Title of presentation:

Sarah will explore that paradox that we are dealing with daily – how do we harness the power of technology and data to help us design sustainable solutions to our business problems, especially when many of these problems are rarely new, and often bound up in legacy technology solutions that are themselves out of synch with today’s capabilities.

How do we build systems and processes that are adaptable – environmentally configurable –  given the fast pace of technological development? Why is it the case that the public sector is not seen as driving technological change? What are the characteristics that are unique to the public sector that affect the way we work? And what can we do about it?

BiographyClaire Calmejane, Director of Innovation, Lloyds Banking Group

Sarah Wilkinson became NHS Digital chief executive in August 2017. Previously she was CIO at The Home Office, with responsibility for the delivery of all technology services for Counter-Terror, the UK Border, Visas and Immigration, Asylum and

Previously she was CIO at The Home Office, with responsibility for the delivery of all technology services for Counter-Terror, the UK Border, Visas and Immigration, Asylum and Policing.

Prior to joining the Home Office, Sarah spent 23 years in Financial Services, and held CIO roles at Credit Suisse, UBS, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. Her earlier career consisted of various roles in the IT and Risk departments in these organisations.

Sarah is a Non-Executive Director of the Police ICT Company, a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Kings College London, and a member of the advisory boards of the Department of Computing at Imperial College and the Department of Maths at Oxford University.

She has also worked as an advisor to a number of Technology Start-ups.

She lives in Wimbledon with her husband and two teenage sons.