SMART Government
17th January, Titanic Hotel, Belfast

SMART Gov is designed to gather public and private sector leaders.

The opportunity is to create an agenda that is designed to educate and establish actionable innovative deliverables through the collaboration of new partnerships.

Content Pillars:

– Brexit
– Citizen Focus
– Cyber Security
– Democratising Data
– Digital Transformation
– Economic Update
– Gov Tech
– Patient Care
– Prison Care
– SMART Cities & IoT
– Transport, Infrastructure & Utilities

What is considered SMART Government in a Digital Age?

SMART Global will tackle a series of debates to define what it means to be a SMART Gov. Following a series of conversations, it must be Citizen focused.

We need to educate the disconnected and connect the buyers to the suppliers. Highlighting accessibility, models of engagement and procurement process. From local councils to government bodies we will start a new conversation.

Our Speakers

Caron Alexander
Director of Digital Shared Services, NI Direct

Prof. Deirdre Heenan
Member of Council of State (Ireland)

Dave Vincent
Chief Digital Officer, Tourism NI

Conall McDevitt
CEO, Hume Brophy

Eoin McFadden
NI Policy Lead, Dept for the Economy

Lorraine Acheson
Manager for Northern Ireland, Innovate UK

Brendan Mulgrew
Director, MW Advocate

Deirdre Ferguson
SMART Cities Consultant ,Belfast City Council

Paul Duffy
Director IT, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Simon Whittaker
Director, Vertical Structure

Ciaran Doherty
Digital Manager, Tourism Ireland

Gary Robinson
Director, Uleska

Jonah McLachlan
UX Designer, Fathom

Conor Lambe
Chief Economist, Danske Bank UK

Dave Anderson
Director of Technology, Liberty Information Technology

Søren Rode Andreasen
Chief Digital Officer, Danske Bank

Patricia O’Hagan
CEO, Core Systems

Roger Pollen
Head of Policy, FSB NI

Our Agenda

0830 – 0900


0900 – 0910

Welcome – Naomh McElhatton (SMART Global)

0910 – 0930

Setting the Scene – Caron Alexander (Director of Digital Shared Services, NI Direct)

0930 – 1000

SMART Cities Update – Deirdre Ferguson (Belfast City Council)

1000 – 1045

Panel Discussion: Infrastructure, Connectivity and Utilities – Brendan Mulgrew (MW Advocate), Deirdre Ferguson (Belfast City Council), Ian Bailie (NIE).

1045 – 1100

Coffee and Networking

1100 – 1120

Democratising Data – Dave Anderson (Liberty IT)

1120 – 1130

Open Mic Q&A

1130 – 1150

Brexit, how the Land Lies – Conall McDevitt (Hume Brophy), Prof. Deirdre Heenan (Ulster University) and Roger Pollen (FSB NI).

1150 – 1200

Open Mic Q&A

1200 – 1220

Prospects for the Northern Ireland Economy – Conor Lambe, Chief Economist, Danske Bank

1220 – 1250

Digital Transformation Case Studies:

  • Dave Vincent (Tourism NI)
  • Ciaran Doherty (Tourism Ireland)
  • Jonah McLachlan (Fathom)
  • Søren Rode Andreasen (Danske Bank)

1250 – 1300

Open Mic Q & A

1300 – 1400

Lunch & Networking

1400 – 1430

GovTech – Eoin McFadden (Dept for the Economy), Lorraine Acheson (Innovate UK).

1430 – 1500

Citizen focus on Patient Care and Prison Care – Paul Duffy (Belfast Health Trust), Patricia O’Hagan (Core Systems)

1500 – 1530

Cyber Security, Risks, Threats and Analysis – Gary Robinson (Uleska), Simon Whittaker (Vertical Structure)

1530 – 1540

Final Open Mic Q&A

1540 – 1545

Closing Remarks

Our Partners

An amazing event that encourages collaboration and focuses on how technology can improve our Health sector.”

Austin Tanney, Analytics Engines 

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Get in Touch

For speaking and sponsorship opportunities, or to simply find out more about SMART Gov 2018, drop us a message and we will get in touch.