Programme

CIPFA Scotland Annual Public Finance Conference


CIPFA Scotland Annual Public Finance Conference 2017

Thursday 30 March – day one

09.00–09.20

Welcome to the 2017 CIPFA Conference from:
Mark White, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland Executive Committee
Brian Roberts, CIPFA President


09.20–09.45

Keynote address
Derek Mackay MSP, CabinetSecretary for Finance and theConstitution
Financing Scotland’s Digital Future

09.45–10.05

Scotland of the Future? First – A Journey to Self-Mastery
Robert Herdman, Motivational Speaker, Author and Trainer

Amid talk of digital technology, Robert Herdman will remind us all that the primary power will still be brain power and sets up conference to understand yourself better as an essential motivation for the two days ahead.

10.0510.30

Air Traffic Control: People and Technology – The Essential Mix
Alastair Muir, NATS Director Prestwick

Air traffic control is a public–private partnership and one of only two air traffic control centres in the UK is in Scotland. The operations director is a Scot who is responsible for air safety for more than 7,000 flights each day.

10.3011.00


Refreshments and exhibition

11.00–11.30

People

Walking on Broken Glass
Robert Herdman, Motivational Speaker, Author and Trainer

Can you? Why would you want to? Learn even more about yourself and what is possible, and yes, see someone walking on broken glass.

Going Digital

Using Technology Instead of Accountants!
Mark Hak Sanders, Consultant, CIPFA

CIPFA has pioneered a technology-driven process that will allow financial statements to be produced quicker but will technology replace accountants?

Public Services

Putting people at the heart (and head) of change
Nicky Waters, Senior Managing Consultant, C.Co

Explore why and how to move beyond the ‘empowerment’ rhetoric to build evidence and insight from your most valuable asset.

Finance


21st Century Financial Management
Neil Vincent, Head of Training and Consultancy, CIPFA, and Stuart Fair, Senior Consultant,CIPFA

How do you know if you are good at financial management? CIPFA’s online diagnostic can give you the answer.

Young Professional

Artificial Intelligence – the opportunity for investors and public service providers
Tom Wright and Aileen Lawless, Baillie Gifford

Explore the latest developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence and understand how it can be used to transform the way we all live and work.

11.30–12.00

Digital Transformation: Governance in an Agile Organisation
Christopher Wroath, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Education For Scotland

What does the digital transformation of a public sector body look like? Explore cloud technology, governance implications, the effect of formal agile development methodology on internal audit processes and the development team/auditor relationship.

12.00-12.30
Sponsored workshops
 

People

Cyber Risk Management – It’s not only a technology risk
Zurich Municipal

With cyber risk, people are the main cause of disruptive and damaging data loss. With digitalisation, opportunities increase but so do the risks. Explore the main risks associated with the digital and information revolution.

 

Going Digital

Go Digital and Save £Millions
Erpaas

What does going digital actually mean? Can I really reduce the cost of my public service by millions of pounds? Both of these questions will be answered with actual evidence and how you get started.

 

Public Services

OneCouncil – Power of an Integrated Solution
Technology One

OneCouncil enables local government to reduce costs, improve customer service and streamline processes through end-to-end management of council operations.

 

Finance


LGPS – Making it Work for Employers
Hymans Robertson

Exploration of the challenges for employers which will emerge from the 2017 valuation, management of costs and risks, outsourcing and the value of the LGPS to
employers and employees.

12.30–13.30

Lunch and exhibition

13.30–13.50

The X Files
Harry Gaskill, Chief Innovation Officer UK & International,EY

The laboratory of a leading public service provider is opened for a rare public view, enabling delegates a unique look at the future of how technology will not only shape but lead our future public services.

13.50–14.10

From Internet to Caring: The Inspiring Story of Maggie’s Centres
Laura Lee, Chief Executive of Maggie's Centres UK

The inspirational CEO of this leading charity traces the story of how determined internet research and availability of information led to the development of one of the UK’s best-known charities.

14.10–14.30



Getting Closer to our Citizens through Digital
Esther Roberton, Chair, NHS24

How digital can respond to – and influence – customer behaviour. A lesson for all in demand management and how a valued public service is and has been a leader in the use of technology.

14.30–15.00

People

Walking on Broken Glass
Robert Herdman, motivational speaker, author and trainer

Can you? Why would you want to? Learn even more about yourself and what is possible, and yes, see someone walking on broken glass.

Going Digital

Towards a Digital Strategy
Steve Kyle, Dundee City Council

Universities, public and private sectors in Dundee have formed the Digital Observatory. The strategic purpose is to make Dundee globally recognised as one of the most modern digital cities.

