THINK Cloud for Local Government 2016 is the first event of this size to focus solely on the objectives, opportunities and challenges facing Local Government concerning cloud adoption and the purchasing of cloud services. With local government finances under a continuous squeeze, and with the Comprehensive Spending Review in the autumn of 2015 expected to outline further deep cuts in departmental spending, further trimming of budgets may no longer be an option. A more radical, transformative set of approaches are needed, to enable local authorities to deliver more responsive and cost effective services, and allow them to connect with their local communities and regional partners in ways that can spur economic growth.
Whilst the Government Digital Service and Digital Marketplace team continues to drive through the digitisation of public service delivery and roll out new iterations of the framework, there are still clear and sizeable challenges ahead. With local government yet to show the same enthusiasm for cloud computing as its central government counterparts, the Public Cloud First mandate will come in for serious scrutiny in the near future. This event will consider the reality of cloud adoption across local government? Is it really lagging behind other areas of the public sector, and if so why? Through a combination of top industry and government speakers, informative and insightful case studies and the sharing of a growing number of local government success stories we will highlight the potential benefits of switching to a cloud by default service, whilst at the same time reducing costs and shifting resources to the front line.
The longest running public sector cloud event portfolio; with top government speakers, analyst content and commentary on the future of the industry.
Network and learn from others experiences and share vital information with a large number of informed public sector delegates.
All THINK events centre around strong content led agendas with top level speakers, covering all the important issues and factors concerning public sector cloud.