October 11 2023

Developments in the fields of generative AI and automation continue at breath-taking pace, and it is vital for NI’s public service to adopt a thoughtful and strategic approach to the integration of these technologies. 

In considering the deployment of these technologies, public service leaders must understand their potential opportunities and be able to mitigate possible threats.  Considerations will include ethical implications; how to invest in our workforce, how to prioritize privacy and data security and ensuring that we continue to engage actively with citizens to ensure their needs and concerns are addressed.

CEF and the NI Public Sector Chairs’ Forum are delighted to join with EY to host this briefing session on the opportunities offered by generative AI and automation.  This event will include ‘hands on’ demonstrations of some of the emerging technologies in action across public services, as well as a panel discussion and Q&A opportunities.

The running order is as follows:

9.00       Arrival, breakfast, networking

9.30       Introduction from David Sterling, Chair, CEF and Judith Savage, EY Consulting Partner and lead for strategic transformation practice in Ireland

9.45       Explaining Generative AI and what it can do for public services: EY’s Tim Cush, Tim Morthorst and Marianna Imprialou.

10.05    Hands-on showcase of the technology in action

10.35    Expert panel discussion including Q&A opportunities - moderated by Jon-Paul Bruce, EY and including Dan West, Chief Digital Information Officer, Dept of Health and John Ward, Interim Chief Technology Transformation Officer HSE & EY Technology Health Partner. (Further panellists to be announced).

11.30    Event concludes (further networking and opportunities to discuss the showcase technology).

Please Note:

The event is free of charge to CEF and Chairs' Forum members, and can be booked by clicking on the REGISTER button above and enter the password 'topcat' when prompted.