4th Public Sector Innovation Conference
8 March 2022

RSA House, London


The pandemic has impacted public sector services massively. Positively, it has accelerated digital transformation across central and local government as well as the NHS and blue light services. This rapid move towards digital first has seen rapid growth in the use of Cloud and APIs as well as highlighting areas where improvements are needed.

At 2022’s 4th Public Sector Innovation Conference at the RSA, we looked at the fundamentals of the next stage of rapid digital adoption in the public sector covering: interoperability; platforms; data; and emerging technologies as four areas that can transform public services.


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8.45 Registration and Networking

9.20 Welcome

9.30 Session One: Platforms and Interoperability 

Government Departments are known to be siloed when it comes to their technology choices and the same is true of data. A solution is needed and lies in better interoperability through platforms. In this first session we will hear about the ambition for Interoperability and platforms to deliver joined up services to digital citizens. We will hear from the DLUHC, MoD, DWP and industry including some practical successes and our panel will compare notes on what is happening across government.

11.00 Morning Break and Networking

11.30 Session Two: Data

The application of data in government has almost limitless potential for providing more efficient, effective and trustworthy and digital public services. It includes demographic, location, health, education, economic, business and other information, but the sources of data are disparate including traffic and CCTV cameras, sensors, satellites, body cameras, calls, emails, direct messages, and social media, In this session we think about how we are delivering on this promise, developing the right skills in Government and tackling privacy and ethical issues? We will hear speakers from across government including No.10, Cabinet Office, ONS and industry.

13.00 Lunch and Networking

14.00 Session Three: Emerging Technologies

The post-pandemic pace of change is rapid and to keep pace with shifting citizen expectations government departments must look to incorporate the latest emerging technologies into public services. In this session we try to imagine what next in building digitally-enabled public services. We will hear about some of the emerging technologies being used in Government from Blockchain for Government, Automation and Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Intelligent System Interfaces. We have speakers from the Houses of Parliament, Home Office, Geospatial Commission, the Scottish Government and Industry.

15.30 Afternoon Break and Networking

16.00 Close



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RSA House, London

Steeped in history, this iconic venue houses an impressive series of 18th-century paintings that provide a unique and memorable backdrop for all events. It is fully air-conditioned, with natural daylight streaming in from the glass-domed ceiling, and features full built-in AV.

The Great Room was designed by the Adam brothers in 1774 and was originally used as an assembly room for the Society Members’ discussions and debates and as a venue for the presentation of awards and prizes. The breath-taking series of six paintings, ‘The Progress of Human Knowledge and Culture’, is the final product of artist James Barry, taking a total of 23 years to complete.

We look forward to welcoming you there.


Our address is:

8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ

Nearest London Underground Stations

5 minute walk: Charing Cross (Northern Line, Bakerloo Line) or Embankment (District and Circle Lines, Northern Line, Bakerloo Line)
10 minute walk: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) or Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern Lines)

Nearest Mainline Stations

5 minute walk: Charing Cross
15 minute walk: Waterloo

Rewatch the 2021 Conference

The Public Sector Innovation Conference was held virtually in 2021. You can catch up with the sessions below.

Session 1: Supporting COVID recovery

Lord Victor Adebowale, Roxanne Heaton, Paul Maltby and Alison McKenzie-Folan


Session 2: Improving Health and Wellbeing

Anne Marie Cunningham, Seth Finegan and Liam Maxwell


Session 3: ITackling economic inequality

Adrian Leer, Cheryl Stevens MBE, Nigel Watson and Milly Zimeta


Summary: 3rd Public Sector Innovation Conference

Lord Victor Adebowale, Roxanne Heaton, Alison McKenzie-Folan and Tom Taylor

Who Attends

With over 400 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.

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