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London & South Regional Meeting - 17th September 2019

Matt Smith Socitm London Secretary

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)

London & South Regional Meeting - 17th September 2019

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Socitm Member
You must be a Socitm member to attend a regional meeting. Membership is £180 for public sector or it can be part of a corporate membership.
18 Registrations 1d 4h 8m Free  
Socitm Partner 6 Registrations 1d 4h 8m Free  

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Event Details

Theme: Leadership, Diversity & Skills - incorporating London Top Talent

Sponsor: AWS

Join us for this exciting Socitm regional meeting where we explore Leadership, Diversity  and Skills in the public sector. This event will also incoporate the presentations and awards for this year's London Top Talent programme.

With a great line up of speakers and plenty of opportunities for networking, this is an event not to be missed.



10:00 - Regional Chair's welcome - Sean Green
10:05 - Socitm update - Nadira Hussain
10:15 - Case Study - Jonny Briggs, Aviva
10:40 - Citizen Obsession - Simone Hume, AWS
11:10 - Elevator pitches - Texthelp, O2 & Invotra
11:20 - BREAK
11:40 - Why diversity & inclusion matters - Amanda Lee-Ajala, City of London Corporation
12:00 - Socitm Leadership Academy Alumni presentation
12:15 - London Top Talent feedback & presentations
13:00 - Lunch


Sean Green - IT Director, City of London Corporation & City of London Police
Sean has previous experience as CIO in three other London Boroughs and board level roles in Housing and the NHS. In addition to his role at the City of London and Chair of Socitm London & South, he is Director of the London Grid for Learning - providers of IT services to over 1 million children. These roles afford him the opportunity to gain a wider perspective of IT leadership across London.

Sean is particularly proud of delivering a recent organisational wide Transformation programme that moved circa 3000 staff to Office 365, Windows 10, OneDrive and iTunes over a 6 month period replacing 80% of user devices with laptops, tablets and smart phones.

Nadira Hussain - Director of Leadership Develooment & Research, Socitm

An experienced IT and change management leader with 25+ years of both private sector and extensive public sector experience. Nadira has worked in numerous roles across London at both an operational and strategic level; within the IT service and other wider teams including digital, business improvement, transformation and customer services, and across shared services to deliver efficiencies, service improvement and ambitious outcomes focusing on the customer.  

Currently as the Director of Leadership Development & Research at Soctim, Nadira is continuing to build on the work she initiated as president of the society (15/16), focusing on building the leadership, skills and diversity of the sector’s workforce in response to the impact of transformational working practices, promoting professionalism and championing women role models.

Amanda Lee-Ajala - Diversity and Business Engagement Lead Officer, City of London Corporation

Working within the HR department leading on Equality and Inclusion issues, Amanda also supports six Staff Diversity Networks to increase their numbers and engages with City businesses.

Amanda has over 10 years demonstrable experience in Equality and Diversity and has previously worked at the British Medical Association as a Senior Policy Advisor - Equality, Inclusion and Culture. Her main areas of specialism there were Race, Disability and LGBT, a three year project analysing the effects of bullying and harassment on the medical profession in the NHS and developing member led diversity networks.

Prior to this, she has worked across different local authority departments such as Adult and Children's Social Care, Education, HR, Communications and Community Engagement.

Jonny Briggs - Global Head, Talent Acquisition & Inclusion, Aviva

Jonny joined Aviva as the Group Head of Talent Acquisition in January 2016 with responsibility for global recruitment, last year he additionally took on the Inclusion function. He was previously Head of Talent Acquisition at Thomson Reuters (IP&S) for three years where he established a central sourcing hub, resulting in record time to hire, quality of hire and agency hire of under 5%.  Jonny joined Thomson Reuters after six years at RBS, working in Group, their Corporate Bank and finally as Head of Resourcing at Coutts.  Living in west London with his wife and three children he loves watching live sport.


What are regional meetings?

Regional meetings provide opportunities to meet local, likeminded Socitm members. With six gatherings a year, they are a small commitment with big benefits.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Closest underground station - Liverpool Street.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

The meeting is for Socitm members registered with their base in the London & South regions, our speakers and sponsors and a limited number of invited guests.  Please contact the host if you'd like someone to attend in your place.

Can I update my registration information?

This isn't a problem. Please contact the host.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.  We know who you are! (seriously though its not a massive event and we don't 'do' registration)

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

This isn't a problem, please contact the host if you'd like someone to attend in your place.

How will my information be used?

If you are a non-member of Socitm and attending a meeting as a guest, we will collect your personal data (e.g. name, organisation, email address and phone number) and use this information to contact you about becoming a member of Socitm.

You can stop receiving communications from us at any time. We will provide a clear and easy way to do this on any communication you receive.

Do you have questions about London & South Regional Meeting - 17th September 2019? Contact Matt Smith Socitm London Secretary

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Amazon Office
1 Principle Place
Worship Street
EC2A 2FA London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)

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