Deloitte public sector lead joins Mantis at Bristol Technology Festival

Written by Eleanor Willock

Dave Tansley, one of the UK’s most experienced public sector tech innovators, is the latest leader join the Mantis PR debate on November 8th, at Engine Shed, Bristol at 9.00am

How is technology shaping the future of our relationship with public services?

The panel discussion, a key event in the Bristol Technology Festival lineup, is open to tech businesses, public sector IT policy makers and influencers, and civil servants with a tech focus.

Dave is a Vice Chairman and member of the Deloitte North and South Europe Board. Dave leads Deloitte’s South West Civil Government practice, Transport Technology practice, and Education Technology practice, and is a member of Deloitte’s Public Sector Leadership team. Dave also leads Deloitte’s South West Technology Hub and Business of IT service proposition.

He is a Chartered Engineer and begun his early career as an Officer in the Royal Air Force, where he was responsible for designing, building and managing international telecommunications solutions. His experience spans the full IS/IT lifecycle from design and build to operations, and includes significant experience of IT services procurement and outsourcing.

Dave joins a panel that represents tech innovation in every public sector vertical:

Sam Shah, Director of Digital Development at NHSX

Gabriella Cox, open call competition lead, Defence and Security Accelerator

Gary Davies, head of early intervention and targeted services for children at Bristol City Council

Steve Gray, CIO at Bristol University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Becky Sage, CEO at Interactive Scientific

Ben Newby, Chief Customer Officer, Bristol Water

Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Local Public Services, TechUK

Matt Jukes, co-CEO, Notbinary

Katherine Ward, COO,

If you’d like to join us for what promises to be a landmark debate which imprints the South West on the public sector tech deeper onto the roadmap, please email me at and request and invitation. The event is free to attend.

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