Digital Public Services: Reshaping, Rethinking and Rewiring Services
- 08:30 - 16:50
- The Royal National Hotel, London
Geoff Connell is a highly experienced public sector CIO who manages the ICT Services at two Boroughs in the east end of London. In these roles, he is responsible for delivering the technology and information management services that enable transformation in the way the two councils operate.
Since taking on the challenge of managing shared ICT services across the two boroughs back in 2010, Geoff has helped the councils to save over 30% of ICT operating costs while delivering increased breadth and quality of services. In turn these services have helped the Councils to achieve extremely challenging overall savings targets. The next step in this journey commences on 1st April 2014 when the boroughs merge their corporate back office services into a joint committee organisation called oneSource.
Geoff is the chair of the London branch of Socitm as well as London Connects which seeks to standardise, consolidate and share ICT overheads and best practice across London public sector bodies. He is also a board member of the LCIO Council which represents the local government ICT community nationally and works with key suppliers, government agencies and other stakeholders to align technology related policies, standards and activities.
Geoff has been voted onto the latest iterations of the most influential and innovative CIO lists (CIO50 and CIO100) and also the Digital Leaders 50 awards.