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Social housing: Connecting our business & social objectives with technology

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Wayra

20 Air Street

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W1B 5AN

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HACT with O2 explore how innovation and technology can enable digital transformation across social housing's business and social objectives

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Our social purpose in social housing is to make a difference to the lives of our residents, and to the communities in which we operate. We want to provide and build places for people that they can call home. We want our services to enable our residents to live comfortably, knowing that if something goes wrong it will be resolved quickly, with minimal inconvenience.

When we talk about digital transformation and working with new technology companies, and innovative start-ups, our social purpose can, at times, become obscured. This interactive event will connect innovative technologies to our core business and social objectives, demonstrating that innovation can and should support the social housing sector to deliver better services for our residents while enabling our workforce to become more productive.

HACT is proud to partner with O2 to explore the real challenges our sector faces, working to collaboratively generate insights, build understanding and enable change with a social purpose.

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10.00 Arrival / registration

10.30 Opening remarks: Gavin Cansfield, Chair, HACT

10.45 Emma Steele, Investment Manager, Ascension Ventures: Social Innovations in the Housing Market: a Funders' perspective

10.55 Panel : How can technology support our social objectives

Chair: Gavin Cansfield, Chair, HACT

Panel:

  • Emma Steele, Investment Manager, Ascension Ventures
  • Julie Alexander, Director of Technology and Innovation, Places for People
  • Tom Way, Innovation Manager, L&Q Group
  • Matt Spencer, Head of Public Sector Sales, O2

11.30 Bev Wright, O2: Connectivity at the core of the digital housing experience

11.50 Break

12.10 An introduction to Wayra - Sandeep Raithatha, Head of Wayra Engagement

12 20 Three minute lightening pitches from six tech start ups, including:

  • Homelync
  • Fuzz Lab
  • Incuto
  • We Are Digital
  • Okappy

13.00 Lunch & further time for demos from start ups

14.00 Deep dive topic sessions - choose from:

  • Our digital workplace: creating a brilliant customer experience for residents and staff
  • Supporting wellbeing and communities with technology - technologies that specifically support community investment activities

15.00 Insights and learning from workshops

15.15 Plenary Session-  Elly Hoult, Programme Director, Notting Hill Genesis

15.40 Katy Liddell, Director of Business Sales & Service, Telefonica O2 UK

15.50 Roundup and closing remarks: Andrew Van Doorn, CEO, HACT

16.00 Close

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