Joe Tibbetts is the publisher and managing editor of I-D Information Daily; Public Service Digital and Healthcare Innovation Monitor. He has advised numerous public sector organisations on their communications.


The Local Government Talk Show - Better Connected is looking for podcasters among local authority senior managers

Better Connected is looking for senior managers from Local Authorities who can commit to taking part in recording a podcast four or five times a year. Recording takes around twenty minutes to complete, recording dates by arrangement, it’s as easy as chatting on the phone and is all done from the participants own desk via Skype.

The Local Government Talk Show a weekly podcast discussion on the future of local public services will be published on both Public Service Digital and The Information Daily
"It's a wonderfully forgiving medium" says Joe Tibbetts producer of The Local Government Talk Show " we can edit out all the stumbles. It's the editors job to make the speakers talk in joined up sentences. Some people do it naturally and others have to try harger but they all end up sounding fluent and informed."
The Local Government Talk Show will become a regular feature of the Better Connected Programme which includes:
  • - already a destination site for local authority managers, featuring as it does pages for every UK council
  • The Better Connected survey and benchmarking programme - now published year round and actively looking for case studies and video interviews from third parties that add context to the research findings
  • Better Connected Live a new annual event where CEOs, CIOs, service heads and transformation and digital leads meet to discuss digital, devolution and the re-invention of local public services
  • The Better Connected Awards presented for the first time at Better Connected Live May 24th > “Awards” on

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Better Connected Live 24-25 May 2016

The speaker line up at Better Connected Live presents an unmissable opportunity to catch up on the cutting edge thinking on reinventing local public services.

GEOFF CONNELL Director of ICT - oneSource joint committee of London Borough of Newham and London Borough of Havering and the Socitm president elect 

JENNY WOOD – Head of Social Care and Support at Warwickshire County Council will be chairing the Digital Delivery of Services – Adult Social Care workshop at Better Connected Live 2016

MARTIN REEVES Chief Executive of Coventry City Council, SOLACE spokesperson on digital leadership and innovation lead for West Midlands combined authority

DYLAN ROBERTS Chief Information O­fficer, Leeds City Council, Chair, Local CIO Council, Member, National Information Board

AYUB KHAN MBE Digital Lead Society of Chief Librarians & Customer Service Manager Warwickshire County Council

AMANDA DERRICK OBE Director Silicon Abbey

GERRY McGOVERN - Founder and CEO of Customer Carewords.

MARK ROGERS Chief Executive Birmingham City Council

HELEN MILNER OBE Chief Executive, Tinder Foundation

RACHEL NEAMAN CEO, GO ON Digital Inclusion

VICKY SARGENT Joint founder and Managing Director of Boilerhouse Communications, Director and development lead for Better Connected

MARTIN FERGUSON Director Policy and Research, Socitm

GAVIN EVANS Director of Operations Digital Accessibility Centre


Visit the site, book your place, you might find a moment in the packed programme to talk to Joe Tibbetts about trying a podcast

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