Speakers at the 2023 event

Our impressive panel of speakers for the 2023 event brought together leading experts in ICT from across the breadth of public sector services.

Speakers for the 2024 event will be announced later in the year.

Dr Randhir K. Auluck

Councillor, Coventry City Council and Head of School (SOES), Westminster Business School, University of Westminster

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Giulio Folino

Head of Digital (interim), Justice Digital, Legal Aid Agency (LAA)

Wendy Griffiths

Assistant Director, Birmingham City Council

Nic Harrison

Technology Transformation Director, HMRC

Rob Holtom

Executive Director Corporate Digital, Data and Technology, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Kay Lack

Chief Education Officer, Makers

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director for Local Public Services, techUK

Helen Roberts

Digital Director, Department for Work and Pensions

Aesha Zafar

Head of Strategic Capability, DWP Digital

Sue Bateman

Data Strategy & Standards Deputy Director
Central Digital and Data Office

Paul Evans

Chief Operating Officer, Box UK

James Freed

Chief Digital and Information Officer, Health Education England

Dominic Hale

Deputy Director and Head of Strategy, Integrated Data Programme – Office for National Statistics

Giles Hartwright

Government Chief Technology Officer (Interim), Cabinet Office

Will Joss

Head of Strategy, Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO)

Megan Lee

Chief Executive, Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO)

Jonathan Pownall

Senior Digital Specialist, UK National Audit Office

Dr Emma Stone

Director of Evidence and Engagement, Good Things Foundation

Suzannah Brecknell 

Co-Editor, Civil Service World

Alex Fiddes

Head of Digital Operations, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

Joanna Goodwin

Head of User Centred Design, Centre for Digital Public Services (CDPS), Welsh Government

Claire Harrison

Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Professor Simon Hepburn

CEO, UK Cyber Security Council

Opama Khan

Head of Digital Services, Access & Reach, Croydon Council

David Lovell

Cyber Strategy and Policy Lead, Cabinet Office Government Security Group

Jack Richardson

Deputy Director, Government Recruitment Service

Sam Trendall

Editor, PublicTechnology.net