London, United Kingdom

Open Government: driving openness, transparency and citizen engagement

The public sector continues to face significant challenges to transform services and to improve efficiency and productivity against a backdrop of economic pressures.  The time is right for government to take a fresh approach to its ICT strategy and to rigorously evaluate the use of open source solutions to deliver great savings without detracting from the quality of public services.

Join us for a lively conversation and investigation into how open source and technology can support greater transparency and engagement.

  • How can interoperability support government missions and bring greater efficiency to individual departments?
  • How can streamlining the flow of information ensure better delivery of government services?
  • Will rapid deployment and new implementation techniques bring greater agility to government agencies?
  • Can collaboration technologies provide civil servants with the tools they need to work with colleagues, other government agencies, contractors and citizens?
  • In an era of fiscal restraint, is it possible to do more on a smaller IT budget?


08.45am Registrations & Breakfast

Welcome and Introduction
Jeff Nott, Regional Director Northern Europe, Alfresco Software


The strategy:
Liam Maxwell, CIO, Cabinet Office


The possibilities: Open Government, the role of technology to drive greater openness, transparency and citizen engagement
John Newton, CTO & Chairman, Alfresco Software


The evidence: Time for change:  leveraging open source technology to increase productivity and reduce costs
Christina Xavier-Thomas, IT Development Manager, Hampshire Constabulary & Thames Valley Police

11.00am Open Discussion
11.15am Close

Venue: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London

Who should attend: Chief Executive, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Architect, Enterprise Architect,  ICT Programme Manager and civil servants who have responsibility for delivering on the government ICT strategy.

It's time for a new approach. Join us for breakfast to explore how open source can support you to deliver on the government ICT strategy.

For more information, please contact Janice Scott-Morgan or call 01628 876593.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.