Innovating Government IT Procurement

Government is taking a new approach, redesigning the playing field with open source & open standards for Information and records management, making collaboration between their peers and partners a safe and secure reality.

This 2nd annual Open Gov Summit, hosted by G-Cloud providers Zaizi and Alfresco, brings together Chief Executives, Enterprise Architect, ICT Programme Managers and civil servants who have responsibility for delivering on the government ICT strategy to explore how Bristol City Council are leading the way in adopting open source solutions, engaging with the SME market and building a government community around the solution.

Key Note speaker:

Tariq Rashid, IT Reform, Cabinet Office - Tariq will be presenting and giving a rare insight into the changes occurring in IT as it is becoming increasingly commoditised and open.

You will learn:

  1. how Government CTOs can best steer their selection of technology and services to maximise value through competitive tension, choice and flexibility.
  2. How to enable government organisations to pick the best of breed solution for the right price
  3. How Government can take advantages of these changes.

Gavin Beckett, Chief Enterprise Architect, Bristol City Council - Gavin will bel sharing his story, drawing on their experiences in thieir innovative approach to government procurement process.

You will learn:

  1. About Bristol City Council’s SME engagement strategy
  2. How they are utilising open source and open standards based cloud solutions
  3. Their plans to share the solutions with other government authorities under open source license

Join us at this exciting event to network with national and local government, learn about key developments in the industry and engage in a discussion with the speakers.



GavinBecketttariqJohn Powell - Alfresco CEOAingaran Pillai

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