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CUGA Events

The Institute for the Management of Information Systems

Women in Technology
“Achieving Success in IS Management”

Tuesday 24 March 1998 2pm - 6 pm at DTI, Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET.

A half-day Conference examining the challenges and opportunities facing women professionals in the IT sector.

Contributes two hours towards CPD.

Keynote address by Barbara Roche, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Small Firms, Trade and Industry.

Speakers include, Jean Irvine, Group Personnel Strategy Director, The Post Office, Steve Shirley, Founder of FI Group and a panel of top women IT professionals.

For more information on the IMIS, our website address is: http://www.imis.org.uk .

The PC User Group

The PC User Group, founder members of CUGA, have a stand at the Windows 98 show at Olympia, from 10-13 March 1998.

Members of all CUGA affiliated groups are welcome visit our stand and say hallo.

Times are 1030hrs-1700hrs, except on the last day when it closes half an hour earlier.


Infuse have a conference planned for 2-3 June 1998 at the Belfry, Birmingham. The agenda is still under discussion and will be posted on the web ( www.infuse.org.uk ) when it is available.


Building Intranets in Government
GATC Special Event, 18-19 March 1998
Contact: Martin Raven
Phone: 01603 704919
Email: mraven@ccta.gov.uk

Mobile Computing Seminar
GATC 10, 2 April 1998
Contact: Martin Raven
Phone: 01603 704919
Email: mraven@ccta.gov.uk

Workflow and Electronic Document Management in Local and Central
Conference and exhibition
21 May 1998, Fielder Centre, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

The business case for workflow and digital document management – Workflow and electronic document management have the potential to transform the way public sector offices are organised and the way government works. The past two years have seen a rapid growth in pace of adoption of systems. The White Paper Competitiveness highlighted the importance of using new technology and

getting rid of paper to improve efficiency levels in central government. Equally, Compulsive Competitive Tendering (CCT) and Best Value have led local authorities to analyse their administrative processes and assess the scope for cost reduction via business process improvement and the use of imaging, workflow automation, electronic document management and Web technology.

This conference builds on the CCTA briefing paper Moving away from paper and the recently published PRO Guidelines on the management of electronic records. Aimed at Business and Information Services Managers in all areas of the public sector, it is designed to:

.     Show how workflow and electronic document management can help improve service levels, reduce operating costs and provide wider access to government information;

.     Identify the improvements that can be made in working methods and management processes;

.     Help you plan a successful strategy for improving document lifecycle management across your organisation;

.     Present a series of practical case studies illustrating the progress which has been made in this area over the past twelve months;

.     Provide a showcase for the leading practitioners and suppliers in this field.

This year's event has been moved to the Fielder Centre which allows us to run a larger exhibition and two specialist tracks in the afternoon, one with a focus on local government and the other on central government. Exhibition of products and services and an exhibition by leading system and service suppliers will accompany this event and will be open to conference delegates throughout the day.

EPIC (European Public Sector Information Systems Conference)
30 September - 2 October 1998
Theme is “IT for Better Government”
Contact: Ron Nield
Phone: 01908 670770
Email: nield@dial.pipex.com

For more information on CCTA events: http://www.open.gov.uk/ccta/ events.htm

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