2012 Annual ALGIM Conference
Your ICT Game Plan
11 - 14 November 2012
Bayview Wairakei Resort, Taupo, New Zealand
Please note: This article contains important information about nominations for the 2012 ALGIM ICT Awards and Early Bird Registrations.
The 2012 Annual ALGIM Conference is just over two weeks away, with all speakers now confirmed for this highly anticipated event.
Among those speakers are Eion Hall, Chief Information Officer, Hamilton City Council, Charles Burns, Information Services Manager, Rotorua District Council and international guest Jos Creese, Chief Information Officer, Hampshire County Council, United Kingdom.
These three speakers will present on Shared Services / Collaboration– one of the five key topics of the 2012 Annual ALGIM Conference.
Hamilton City Council and Rotorua District Council have embarked on a Shared Services initiative for delivering a common web platform to deploy their respective websites and commence implementation of a range of ‘standardised’ online services. Eion and Charles will share insights and lessons learnt from their shared service journey.
Jos’s presentation “Sharing Services – the why and the how” will discuss how things are changing in the UK in particular, where a range of shared services across public sector are rapidly emerging and delivering real benefits including cost savings.
Following these presentations, ALGIM Executive Member Marion Dowd (Information Technology Manager, Western Bay of Plenty District Council) will facilitate an interactive panel discussion on Shared Service / Collaboration.
Further to this, Jos Creese will also speak on another of the Conference key topics: Cloud, in his presentation “Collaboration, Customisation and Consumerisation - Where is the World Heading?” This presentation will cover a range of inter-related themes to get the debate flowing for the conference, drawing on UK and European examples of how things are changing or need to do so.
Rob Carter, Principal for Davanti Consulting, will also speak on the cloud in his presentation “Is Cloud the Enabler to Innovation?” This session will overview examples of where cloud has been adopted by government to deliver innovative solutions, and discusses some of the key points when considering moving applications to the cloud.
Following this presentation, Rob Carter will facilitate a panel discussion specifically on the cloud, with Jos Creese, Eion Hall and Mark Rees (Microsoft NZ).
You can find out more about these presentations by viewing the preliminary programme at www.algim.org.nz/2012conference
Don’t miss out on these fantastic presentations! Register for the 2012 Annual ALGIM Conference today via the link above.
Early Bird Registrations
Please note: Early bird registrations close Friday 26 October at 5pm. Registrations received before this date will be eligible for a discount on their registration fee.
Registrations received after this date, and up until 5pm November 7 2012 will be charged full price. To register, visit www.algim.org.nz/2012conference
2012 ALGIM ICT Awards - Reminder
Nominations for the 2012 ALGIM ICT Awards close Friday 26 October 2012 at 5pm. The entry process and awards have been refined in 2012, so entry is now even easier. For more information visit www.algim.org.nz/algim-awards/algim-ict-awards/
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