When and Where

  • Belfast, Northern Ireland - Get Directions
  • Oct 6, 2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Digital Government Conference

This annual event will provide a valuable opportunity to bring together key stakeholders to gain insight into the government’s objectives for digital transformation and hear directly from those responsible for driving this forward.  

There has perhaps been no bigger challenge in recent times than the coronavirus pandemic – something that has sharply brought into focus the need for public service organisations to be responsive, resilient and agile.  From March 2020, the way we live and work has been utterly changed, as has the role that technology now plays. 

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic all areas of our public services have been hugely impacted, particularly health, education and social welfare. Digital inclusion has never been more important.  As part of the national Covid-19 response, the move towards digital public services has been accelerated to ensure they can deliver for Northern Ireland’s citizens, hear directly from those responsible for driving these programmes forward at the 2021 Digital Government Conference.

Speakers include:

  • Ignatius O’Doherty, Director of Digital Shared Services, NICS Enterprise Shared Services
  • Mike Beaven, Government Transformation Lead, Amazon Web Services
  • Joe Dolan, Head, Northern Ireland Cyber Security Centre
  • Pauline Yau, Head of Public Sector, UK & Ireland, Zoom
  • Dan West, Chief Digital Information Officer, Department of Health
  • Andrew Bruce, Head of Delivery, Northern Ireland, Expleo
  • Peter May, Permanent Secretary, Department of Justice
  • Geraldine Devine, Head of IT, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
  • Claire McGuckin, Director, Covid-19 Response Programme, HM Revenue & Customs
  • Alan Dooley, Head of Digital Strategy & EU Programmes, Limerick City & County Council
  • Nial Mc Sorley, Digital Services Manager, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
  • Colin Daysh, Head of IT/IS, Belfast Metropolitan College
  • Stephanie Berkeley, Manager, Farm Safety Foundation
  • Catherine McFarland, Head of Finance, Audit & Assurance, Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • Bill McCluggage, Managing Director, Laganview Associates


#DigitalGovNi will feature a range of expert speakers who will talk about their digital transformation journey and look ahead to what’s next as we look to the post-Covid recovery.