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Public Sector IT Conference 2017

What’s New?

This year we have handed the conference fully over to those who do the job, every day, of trying to revolutionise Public Sector IT while maintaining maximum public safety and reliability.

For the first time the Public Sector, Semi-State and Local Government IT will meet in private to show and share the best of Public Service IT.

The Public Sector IT Conference is designed by the Public Service IT Community exclusively for the Public Sector IT Community in partnership with the Irish Computer Society.

The conference will take place on Friday, 1st of December at the Croke Park Conference Centre.

About the Event

PSIT is dedicated to bringing together the best of Irish Public Sector Tech excellence and innovation.

This event is organised by some of the leading Public Sector ICT modernisers and will highlight the many successful ICT initiatives and also address the diverse challenges faced by the Irish public sector.

Organising team: John Barron – CIO, Revenue; Liam Stewart - Head of ICT OPW; Margaret Kinsella – IT Manager, EPA; Mary O’Donohue – Director, Office of Government CIO; Maria O’Loughlin – Engagement Specialist, HSE & Tim Willoughby – LGMA.

Our aim is to ensure that we provide the right environment for the greatest communication, learning and sharing of best practice to take place. PSIT provides you, the Public Sector workers, the space to meet your peers, debate and share ideas supported by a series of interactive seminars.

If you work in the Public Sector and want to explore the potential for a smarter, more efficient Public Service infrastructure then take this day for you and your team to discover what’s possible. Lunch and coffee breaks and will provide networking opportunities with policy makers, practitioners and industry experts throughout the day.

Draft Agenda

While there are many very successful and innovative ICT solutions currently supporting the Public Sector, we must keep pace with increasing public expectation especially and rapidly changing technology.

In this digital age, Government organisations need to adapt ever more quickly to take account of changes in business models, new ways of working, customer behaviour and customer expectations while at the same time driving improved efficiencies and effectiveness in a cost effective manner.

Delivering great business solutions using technology and data analysis will help drive better efficiency, service quality and cost savings. PSIT draws together those leading this change to share their successes and discuss the challenges ahead.

  • Welcome & Chairman's Address
    Jim Friars, CEO, ICS & John Barron, CIO – Office of the Revenue Commissioner & Chairman of Programme Committee
  • Keynote – Public Sector ICT strategy
    Barry Lowry, Office of the Government CIO
  • Data Visualisation
    Eoghan McCarthy, NUI Maynooth
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Understanding the new EU General Data Protection Regulations
    Seamus Carroll, Head of Civil Law Reform, Dept. of Justice & Equality
  • Aligning Strategy and ICT in Public Organisations: A Critical Management Challenge
    Prof Joe McDonagh – Trinity College Dublin
  • Panel Q&A
    Opportunity for Q&A with the morning speakers.
  • Networking Lunch
  • Quick Views
    5 x 10 min. views of some key strategic projects followed by Q&A. Provisional projects to be discussed include: MyGovID, DoJ&E; “The Enterprise Architecture journey in the EPA” by Deirdre Kirwan, Enterprise Architect, EPA ; National Data Infrastructure, CSO; eVetting, An Garda Siochana; National Broadband Plan, DCCAE; eRefferals, Yvonne Goff, Chief Clinical Information Officer,HSE
  • Technology Focus
    2 x 15 min: Blockchain (TBC) & National Electronic Health Record Project - Richard Corbridge, CIO, HSE
  • Meet your peers
  • Closing Address

Group Rates

Group rates are available to Public Service organisations who wish to send three or more delegates. Please contact Aoife McCarron on conor@ics.ie or 01 237 77 76

Membership means more than saving on events. You can also network with like-minded professionals, and gain recognition of your experience and expertise. Learn more about membership benefits.

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1st Dec (Fri)


Begins at 09:00 and ends at 17:00

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