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#IMSAlpha - how to make digital collaboration happen in local government
Hosted by: Richard Kingston, IT Manager, Barnsley Council - Tony Evans, Assistant Director:Transformation, Huntingdonshire DC - Glen Conroy, ICT Manager, Dorset Council - Isobel Croot, Head of Strategic Services, dxw

Supported by the Local Digital Fund, Barnsley, Dorset and Huntingdonshire councils have been working together to explore what a shared Income Management System (IMS) would look like.
The vision is to provide a home-grown digital service for councils that improves the experience of users and saves money. Taking the IMS that Barnsley developed in-house, and understanding how it can be used by others and become a shared product to meet a common need.
Each council brought different strengths and skills to the project to form a single multidisciplinary team. Working in collaboration proved even more valuable at a time when all councils have felt the added pressures of responding to the pandemic.
Having just completed the alpha, the council partners are ready to start thinking about their next phase of delivery, how they can continue to strengthen their partnership and get others involved.
In this session, you’ll hear first hand about the progress that’s been made and what comes next.

The recently completed #IMSAlpha project looked at how to offer a viable and sustainable digital solution that can be shared by councils. Something designed by local government for local government.

You’ll hear direct from the project leads at Barnsley, Dorset and Huntingdonshire about:

their proposition for a shared Income Management System (IMS)
the experience of the councils working together in collaboration, supported by MHCLG
how they’ll move forward to make this a reality and how other councils can get involved

Oct 6, 2020 01:30 PM in London

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