Headline Sponsors


CoreAzure is a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in Microsoft Cloud technologies providing a range of delivery and consultancy services from inception to adoption. CoreAzure is the leading delivery partner in the UK for Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and System Center. In 2016 we were a Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year finalist.

Our staff are accredited Microsoft Certified Professionals, but in addition hold many other industry recognised accreditations from vendors including Cisco, VMWare, Citrix and Oracle.

As a Gold Partner, we pride ourselves on being experts in our chosen field. Working closely with Microsoft, we ensure that our customers receive the highest possible levels of expertise in order to deliver solutions that accelerate business productivity. Our clients see us as the “go-to-experts” when it comes to Microsoft technologies.


AvePoint Public Sector | Gold Sponsor

AvePoint Public Sector, Inc. is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of AvePoint, Inc., the Microsoft Cloud expert. Over 800 government organisations rely on AvePoint Public Sector to migrate, manage, and protect their SharePoint and Office 365 data. AvePoint Public Sector’s software and services for on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments help customers meet their diverse mission needs by satisfying compliance and governance objectives, increasing IT efficiency, and enhancing citizen engagement.

AvePoint Public Sector is a G-cloud Supplier as well as a Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winner for Public Sector: Public Safety & National Security.

Our business partner, KIM Software Solutions Ltd provide Asset & Record Management, Service Management and Personal Development Software to the public sector including the emergency services. Our subject matter experts are available to support our customers to achieve. Making KIM trusted suppliers to HM Government and Local Government since 1999.

Twitter: @AvePoint_Inc

Silver Sponsors


A leading provider of global Enterprise Communications as a Service (ECaaS), 8x8 offers innovative, secure and reliable cloud technology to midsize and distributed enterprise public sector organisations. With 126+ patents, we are the only cloud based provider to offer world class business phone services, collaboration, virtual meetings and conferencing, as well as enterprise ready virtual contact centre solutions.

We provide reliable, secure and effective communication to the public sector with functions such as mobile working, efficient workforce management and flexibility, whilst implementing a system that is scalable for any organisation.  Our systems are easy to install, whether it’s Virtual Office, our full business phone service that makes sure your entire company is always connected wherever your employees are working; Virtual Contact Centre, our customer centred contact centre hosted in the cloud that employees can access from any location in the world; or EasyContactNow, our scalable cloud platform that allows your contact centre to grow as fast as your business.

Website: 8x8.com/uk

Twitter: ​@8x8uk

Snow software

Whether it's through lack of control, lack of understanding or lack of compliance, Snow believe most organisations today end up paying too high a price for their software.

To address this, Snow provides Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions designed to ensure that the $326 billion spent every year on enterprise software is money well spent – ensuring organisations have the appropriate licenses for the software they use – not too many, not too few.

More than 6,000 organisations worldwide rely on Snow to optimise licensing across more than 11 million devices, from mobile to desktop, datacenter to the cloud.

Buckinghamshire County Council sees 1000% ROI from Managed SAM

“The SAM review highlighted how much simpler it was to get the information we need from Snow License Manager, which is easy to use and provides very granular data." 

Richard Randall, ICT Technical Officer for Service Transformation, Buckinghamshire County Council

We welcome you to our stand at the SOCITM Annual conference where you can meet the Snow team and discuss your requirements.

Read the Bucks County Council full case study on our website!


SBL in Partnership with Trend Micro


Cyber Security specialist SBL has over 30 years’ experience helping some of the most sensitive areas of government to secure its valuable assets, and is widely recognised as a leader in information assurance. In addition to our software, hardware, training and professional services solutions, our innovations in Cloud Services support the Government Cloud Strategy to transform the public sector ICT estate into one that is agile, cost effective and environmentally sustainable.

SBL’s portfolio of Cloud Services are designed to accommodate security and assurance concerns inherent within Public Sector Cloud adoption strategies via the utilisation of firstly; a UK Secure Facility Hosting Environment (Safe Harbour), and secondly SBL’s High Security and Award Winning DOBUS Platform employed as a central delivery mechanism to Public Sector and Private Networks.  Both through a series of technology pilots, and through a project to connect a new version of the DOBUS platform to the GSi (PSN – Public Sector Network), SBL plan to deliver a number of secure Cloud services across the Public Sector through the medium of the G-Cloud initiative.

