Conferences and EventsSprint 19 at Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds, Belfast, and London

Sprint 19 at Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds, Belfast, and London

This year, Sprint will be taken to 5 cities, focusing on how the GDS is tackling the public sectors' hardest problems and how it will work in the future

Sprint, the flagship GDS roadshow that focuses on how the government’s digital transformation is improving people’s lives, is heading to five cities around the UK later this year.

The event provides an opportunity to review what the GDS is currently doing to solve the hardest public sector problems. It also gives a chance to look at how the government will work in the future.

In 2018,  people from across the sector came together to share their progress and learn more around the themes of transformation, collaboration, and innovation. The event was held at London’s Southbank Centre.

With not one, but five Sprint events around the UK, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better. There will be events at Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds, Belfast and, London. The details, with exact dates and locations, can be found in the blog by Kevin Cunnington, Director General – GDS.

Sprint 19 will return to the Southbank Centre in London on Thursday 19 September. The event will showcase how emerging technology is tackling some of the hardest problems in the public sector. The event will also look at how GDS can collaborate to deliver end-to-end services for users.

Digitalisation around the UK

Stunning work is happening across the whole of the UK. So, Sprint this year will be in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The event will celebrate successes from across the UK and discuss how GDS works together to build a world-leading digital union. GDS is also working with Leeds City Council to look at how local authorities are approaching digital transformation.

Recently, the Scottish Digital Academy was set up in collaboration with GDS Academy to focus on Scottish public sector organisations having a coherent learning and development programme. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service secured £1.25m of GovTech Catalyst funding to develop solutions to enable an instantly deployable real-time tracking solution for firefighters responding to emergency situations.


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