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Geoff Connell

President; Head of Information Management and Technology
Socitm; Norfolk County Council (Confirmed)

Geoff is a highly experienced local public sector ICT manager. He is active in the Local Government sector leadership, knowledge sharing and policy development areas through board membership of sub-regional, regional and national groups, including Socitm, where he holds the role of President. He leads Norfolk County Council’s information management and technology functions. Until 2016 he was Chair of the London CIO Council and Director of ICT services for oneSource, the shared back offices service for the London boroughs of Newham and Havering, where he led on modernising and optimising ICT infrastructures and delivered digital transformation programmes to enable new delivery models to reduce costs and improve services.

  • Harnessing GDPR tools to drive data-driven innovation
  • Auditing existing supplier arrangements and updating procurement contracts to reflect the GDPR’s data processor
  • Conducting a data audit & gap analysis review to identify missing tools to respond to a data breach
  • Enhancing levels of governance by refining your records management programme and your data retention policy
  • Hidden gems in your data – developing new services, insights  and revenue streams from data you didn’t know you had