Public Services Innovation Conference

Emerging Technologies / AI / GovTech

09 October, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Central London

Join this full-day conference held in partnership with Government, to hear keynotes discussing Government InnovationAI Innovation and GovTech. During the day there will be presentations, exhibitors and networking with the latest challenge winners and some hand-picked start-ups as well as those who are working in emerging technology sectors and actively looking to supply innovative solutions to public sector services.


This important cross government has three inter locking strands of the latest digital policy:
Government Innovation is a cross-government programme to create innovation in public services working inside out across central and local government, but engaging with private sector businesses.
AI Innovation is a DCMS and BEIS join initiative under the Office for AI and is the centre for pushing forward AI policy across the whole of Government – working with Departments to set Missions that address the AI and Data Grand Challenge. The first Mission set is on using AI to improve the early diagnosis in health.
GovTech is the concept of encouraging small, emerging technology businesses, to bring innovative solutions to public service challenges in a formal process using a £20 million fund to facilitate the public sector engaging and creating solutions with the private sector for use across the whole public sector.

This one day conference is a collaboration between three government departments and Digital Leaders


The Conference will bring together those in the public sector running Challenges, those in the public sector bidding for funding to run their own challenges and a selected group of private sector startups and digital transformation businesses offering innovative solutions to them. There will be keynotes from Ministers, the latest innovations from the main stage, lots of networking and an active exhibition.

Oliver Dowden MP, Cabinet Office Minister

Margot James MP, Minister for Culture, DCMS

Kevin Cunnington, Director General, GDS

Tabitha Goldstaub, Co-Founder, CognitionX


Balaji Anbil, Head of Digital Architecture & Cyber Security at Ministry of Justice UK

Eddie Copeland, Director of Government Innovation, Nesta

Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, UCL

Dr Will Cavendish Global Lead, Digital Services at Arup


9.30 Welcome
9.35 Innovation Plenary
11.00 Coffee and networking
11.30 AI Plenary
13.00 Lunch and Networking
14.00 GovTech Plenary
16.00 GovTech Meetup
17.00 Close

Who Attends

With over 200 decision makers attending, the Conference is a unique opportunity for your organisation to engage and showcase your innovative products and services to the public sector. The public sector is invite only from our GDS and DCMS partners, but they will invite a wide range of central and local government providers including:

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