On the 24th November, Bluewave Technology is hosting a networking event aimed to bring together our experts, our partners at Salesforce, and leadership within the Scottish Public Sector. Find out more about this upcoming event below.
Over the past two and a half years, public services around the world were forced to rapidly adapt and deliver digital first solutions at an unprecedented pace, reacting to the changing needs of citizens and businesses brought forward by Covid19. Leveraging solutions like Salesforce, they responded quickly and, even as lockdowns eased, have continued to deliver solutions at pace with new technologies focussed on business process and user experience.
Bluewave Technology has been involved in the Scottish ecosystem for over 20 years, delivering solutions in local government, ALBs, departments and political parties. From our time listening to feedback from our customers in this space, we see that there is a desire to leverage knowledge and experiences from colleagues and other departments. To assist with this, we are forming the first public sector user group session at the COSLA Conference Centre on the 24th November.
This full day session will contain presentations from Bluewave, Salesforce, as well as Public Sector peers and colleagues, with a goal to facilitate and improve cross departmental collaboration.
Title: Networking and Collaboration within the Scottish Public Sector
Duration: 8 hours 30 min
Where: COSLA Conference Centre, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH
Date: Thursday 24th November 2022
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm with a drinks reception from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Paul Mooney: Sales Director and Public Sector Lead at Bluewave
Stuart McLaughlin: Head of IT at The Scottish National Investment Bank
Liz Craig: Service Owner - DTSI
Lianne McGrory: UK Vice President of Sales for Government & Transport – Public Sector at Salesforce
Shane Foster: Tableau Partner Manager - Salesforce
About Our Speakers
Paul Mooney is a founding member of Bluewave Technology and currently heads up our Sales Team as Sales Director and Public Sector Lead. Having spent over 25 years implementing successful digital transformations across the Public Sector, Paul is known throughout the industry for his consultative approach. Drawing from many years of experience as a technical consultant himself, Paul utilises his deep knowledge of Salesforce technology – along with a determination to understand each customer’s needs – to work with customers, providing vital advice and strategy recommendations, in order to create an optimal solution to successfully meet their requirements. Paul continues to encourage innovation both within Bluewave, as well as for our customers, and currently takes ownership for Bluewave’s sales engagement methodology as a whole.
Bluewave is a privately owned Platinum Salesforce Partner founded in Dublin, Ireland in September 2000. Since then, our highly skilled technical experts have built a solid reputation for customer success, by providing bespoke digital solutions and consultancy services. Our proven implementation process has led to the delivery of over 250 successful Salesforce projects and engagements in the last decade.
We utilise Salesforce-powered technology to help organisations of all sizes with their digital transformation journey. If you’d like to know more about what we do, contact a member of our dedicated team for information on how our bespoke solutions can take your organisation’s processes to the next level.
Stuart McLaughlin joined the Scottish National Investment Bank as the Head of IT in early 2021 and is responsible for the successful delivery and operation of the Bank’s technology services – including Information Security and Change. He previously held technical delivery roles within Financial Services, in addition to consulting across public and private sector clients.
The Scottish National Investment Bank
The Scottish National Investment Bank is Scotland’s first development investment bank, wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers on behalf of the people of Scotland. The Bank is an impact investor, focussed on delivering both commercial returns and mission impacts with its investments. Its goal is to invest in businesses and projects connected to Scotland, delivering long term, patient debt, or equity investment where the private market is failing to provide the support businesses and projects require to grow. The Bank’s key missions include: supporting Scotland’s transition to Net Zero, building communities and promoting equality, as well as harnessing innovation to enable people to flourish.
Lianne McGrory is the UK Vice President of Sales for Government & Transport for the Public Sector at Salesforce. She has 18 years’ experience in the non-profit tech space and originally joined Salesforce’s Public Sector leadership team in 2019. Lianne helps organisations harness the power of technology to build a better future and currently leads UK Account teams focused on Devolved Government, Local Government and Transport within the dedicated Public Sector business unit at Salesforce. She has a passion and focus on impact through technology, as well as sustainability and representation.
Salesforce is the world’s #1 customer relationship management platform, designed to help marketing, sales, commerce, service and IT teams work as one from anywhere. Salesforce has built its company on pillars of Trust, Growth, Innovation, Equality and Sustainability, bringing customers and companies together, and helping businesses become a force for positive change.
Bluewave Technology is a Platinum level Salesforce partner, and we’ve worked hand in hand with Salesforce’s experts to produce successful digital transformations within the public sector for over a decade.
Liz Craig is the Service Owner for the Scottish Government’s Digital Transformation Service and Digital Support Hub. Liz has worked in both Private and Public Sector across many different industries, including 10 years as a freelance contractor. She now facilitates successful digital transformations within the Scottish Public Sector, and has recently had a hand in successfully modernising systems for Disclosure Scotland, Social Security Scotland, and the Scottish Public Pensions Authority.
The Digital Transformation Service (Improvement) helps Scottish public sector organisations to improve user experience, increase efficiencies, and access the information and support they need to improve their internal and citizen-facing systems. The organisation works collaboratively with Scottish public sector bodies to help develop an understanding around business goals, project timescales, budget, risks and opportunities. DTSI supports organisations by providing signposting, advice, and guidance, as well as experts on hand to support each organisation’s existing teams.
The event will also feature an intro from our CEO: Harry Dunne, as well as an overview of our sustainability strategy (and how Public Sector organisations can reach Net Zero, faster) from our Net Zero Practice Lead: Finian Quinn.
We’d like to extend our invitation to IT Leaders within the Public Sector to build connections and strengthen existing relationships between our team of experts, our trusted partners at Salesforce, and your peers within the Scottish Public Sector. On the 24th November, we’ll be serving up a delicious and varied brunch, alongside interesting talks, demonstrations, and customer success stories, all in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, at the COSLA Conference Centre.
COSLA is the voice of Local Government in Scotland. It was officially established in 1975, but the organisation’s principles originate over 800 years ago – evolving from the Convention of Royal Burghs. This was once the oldest representative body in Europe and has been standing up for Scotland’s local priorities since it’s inception. Steeped in history and tradition, COSLA is now situated in the heart of Edinburgh, right beside Haymarket railway station. The COSLA Conference Centre is a modern, spacious venue with a wealth of flexible rooms and the latest audio-visual technology, and is a popular venue for Public Sector conferences and meetings.
When looking for a venue to host our networking event in, the obvious choice for our day of presentations and evening drinks reception was COSLA, and we look forward to you joining us there.
As Bluewave continues to deliver successful solutions across the Scottish public sector, we see overlap in customer requirements and deliveries and envisage advantages in promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing across Salesforce users. We are all mindful of the recent years during the pandemic where innovative solutions were built to solve complex problems, while never physically meeting. We hope that starting a series of ongoing public sector events will lead to a broader understanding of what has been completed over the years by various departments, and nurture ideas, discussion and efficiencies by sharing knowledge.”– Paul Mooney, Bluewave Technology
You can register for our upcoming Scottish Public Sector Networking Event via this link. If you’d like to know more about the work we do, please contact us here.