LONDON, Dec. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, the leading provider of digital communications solutions for government, recently hosted government employees from around the United Kingdom to discuss and exchange best practices in maximising the value of government-to-citizen communications. This year's annual event, titled "Delivering Real Value to the Public Through Effective Use of Digital Communications," featured several public sector thought leaders, including GovDelivery's CEO Scott Burns, who presented and discussed key insights to help government employees enhance their communications programs.
The main themes emerging from this year's event were the essential role of government communications in improving service delivery; how to best deliver value through communications and digital channels; and how government communications can help drive behavior changes that result in improved quality of life for communities.
Starting the day with one of two insightful keynote addresses, Dr. Sally Howes, Director of Information Technology at National Audit Office (NAO) spoke about government's digital future and the NAO's changing approach. Dr. Gerald Power, a consultant at Trapeze Transformation, provided important perspectives on why the idea of "channel shift" should be replaced with "self-service" through digital channels. Finally Jonathan Carr-West, Director of Policy at LGiU, shared his views on statutory notices in a digital world.
In addition to these thought leaders, invaluable and immediately actionable takeaways were provided in local and central government success stories from Alan Ferguson, Web Manager for Central Bedfordshire Council as well as Andy Snow, Digital Development Manager at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
"We were excited to be able to provide a space for government employees to discuss trends and share ideas. The strong attendance of UK government employees shows just how important innovation and technology are to government organisations," said Dave Worsell, Director, Government Solutions at GovDelivery. "In working with hundreds of government entities around the world on a daily basis, we at GovDelivery understand how the public sector can leverage the transformative power of communications to serve citizens and stakeholders better."
To learn more from these speakers and GovDelivery, click the attached link to access the full presentations and videos: http://bit.ly/GDUK2012_pr. For more information on GovDelivery UK solutions, visit www.govdelivery.co.uk.
GovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions, helps more than 550 government organizations transform their communications by maximizing direct connections with the public while reducing communications cost. Clients, including more than half of major U.S. federal agencies, as well as state, county, and city governments in the U.S., and local authorities and central government agencies in the United Kingdom, use GovDelivery solutions to optimize their effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement in communications with the public. GovDelivery is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit www.govdelivery.co.uk.
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