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This unique public sector partnership of over 100 organisations creates innovative “safe spaces”, brokers knowledge and ideas, and collectively engages Government for local public sector officers and managers. Find out more.

Website header- conference logoThis November, iNetwork celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Winter Conference and to mark the occasion are planning an event like no other.  

‘Delivering Whole Systems Change 2014’ on the 27 November comes at a crucial time, with organisations needing to develop and implement new approaches to meet the efficiency agenda.

With a strong focus on innovation, creativity and digital services the day is designed to help colleagues shape their vision and understanding of local public services in the medium term.

iNetwork Innovation Award finalists will be a highlight of the event’s 10th anniversary celebrations, as well as hyper roundtables, a dedicated innovation zone, nine intelligence-led workshop sessions and a supplier and partner showcase. For more information and to register for this event please see: https://wholesystemchange2014.eventbrite.co.uk

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Has your organisation delivered a project of which you are particularly proud?

This year we will be celebrating innovation and excellence in the ways public services are responding to community needs and tightening budgets with our inaugural Innovation Awards. Aligned with iNetwork’s core communities, we are inviting colleagues to nominate outstanding people, groups and initiatives for the following:

Excellence in Information Sharing and Security Award - Celebrating success in secure sharing and use of personal information to deliver more effective and efficient services for service users. 

Innovative Access to Public Services Award - Celebrating success in improving public facing frontline services including channel migration, mobile working, customer insight and business intelligence, open data, social media and systems integration. 

Effective Service Redesign and Reform Award - Celebrating success in whole service design that involve multi-service systems thinking, design led initiatives, customer centric change and demand management.

Connected Procurement Award - Celebrating success in public procurement and commissioning, in particular for delivering social value, cross sector benefits and whole supply chain improvements. 

Local e-Government Standards Body Award - This award is for open to any public sector organisation that can demonstrate innovation and achievement in the effective use of information standards to improve services, to enable information transparency or to enable common understanding of a key issue.

In addition, the finalist voted as being most outstanding will be awarded the Best Innovator Award.


 For more information and to submit applications please see the short form at http://i-network.org.uk/innovation-awards 

2013 Winter Conference Highlights

Network’s Q1 2014-15 News Update
The 2014-15 Q1 news update has been published. T
he document takes a look at iNetwork’s highlights from April- June of 2014 with a personal reflection from Steven Pleasant, Chief Executive, Tameside Council and Chair of iNetwork.

News update front pageThe document provides a breakdown of activites, projects and events from each of the programmes within the network including:

Innovative Access to Frontline Services (IAPS)
Effective Information Sharing & Security (EISS)
Effective Service Redesign & Reform (ESR2)
Local e-Government Standards Body (LeGSB)
TIME LEAN Training
Connected Procurement

To hear more about the iNetwork Director’s take on the Future Local Public Services Journey and a breakdown of upcoming events within the network, click on the image to the left.