Civil Service Live hosts a series of sponsored roundtable discussions chaired by Permanent Secretaries and Civil Service leaders on a range of topics. These events always provide thought-provoking and stimulating content, along with engagement for delegates.

Read below the summaries of the discussions held this year...


The citizens’ cloud: Using cloud technology to improve public service delivery
Chaired by Susan Acland-Hood, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education
Supported by Microsoft


Going green globally: What can the government do to ensure sustainable use of the environment and How does it prepare for COP26?
Chaired by Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Supported by Oliver Wyman


Skilling up: where does the civil service need to improve their capabilities, and how does the civil service create them?
Chaired by Alex Chisholm, Chief Operating Officer for the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office
Supported by Multiverse


The future of shared services: Building towards user centred corporate services
Chaired by Matthew Coats, Director General for EU Exit Implementation
Supported by Hitachi


The future of work: How can the civil service prepare its staff and organisational structures to thrive in the age of automation and AI?
Chaired by Rupert McNeil, Government Chief People
Supported by PA Consulting


Talent spotting: How can government improve its talent identification and management systems
Chaired by Rupert McNeil, Government Chief People Officer
Supported by Workday