GovNet Technology: 2022 Highlights

Julia Esgate Christmas

As the year draws to a close, we wanted to look back at a quick snapshot of this year’s highlights within the public sector technology portfolio and say a huge thank you to the GovNet Technology community. Whether you spoke at a conference session, hosted a stand, watched a webinar or read an edition of our newsletter, we’re so glad you’ve joined us as part of an ever-growing community to transform the future of technology in the UK public sector.  

Getting back to face-to-face events!  

We couldn’t do a highlights of the year round up without mentioning how amazing it’s been to be (finally) back at face to face events this year! After two years of virtual summits and conferences, seeing familiar and brand new faces across our portfolio of events, seeing productive and insightful conversations and talks in real time and watching colleagues catch up over lunch has been so refreshing! We’re so glad to have everyone back together in person in a safe and secure environment. 

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Our year in numbers!

We’re delighted that our GovNet Tech community is always growing and expanding, and in 2022 we’ve officially grown our subscriber base to reach over 10,000 leading professionals who are subscribed to keep up to date with our latest news and events. 

At this year’s technology events, we welcomed 1,434 delegates though our doors, alongside 135 leading and innovative suppliers to the public sector, offering a wide range of services to help accelerate digital transformation within government. We can’t wait to welcome even more to join us in 2023. 

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Ministerial Keynote at GovTech 

At this year’s GovTech Conference in October, the (now former) Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, Jacob Rees-Mogg took to the stage to open the event with a Ministerial Keynote. Speaking to a full room, he welcomed the audience and discussed the future of public sector technology, proudly declaring that ‘the new technologies we are looking at will blast us into the future, where we are the world leaders’. His opening speech set the tone for an insightful, successful day of knowledge sharing and networking with our leading speakers and suppliers.

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Breakfast Briefings at the House of Lords 

This year, we’ve hosted two breakfast briefings at the House of Lords, in association with long term partners Pure Storage. These breakfast briefings were a unique opportunity to welcome high-level experts from across the public sector to join us at the House of Lords for a hearty start to the day, the opportunity to chat to their peers, discuss shared challenges and help each other overcome issues within their organisation, such as outdated legacy systems, technical debt and much more. What an impressive view to start your morning with!

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Looking forward to another fantastic year in 2023!

2023 will bring another exciting year for the GovNet Technology portfolio, check out our calendar of events below and follow the links to sign up for your place!

Government ICT
- 31st January 2023, QEII Centre, London. The leading event for public sector ICT experts, uniting to accelerate the pace of ICT in government. Speaking companies confirmed include: CDDO, DIT, DWP, Scottish Government, Westminster City Council and more. Find out more.

Digital Government
- 23rd May 2023, QEII Centre, London. Digital Government looks at the progress made on the journey to a digitally enabled state, as well as the challenges which still need to be overcome. Find out more.

Digital Government North - 14th Sept 2023, Manchester Central. Launching next year as the Northern sister of Digital Government, Digital Government North aims to enable the North of England's public sector digital future. Find out more.

- 18th October 2023, QEII Centre, London. GovTech aims to bridge the gap between public policy and cutting-edge technology, advancing new and emerging technologies in government. Find out more.

Government Data - 18th Oct 2023, QEII Centre, London. Incorporated into GovTech, Government Data brings together public sector professionals to analyse the government's data landscape. Find out more

Quantum Advantage Summit
- 18th Oct 2023, QEII Centre, London. Also running with GovTech and Government Data, the Quantum Advantage Summit aims to support government initiatives and complement the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme in its goal of successfully transitioning quantum technologies from laboratory to industry. Find out more

6-Dec-08-2022-12-05-14-9075-PM Cyber Security & Data Protection Summit - 15th Nov 2023, QEII Centre, London. Returning for its 14th annual edition, the Cyber Security & Data Protection Summit is the meeting place for public sector IT security leaders. Find out more.