Tuesday 6th November 2018, The Federation, Manchester
On 6th November 2018, mySociety hosted the first ever TICTeC Local event at The Federation in Manchester. The event bought together 100 local government representatives, CSOs, practitioners, academics, private sector representatives and researchers from across the UK and beyond. Thank you to all who came.
Read our wrap-up report for a summary of this fantastic event.
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Deputy CEO and Digital Transformation Lead
Data and Information Systems Technical Architect
Lincolnshire County Council
Head of Democracy
Director of Government Innovation
New Citizenship Project
Madrid City Council
Managing Director (UK)
The Democratic Society
Chief Digital Officer
Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government
Co-founder and MD
Chief Digital Officer
The Defiant Space, The Federation, Manchester, M4 4BF.
Tuesday 6th November 2018.
Please arrive in enough time to go through the security check at City Hall. This includes going through a metal detector and having all bags scanned.
Mark Cridge (Chief Executive, mySociety)
Dr Rebecca Rumbul (Head of Research, mySociety)
The research on Civic Tech at the local level shows us what’s already working — and provides ample inspiration for new initiatives
Paul Maltby (Chief Digital Officer, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government)
MHCLG will share how they are helping Local Government to ‘fix the plumbing’, by putting the basics in place now — and quickly.
Michelle Brook (Democratic Society) Mel Stevens (Democratic Society)
Citizen participation is often low, but the desire to get things changed is rising. Public Square will explore how to increase democratic engagement beyond elections.
Inspiring projects that are showing results — across a broad range of policy areas.
Andrea Bowes (Data and Information Systems Technical Architect, Lincolnshire County Council)
Zara Rahman (Research, Engagement and Communities Team Lead, The Engine Room)
Tayo Medupin (Innovation Director, Shift)
Beatrice Karol Burks and Elle Tweedy (Futuregov)
Sarah Drummond (Co-founder and MD, Snook)
Julian Tait and Jamie Whyte (Open Data Manchester)
Helen Gerling (Director of Consultancy, Shaping Cloud)
Jon Alexander (Founding Partner, New Citizenship Project)
Democracy needs a helping hand. How can we promote the role of the citizen and encourage better participation in society?
Eddie Copeland (Director of Government Innovation, Nesta) Beatrice Karol Burks (Studio Director, Futuregov) Dr Eloise Elliott-Taysom (Product Lead, IF) Nick Stanhope (Founder and CEO, Shift) Steve Skelton (Strategic Head: Policy & Information Services, Stockport Council)
Decisions made at the local level can have an impact on the opportunities, living standards, health and happiness of thousands of people. We hear from panellists who are putting ethical considerations at the forefront.
José María Becerra González (Consul Project at Madrid City Council)
Consul’s participation software is used by 90 governments in 18 different countries, giving citizens a voice in decisions about their own neighbourhoods. Jose highlights experiences within Madrid City Council as well as the global impact of Consul.
Miranda Marcus (Research and Development Programme Lead, The Open Data Institute) Jose Maria Becerra Gonzalez (Consul Project, Madrid City Council) Jon Alexander (Founding Partner, New Citizenship Project) Carl Whistlecraft (Head of Democracy, Kirklees Council) Sarah Drummond (Co-founder and MD, Snook)
The way a council talks about its residents can reveal a lot about their ethos. Can we reshape the government-to-citizen relationship for the good of all?
Alison McKenzie-Folan (Deputy CEO and Digital Transformation Lead, Wigan Council)
Wigan are trying something new: a contract between residents and the council as both sides strive for a better borough. Alison shares the lessons and impacts so far.
Linda O’Halloran (Head of Local Digital Collaboration Unit, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government)
Summing up and reflection on the day’s events and what we’ve learned.
Thank you to FutureGov and Shaping Cloud for sponsoring a number of free tickets for public sector attendees to attend TICTeC Local. Thanks also to The Federation in Manchester for supporting the event by providing free venue space.
FutureGov reform public services by supporting organisations through digital transformation and service design. They believe in the power of 21st-century organisations to deliver the highest quality, citizen-centred services that have a lasting impact for all.
The Federation is a community of digital businesses and innovators in Manchester, built on ethical values.
Shaping Cloud are a company dedicated to helping the public sector embrace the opportunities provided by public and hybrid cloud.
mySociety is a charity and relies on sponsorship and ticket sales to make events like TICTeC and TICTeC Local happen. If you’re interested in hearing about sponsorship opportunities at future TICTeC and TICTeC Local events then please get in touch with Gemma Moulder to discuss further.