Events

Global Government Forum runs regular and one-off events attracting public servants from around the world, with some aimed at top-level civil servants and others at a wider public sector audience.

Aimed at civil service regulators, digital specialists, business owners, and transport, infrastructure and data policymakers, the webinar sets out some key principles to help guide regulators and transit authorities as they seek to bring more innovation to transit while safeguarding the common good.
June 17, 2020
Global
Infrastructure
This webinar explored new and emerging risks facing civil service security professionals, system managers and business owners, and provided ways to combat them. It featured Paul Edon, Senior Director for Technical Sales and Services (EMEA) at global cybersecurity provider Tripwire and a member of training provider the Global Cyber Academy’s Advisory Council.
June 18, 2020
United Kingdom
Digital & technology
The UK government says it remains committed to ‘Levelling Up’ – but what does that look like in the era of COVID-19? How should the agenda evolve in response to the pandemic, and what actions will be required of public servants across central, regional and local government? Presenting in four panel discussions with senior public sector leaders and topical experts, this Global Government Forum online conference examined key aspects of the topic: strategy, civil service relocations, infrastructure, and the role of combined authorities.
June 24, 2020
United Kingdom
Levelling up
But what forms of technology best enable governments to monitor and tackle coronavirus outbreaks? How can national policies and services support organisations’ transitions to new forms of service delivery? How should governments use stimulus packages to reshape their economies around today’s growth sectors? And how can they develop and promote the infrastructure required to support digital economies? Drawing on case studies from around the globe, this webinar examined how technology and connectivity can both release populations safely from lockdown, and provide the basis for income and productivity growth.
July 8, 2020
Global
Digital & technology
Handled well, remote working can improve productivity, innovation and staff engagement – but to succeed, public leaders need the right skills, tools and processes. Bringing together senior civil servants and technical specialists, this webinar examined how line managers, senior executives and HR functions can realise the potential – and sidestep the pitfalls – of managing a distributed workforce.
July 21, 2020
Global
Workforce
Bringing together panels of senior leaders from governments and international organisations, this Global Government Forum online conference explored the skills, processes and systems required to realise the potential of data in tackling COVID-19. The first session examined the use of data on citizens and organisations to improve service delivery to individual users, while the second covered the deployment of anonymised ‘big data’ to provide evidence shaping medical treatments, public health policies and economic stimulus packages.
July 22, 2020
Global
Data & ID
Might green recoveries get off the ground more slowly? What mechanisms and strategies would best stimulate sustainable growth? And how can nations reshape their economies without abandoning the communities dependent on carbon-intensive industries? Bringing together senior civil servants, technical professionals and policy specialists from around the world, this Global Government Forum webinar explored the decisions facing governments as they considered whether to jump-start their stalled economies – or to change the engine of growth.
September 10, 2020
Global
Sustainability
It’s one thing to build a new system; quite another to build a system that renews itself. Yet that is the challenge facing public servants. At this Global Government Forum webinar, civil service leaders from around the world discussed their work to build adaptability into national governance – exchanging views on what has worked, what has not, and what they learned along the way.
September 15, 2020
Global
Digital & technology
At this Global Government Forum webinar, civil service leaders and technical specialists discussed the ways in which government bodies can deliver great public services while protecting employees and the public against the risk of infection. For example, digitalising services can reduce the need for office-based case-management and call centre staff, while video-conferencing and service delivery apps minimise meetings with service users. Covering both the shift to digital services and how to improve safety in face-to-face delivery, the webinar also considered how to ensure that services are inclusive and accessible to all citizens.
September 22, 2020
Global
Digital & technology
At this Global Government Forum webinar, civil service leaders explored the applications of RPA in pandemic response measures; discussed what they’ve learned about how best to develop and introduce RPA systems; and considered how the use of RPA is likely to develop across the public sector. Capturing the experiences of civil service leaders from around the world, the webinar is essential viewing for all those interested in RPA’s potential, its characteristics and its risks.
September 29, 2020
Global
Digital & technology