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Connected Local Government Live 2018 - local government and the digital citizen


@ 2018 Boilerhouse Communications

There can be no smart places without smart leaders. CLG Live 2018 - Ten expert led discussions, looking forward to the next chapter in the transformation of local government.


CLGdotTV - The Local Government Channel provides the space in which many of the ideas that will shape the future of local government are being discussed and the channels by which those ideas can be widely shared with people who want to make a difference.

CLG Live 2018 - Local Government & the Digital Citizen is something new, half live event, half television programme. Ten expert led discussions, looking forward to the next chapter in the transformation of local government.

get heard, get seen, get smart, be one of the sixty

On 27th June sixty people, change leaders, will meet at 58 Victoria Embankment (the NESTA building two minutes walk from London Blackfriars Station) for ten, televised, peer and expert-led discussions. And after the creative stimulation, the networking and the seeding of future collaborations the outcome will be ten CLGdotTV programmes viewable on-demand in the following months with your voice on the sound track and your face on the marquee.

These facilitated conversations intended for anyone involved in transformation, service design and delivery, customer services and the use of data for planning and decision-making will be presented in the webTV format we have developed for Connected Local Government.TV (@CLGdotTV) There will be no powerpoints and the conversations which will span silos and break down hierarchies will carry-on long after the day is over. Why are we doing this? Because in local government it is no longer enough just to do things differently we must do different things.

Join Brett Leahy - Chief Planner at Milton Keynes Council David Wilde – Director dwilde consulting Hilary Simpson - Founder Sleuth Cooperative Ian Litton - Director Positive Attributes Jane Hancer – Director of innovation CC2i Lianne Viney - Product Director Kirklees BetterCare Marc Greenwood - Head of Business Systems Coventry City Council David Watts - Director of Adults Services City of Wolverhampton Council Mark Cridge - Chief Executive mySociety Susannah Goh founding Director, Institute for Health and the Quality of Life Birmingham City University Mark Thompson - Strategy director Methods Group Martin Sadler - formerly director of ICT at Walsall Council Brad Smith - Web services manager Hertfordshire County Council Natasha Epstein - Contract Manager South London Waste Partnership Mark Nicholas - NHS Digital Joe Tibbetts Founder CLGdotTV Shane O'Neill – Chairman Elgin Vicky Sargent Better Connected & 43 more on June 27th

Delegates can choose not to appear on camera but the content from each of the 10 sessions will be captured on video and made into webTV programmes. In the months after the event additional programmes focusing on the issues that arise on the day will also be made drawing on footage captured on the day.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Service design
  • Open data
  • Social Care
  • Customer accounts, identity and registration, .
  • Townhall or Whitehall? Who should commission council digital services?
  • Learning from data.
  • Webstats, customer data and demographics.
  • Supporting behaviour change
  • The Local Plan
  • Citizen engagement and ownership of place
  • Regulation for better communities
  • AI, machine learning, robotics and autonomous vehicles in the provision of local public services.


Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A: 58 Victoria Embankment is two minutes walk from London Blackfriars Station (underground and ThamesLink)
Q: What's the refund policy?
A: There are no refunds however you may however substitute a colleague if you are unable to attend on the day
Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A: No.Simply identify yourself at reception. You may be asked to show some for of i-d, a driving licence or credit card for example.
Q: Is my ticket transferrable?
A: There are no refunds you may however substitute a colleague if you are unable to attend on the day. Substitute delegates will be asked to register their contact details so should bring a business card.
CLG Live 2018 Booking Open Now
there can be no smart places without smart leaders
Contact Ben Webber 07718 929 374 or email Ben



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