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The Rise of the Digital Age

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 18:00 to 20:30 (GMT)

The Rise of the Digital Age

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It has become increasingly popular and rewarding to keep up to date with technology within our organisations. We hear from two key individuals in the sector who have played significant parts in successfully transforming organisations to meet the new Digital demands and will be sharing their success stories. The night also offers the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Check out the video to our last networking event: 


6:00pm – 6:30pm
Guest Arrival & Refreshments

6:30pm – 7:15pm 
Presentation by Ben Goward
Head of Digital | London tri-borough council

7:15pm – 7:45pm 
Networking & Refreshments

7:45pm – 8:30pm 
Presentation by Simon Hayes
Consultant Director | Mosaic Island

8:30pm Onwards 
Networking & Refreshments

Our Guest Speakers 

Ben Goward
Head of Digital
Westminster City Council/Royal Borough of Kensington/London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Presenting: Digital transformation of Shared Local Government Services
• Shared Service context in London
• Establishing a digital workforce and culture: Office 365
• Transformation in delivery of service to customers

Simon Hayes
Consultant Director

Mosaic Island

Simon is an Independent IT consultant working in the social housing & NFP sectors. My career spans some 25 years, working with such organisations as Peabody, Catalyst, Network Homes and Sue Ryder.

Presenting: Digital Business Transformation in the Social Housing Sector

• What is digital, a much used word, and digital business transformation in particular
• Why now? What has happened? The arrival of the Digital Age
• Setting the Digital course defining your strategy
• Typical digital investment areas for Social Housing
• Organizing for success the digital operating model
• Digital value chains, from business capabilities through to customer journey mapping
• Delivering the change. Making Agile work for you.
• Key challenges of digital business transformation within Social Housing
• Finally, a summary of the key ingredients for successful digital business transformation

Gravitas Events

Gravitas are dedicated to giving back to the communities that we recruit for, where Networking is a key component to our success within the market - and to the success of our candidates and clients.

We regularly host such events that bring together an eclectic mix of individuals from both in and outside of the sector; to discuss, debate and divide on the hot topics of today. These events take shape with our Gravitas NPO, Gravitas TechTalk and Gravitas Round Table Evenings.

Each evening promises a lively debate with delegates from around the region, and wines from around the world! 

Do you have questions about our Event?

Please feel free to contact us on 0161 667 0700 for more info.

Past Event Testimonials

An entertaining and informative evening. Useful insights into the housing sector with two very informative presentations detailing some of the project and operational challenges and pitfalls. Apart from the Housing Association 'faux pas' and lively engaging feedback, I learned how the IT world has much in common, with other parts of the public sector and that the commonalities of delivering worthwhile IT change in a project environment have more similarities than differences.

John Bosco | Project Manager


I found the event very useful and a worthwhile use of my evening. Both speakers covered topics of current relevance to myself and role at Muir, which includes leading a business transformation programme, centred on replacing a number of key business systems, including Housing Management System – the first speaker allowed me to mentally benchmark the way I have structured Muir’s transformation programme against best practice. The second speaker covered issues related to the nature and structure of ICT management within the Housing Sector, again having a similar non-Housing background to the speaker enabled me to cross-check my thoughts and solutions with his experience. The networking with other delegates was also useful to check what other organisations are doing to meet current challenges in the sector.

Ian Whitwell | Head of IT


I enjoyed the recent event held at the Gravitas Manchester Offices. I thought that the choice of speakers provided an interesting and contrasting view of implementation in the Housing Sector. Not only was there some valuable advice regarding the processes and priorities to consider in systems implementation from an experienced Housing Sector consultant, but there was also a refreshing and challenging viewpoint from a newcomer to the established practices of public sector management. I look forward to the next seminar.

Bob Dodds | IT Manager


I was invited to the Networking event and wasn’t too sure what to expect as this was my first one. However, as soon as I turned up I was made welcome by Eve, Mary, Sophie and other Colleagues from Gravitas. The event was well organised, there were drinks and food too! I found both speakers to be clear, knowledgeable and the topics very interesting. I especially liked the questions and answer sessions at the end… I felt we could go on for hours. There was good attendance on the night and I had the chance to network, which I did. This was an excellent experience for me, well done to everyone @ Gravitas, especially Jo - I would definitely go again/encourage others to attend.

Niaz Mohammed | Project Manager

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Gravitas Recruitment Group - London
3rd Floor
6 Bevis Marks
United Kingdom

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 18:00 to 20:30 (GMT)

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Gravitas Recruitment Group is a leading international recruitment consultancy, committed to delivering an unrivalled service in placing professionals to our client base.

We believe that, in order to provide the best service, our consultants must have a thorough understanding of their clients and candidates, and of the technologies they specialise in. We pride ourselves on meeting everyone, both clients and candidates; we understand the importance of building and retaining skilled, reliable project teams, and are focused on building long term relationships based around long term commitments.

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