Employing information and communication technologies to deliver smart government services for the digital society

October 18, 2017 – Croke Park, Dublin

Government 3.0 Summit

Wednesday, October 18, Croke Park, Dublin
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The impact of the digital revolution has resulted in significant change throughout government. However, the speed of change is lagging well behind that of the commercial sector.

While there have been many proven ICT solutions implemented in government, we must strive harder to keep up with rapid technological advancements, new methodologies and increasing public expectations. Policy-makers for instance, in the light of data flooding in all forms and sophisticated ICT and analytics methods, are facing huge pressure to interact with citizens more efficiently and make more informed decisions. In this digital era, delivering better solutions using technology and data analysis can help us drive better efficiency, service quality and cost savings.

Government 3.0 is a new paradigm for government operations! It is about delivering customised public services in a creative manner by opening and sharing government-owned data to the public. It is about encouraging communication and collaboration between government departments. It is about making the government more service-oriented, competent and transparent, thus pursuing the happiness of citizens.

Government 3.0 Summit: Our objectives

This Government 3.0 Summit will be a collaboration and learning platform to progress government’s ICT agenda and develop attendees understanding and practical knowledge of current and emerging ICTs and the possibilities they present to better serve digital society. The summit will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of information and will deliver insights into successful ICT initiatives overseas and at home. The summit has been designed for leaders within the government, public sector and local government who will attend to learn, network and contribute to the discussion.

Themes and topics will include:


  • Successful digital transformation
  • Meeting the expectations of the digital age
  • The power of open data – how standard’s software and data can foster the necessary change for IT innovation
  • Avoiding data for data’s sake!
  • Adopting a strategy and culture of experimentation for disruptive technologies
  • Risk management and GDPR
  • Creating transparent, accountable and accessible digital platforms and data
  • Identity: The driving force for enabling digital transformation
  • Empowering public sector IT leaders
  • Building digital skills and culture within government
  • Harnessing disruptive innovation
  • Digital content management


Our leading speakers include:

Iain Patterson

Chief Officer, UK Cloud and former Director, Common Technology Services, Digital Government Services

Ruth Buckley

Head of ICT and Business Services, Cork City Council

Minister Patrick O’Donovan, TD

Minister of State, Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Jos Creese

‘The most influential and innovative CIO in the UK’ and former Public Sector CIO

Arjan El Fassed

Executive Director, Open State Foundation and former Dutch Member of Parliament

Robert Watt

Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Patricia Doyle

Head of Content Design, Digital Cabinet Office, UK

Kristi Karelsohn

Ambassador of Estonia in Ireland


Browse below to see what some of our past attendees have to say about us:

Joe Corbett

ESB International

Very good and engaging day. I intended to leave at lunchtime but stayed until the end. Very good speakers and audience.

D. Flynn

Office of Public Works

Excellent seminar- very thought provoking.

Dr. Fergal Carton

University College Cork

Many thanks and well done for a hugely stimulating conference, and one that drew together the institutions involved, the people who can make change happen, and examples of change underway.

Glen Reid


Great opportunity to meet all the best brains in one location!…it was well worth the money; I learned a lot and met some great contacts

Our Tickets and Pricing

Single tickets and multi-ticket bundles available

Summit Ticket

1 – 3 tickets



Per ticket

Multi-Ticket Bundle A

4 tickets for the price of 3



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Multi-Ticket Bundle B

6 tickets for the price of 4



Per ticket

Lead Sponsor

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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144

Email: wayne@sbpevents.ie

Contact Us

If you have any questions or requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan
Conference Facilitator
Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913
Email: Jackie.bryan@sbpevents.ie

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park

Croke Park,

Dublin 4

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300

Email: info@crokepark.ie

Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park