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5-6 October 2017, Belfast
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Speakers and full programme and timings to be confirmed. Below currently indicative
Public Policy debate
– Slugger O’Toole and Friends
Conference dinner, networking and awards:
After dinner speaker
Coffee and refreshments
9.30 - 9.50
Morning welcome and reflections
9.50 - 10.10
Keynote Ministerial Address
To be confirmed
Brexit – The impact on our public services
A debate on the challenges and opportunities faced by local public services in the wake of triggering Article 50 and the UK leaving the EU.
Speakers confirmed so far: Paul Gosling, writer, public speaker, broadcaster and researcher; Dr Gordon Marnoch, Reader in Public Policy, Institute for Research in Social Sciences
10.40 - 11.10
Career development track
This is a focus on development of skills for furthering your career in Finance. What people look for in finance leadership (from a HR or recruitment specialist).
Speaker: HR, Recruitment Specialist
Public service stream
Citizen-centred approaches to public services
Service pressures and efficiency demands mean there is a need to consider different approaches to service delivery and policy development. Get outline of how services can be delivered in an environment where sectoral boundaries become secondary to the needs of the citizen.
Implementing a local fiscal framework
A session to look at the process of implementing a successful devolved government fiscal framework and the lessons to be learnt.
Speaker: Scottish Government tbc
Artificial Intelligence: Priceless or Perilous?
The 4th Industrial Revolution Challenge is upon us and may make Brexit seem like a picnic. This session looks at how health, finance, energy, transport, government and society will be disrupted by accelerations in emerging technologies.
Refreshments and exhibition.
11.40 - 12.10
Re-balancing the relationship between citizen and state
This session will look at the core affordability issues of our current welfare and health systems. Should the core principles of personal responsibility be encapsulated into a modern, and re-shaped service provision in Northern Ireland that recognises long-term affordability to the state and even co-payment for services or an extended role for the third and private sectors in service provision?
12.10 - 12.30
Being a business partner
Drawing on CIPFA resources, experiences and accredited programmes.
To be confirmed
12.30 - 13.00
Evaluating and Driving Innovation – Public Sector Innovation Labs
A session examining the benefits and successes of government innovation labs, their aims and how ideas can be shared and developed.
Speaker from the Wales Office
Lunch and exhibition
Systems not Structures: Changing Health and Social Care – the future shape of Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland
This session reviews the outcomes from the work emanating from the Bengoa report and looks at digital transformation in the area of health and social care. This is the single biggest aspect of public spending in Northern Ireland and one that is set to grow significantly unless the future challenges are addressed.
14.30 - 15.00
Actively delivering good governance in Northern Ireland
Acting in the public interest, do we really understand what that means and how to achieve that in practice?
Budgeting and Planning for Outcomes
This session explores the issues and opportunities presented by planning and budgeting in support of outcomes.
Big data and Digital Public Services
Experiences from using big data in public serves from Scotland.
15.30 - 16.00
Process Re-engineering - thinking outside the box
An Innovation topic, looking at cost to serve and error tracking for productivity and performance improvement.
View from the touchline – team work
Some inspirational stories on the nurturing talent and building effective teams that punch well above their weight.
Speaker: Proposed – former international football manager.
Close of conference
Above timings, sessions and speakers are indicative and we reserve the right to amend or cancel at any time.