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Public Policy Exchange Show

The inaugural Public Policy Exchange Show, which takes place on January 31st and February 1st at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Central London, will discuss the challenges, technologies, and improved efficiencies in the UK public sector.

The two-day event will bring together participants from Central and Local Government, Healthcare, Policing & Crime, Technology, Transport, and Education sectors.

Launching the PPE Show to more than 1,000 high calibre attendees, this conference and exhibition will host speakers such as Dr. Roberta Blackman-Woods MP in the Education panel, Sir Christopher Chope MP in the Transportation panel, and Kathy Bourne, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner in a panel on Policing and Crime. A full list of speakers can be found on the event website.

Discussions taking place at PPE include:


Overcoming challenges in funding, implementing innovative technologies and improving student experience in the education sector:

  • Developing innovative teaching technologies and taking education online
  • Impact of Brexit on the education sector
  • Utilising AI and VR to develop personalisation in teaching
  • Developing the workforce of tomorrow by improving today’s education sector
  • Promoting effective teaching staff recruitment and retention

Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary University Group
Phil Beach, Chief for Vocational and Technical Qualifications, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation
Bill Rammell, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Bedfordshire


Healthcare technology solutions: Reducing costs, driving efficiency and meeting growing demands in health services:

  • Creating and improving targeted recruitment schemes to retain GPs
  • Developing innovative solutions to handle an active and ageing population
  • Expanding a digital NHS: Digitising frontline care and harnessing new technologies
  • Generating innovative solutions for sustainable care and an effective allocation of resources
  • Investing in infrastructure: Providing reliable and resilient services at a time of unprecedented demand

Simon Dixon, Head of Digital Strategy and Service Design, Public Health England
Dr Richard Pratt, Founder of For My Doctor & Innovation Mentor, Royal College of General Practitioners
Dr Judith Champman, Head, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Fighting crime with smarter technology: Utilising technology to connect police forces and increase productivity:

  • Utilising innovative technologies to drive efficiency and productivity in the police
  • Supporting frontline officers to innovate and creating a culture of innovation in the police
  • Increasing information sharing between the police and relevant groups to personalise and improve policing
  • Meeting modern threats and developing innovative solutions to improve criminal justice responses
  • Utilising data as a resource to predict crime, investigate more effectively and decrease demand on services

Kathy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner
Justine Currell, Bedfordshire Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner & Executive Director, Unseen


Data protection and achieving GDPR compliance inside government and local authorities:

  • Understanding consent and legitimate interest in your sales and marketing strategy
  • Growing your customer base under GDPR
  • Implementing a successful data privacy policy and prioritising next steps in becoming GDPR compliant
  • Developing and understanding the new role of privacy officers
  • Ensuring consistency across all business units

Dave Parsons, Information Governance Manager, Cardiff Council


Improving planning, promoting collaboration and developing smart solutions in the transportation sector:

  • Investing in the future of mobility through modernising existing transport systems and supporting smarter planned infrastructure
  • Discussing the role of cyber security in the transport sector and responding to modern challenges
  • Promoting reliable services and improving the passenger experience through smart technology
  • Improving planning and developing opportunities to be prepared for a variety of Brexit outcomes
  • Involving key stakeholders in the personalisation of transport services

Sir Christopher Chope MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Highways
Barry Sheerman MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Transport Safety
Katharina Winbeck, Head of Transport, Environment, and Infrastructure, London Councils
Sue Percy, Chief Executive, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation


Exploring digital solutions to create more efficient public services:

  • Developing a Streamlined Service and Improving Communication and Data Sharing between Central and Local Government
  • Investing in infrastructure: Evaluate existing digital practices and software available to local authorities and determine methods for improvement
  • Utilising digital resources to manage increasing demand through the use of shared platforms
  • Collaborating with the private sector to create integrated services
  • Ensuring security, privacy and regulations in transformation programmes

Helen Wall, National Lead, Government Digital Service
Stephen Curtis, Director, Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing
Jane Kennedy, Head of Research and Data Hub, London Borough of Newham

Further information on the Public Policy Exchange Show can be found here.