IBM GovernmentConnect 2016

United Kingdom and Ireland

Welcome to the Cognitive era. A new era of technology.
A new era of business. A new era of thinking.

Embrace the digital intelligence that will deliver outstanding services to UK Citizens
Digital technologies have altered how people interact. Digital forces have created unprecedented levels of industry dislocation and are fundamentally changing the economics of Government. To succeed in this disruptive environment, Government organizations need to offer compelling new experiences, establish new focus, build new expertise and devise new ways of working.
Leaders will have to digitally reinvent how the organization operates and how it engages with its environment.
Join the debate on the 11th October to find out more!

IBM GovernmentConnect 2016

United Kingdom and Ireland

Welcome to the Cognitive era. A new era of technology.
A new era of business. A new era of thinking.

Embrace the digital intelligence that will deliver outstanding services to UK Citizens
Digital technologies have altered how people interact. Digital forces have created unprecedented levels of industry dislocation and are fundamentally changing the economics of Government. To succeed in this disruptive environment, Government organizations need to offer compelling new experiences, establish new focus, build new expertise and devise new ways of working.
Leaders will have to digitally reinvent how the organization operates and how it engages with its environment.
Join the debate on the 11th October to find out more!

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Join us on October 11th for this interactive event, hosted by Nick Robinson, Broadcaster and Journalist.

The future of Digital - Improving citizen experiences.

Digital transformation has come a long way, to the point where it now lies at the heart of public services delivery across the UK. Those that haven't fully embraced it are lining up to do so, whilst organisations who have begun their journey are eager to move further along the digital path.

The new era of Cognitive solutions enable organisations to harness the digital intelligence that will lay the foundation for delivery of public services in the future.

Join the debate on the 11th October to find out how!

Guest Speakers


Agenda for Government - Hosted by Broadcaster and Journalist Nick Robinson

8.45 - 9.30

Registration and Breakfast

9.30 - 9.40

Introduction

Nick Robinson, Journalist and Broadcaster

9.40 - 10.00

The Future of Public Services

Sharon Bagshaw, VP Public Sector, IBM UK Ltd and Andrew Goodman, Director of Digital Capability, Home Office to introduce – Winners from Millennial Challenge

10.00 - 10.25

The Journey to Cognitive Government

Sharon Bagshaw - VP Public Sector, IBM UK Ltd
Julia Glidden - Global GM Government, IBM

10.25 - 11.00

Digital Transformation is essential to UK Government – the Government perspective

Victoria Ford, Head of engagement common technology services, GDS

11.00 - 11.15

Break

11.15 - 12.00

Considerations for Cyber and Security Strategy and the impact on skills!

Daniel Selman, MoD: Defence Cyber Proection Partnership
Jane Cannon, Home Office
Carmina Lees, VP Security Business Unit, IBM UK Ltd

12.00 - 12.45

The Power of Cognitive

Cognitive Government in action:

-Engaging with Citizens – Chat based solutions:
-Finding meaning in mountains of data:
-Tackling the really important questions:

Karolin Nakonz: Cognitive Solutions Leader for Government
Duncan Anderson: CTO Europe: IBM Watson
Martin Saunders: Solution Architect: IBM Watson

12.45 - 13.00

Observations - Wrap Up

Nick Robinson, Journalist and Broadcaster

13.00

Close

Agenda subject to change

Location

IBM in South Bank / 76/78 Upper Ground / South Bank / London SE1 9PZ

Situated on the south bank of the River Thames, the IBM Client Centre is ideally positioned for clients in the City of London and Central Government, as well as being within easy reach to London's West End.

Parking
There are public car parks close to South Bank, but they can be expensive. Meter parking is also available in the streets nearby. Parking for disabled drivers can be arranged by calling 020 7261 0618.

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Parking

Free outside parking is offered at the following address: Rue du Charroi 21-23 – 1190 Vorst


Public transport

There is a bus stop in front of the building (line 49 and 50). Brussels- South station is only five minutes away.

By car

South Bank is less than half a mile from Waterloo station. From the main roundabout to the north of the station, take the Stamford Street exit and then first left into Cornwall Road. The IBM building faces you at the end of Cornwall Road.


By train

Waterloo (BR), Waterloo East (BR) and Blackfriars (Thameslink) stations are all within walking distance. London's other mainline stations are within fifteen minutes by London Underground to Waterloo station. Travel information can be obtained from BR on 0845 300 7000 or Thameslink on 0845 330 6333.


