Bristol MP Thangnam Debbonaire joins Mantis public sector event

Written by Eleanor Willock

Thangnam Debbonaire, Labour MP for Bristol West and Front Bench Whip, will join our debate on Friday November 8 at 9.00am –

‘how is technology shaping the future of our relationship with public services?’

Mrs Debbonaire joins the panel to discuss her experiences of public service and social media, and how the accessibility of politicians and senior civil servants is influencing how we view and communicate with our MPs.

She is the final member of the lineup of public sector decision makers and influencers at the Mantis event, being held at the Bristol Technology Festival. We’re inviting technologists, public sector IT specialists and anybody with an interest in this area to join us at this free event.

Please email me on to secure your place.

Other panellists who will debate technology’s part in the public sector’s future include:

Sam Shah, Director of Digital Development at NHSX

Gabriella Cox, open call competition lead, Government 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,

Dave Tansley, South West Lead, Public Sector Leadership Team, Deloitte

The event will bring senior public policy makers to Bristol for the first discussion of this kind in the city, giving attendees the chance to pose questions to panellists and discuss the way forward for public sector technology. Get in touch to book your ticket.

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