Visit www.softbox.co.uk  for more information


Trend Micro Inc

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cyber security solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information.  Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. 

Optimized for leading environments, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft®, VMware®, and more, our solutions enable organizations to automate the protection of valuable information from today’s threats.  All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection.

Trend Micro customers include 45 of the top 50 Fortune® Global 500 companies, and 100% of the top 10 global automotive, banking, telecommunications, and petroleum companies.

With over 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey to the cloud. 

Visit Trend Micro website for more information

Website: www.softbox.co.uk | www.trendmicro.co.uk


Gamma provides next generation voice, data and mobile services to private and public sector organisations. Our products include IP phone systems, high speed internet and data connection packages, mobile and unified communications solutions, helping organisations improve performance, drive efficiency and increase resilience in their communications networks. Visit our stand to find out about our market leading SIP Trunks and inbound call management, demo our hosted phone solution, Horizon, and learn about our mobile and converged services. We provide outstanding customer service, excellent network coverage and resilience, and the ability to deliver all of your communications.



Softcat are a leading provider of IT to the Public Sector. We care passionately about two things: outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service. We believe the former drives the latter.

Softcat’s Government Team has built up a wealth of experience around three core pillars of IT: Datacentre Infrastructure, Networking & Security, and Licensing solutions.  These pillars, combined with the services required to design, implement, and support them, have enabled Softcat to become an established and respected provider within the Government space.



EACS is an award-winning and trusted provider of IT solutions and managed services. We work with many organisations in the public sector from government agencies and local councils to hospitals, emergency services and housing associations, helping you to do more with less by using innovative IT solutions which reduce costs and improve efficiency. Our clients include: Coventry City Council, Milton Keynes Council and Dartford Borough Council. EACS is on the G-Cloud framework, enabling us to offer a range of services through the Government’s Digital Marketplace. We are large enough to have the in-depth experience public sector clients require, but small enough to respond quickly to your needs, providing agility and creativity. Founded in 1994, we pride ourselves on our strong partnerships with market leading manufacturers and are Microsoft Gold Partners and NetApp Gold Partners. Attend our presentation at 3.25pm on 9th October with NetApp to find out more about adopting a cloud first strategy.

Twitter: @EACSLtd



Consortium pools together the deep product knowledge of five UK-based Microsoft Gold Partners each with their own specialisms. By combining the expertise of five major agencies, you get the all the benefits of a large tech consultancy but in a much more attainable, flexible and dynamic package. Consortium brings all the essential tools you need in one place to compete in today’s digital-first, mobile-first and cloud-first world. You need a bespoke work environment which fits around how you work and which evolves with you.

Our missions is to help organisations unlock the potential of their Microsoft investment and realise the value of digital transformation within their business.

The Consortium has a non-competitive, inclusive culture where each partner recognises the added value of everyone’s skillsets and cross business aptitude. With a common approach and shared methodologies, every engagement is assessed separately and then the relevant cross-Consortium team is assigned to meet the customer requirements.

Website: consortium.cloud/why-consortium

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organisations around the world, Iron Mountain’s real estate network comprises more than 80 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 46 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, document scanning and secure IT asset disposal, helping organisations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artefacts.

Crown Commercial Service

We’re the UK’s biggest public procurement organisation. We help our customers find the right commercial solutions for over £12 billion of spend each year.

We know that for local councils tight control over budgets and resources is a key priority. We want to help you save time and money when buying everyday business goods and services, so that you can focus on the things that really matter to you in your area.

You can use our commercial solutions free of charge, and we’re committed to helping you achieve maximum value by leveraging our commercial expertise and national buying power. The technology areas we work in cover: cloud & digital solutions, network services, software and technology products & services.

We have a dedicated team who work closely with the Local Government Association and other buying organisations to help you achieve your procurement goals. Led by Nick Caton, Wider Public Sector Commercial Director, the team includes Sarah Jewell, Senior Strategic Lead for Local Government and Education and Customer Delivery Managers, Keith Clements and Phil Hodgson. 