By underground

Tube maps are available from most underground stations. Waterloo is on the following underground lines: Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo and City. The Northern line has two branches, so make sure the train you board is going to Waterloo. The Waterloo and City line links Waterloo to Bank station on the Central line. Travel information for London Underground is available on 020 7222 1234.


On foot

Walking from the stations is straightforward, though you may prefer to take a taxi. IBM's South Bank building is located between the Royal National Theatre and the London Weekend Television Studios. From Waterloo, follow the signs from the station for the South Bank. Get to road level, York Road, and head north towards the rail bridge, bear left under the bridge, into Concert Hall Approach, heading for the Royal Festival Hall. Turn right onto Belvedere Road (which becomes Upper Ground as you walk under the bridge) past the Royal National Theatre, and IBM is on your left.

From Waterloo East walk up Cornwall Road and IBM is opposite you. From Blackfriars, walk over Blackfriars Bridge, turn first right into Upper Ground and IBM is just past LWT Studios.


By taxi

London cabs are abundant; when their yellow taxi sign is lit they are available for hire. You can also hire taxis by phone on 020 7286 0286 or 020 7272 0272.


By air

From Heathrow airport: travel to Waterloo station by London Underground. From Gatwick airport travel to Waterloo by train via Victoria or Clapham Junction stations.

In a world of data, where everyone and everything is connected to the Internet of Things, cognitive computing makes the difference. Only cognitive systems can analyze gigantic streams of data in milliseconds. And not just facts and figures but images, sound, human sentiments and relationships. They reason independently and are always learning. They support you in the most complex decision making. Make your business cognitive and outthink the competition. Because cognitive businesses address the desires and impulses of your customers quicker and more accurately.

  • Erick Brethenoux

    Erick Brethenoux’s leads the strategy and vision for IBM Data & Analytics, defining the overarching strategy for the division. Erick was VP of Corporate Development at SPSS prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2009. Prior to joining SPSS, he was VP of Software Equity Research at Lazard Frères, New York, providing institutional investors with recommendations, analyzing startup companies for venture capital funding and engaged in merger and acquisition activities. Before Lazard, Erick was Research Director of Advanced Technologies at the Gartner Group focusing on decision support systems, knowledge management and advanced software engineering architectures. Prior to Gartner, Erick completed a scientific mission for the French Embassy in the United States. Erick has published extensively in the domains of artificial intelligence systems, system sciences, applied mathematics, complex systems and cybernetics. Erick’s research as a Ph.D. candidate at University of Delaware was aimed at knowledge engineering within a cognitive sciences multidisciplinary program.

In a world of data, where everyone and everything is connected to the Internet of Things, cognitive computing makes the difference. Only cognitive systems can analyze gigantic streams of data in milliseconds. And not just facts and figures but images, sound, human sentiments and relationships. They reason independently and are always learning. They support you in the most complex decision making. Make your business cognitive and outthink the competition. Because cognitive businesses address the desires and impulses of your customers quicker and more accurately.

Steve Morlidge

Erick Brethenoux’s leads the strategy and vision for IBM Data & Analytics, defining the overarching strategy for the division. Erick was VP of Corporate Development at SPSS prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2009. Prior to joining SPSS, he was VP of Software Equity Research at Lazard Frères, New York, providing institutional investors with recommendations, analyzing startup companies for venture capital funding and engaged in merger and acquisition activities. Before Lazard, Erick was Research Director of Advanced Technologies at the Gartner Group focusing on decision support systems, knowledge management and advanced software engineering architectures. Prior to Gartner, Erick completed a scientific mission for the French Embassy in the United States. Erick has published extensively in the domains of artificial intelligence systems, system sciences, applied mathematics, complex systems and cybernetics. Erick’s research as a Ph.D. candidate at University of Delaware was aimed at knowledge engineering within a cognitive sciences multidisciplinary program.

In a world of data, where everyone and everything is connected to the Internet of Things, cognitive computing makes the difference. Only cognitive systems can analyze gigantic streams of data in milliseconds. And not just facts and figures but images, sound, human sentiments and relationships. They reason independently and are always learning. They support you in the most complex decision making. Make your business cognitive and outthink the competition. Because cognitive businesses address the desires and impulses of your customers quicker and more accurately.

