Service

14.25 Streets and online mapping Dane Wright, IT Strategy Manager, Brent Council

14.45 Panel discussion

14.45 Panel discussion

15.00 Coffee and exhibition

15.00 Coffee and exhibition

15.20 The UPRN -transforming services in Cheshire Matt Hodgskiss, LLPG Manager, Macclesfield Borough Council

15.20 Using the USRN to co-ordinate flood response Glenn Dobson, GIS Officer, Kingston-upon-Hull City Counci

15.40 Helping Shepway go Green Mark Coulthwaite, ICT Business Support Manager, Shepway District Council

15.40 Responding to the TMA, NRSWA and Codes of Practice Andy Thompson, LSG Custodian, Kent Highways Services Alliance

16.00 Near real-time waste management Paul Jeffries, Corporate Database Officer, Rushcliffe Borough Council

16.00 Joining up Devon's services Keith Curran, LSG Custodian and Wayne Brooks, Senior GIS Technician, Devon County Council

16.10 Panel discussion

16.10 Panel discussion

16.30 Drinks reception

16.30 Drinks reception

The full programme can be downloaded from www.nlpg.org.uk

Intelligent Addressing is a specialist private sector consultancy (an SME) employing recognised experts in addressing. It was originally set up to help develop the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) on behalf of local government and now manages the NLPG and NSG central data hubs under the terms of the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with local government.

Intelligent Addressing contact:

Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing | 0207 747 3500 | E-mail: [email protected] | www.intelligent-addressing.co.uk, www.thensg.org.uk, www.nlpg.org.uk

Editorial enquiries and colour separation requests:

William Allbrook | T: 01666 826641 | F: 01666 824668

The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) The IDeA works in partnership with all councils, to enhance the performance of the best, accelerate the speed of improvement of the rest, and develop the sector as a whole. IDeA has brokered the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with Intelligent Addressing to develop the NLPG and NSG, through the Local Government Information House (LGIH), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Agency.

Working in partnership with the local government community developing national infrastructure projects that enable councils to deliver local services more effectively, LGIH acts as an intermediary between the public and the private sector enabling it to negotiate with private companies on behalf of local authorities in order to provide key parts of a technical infrastructure for improved service delivery.

The NLPG is a joint venture between the Information House and Intelligent Addressing Limited.

IDeA contacts:

Paul Bailey | 020 7296 6600 | Email: [email protected] | www.idea.gov.uk

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