Cloud Services in the Public Sector 2020

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In June 2020 the Scottish Government published a policy statement reaffirming its commitment to a Cloud First approach to the delivery of digital services across Scotland’s public sector.

A core tenet of the Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy, the importance of cloud to the public sector was underlined by the disruptive impact of COVID-19 on traditional ways of working and service provision.

So what does the new Scottish Government guidance mean for you, and how can your organisation effectively manage a transition to cloud services? 

The Event

The first of our new series of virtual conferences Cloud Services in the Public Sector 2020 provided an unmissable opportunity for delegates to access cutting-edge analysis and build a strategic understanding of managing an effective cloud transition.

The event, which took place in partnership with the Scottish Government on 15 & 16 September, brought together experts from the Government, Amazon Web Services, the University of Oxford, and more to explore the latest issues in public sector cloud.

The conference, now available on-demand, was an opportunity to hear the latest guidance directly from the Scottish Government, learn from practical examples of good practice and review the challenges and innovations that have arisen during lockdown.

Holyrood Connect 

Holyrood Connect publish leading Public Sector ICT news in Scotland and host renowned Public Sector Tech events & conferences. You can view all of Holyrood Connect’s upcoming events here.

Sales Manager, Scotland and Ireland
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Chief Officer Digital & Technology
Senior Portfolio Specialist
Samuel Smart, Lead Cloud Architect, Cloud First Programme, Scottish Government
Lead Cloud Architect, Cloud First Programme
Lead Cloud Architect for Leidos UK, a strategic partner of the Scottish Government. He is currently embedded within the Scottish Government’s Cloud First Team, where he is helping support public sector organisations to realise the benefits of public cloud services.
Muhil Vannan, Technical Lead, CirrusHQ
Technical Lead
Muhil's role at role at CirrusHQ helps define the technology strategy and approach and provides customers with deep insights into the AWS platform and services.
Deryck Mitchelson
Keith Nicholson
Founder & Executive Chair
A recognised, multiple-award-winning expert in cyber security, Keith was a contributing author to the Scottish Government Cyber Resilience Strategy, authored the 2018 NHS Scotland Information Security Policy Framework and the created the Cyber Resilience Framework adopted by the Scottish Government and issued to every public body in Scotland.
Ross Lyon Headshot
Product Manager - Cloud First
Ross moved to Digital Directorate on the Scottish Government Cloud First Programme as Transformation Manager in March 2018. The Programme’s main aim is to promote cloud and support public organisations to move to the cloud.
Blair Lochrie
Microsoft Scotland Public Sector
Blair is responsible for driving technology strategy across the Microsoft’s Public Cloud. Previously, he worked for Microsoft Services across Scotland’s Financial Industry.
Nia Lewis Headshot
Service Owner – Cloud First Programme
Nia has helped the Scottish public sector deliver services that are more efficient to run and meet the raised expectations of today’s customers. She now helps organisations transition to working in the cloud.
Phil Le-Brun
Director of Enterprise Strategy and Evangelism
Phil works with enterprise executives to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more time to their customers. Has been recognised as one of the top 100 UK-based CIOs.
Peter Jackson
Business Architect
As Business Architect at CirrusHQ, Peter's role involves developing strategic relationships with key partners, as well as working with customers to enable them to identify ways to leverage more from the AWS Cloud.
Damon Crawford
Solutions Director
With over 20 years' experience in the Cloud and service provider industry, Damon has broad experience in helping service providers deliver market leading technology and services that help customers successfully transform and grow their own businesses.
Marcus Cheetham
Project Manager
Marcus Cheetham is a project manager at the University of Oxford working on a digital transformation programme for their Gardens, Libraries and Museums division.
Anjanesh Babu
Systems Architect and Network Manager
A cloud evangelist, passionate technology advocate and enabler for strategic change, Anjanesh is presently exploring how machine learning, AI and big data analytics can be a natural fit within the Heritage sector.
Jos Creese
CEO, CCL and Past President
Previously listed as the ‘most influential and innovative CIO’ in the UK, he now operates as an independent consultant, advising public and private sectors on digital and IT strategy.

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      15 Sep 2020 10:00 am
    • End Date
      16 Sep 2020 4:00 pm
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