26th, 27th & 28th February 2024

Welcome to the Women in Public Sector IT Strategy Forum

It is no secret that women are massively under-represented across STEM roles in industry. This is just as true across women in public sector IT leadership roles as it is anywhere else. As it stands, women occupy just 16% of IT jobs in the UK and make up less than 14% of CIOs. Whether it be in healthcare where there are exciting data analytics projects occurring, within policing where predictive trends are informing operational decisions or across government where smart city projects are taking off there are incredible opportunities for female IT leaders to be setting the narrative.

The Women in Public Sector IT Strategy Forum (or WIPSIT for short) holds two aims. Firstly, and most importantly it is to provide a space where female leaders can share insight into the projects they are working on, and inspire their peers with the ideas fuelling their transformational and strategic plans. Secondly, it is to encourage the community of leaders to discuss how their under-representation can be addressed moving forward. Why are there so few female leaders in this space and what can be done to change the status quo.

WIPSIT will bring together leaders from all manner of IT roles across the public sector with approved solution providers in a three-day residential business networking event. The forum promises to inspire debate through world-class engagement platforms and ultimately broaden your expertise adding real value and insight back into your organisation. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers through one-to-one business meetings, speed networking and group discussions. There will also be a range of speaker sessions focusing on hot topics including diversity and inclusion, operationalising data, the post-COVID future for technology and designing end to end digital transformation projects. Through this, you are given the opportunity to meet with innovative providers offering solutions aimed at reducing costs and improving efficiencies.

De Vere Cotswold Water Park - Women in Public Sector IT Strategy Forum

De Vere Cotswold Water Park 26th, 27th & 28th February 2024

Set among the honey-coloured villages and gently rolling hills of The Cotswolds, De Vere Cotswold Water Park is a hotel as spectacular as its surroundings. In the heart of the 152 lakes that spread across the unique Cotswolds Water Park, this is a place where modern design effortlessly combines with its natural surroundings.

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Unique aspects of the event

The Strategy Forum is unique and unlike any other event. Here is why:

  • P2P Connect

    Speed Networking sessions ensure you meet everyone in attendance
  • Complimentary Accommodation

    With full use of Hotel and Spa facilities
  • Invitation Only

    Pre-qualified senior level attendees
  • 3 Days

    The event format runs full circle from start to finish over 3 days
  • Hosted Lunch & Dinner Tables

    Both solution providers & delegates can enjoy an interactive lunch and dinner
  • Free to attend

    All delegates attend on a complimentary basis
  • One-to-One Business Meetings

    Choose who you want to meet with specifically through the meeting scheduler
  • Inspirational Guest Speaker

    World famous high profile celebrity dinner guest speaker

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Event Features

TouchPOINT 12

At the Women in Public Sector IT Strategy Forum you will experience an exceptionally time efficient engagement model which goes far beyond a traditional exhibition or conference where meetings are usually by chance. With our 'TouchPOINT 12' methodology peers and solution providers are fused together in a range of interactive activities which not only guarantee face time but also ensure you are placed as a key contributor to the group.

One-to-One Business Meetings : Women in Public Sector IT Strategy Forum

One-to-One Business Meetings

Our pre-scheduled business meetings enable solution providers and delegates to book meetings in advance of the event. Each delegate and provider receives a meeting scheduler at the event to ensure you maximise your time out of the office.

Think Tank Round Tables : Women in Public Sector IT Strategy Forum

Th!nk Tank Round Tables

Think tank sessions enable intensive research, ideas on collaboration with peers and an opportunity to consult with providers and industry experts on your most burning issues. Develop business with others, organisational direction & strategy and embed, share and obtain expert views to move your organisation forwards.

P2P Connect

Our signature P2P connect Speed Networking sessions give delegates the opportunity to meet with numerous solution providers and exchange brief introductions. This allows for the development of valuable business relationships that can be continued in the future.