Accelerating the Pace: The Impact of COVID-19 on IT Infrastructure

Piers Kelly

Take a look back at a panel discussion on IT Infrastructure which took place at the Government ICT Virtual Summit on Thursday 21st January 2021, featuring experts such as:

  • Mahbubul Islam, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
    HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and UK Cyber Security Council Formation Project

  • Matthew Lewis, Chief Architect
    Driver And Vehicle Licensing Agency

  • Bobby Mulheir, Assistant Director: Customer Experience, Digital & IT
    Bracknell Forest Council

  • Neil Owen, Deputy Digital Director for DWP Collaboration Communication Services
    Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

In this discussion, the panel covers:

  • Adapting to the new normal and the extra pressure on IT infrastructure 
  • Highlighting the importance of finding innovative solutions to address legacy challenges
  • Maintaining a secure environment and identifying new threats
  • Recognising the cloud opportunity to meet demands for scalabilities, reduce costs, integrate services and harness automation
  • Rethinking the importance of data use and sharing in light of the pandemic

Watch the presentation in full here


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