Gilles Marnix

Erick Brethenoux’s leads the strategy and vision for IBM Data & Analytics, defining the overarching strategy for the division. Erick was VP of Corporate Development at SPSS prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2009. Prior to joining SPSS, he was VP of Software Equity Research at Lazard Frères, New York, providing institutional investors with recommendations, analyzing startup companies for venture capital funding and engaged in merger and acquisition activities. Before Lazard, Erick was Research Director of Advanced Technologies at the Gartner Group focusing on decision support systems, knowledge management and advanced software engineering architectures.

Julia Glidden

General Manager, Global Government Industry at IBM, Dr. Julia Glidden is an internationally recognised expert on Digital Government with a deep knowledge of how technology and cognitive computing can enhance engagement with citizens, uncover deeper levels of insight and open up fresh opportunities for government organizations to improve lives. Dr. Glidden is dedicated to working with government agencies around the world to drive citizen-centric services to produce economically viable communities and is currently serving as an expert advisor to the United Nations on the 2018 eGoverment Readiness Survey and its working group on ‘Ageing and the Data Revolution.’ She is also a member of the European Commission’s expert working group on the new 2018/19 Horizon 2020 Programme.

A noted authority on public sector transformation, Julia has advised central and local governments around the world, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain, on emerging digital policy trends. She recently worked alongside the United Nations in India to develop a Digital Roadmap to deliver on Prime Minister Modi’s Digital India agenda and advised the Flemish eGovernment Authority on the use of Open Geo-Spatial Data to improve public policy decisions. Dr. Glidden has also been actively involved in the European Commission’s Smart City initiative where she has designed and delivered a range of pan-European projects focused on the use of Open Data and Cloud to engage citizens and make communities happier and healthier places to live, including the pioneering Citadel-on-the-Move project which helped over 140 cities across all six continents to open and use data to co-innovate with citizens.

An accomplished TedX speaker, Dr Glidden is regularly asked to speak on global ICT and innovation trends at forums around the world. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and has authored numerous articles on Digital Government, including a Council of Europe sponsored volume on eParticipation and a book chapter on Open Data & Smart Cities.

Prior to joining IBM, Julia founded 21c Consultancy, a boutique innovation consultancy that advised governments around the world on technology disruption. She previously served as Managing Director for Accenture eDemocracy Services where she wrote and delivered majored IT proposals for countries ranging from the United Kingdom to the Philippines and as a Senior Vice President at the international communications firm Fleishman Hillard where she oversaw multi-million public affairs campaigns for clients including United Airlines and GE Capital. Dr. Glidden completed her D.Phil. in International Relations at Oxford University.

Nick Robinson

Nick was the BBC's Broadcaster and Journalist from 2005 until September 2015. He appeared regularly on the BBC News at 10 and Radio 4's Today programme. He anchored the BBC’s Election night special programme alongside David Dimbleby and Laura Kuenssberg. He joined the flagship Today programme in November 2015.

He writes an award-winning blog, presents a range of BBC TV and radio documentaries and discussion programmes including BBC1's "The Street that Cut Everything; BBC2's Newsnight and Your Money and How to Spend It; Radio 4's Today, Any Questions, Decision Time and The Prime Ministers
He is the author of "Live From Downing Street " published in October 2012 and his latest book Election Notebook came out in June 2015.
Nick has a won a string of awards including Royal Television Society "Specialist Journalist of the Year", House Magazine "Commentator of the Year', Political Studies Association "Political Journalist of the Year" and Editorial Intelligence's "Blogger of the Year".
He started out in broadcasting at Piccadilly Radio.

He worked his way up as a producer working on a variety of shows including Newsround and Crimewatch. He then became an assistant producer for On the Record, and in 1993 was promoted to Deputy Editor of Panorama.
Nick is a rare example of someone who switched from working behind the microphones and cameras to working in front of them.

He presented Weekend Breakfast and Late Night Live on Radio 5 Live and later became Chief Political Correspondent on BBC News Channel. Nick left the BBC in 2002 and joined ITV News as their Broadcaster and Journalist. In 2005 he returned to the BBC as Broadcaster and Journalist. He is the only person to have ever done the job for both ITV and the BBC.

He has also appeared as guest on other television programmes, including Children in Need, Have I got News for You, and Top Gear.

Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1963, Nick attended Cheadle Hulme School, then University College, Oxford where he studied politics, philosophy and economics.
He currently lives in North London with his wife, three children and dog. He is a lifelong Manchester United fan who also enjoys sailing and theatre. He was diagnosed with a carcinoid tumour in Spring 2015 but has made a good recovery and is back at work.
Praise for Nick's work:

Andrew Marr describes Nick's book - "Live from Downing Street - the Inside story of power, politics and the media" as "sharp-witted, full of surprises and with a great sense of history, Nick Robinson pulls back the curtain on an essential part of the democratic story. For everyone who wants to know more about the long, and sometimes hilarious, mud-wrestle between power and the media - and about the man behind the glasses - this is a must."
The Guardian, described "Decision Time" which invites policy makers to examine how ideas make their ways through the corridors of power in Whitehall and Westminster, as a "gripping 45-minute conversation'.
"The Street that Cut Everything" - a programme in which residents of a street in Preston, Lancashire had all their council services withdrawn for six weeks as an experiment - was described by the FT as "one of the most important political programmes of recent times"
The Times said that "Your Money and How to Spend It" "achieves something remarkable... (it)" tackles a subject that is vitally important but potentially tedious beyond belief - public finances - and talks about it in a way that is clear, insightful and entertaining. It's precisely the sort of lucid, informative programming that you would associate with Andrew Marr."
"The Prime Ministers Series " - a series of short radio profiles of some of the most significant occupants of Number 10 - is available on CD and as a download.

Iain Patterson

Iain is now Director of Common Technology Services at the Government Digital Service and is responsible for working with government departments to provide the right technology that helps the public sector deliver great services. Technology that meets user needs makes cross-government collaboration easier and costs less. Technology that will help civil servants to work more flexibly and efficiently.

Iain was seconded to DVLA in 2013 where he was Chief Technology Officer, leading their digital transformation. This included making the Tax Disc Digital and successfully exiting a 12 year outsourced IT contract bringing both the responsibility and capability for managing the IT back in house.

Other career highlights:

Sharon Bagshaw

Sharon is IBM's UK Government leader. She has had a varied career in the IT industry with thirty years experience working with clients in Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Health & Life Sciences and during the last 5 years in Public Sector. She spent 4 years overseas in a global Senior Executive role for IBM working with a Health & Life Sciences client.

Prior to running IBM’s UK Government business, Sharon was the VP Executive for the DVLA, leading a combined IBM and Fujitsu team in delivering operational IT services and business application services in support of the transformation of her UK Government client.

Sharon leads a highly skilled team of professionals working with organisations across the Public Sector to maximise the value IBM delivers to HM Government in the UK.

Carmina Lees

Carmina Lees is the UK Director of IBM’s Security Business and part of the fastest-growing enterprise security company in the world.

In her leadership role, Carmina continues to help clients throughout the UK and Ireland develop a security strategy, adopt and utilise the best technologies to meet their specific security needs. She is responsible for leading the IBM Security team across Sales, Delivery and Consulting across Software and Services, which help protect and enable enterprises with intelligent, integrated security solutions and expertise.

Having formed an integrated business unit, bringing services and solutions together in 2014, she continues to run an ever growing business of now 250 Security specialists.

Daniel Selman

Daniel trained as a Librarian and worked in university and media libraries before joining the MOD;after roles managing web services he moved in 2008 into Information Assurance, jointly leading the MOD’s response to the Burton Report and Data Handling Review and developing a focus on incident management, industry engagement and information security policy. He spent two years as Chief of Staff to the MOD CIO before he moved to his current role leading the MOD input to the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership - a Government / Industry initiative to improve the protection of the defence sector (and potentially wider government) from the cyber threat.

Karolin Nakonz

Karolin Nakonz is an Executive Partner at IBM, with 20 years’ experience of working with and for government clients. Her passion is to contribute to a safer and fairer society and to help create opportunities for all.

She leads the Public Sector in IBM’s Cognitive Solutions Team for Europe. The team’s mission is to help clients discover how cognitive systems - systems that learn, reason and interact in natural language - can transform the way in which public services are provided.

Karolin brings a deep understanding of delivering change in government, having worked on transformation programmes of large government organisations including the Department for Work and Pensions, and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

Prior to joining IBM, Karolin worked as a strategy consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as a project manager at the German Development Bank KfW.

Karolin holds a Masters Degree in Economics, and a Postgraduate Degree in Development Economics. She also holds the Oxford Diploma in Strategy and Innovation.

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