We’re very much into conference season with a number of up and coming events competing for attention.
These include conferences on social enterprise organised by The Guardian on 8th November; on co-operation between IT and the business, collaboration and IT asset management organised by FAST at Twickenham on 21st November; and one by Capita on Public Service Mutuals on 7th December.
The Guardian’s one day event discusses how social enterprises are providing public sector services as well as the obstacles and practical solutions to the challenges the sector faces.” Speakers include Nick Hurd, minister for civil society at the Cabinet Office and Nick O’Donohue, chief executive of Big Society Capital.
FAST’s event, ‘Lessons from the Touchline’ has two streams: ‘finance and business’ and ‘technology and soft skills.’ Speakers include Olympic Gold Medal winner Ben Hunt-Davis, Kirstin Furber, HR Director for BBC Worldwide, Doug Clark, Head of Cloud Computing at IBM, Internet entrepreneur and Internet visionary Frank Joshi speaking on the importance of relationships and collaborative technology, and Chris Rawson, former CIO and Managing Director of Exvine.
Speakers at the Capita event include Mutuals Taskforce chair Julian Le Grand; Carole Leslie, Director of Policy, Employee Ownership Association; and Councillor Steve Reed, Leader, Lambeth Council.
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By David Bicknell
The autumn conference schedule is already starting to fill up, with an update of the current landscape for public service mutuals high on organisers’ subject agenda.
The widespread interest in the mutuals concept means a busy diary for Mutuals Taskforce Chair Julian Le Grand, who indeed will be on hand for the latest, from Capita: Public Service Mutuals is the title of the event to be held in Central London on 7th December.
Other speakers include Heather Mitchell, Acting Chief Executive, NHS Swindon; Margaret Elliott OBE, Director, Sunderland Home CareAssociates; Ben Jupp. Director Social Finance; Carole Leslie, Director of Policy, Employee Ownership Association; Councillor Steve Reed, Leader, Lambeth Council; John Telling, Group Corporate Affairs Director at the Mitie Group; and Patrick Lewis, Partners’ Counsellor at John Lewis.
By David Bicknell
Four companies have been identified as potential partners for new mutual venture, My Civil Service Pension.
The four – Xafinity, JLT, Wipro and Capita – have been chosen from an initial tender list of 50 potential partners.
There is an article on the shortlist on the Guardian Public Leaders Network.