The 2008 âUnderpinning Transformational Government' annual conference and exhibition takes place on 16th October at the ICC in Birmingham, alongside the fourth annual Exemplar Awards Ceremony.
The conference is a not-for-profit event, free for all 376 local authorities, as well as the police and fire authorities in England and Wales. The 2007 conference attracted over 200 attendees from 94 different local authorities, police and the fire services.
The target audience for the 2008 event includes heads of service, policy, ICT and eGovernment in local authorities, directors and managers of highways, land and property professionals, LLPG and LSG custodians, GIS specialists, electoral registration officers, authority liaison officers, street naming and numbering officers, managers and practitioners from the emergency services and national parks authorities.
The exhibition runs alongside the conference and Awards ceremony and is open to all suppliers whose key target markets are local government and the emergency services.
With the NLPG underpinning local authorities' essential services such as electoral roll and council tax, as well as an increasing number of applications from asset management to waste collection, this is the must attend event for anyone interested in networking and doing business with geographic information and transformational government specialists from local authorities, police and fire.
The conference agenda is available on the NLPG and NSG websites. Key note speakers include Jos Creese, Head of IT, Hampshire County Council and Member of Local Government CIO Council, John Hayes - Director, IDeA, Glyn Evans, Assistant to the Chief Executive on Business Transformation, Birmingham City Council, and Member of Local Government CIO Council.
The identification of âplace' is absolutely vital to the function of government. Everything happens somewhere and services are inevitably delivered to a location. The linking of data within and between systems and organisations to deliver joined up services requires strategy, technology and data.
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, refuse collection, removal of abandoned vehicles and graffiti, urban planning and street lighting all need integrated geographic and demographic information - and data cannot be integrated without getting the basic building blocks in place. This isn't a small administrative issue, but a massive task that cuts right to the heart of what public sector organisations are about - providing the right services to real people in real places.
The NLPG and NSG are the building blocks providing the linking mechanism to join up systems and organisations. This event demonstrates the importance of effective data in achieving Transformational Government.
For more information on exhibiting, please see the exhibitors pack and the Exemplar Awards page on the NLPG and the NSG websites. To discuss the opportunities in more detail, contact Gayle Gander | E: [email protected] or Laura Brown | E: [email protected] | T: 020 7747 3500.