The Agenda

The 2021 GovTech Summit agenda combines a unique combination of senior public sector leaders and cutting edge entrepreneurs. Take a look below to see what's ahead - and don't forget to register for your virtual pass.

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THE 2021 AGENDA

The Agenda - 2021

The programme at the GovTech Summit combines a unique combination of senior public sector leaders and cutting edge entrepreneurs. This year we're adding a second, unmissable track to the agenda - read on for what's instore.

Please note, timings for all sessions are CET (GMT+2).

DAY 1

LIVE FROM THE HAGUE

09:30 - 09:40
Welcome to the GovTech Summit

 

09:40 - 09:55
Keynote Address

 

10:00 - 10:40
PANEL: The State of European GovTech

 

What is the current state of the European GovTech market? How can Governments within Europe collaborate to ensure the success of GovTech in Europe? What will digital sovereignty look like post-Covid? 

Speakers:

  • Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London

  • Justyna Orlowska, Head of the GovTech Centre, Prime Minister’s Office, Poland 

  • Mario Campolargo, Director General DG Informatics DIGIT, European Commission 

  • Nikolai Astrup, Minister of Local Government and Modernisation for Norway

10:45 - 11:25
PANEL: Can technology save our planet?

Role of tech in tackling climate change? Limitations?

How do we accelerate the development/adoption of tech solutions? 

How do we create a truly collaborative framework between Government, investors and innovators to foster a successful CleanTech ecosystem?

Speakers:

  • Syma Cullasy-Aldridge, Director of External Affairs, PUBLIC 

  • Sarah Tennison, Head of Clean Growth Strategy & Impact, Innovate UK 

  • Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Head of Cambridge Zero

  • Simon Bushell, CEO, Sympower 

11:30 - 12:10
FIRESIDE CHAT: Can technology solve our mental health crisis? 
 

What is the role of technology in supporting mental health? How can we keep mental health inclusive through technology? What are the limits of mental health technology?

Speakers:

  • Silja Litvin, CEO, PsychApps

12.15 - 12.55
PANEL: Harnessing the power of technology to create more sustainable, liveable cities
 

How can we utilise innovative technologies to make our cities more liveable, more sustainable and more efficient post-Covid? 

Speakers Coming Soon

13.00 - 13.40
WORKSHOP: Breaking barriers to GovTech development: public-private collaboration

During this workshop, ZenCity and the Tel Aviv Municipality will discuss how public officials and innovative startups can best work together to push forward digital transformation across the public sector.

Speakers:

  • Speakers: 

  • Eyal Feder-Levy, CEO and Co-Founder, ZenCity 

  • Eytan Schwartz, Head Of Communications, Tel Aviv Muncipality

LIVE FROM LONDON

10.00 - 10.40
PANEL: How can Government attract top digital talent?

 

Building a pool of digital skills will be essential to truly bring about digital transformation in public services. However, attracting and retaining digital talent in the public sector is a global challenge. How can we better identify and attract those with core digital skills? How can the public sector compete against big tech companies for top digital talent?

Speakers:

  • Dinah Schmechel, Co-Founder & CEO, Themis Digital

  • Paul Maltby, Chief Digital Officer, MHCLG

10.45 - 11.25
PANEL: What does the future of healthcare look like?

How can technology enable a fundamental shift from reactive to preventative care? 

How do we invest in technology for the future whilst also keeping the lights on in existing healthcare organisations?

Speakers:

  • Maddy Phipps-Taylor, CEO, Eva Health Technologies

  • Pritesh Mistry, Fellow (Digital Technologies), The King’s Fund 

  • Rayna Patel, Vinehealth  

  • Mark Reynolds, Chief Technology Officer, NHS Digital

11.30 - 12.10
FIRESIDE CHAT: How can digital technologies help with Levelling Up?

In conversation with Michael Gove, Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Speakers:

  • Michael Gove, Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government

12.15 - 12.55
PANEL & Q&A: Investing in GovTech 

What is the role of private investors in driving forward the GovTech market? How can we encourage greater investment in GovTech solutions?

Speakers:

  • Alex de Carvalho (chair)

  • Ben Verwaayen, General Partner, Keen Ventures

  • Leo Ringer, Form Ventures

13.00 - 13.40
PANEL: How can we prevent online harms and improve safety tech for all? 

Why do users find it difficult to access authoritative information? And why does misinformation spread? How can tech help us identify and remove harmful and offensive content?

