iNetwork Newsletter - August 2015

In The Know

August 2015

Dear <<First Name>>,

Having a good summer?

August is traditionally a quiet month for events but it’s a busy time for us at iNetwork as we take stock of what we have delivered for you so far, and as we plan for the rest of the year.

So far since April, we have delivered to over 400 delegates and issued over 170 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates in topics that cover digital delivery, demand management, procurement, information security and governance, information sharing and service transformation.

Looking forward, we are busy planning our best annual conference to date. More on this can be found below. Given the success last year, we are repeating the iNetwork awards again. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate the innovative work that you have done; it is worth thinking now about who you may wish to nominate and consider what projects you have done that you may wish to put forward.

Shelley Heckman
on behalf of the iNetwork team

Delivering on Devolution

This year's iNetwork annual Winter conference is brought to you with the support of Public Service Transformation Network and AQuA. Delivering through devolution is designed to create space for collaborating, learning, sharing, engaging and questioning. There will be four Innovation Hubs, three Seminars streams and the Exhibition plus a select number of plenary sessions with high profile speakers

More details about the conference can be found on our dedicated conference page.
We did it! The Shaping Demand Unconference

iNetwork held it's first unconference on Shaping Demand last month and it was a success. We got some great feedback from delegates that attended and plan to hold this type of event again. If you would like to know more about how the day went, why not read our blog, or if you'd like to see how it went from a delegate perspective, click here.
MMU Offers Capacity to Manchester Organisations

MANCHESTER Metropolitan University Business School is keen to work with Greater Manchester organisations and has two rounds of student projects on the themes of General Business issues, Accounting and Finance, and Advertising.

If you or your colleagues are interested and would like more information, please contact
Emma Mawby. The closing date for the submission of project briefs is 30 September (undergraduate projects) and 30 October (postgraduate projects).
Autumn Local reThink

THIS autumn we have a set of three Local reThink sessions lined up for thought leaders in councils, health, police, fire and rescue and social housing to explore the future shape of local public services. Our Autumn series will address: 
Upcoming Events
Connected Procurement: The Spending Review and Procurement
18 September, Manchester

For more info and to book click HERE
Local reThink: Design in Public Services Masterclass
24 September, Manchester
For more info and to book click HERE
Digital Customer Experience and Service Transformation Roundtable
29 September, Manchester
For more info and to book click HERE
Digital Managers' Forum Round Table Session
16 October, Rochdale
For more info and to book click HERE
Local reThink: Commercialisation:
Generating Income

16 October, Manchester
For more info and to book click HERE
Go ON NW Autumn Partnership Meeting
5 November, Manchester
For more info and to book click HERE
Local reThink: Working together to address Honour Crimes in our Communities 
9 November, Manchester
For more info and to book click HERE
iNetwork Annual Conference: Delivering through Devolution
19 November, Manchester
For more info and to book click HERE

Useful Links
The Go ON NorthWest 'I Made a Difference Awards' Video is now available to view. It's worth five minutes of your time..
Mike Bracken is set to move from Government Digital Service (GDS) and Government. Read the blog.
It's hard to see how we can afford seven-day NHS under current spending plans. Read the article.
A shared commitment on spending. Read the LGA article.
World first electronic ink traffic signs trialed in Australia. Worth a look.
See the best political photobomb of the year.
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