The history of public-private partnerships across government has a mixed record in the UK and elsewhere. Few private vendors have met public sector expectations or provided full value to UK taxpayers. In many cases, complexities of the procurement process and lack of trust on both sides have inhibited a fruitful, long-term collaboration.

It is now time to improve the buying process and overcome any disjoints between intended results and actual outcomes. Government institutions and their partners need to improve their respective understanding of current and future states to harness the full power of digital technologies. In this discussion evening we will share insights on:

  • Building trust, honesty and transparency into working relationships to improve outcomes.
  • Helping public organisations to define a clear path between current and desired future state.
  • Integrating information sources to enhance front-line performance in areas such as emergency services.
  • Connecting and monitoring physical assets over their full life cycles using IoT techniques

Software AG invites you to a public sector dinner at Institute of Directors on the 20 April at 6.30 PM to discuss vendor partnerships. Steve McReavy will introduce the session. Roger Camrass of CIONET will be your host and as with all CIONET events, we believe that this meeting of minds will help empower you in your digital leadership role.


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