Workshops

13 July

Please note that all speakers, content and timings are subject to change

13.30 – 14.30 Concurrent workshops 1A-1D – Choose one special interest concurrent session

WORKSHOP 1A – Session title to be announced

Sponsored by: Advanced Business Solutions

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Speakers to be announced

WORKSHOP 1B – Aligning Public Services – how modern technology supports collaboration, best practice management and helps deliver real efficiency savings

Sponsored by: Unit 4

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Chair to be announced

Paul Marriner, Global Head of Government Advisory, Unit4

Phil Beaumont, Principal Consultant (Public Sector), Unit4

LGSS Representative – Peter Borley-Cox, Transformation Director, LGSS – Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire County Councils

This session will review the challenges facing Public Service organisations in meeting the demands of ever tighter funding.

It will highlight a case study of how such organisations can work together, to agree common strategies and standardise processes.

The session will also identify how some key trends in technology such as machine learning and predictive analytics can deliver better quality financial and operational information to support decision making.

WORKSHOP 1C – Session title to be announced

Sponsored by: Zurich

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Speakers to be announced

WORKSHOP 1D – Society of District Council Treasurers

Speakers to be announced

15.10 – 16.10 Concurrent workshops 1E-1H – Sessions to be announced

WORKSHOP 1E – Double Benefits: Using e-invoicing to reduce costs and trap fraud in the public sector

Sponsored by: Basware (with CIPFA CFC)

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Speaker: Stephen Carter, Head of e-Invoicing, Basware UK

Chris Dawson, Fraud and Cyber Protect Officer, Metropolitan Police

Arjun Medhi, Technical Development Manager, CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre

Recent research suggests that the benefits of moving to e-invoicing are widely acknowledged across the UK public sector, yet uptake is still relatively slow. But outdated paper-based processes are leaving councils and government departments at risk of fraud and errors in the Accounts Payable process.

The same research goes on to reveal that almost half of UK public sector organisations have been targets of invoice fraud, or paid a duplicate invoice, in the last 12 months. This equates to £147 million of losses a year – a hefty sum that needs addressing, particularly in the current tough financial climate.

WORKSHOP 1F

Sponsored by: Moody’s Public Sector Europe

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Speakers to be announced

WORKSHOP 1G

Sponsored by: ERPaaS

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Speakers to be announced

14 July

08.30 – 09.15 Breakfast workshop – Developing your ideas, influence and voice

Speakers to be announced

This is a practical and creative workshop designed to support members to influence thinking and future direction in the public sector.

It will cover: coming up with ideas; developing a distinctive and authentic voice; and how to get attention. CIPFA want to support members to become thought-leaders, write articles and blogs and think creatively.

13.15 – 14.15 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 2A-2D – CHOOSE ONE SPECIAL INTEREST CONCURRENT SESSION

WORKSHOP 2A – Shared Working, Allocated Risks

Sponsored by: Arthur J Gallagher

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Chair: Jane Payling, Head of Health and Integration Faculty, CIPFA

As Local Government reaches for further transformation, how can shared resources be effective without damaging an organisations identity?
Using two organisations that have already been through transformational change together with Risk Financing specialists, Arthur J Gallagher, this interactive workshop will review the barriers to change that are likely to be put in place and develop solutions to break them down to achieve greater efficiencies.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
An understanding of the potential savings and efficiencies if shared functions are created.
Breaking down the barriers to creating effective shared services. The potential risk issues to consider.

Sharing our knowledge and expertise to support delegates to create effective shared services

Workshop 2B – The new audit landscape for local government

Sponsored by: Mazars

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Speakers to be announced

Local government external audit is about to go through its biggest change in a generation.  The workshop could examine some of the key issues:

  • Ensuring that Audit Committees are fit for their new purpose
  • The options for procuring external audit (opt into sector-led procurement, collective vs individual, framework contracts vs bespoke procurements)
  • How will the new arrangements secure a choice of competent suppliers, assure quality, monitor auditor independence, handle disputes?
  • Audit arrangements for different models of devolution and partnership working

WORKSHOP 2C – SESSION TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Sponsored by: Zurich

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Speakers to be announced

WORKSHOP 2D – SESSION TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Speakers to be announced

14.45 – 15.30 PLENARY SESSION

Speakers to be announced