8.30 Arrival, Registration, Exhibition and Refreshments

9.30 Conference Opening
Welcome from Robin Knowles, Founder and CEO, Digital Leaders
Opening remarks from Conference Chair Mark Thompson, Strategy Director, Methods

9.45 Session One: Strategies to Transform
Addresses from five thought leaders on the digital transformation of the UK and their respective perspectives on their role in the process of driving the change including:
Jacqueline de Rojas – Chair, Digital Leaders
Kevin Cunnington – Director General, Government Digital Service
Nick Williams – Commercial Transformation Managing Director
at Lloyds Banking Group
Eleanor Bradley – Chief Operating Officer, Nominet UK
Rachel Neaman – Digital Leaders Advisory Board Member

11.00 Coffee, Exhibition and Networking

11.30 Session Two: Born Transformers:
Meet three Young Digital Leaders of the Year

Many of us hear about young disruptors, but here on stage we have a chance to meet three of this year's Young Digital Leaders of the Year. They will present their work and be interviewed by 2017 Young Digital Leader of the Year - Jack Parsons.

Chaired by Jack Parsons - CEO of Big Youth Group we have:
Larissa Suzuki – Head of Data Science, Founders4Schools
Vimla Appadoo – Service Designer at FutureGov
Ben Towers – Tech Entrepreneur

12.15 Session Three: Live Interview
Elizabeth Vega has built her award winning business in the digital sector in the UK and Australia , being named SME of the year in the DL100 in 2016, Elizabeth herself was a Digital Leader of the Year finalist in 2017 and in 2018 her 25 Year old company Informed Solutions won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Passionate about young people, diversity, international trade and SMEs Liz will be interviewed in front of the Conference audience by the BBC’s Kate Russell.

Elizabeth Vega, Global CEO, Informed Solutions is interviewed on stage by BBC Click's
Kate Russell

1.00 Lunch, Networking and Exhibition

2.00 - 4.30 Afternoon – Digital Leadership in Practice
After a morning of speeches and interviews and a good lunch we will all be rolling up our sleeves for two table-working sessions when we will be getting stuck into Digital Leadership in practice. 

2.00 Session Four: The Seven Lenses of Transformation
A recent analysis of some of the most successful transformations in Government by GDS and API has flagged up 7 key behaviours associated with success. 

Fireside Chat - Alison Pritchard, Director - EU Exit & Transformation, Government Digital Service and Martin John, Director - Infrastructure and Projects Authority will discuss the seven lenses of transformation

2.20 Session Five: Driving Innovation in Organisations
Building an organisation that embraces and creates innovation. Following short talks from our four panelists we will turn to our tables to discuss innovation in teams and draw out key lessons from our speakers and the room.

Panel Discussion
Five minutes speeches delivered by each panellist focusing on their top current innovation and how they created an environment that nurtured it will be followed by a short panel discussion. 

Moderator – Mark Thompson, Strategy Director, Methods

Panel members include:
Paul Maltby – Chief Digital Officer, Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government
Kit Collingwood-Richardson – Deputy Director, Data: Universal Credit
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Nigel Watson – CIO, Northumbrian Water Group
Cameron Stewart - Head of PPM Product Development at AXELOS Global Best Practice

2.40 Moderated Discussion

3.00 Crazy 8 session
Inspired by Panel Discussion attendees will collaborate on: “Top ideas to get your organisation to be more innovative”

3.30 Session Six: Digital Teams That Perform
This session includes finalists in the DL100 Team of the Year category.
Following short speeches from our four panelists we will turn to our tables to discuss innovation in teams and draw out key lessons from our speakers and the room.

Panel Discussion
Five minutes speeches delivered by each panellist focusing on their top behaviours as a team that drives transformation and how they created that team’s culture will be followed by a short panel discussion. 

Moderator – Mark Thompson

Holly Ellis – Director of Capability - Digital, Data and Technology Profession, GDS
Emma Penney – Project Manager, MyNI
Gordon Coe – Digital Director, Methods
Darren McIlveen – Head of Management Capability, Kainos

3.55 Moderated Discussion

4.00 Crazy 8 session
Inspired by Panel Discussion attendees will collaborate on: “Top ideas for building teams that perform” 

4.30 Closing Remarks from the Chair, Mark Thompson

Final Coffee and Networking

5.00 Close and depart