Leveraging public investment in broadband
Tuesday 25 June 2013
12.30 Registration and lunch, finish 17.30 followed by drinks and networking
Local authorities and other public sector bodies are looking to invest in broadband infrastructure – sometimes with funding from the government through BDUK or the EU, and sometimes using their own resources or in partnership with the private sector.
Key aims are to transform public services and to stimulate demand for fast broadband as a way to build the digital economy. But what are the key transformations that need to occur, and how can broadband projects ensure they come about? How can investment in infrastructure be connected to innovation and take up of new applications and services?
In this seminar CBN and The Open University will demonstrate their tried and tested ‘Imagine-IBZL’ methodology for tackling these difficult issues, showing how multiple stakeholders can be brought into an effective innovation and delivery process and helping participants make the first steps.
A must-attend event for anyone working on public-sector-led digital and infrastructure projects.
|12:30||Registration and lunch|
|13:30||Introduction – how we need to think differently||Shaun Fensom CBN & Dr Steve Walker, The Open University|
|13:50||The coming disruptive impact of digital technology on communities, business and public sector||Mike Ryan, Digital Futurist|
|14:20||Conversation 1: Visualising your concerns||Prof. Simon Bell, The Open University|
|14:50||The challenges facing local authorities||Adrian Wooster, CBN and consultant to BDUK|
|15:30||Conversation 2: Calibrating your ideas||Prof. Simon Bell|
|16:00||Making collaboration work||Brian Condon, CBN and Centre for Creative Collaboration.|
|16:20||Conversation 3: Making your change||Prof. Simon Bell|
|16:50||Ways forward||Led by Prof. Simon Bell with input from CBN & OU.|
|17:20||Applying Imagine-IBZL in your area||CBN staff|
|17:30||Drinks and networking|