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Conference: 'Business Transformation & Efficiency and improved service delivery in Local Government using RFID'...
Conference: 'Business Transformation & Efficiency and improved service delivery in Local Government using RFID'

Venue: The RFID Centre - Bracknell

Date: 15 March 2006

Event Sponsor: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister & Kirklees MBC

Supported by: The Society for Information Technology Management - SOCITM

Using wireless technology to transform the face of local government services to better meet the needs of local communities

The event will explore how RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) can be employed strategically by local government to help improve service delivery and community engagement.

In line with ODPM e-government priority outcomes, the event will explore how RFID can transform public services and provide electronic delivery mechanisms for priority services.

The event will explore the benefits to be gained from implementing RFID across all areas of service provision in local government, including, amenities, pubic transport, asset tracking and logistics, schools, traffic management and parking, domiciliary care etc.

RFID is an enabling technology with a wide range of applications, which can be employed in conjunction with other technologies to provide solutions across many areas of local government.

The event is designed to offer strategic advice and demonstrate through case studies the advantages and improved efficiencies to be gained from the adoption of RFID across all areas of local government.

A panel of experts will invite questions and lead an open debate designed to provide guidance on subjects such as: privacy, licensing, legal and environmental issues, ROI, cost savings and alternative wireless technologies/solutions.

Attendees will include those responsible in local government for strategy, policy, service delivery, CIO's, Heads of ICT and 'e-gov'.


9.00 Arrival - tea/coffee

9.30 - Welcome from the Chair - Professor Anthony Furness - University of Wolverhampton (IT Futures) and Technical Director AIM (UK).

9.35 - Chris Haynes - Local e-government team - ODPM

'Background - Transformational Government; Inclusion through Innovation; Digital Strategy'

10.00 - Roger Lamb - RFID Centre

'An introduction to RFID and other wireless technologies - the potential applications and benefits to local government'

10.20 - Peter Stoddart -ITSO

'RFID-enabled Smartcards for Public Transport'

ITSO - the industry standard - Background to the ITSO organisation, specification and environment. Why ITSO compliance is important and the current state of the implementation.

10.35 - Helen Mitchell - Cheshire County Council

'RFID-enabled Smartcards for Public Transport' - a case study

10.50 - Coffee and networking

11.05 - Carol Peake - Bracknell Forest Borough Council

'Smart cards in local government and the Edge smartcard programme'

11.30 - David Gill - Kiva

'RFID in Domiciliary Care - a feasibility study'

11.55 - Stephen Dreyer - Somerset County Council

'Self-service in libraries using RFID'

12.15 -David Taylor - London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham


12.35 - David Bundy - London Borough of Sutton

'Widening community access to services' - case study

Sutton has used RFID and a remote connectivity solution to link three community centres to its library computer system so that centre users can serve themselves and borrow from a collection of books. Funded by the ODPM, the project extends residents' access to library services.

1.00 - Lunch and networking and Tour of the RFID Demonstration Centre

2.30 - Phil Whitten - Timeplan Ltd

'The use of RFID in Fleet Fuelling Operations'

2.55 - Anthony Furness - IT Futures/AIM UK

'Integrated Framework for Business Transformation'

3.15 - Summary, Questions and Discussion

4.15 - Close

(correct as at 31/1/06) - subject to change

Delegate Fee:£295

For the latest information and to book your place at this conference, visit

If you have any questions relating to the event contact Tony Thompson on 07881 828705 or by email:

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