GovTech Leaders Virtual Meetup

How do fluctuations in the UK economy affect the outcome of Central Government DDaT spending?

This Meetup is a lively discussion with 3 panellists. Our speakers were Paul Spanner, (Principal Consultant at Pcubed), Jeremy Renwick (Managing Director for Innovation at Fimatix), and Vicki Webb (Deputy Director for Change Implementation at Department for International Trade).

Debating the important topic of Public Sector spending during fluctuations within the UK Economy, we touched on some key questions such as:

– Should DDaT budgets be increased at the turn of a recession to help lift the UK economy?

– How does uncertainty in the current economy affect the prioritization of projects?

– How can consultancies best support their government clients to ensure the best outcomes for both parties during times of recession?

– How can Central Government buyers work to improve any bottle-necks in the procurement process?

About our speakers:

Since leaving the Royal Marines in 2015 Paul has carved out a unique role for himself advising and consulting within Central Government. Initially working at the Home Office for Amber Rudd and then Sajid Javid as well as being instrumental in two major programmes of work for the Law enforcement and security communities. More recently Paul has advised the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on Afghan refugees arriving in the UK, A UN working group on the re-construction of Ukraine post conflict and an African Union programme on security issues relating to sustainable micro economies. Paul is currently engaged as a business development lead across Government, specialising in Defence and Law enforcement activities.

Jeremy is MD-Innovation for Fimatix. Through his 35 year career in the technology industry in technical, sales, strategy and consultancy roles he has been part of and led teams that have delivered digital transformations as diverse as the world’s first electronic banking system, waste recycling, the GDS transformation programme and reform of criminal justice.

Vicki is the Deputy Director for Change Implementation at the Department for International Trade. As a Senior Programme Manager, she draws upon extensive Business Transformation and Change Management experience to help design, deliver and manage change. She has worked on large scale transformation programmes for over twenty years in consulting and now as a UK senior civil servant spanning; corporate strategy and organisation design, cultural and behavioural change, business readiness and implementation. She’s currently focused on all things Hybrid Working, Efficiencies and Levelling Up and would love a chat about balanced scorecards, innovation and change delivery.

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06/10/2022 6:00 pm

Location: Online


Presented by:

Vicki Webb

Deputy Director Change and Transformation, UK Government

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