CIPFA Wales Annual Conference

Thursday, 23 November, Mercure Hotel, Cardiff

 

Wales Conference

 

Join the discussion: #CIPFAWales

10.10–10.30

Welcome to the 2017 CIPFA CYMRU Conference from:

  • Rhian Evans, President of CIPFA CYMRU Wales.
  • Andy Burns, CIPFA President

 

Plenary Sessions

10.30–11.00

Digital Services: The Future is Now
Rhydian Bell, EY

The very phrase 'digital public services' still sounds like the future. But technological developments here and are advancing faster than the rate at which we can implement them. The speaker will both inspire and amaze you with what is possible now and the difference it could make to public services in Wales. Prepare to be amazed.

11.00–11.15

Local Government Austerity in Wales: The Evidence Venue: Calon One
Michael Trickey, Programme Director, Wales Public Services 202

Wales’ leading public service think tank launches its latest major report at the CIPFA conference and provides a forensicanalysis of the funding and expenditure challenges in Wales.

11.15–11.40

Refreshment & Exhibition

11.40–11.50

Financial Resilience in Public Services
Sean Nolan, Director of Local Government & Policing, CIPFA

The continuing financial challenge has meant that ‘Resilience’ has become the emerging key word for public bodies in Wales. There are practical steps your organisation can take to become financially resilient. Sean Nolan will set out the framework for the modern resilient Welsh public body.

Delegate Stream Options

 

The Digital
Stream

The Public Finance Stream

The Professional Stream

12.10–12.45

AI, Busting the Myth
Will it cost me my job and what does it
mean to public services? We’ll de-bunk
the myth and explain in no-nonsense
language what it is and how it applies
to you as a finance leader responsible
for change.
Simon Robinson, Founder & Managing
Director, ERPaaS

Understanding Your Asset
Base and Challenging Your
Investment Strategy

A strategic 10 Step Process to
investment to give confidence to
challenge tangible assets under
control and to engage more effectively
with the investment market.
Tim Reade, CIPFA

Wales – the State of the Nation,
Efficiencies through Evidence
Based Decisions

Wales is at a crucial turning point in
public policy. Welsh local authorities
will have real terms cuts to budgets
next year. What are the challenges
and opportunities, what are the
lessons from England and what are the
options for income generation, policy
improvement and efficiencies?
Ginette Beal, Grant Thornton

12.45–13.35

Lunch & Exhibition

13.35–14.00

The dark side isn’t so bad – value-based healthcare from a doctor’s perspective
Dr Sally Lewis, Assistant Medical Director (Value-based care), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

A doctor’s perspective is offered on value based healthcare and what a new means of allocating resources could look like in our digitally transformed services.

Delegate Stream Options

 

The Digital Stream

The Public Finance Stream

The Professional Stream

14.05–14.40

Of People, Pounds and Pavements: Transforming the Finance Function

If it was simply a matter of ‘balancing the books’ then life might be tolerable but the modern finance professional is responsible for the management information across all key areas of the business – from people to pavements.

This workshop will examine the premise that modern systems are a key enabler to transforming the finance function. Fully integrated HR, payroll, finance and asset management solutions really are the answer in managing people, pounds and pavements.

TechnologyOne

Integrating Health & Social Care

Overcoming the challenges of integrating two major services is key to future service delivery. An overview of both challenges and solutions is delivered by CIPFA’s expert.

Gareth Davies, CIPFA

Brexit – What the Finance Professional Should Know

Looking beyond the political debate, the key technical milestones and the implications for public services are set out.

Alan Bermingham, CIPFA

14.45–15.15

Fighting Cyber Crime

The increased reliance on technology and promotion of digital services means that the risk of cyber-crime increases. But what is it and what steps can we take?

Peter Wilson, CIPFA  

Commercialisation: The Future Way for Wales

An insight into what the future could look like from a forward thinking Welsh public service body.

Mark Evans, Powys Council

Technical Accounting – A 30 Minute Guide

A 30 minute ‘sweep’ of current technical developments to ensure that finance professionals have a pointer to what is coming up.

Sarah Sheen, CIPFA

15.15–15.45

Refreshment & Exhibition

15.45–16.20

What Does Being Digital Mean
in Practice?

Digital doesn’t always have to be
complicated and involve huge changes
– digital pragmatism is all about
using digital tools and techniques to
optimise current processes and start
releasing resources.
Katherine Lyon, Director of Customer
Services; Chris Melia, Head of
Customer Experience, Capita

Of People, Pounds and Pavements: Transforming the Finance Function 

If it was simply a matter of ‘balancing the books’ then life might be tolerable but the modern finance professional is responsible for the management information across all key areas of the business – from people to pavements.

This workshop will examine the premise that modern systems are a key enabler to transforming the finance function. Fully integrated HR, payroll, finance and asset management solutions really are the answer in managing people, pounds and pavements.

 TechnologyOne

Commercialism; What Does it Mean for You?

The pressure to achieve ambitious income targets can often lead to a short term, disjointed approach to income generation. But whether it’s introducing fees and charges or setting up a new company the same questions apply. Taking you back to basics; from engagement to evidence, objectives to outcomes, find out the right commercial strategy for your organisation and how to put it into practice.

Natalie Abraham/Nicky Waters, We are C.CO

 

Plenary Sessions

16.25–17.00

Leading the Way – Your Journey to Self Mastery
Robert Herdman, Author and Motivational Speaker 

Robert Herdman will remind us all that the primary future power will still be brain power and sets up conference to understand yourself better as an essential motivation for the day ahead.

17.00

Close of Conference – Rhian Evans, President of CIPFA CYMRU Wales

Post-conference evening entertainment

18.45

Drinks Reception
Hosted by Rhian Evans President

19.15

CIPFA Wales Annual Conference Dinner & evening entertainment

21.00

CIPFA Wales Public Finance Awards

21.20

After Dinner Entertainment
After dinner speaker to be announced