Tech Monitor’s inaugural Digital Responsibility Summit will explore the
major issues around trust, ethics and responsibility of technology.

As the pace of technological change continues to accelerate, questions are
being raised about the potential of technology – and those developing,
regulating, implementing, and using it – to build a better future.

Led by our expert journalists, the Summit will tackle everything from cyber security, data bias and transparent development of AI to sustainable tech, diversity and inclusion, culture and skills.

This free-to-attend virtual summit will bring together senior IT decision-makers to tackle some of the biggest – and increasingly urgent – questions around responsible development, implementation and lasting impact of technology.

Key Topics:

  • The ethics of AI: how can known pitfalls like data bias be
    avoided? What are the new pitfalls that designers and
    developers must watch out for?
  • Sustainable IT procurement: how are businesses and
    governments building responsibility into the procurement
    of their technology stacks? What else can be done to ensure
    that IT departments are contributing to sustainability goals?
  • Technology and ESG: are there major crossover areas
    where technological innovation can have a positive impact
    on ESG issues?
  • IT and the public sector: do healthcare providers, local
    governments and blue-light services have different levels of
    technological responsibility towards citizens? How are they
    managing these expectations? What can the private sector
    learn about responsible tech?
  • Data protection and zero trust: how can developers and
    businesses mitigate the ever-present threat of attack?
    What more can they do to remain responsible in the event
    of breaches?
  • GDPR: will the UK roll back data protection legislation? If
    so, what can businesses expect in its place? Is regulation
    encouraging more responsible treatment of data more
    generally, or does it remain a tickbox exercise?

New Statesman and Tech Monitor’s Public Sector Technology Symposium 2022 will convene senior IT leaders from across the UK public sector to dissect the latest ideas and initiatives shaping the future of digital transformation.

Ticket Options

  • Standard Conference Pass – Free*
  • Industry Provider Conference Pass – £2,495 exc VAT**

Please note:
* This event is free-to-attend for public sector professionals, policy specialists and IT practitioners operating in the UK public sector.
**Price for those providing commercial services to the public sector: £2,495 + VAT


The role of the finance team is changing rapidly. As well as simply reporting the numbers and balancing the books, finance leaders are becoming strategic business partners, expected to provide commercial insights and predictions for the CEO. In the financial services industry, this kind of detailed intel is essential.

Join Tech Monitor, in partnership with Sage, for Digitising the Finance Function for FSI.

Today’s drug delivery devices are elaborate. It does not matter if the device is a peripheral venous catheter, a syringe, a pen injector, an autoinjector or a wearable injector (pump), the most common element in each device – and arguably the most important – is the needle. In fact, although it begins as a blank stainless-steel rod, by the time a patient uses the injection device, the needle has undergone a dramatic transformation.



Join the Tech Monitor editorial team and a selection of expert speakers on 09 December 2021 for the virtual Making Zero Trust a Reality as we evaluate the effectiveness of zero trust approaches, and share strategies for overcoming the challenges that hundreds of businesses face as they step up their cybersecurity processes.

The Zero Trust concept is centred on the belief organisations should not verify everything trying to connect to its systems from both outside and inside its perimeters before granting access. Many companies provide company-owned devices, but – in the interests of employee freedom and ease of access – do not give direction around the use of additional peripheral devices.

Key topics include:


  • How are Zero Trust approaches helping mitigate data breaches?
  • How do Zero Trust models differ from the castle-and-moat mentality?
  • How do organisations implement a zero-trust framework into their operations?
  • What are the challenges involved?
  • Are the technologies to support Zero Trust architecture mature enough to make adoption seamless?

Speakers include:

  • Vivin Sathyan, Senior Technical Evangelist, Manage Engine
  • Pete Swabey, Editor-in-Chief, Tech Monitor
  • Victoria van Roosmalen, Chief Information Security Officer & DPO, Coosto
  • Paul Vincent, Director of IT Cyber Security, Lloyds Banking



Migrating to the cloud is the defining challenge for public sector IT infrastructure leaders. In this must-see session, senior practitioners and industry experts will share real-world experience and insight on making your journey to the cloud a success.

Craig Bromage-Llewellyn, head of infrastructure at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and Adam Gardner, senior infrastructure operations engineer at Department for Work and Pensions will share their first-hand experience of cloud migration projects, while Simon Cranney, VMware solution architect and former NHS Digital cloud strategist and Rob Andersen, principal analyst for central government at GlobalData Technology, will share their perspectives on the evolution of cloud computing.


  • Cristina Lago, Associate Editor, Tech Monitor, Contributing Editor; Government Computing (moderator)
  • Craig Bromage-Llewellyn, Head of Infrastructure, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Adam Gardner, Senior Infrastructure Operations Engineer, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Simon Cranney, Solution Architect, VMware and former NHS Digital cloud strategist
  • Rob Andersen, Principal Analyst for Central Government, GlobalData Technology

Discussion points:

  • View from the top: the evolution of cloud technology in the public sector
  • How is cloud technology empowering public sector digital transformation? What are the main drivers for adopting cloud technology?
  • To what extent does migrating to the cloud enable public sector professionals to be more innovative and forward-thinking?
  • What key factors must public sector professionals consider when embarking on their journey to cloud migration? What does the journey look like?
  • Future-proofing your organisation – is cloud technology really a silver bullet?
  • What are the barriers to moving workloads to the cloud and how do we break through them?
  • How is cloud technology improving operational resilience and enabling infrastructure consistency?


The NSMG Test Event 1 has been set up to test the functionalities of the VEP.


This event will be looking at how StreamYard is integrated, whether or not the new designs have been implemented, and any new functionalities that have been developed for users since we last ran an event on here.

Key Topics:

  • How well does StreamYard work?
  • How well does user networking work?
  • Are the lobby, sponsor area and agenda designs better?
  • How easy has it been to navigate the platform today?



It’s difficult to overstate the lack of consistency in ESG data.

While ESG performance continues to gather momentum and play a critical role in the investment decision-making process, has a flashy acronym morphed into a marketing strapline as opposed to a foundation for robust analysis?

The proliferation of ESG rating providers has armed investors with ability to analyse more data than ever before when assessing how their investments are contributing to a more sustainable future.

Yet, despite an explosion in the number of firms contributing to the ESG reporting ecosystem, there are growing concerns that the way in which ratings and rankings are determined may be contributing to greenwashing and rewarding opaqueness.

Why do some companies have such good ratings compared to others when no discernible difference exists? Who is to blame? The companies that falsely label themselves as green or the ESG asset managers who fail to filter out greenwashed funds?

Questions for discussion:

  • How can investors avoid falling into the trap of taking too much comfort from ESG data’s protective blanket?
  • How can investors differentiate between true sustainability and greenwashing?
  • What component of ESG is cutting through the most as it relates to a company’s overall rating?
  • How do we prevent organisations omitting or obfuscating information that may negatively affect an ESG score?
  • How do we prevent asset managers including very few green prospects despite marketing the entire fund as sustainable?
  • What strategies are asset owners implementing to combat discrepancies and understand a company’s ‘true’ contribution to sustainability
  • How must ESG ratings move beyond only measuring the degree to which a company’s economic value is at risk?
  • There are over 125 organizations providing ESG ratings, research, and data – how do I find out which one to trust relative to my overall investment strategy?