Public Services

Health Improvement by Transformation

Dr Andrew Scott, Scottish Government

Could cross-sector working and transformation really be the key to improving Scotland’s health? Scotland’s innovative population health improvement programme explores how education, sport and your public service all have a role to play in health improvement.

Finance


Accounting For Your Assets:Still Using Spreadsheets?
David Brindley, Head of CIPFA Property, CIPFA

A significant number of organisations are still using spreadsheets for accounting for their fixed assets – is this viable and is there a suitable alternative? The session will explore the advantages and disadvantages of spreadsheets against databases and whether or not they should still be used in the digital age.

Young Professional

Young Professionals Cafe – An Informal Networking and Information Session
Presented by Scottish Student Society

Meet fellow young professionals and experts from CIPFA Education and Training Centre: ask questions on the Practical Experience Portfolio, online exam, ICAS/CIPFA dual qualification options and more.

15.00–15.30


Refreshment break

15.30–16.00

The Sting of A Waspi: Towards Equity for Women
Jane Cowley and Tricia Clough, WASPI

Changes to public pensions have affected different groups in society in different ways. Find out about how government policy is being challenged.

16.00–16.30

CIPFA Theresa May, Brexit and Me
Rob Whiteman, CEO CIPFA

A personal reflection from CIPFA’s CEO on events leading up to and after the historic Brexit referendum vote. The chain of events included Rob’s previous ‘boss’ at Border Agency becoming Prime Minister.

16.30–16.45

Close of day one – Mark White, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland


Evening entertainment

19.00

Drinks reception

19.30

Dinner and awards


Friday 31 March – day two

09.00–09.10

Welcome to the 2017 CIPFA Conference day two from:
Mark White, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland Executive Committee


09.10-09.30

Keynote address
Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

09.35-10.00

Glasgow: A Smart City
Frank McAveety, Leader,Glasgow City Council

A rare journey east for the leader of one of the UK’s biggest cities. Glasgow’s smart city initiative is at the cutting edge of using technology to run a city's amenities.

10.00-10.30

Air Traffic Control: People and Technology – The Essential Mix
Alastair Muir, NATS Director Prestwick

Air traffic control is a public–private partnership and one of only two air traffic control centres in the UK is in Scotland. The operations director is a Scot who is responsible for air safety for more than 7,000 flights each day.

10.00-10.30

People

Cyber Risk Management
Zurich Municipal

It’s not only a technology risk With cyber risk, people are the main cause of disruptive and damaging data loss. With digitalisation, opportunities increase but so do the risks. Explore the main risks associated with the digital and information revolution.

Going Digital

Go Digital and Save £Millions
Erpaas

What does going digital actually mean? Can I really reduce the cost of my public service by millions of pounds? Both of these questions will be answered with actual evidence and how you get started.

Public Services

OneCouncil – Power of an Integrated Solution
Technology One

OneCouncil enables local government to reduce costs, improve customer service and streamline processes through
end-to-end management of council operations.

10.3011.00


Refreshments and exhibition

11.00-11.30

People

A Radical Route for Pensions?
Michael Johnson,Centre for Policy Studies Research

Does Brexit offer opportunity to rethink what has been described as a ‘ludicrously complex retirement savings vehicle’ with something fairer and more cost effective?

 

Going Digital

Driverless Cars: Public Service Fleets in Three Years
George de Boer,Leader of Connected Car Initiatives, TomTom Telematics

One of the biggest revolutions from the digital and technological age is the era of driverless cars. It is nearer than we think, with the potential to completely disrupt public service fleet management.

 

Finance


21st Century Financial Management
Neil Vincent, Head of Training and Consultancy,CIPFAand Stuart Fair, Senior Consultant,CIPFA

How do you know if you are good at financial management? CIPFA’s online diagnostic can give you the answer.

11.30-12.00

Digital Future – But Keeping it Personal
Keith Aitken meets John Carnochan OBE

Few Scots have done more than John Carnochan to champion the cause of early interventions. In an inspirational end to the 2017 conference John talks about hisconversion to the cause of 'early intervention', the importance of relationships and how that will always outweigh a digital solution. John then talks to Keith about his life cause.

13.00

Close of 2017 conference
Mark White, Chair of CIPFA in Scotland

 


Lunch and exhibition

 


Walking on Broken Glass

Robert Herdman, Motivational Speaker, Author and Trainer

Can you? Why would you want to? Learn even more about yourself and what is possible, and yes, see someone walking on broken glass.

Walking on Broken Glass

Robert Herdman, Motivational Speaker, Author and Trainer

Can you? Why would you want to? Learn even more about yourself and what is possible, and yes, see someone walking on broken glass.