We want to help you get best value through our commercial deals and join the growing number of CCS customers saving millions of pounds for their organisations.


Founded in 2003, Kirona has grown to be recognised as the leader in mobile workforce technology; enabling organisations with field based workers to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve customer service through dynamic resource scheduling software and mobile workforce applications.

Kirona’s market-leading position has been earned through expert knowledge, service excellence, innovation and a culture of continual improvement.

Kirona’s suite of IT solutions include DRS – the leading dynamic resource scheduling tool currently used by organisations to efficiently plan and dynamically schedule their field based work force.

Kirona’s Job Manager mobile application connects centralised teams with their field-based workforce in real time and Kirona’s InfoSuite provides key performance indicator data, enabling real-time actionable insight.

Kirona’s innovative technology individually delivers significant value to organisations and when combined, they deliver a unique advantage.

The technology is highly configurable and can integrate seamlessly into current infrastructure. Kirona’s mobile technology enables you to provide field workers with the most appropriate device to support them and the deployment options enables you to use Kirona’s solutions in line with your IT needs and policy.

Kirona are approved G Cloud Crown Commercial Service Suppliers and have been accredited ISO 20000-1 Information Technology Service Management, ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 27001 Information Security Management.

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KCOM (Lightening Talk Sponsor)

KCOM is an "experience integrator" created for today's unpredictable world. We help public sector organisations and enterprises to re-imagine and re-architect their IT and communications infrastructure to deliver easier experiences putting the citizen first.

With "best in class" consultancy, architecture, delivery and service management, KCOM works with its customers to deliver on the promise of digital transformation and the public cloud. We help organisations transform their operations and experience to become more citizen-centric, agile and efficient.

Our rich telecoms history, together with our systems integration expertise and public sector experience make us a true partner for public sector organisations.



Cisco have a wealth of knowledge and expertise, both in local government and in delivering innovative technology solutions, meaning we can provide you with reliable advice on how to:

  • Develop a digital strategy for your local authority
  • Create the right supporting policies
  • Devise an IT strategy to define enabling digital technology – and source it

Cisco can also provide the technology components for your IT service delivery platform: networks, data centres, mobility solutions, and defence-in-depth security – together with a rich suite of communications and collaboration services that can help transform business processes and citizen engagement. Our technology is available through a range of consumption models – whether deployed on your premises or consumed as a cloud or managed service through one of our partners. We also support a range of financing options to make multiyear investment strategies possible, helping ensure the best fit for your local authority.

To find out more

Email: lgovuk@cisco.com

Website: www.cisco.co.uk/publicsector

Telephone: 08004047778

Bronze Sponsors


Capita One Digital: The digital platform you need to deliver exceptional customer service

Capita One Digital offers all the tools you need to improve service delivery and customer satisfaction, with one platform to create, deliver, automate and support your digital services. Featuring:

  • A secure online customer portal for 24/7 access to your services
  • Intelligent online forms, data capture and validation, workflow and systems integration to automate your business processes
  • Your own tailored apps delivering services to best suit your customers’ expectations.

All delivered with Capita’s unrivalled expertise within the public sector so you can be confident you’ve chosen the right service partner.

European Electronique

European Electronique is one of the UK’s leading end-to-end technology solutions providers offering an extensive portfolio of products and professional services – from hardware and software, IT consultancy, network design and implementation through to project management and outstanding service and support.

The vision of our customers provides the foundation on which we build and our tailored approach and innovative solutions created in partnership with first class technology vendors sets us apart. European Electronique is an approved supplier on an array of regional and national frameworks and a trusted partner for many Public Sector establishments.



Verisec is an international IT security company that provides innovative security solutions for banking, government and businesses worldwide.  Across our solutions from Authentication, Digital Identities and Data Encryption our company philosophy of Simple, Scalable and Secure remains at the core.  With unlimited user licenses and open standards organisations can deliver digital services across employees and citizens and ensure that the individual user experience is a priority.


HP Inc.

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions and services, we engineer experiences that amaze.