Speakers coming soon

 

09:30 - 09:40
Welcome to the GovTech Summit

 

09:40 - 09:55
Keynote Address

 

13.40 - 14.30

Pitch GovTech Showcase

The Pitch GovTech Showcase will bring together the most exciting innovators transforming the public sector. The showcase invites them to pitch their innovations to new potential partners, investors and customers as well as giving the primes and Government easy access to the top innovators. Audience members will be able to ask key questions and engage with the Founders on their products and applications within public services.

DAY 2

LIVE FROM THE HAGUE

09:30 - 09:35
Welcome - Day 2

 

09:40 - 10:00
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 

10.05 - 10.25
FIRESIDE CHAT: Digital transformation for dynamic development

Perspectives from Serbia's Prime Minister on how to create a successful European GovTech ecosystem.

Speakers:

  • Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister of Serbia

10.30 - 11.10

PANEL: State of GovTech in The Netherlands

What is the current state of the Dutch GovTech market? How can the Government, investors and innovators collaborate to help drive forward GovTech within The Netherlands?

Speakers:

  • Nitesh Bharosa, GovTech Professor, TU Delft

  • Raymond Knops, Secretary of State for Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

11.15 - 11.55

PANEL: Driving change through procurement reform

How can the public sector use its purchasing power through procurement to enact real change in existing sectors? How can procurement reform support the growth of GovTech startups?

Speakers:

  • Johnny Hugill, Head of Research, PUBLIC

  • Rolf Zeldenrust, PIANOO

12.00 - 12.40

PANEL: Making healthcare more affordable and accessible

How can innovative tech solutions increase accessibility and affordability in healthcare through greater flexibility and connectivity?

Speakers:

  • Simon Eccles, Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHSX

  • Max Parmentier, CEO and Co-Founder, Birdie

12.45 - 13.25

PANEL: Maintaining an open data framework

How are governments across Europe establishing open and transparent data frameworks? What are the core challenges? How can technology support better management and processing of government data?

Speakers:

  • Stephane Coppens, Digital Flanders

  • Arūnė Urtė Matelytė, Manager GovTech Lab Lithuania 

  • Felicity Burch, Exec. Director CDEI

LIVE FROM LONDON

9.40 - 10.00
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10.05 - 10.25
WORKSHOP: HealthTech Innovation: co-creating transformative digital solutions with the NHS

Join this interactive workshop with Patchwork Health’s CEO and Co-Founder, Dr Anas Nader, to learn how Patchwork co-created a workforce management solution with its NHS innovation partners and then scaled across 70+ organisations. In this session you will gain key insights into why Patchwork chose to co-design a unique rostering solution with the NHS, what successful partnerships between private and public sectors look like, and how this approach to HealthTech innovation achieves the optimal outcomes for the patient, clinician, and system. 

Speakers:

  • Dr Anas Nader, CEO and Co-Founder, Patchwork

10.30 - 11.10
PANEL: Implementing sustainable transformation in Governments

One of the biggest barriers to digital transformation in Government is organisational change. How can we manage long-term, meaningful change across the public sector? What is the best approach to this? Can the public sector learn anything from the private sector?

Speakers:

  • Amandine Le Pape, COO and Co-Founder, Element 

  • André Rogaczewski, Netcompany 

  • Anthony Finkelstein, UCL

  • Siim Sikkut, Gov of Estonia

11.15 - 11.55
PANEL: Smarter grant management

 

How can Governments leverage digital solutions to make better and more informed decisions about grant funding?

Speakers coming soon

12.00 - 12.40
FIRESIDE CHAT: Smarter government? The future of civic engagement  

How can Governments better engage citizens to improve public policy design and service delivery? How can technology support citizen engagement?

Speakers:

  • Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of Transformation & Public Service

  • Fotis Talantzis, Novoville  

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12.45 - 13.25

PANEL: The future of Digital Government

What will digital public services look like in 5-10 years? 

What can we learn from international best practice and private sector service design to build the next generation of digital public services? 

How can we design effective personalised and proactive digital public services?

How can we tighten the feedback loops between citizens and the services they use? 

What steps can we take to build public confidence in digital public services?

Speakers:

  • Henry Taylor, Policy Associate, PUBLIC 

  • Laure Lucchesi, Director, Etalab

 

09:30 - 09:35
Welcome - Day 2

 

13.30 - 14.20

Pitch GovTech Showcase

The Pitch GovTech Showcase will bring together the most exciting innovators transforming the public sector. The showcase invites them to pitch their innovations to new potential partners, investors and customers as well as giving the primes and Government easy access to the top innovators. Audience members will be able to ask key questions and engage with the Founders on their products and applications within public services.

14.20 - 14:30

Closing Remarks