Crown Commercial Service

12 March

CCS Midlands Technology Showcase

Are you a public sector technology buyer or decision maker, and want to know how to save time and money across a whole range of technology solutions?

Our CCS Midlands Tech Showcase is the event for you!

This free event offers an opportunity to come and learn about how to get the best out of your technology contracts through our agreements such as G Cloud, Tech Products, Networks and Software.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This event is hosted by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Register for one of our limited free places.
We look forward to seeing you there.


10:00  – Registration, Refreshments & Networking

10:30  – Welcome and Introductions: Ivor Nicholson, ICT Service Director, Nottinghamshire County Council

10:45  – Opening Keynote: Ieuan Trigger, Technology Category Director, CCS

Ieuan is the Category Director for Network Services in the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), covering procurement and supply of Network Services for Government from WAN and Telephony to Unified Communications. He is also the CCS Technology Lead for the Ministry of Defence and Department of Health, including NHS Digital, as well as Strategic Suppliers to Government: Vodafone, Virgin Media and BT.

Ieuan has a background of over 20 years’ experience in Telecommunications with BT. He has led sales and delivery for UK System Integrators, turning round and running Managed Service businesses and setting up and procuring BT’s key technology supplier contracts for global multinational customers. He is a graduate of Kings College London and a Freeman of the City of London.

11:15  – The future of network services for the wider public sector

Telecommunications technology is evolving, with 5G on the horizon we are talking smart cities, with broadband we are talking super fast fibre connections. What does the future hold for your organisation? In this interactive session, we want you to tell us what your requirements are, so we can ensure we can help you procure the latest communications solutions from our next generation of agreements.

12:00 The Digital Marketplace – what’s in it for me?

The transition to digital offers an opportunity to the wider public sector to transform the services that they offer to the public, event at a time of austerity and squeezed budgets. This session will set you on the road to making that transformation. We will show you how to access the Digital Marketplace and use it to:

  • find teams and specialist to deliver digital outcomes from our Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework;
  • commission user research;
  • buy from the G-Cloud catalogue; and
  • buy physical space in data centres with Crown Hosting

12:45  – Lunch and Market stalls

Our Market Stalls give you the opportunity to engage directly with our expert category teams – the people behind the agreements. Talk to them about your specific needs and requirements and walk away with a clear idea on your next steps.

14:00  – Disaggregation – what’s it all about?

Current government policy is to move away from large, single vendor IT outsourcing contracts to multi-vendor, disaggregated environments.

When disaggregation is done successfully, it can achieve over 40% in savings, transform how people work contributing to more efficient delivery of services. It also allows you to assess the ongoing value for money of more commoditised and standardised products and services via marketing leading suppliers.

What does this mean for me?  Where do I start? To what degree do I do this? This session will help you find answers to those questions.

14:45  – Microsoft MoU – the Digital Transformation Arrangement

This session that will take a look at the newly agreed MoU with Microsoft, looking at the discount structure and the improved terms and conditions on offer. This session will be of particular interest to any customers looking at Microsoft products such as Office 365, Windows 10 and Azure in the new financial year.

15:30 Market stalls

16:00 Close

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