Winter CivTech Forum Meetup – Working on the Public Service Monopoly

Do you want to meet innovative startups and organisations? Are you seeking to develop your network and build partnerships with real commercial value? Looking for inspiration from leaders in CivTech?

Join us for The CivTech Forum summer meet up. Hear from established CivTech businesses and meet with changemakers and politicians.

DATE AND TIME: Mon 12th Feb 2018, 18:30 – 21:00

LOCATION: The Rain Cloud Victoria, 76 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PD

Tickets on Eventbrite.



The CivTech Forum is building community for CivTech startups. The Forum provides opportunities for members to meet and collaborate usefully, in person and online at, the information portal. CivTech meetups start with presentations from people successfully improving government services through tech to inspire innovation, and end with purposeful networking facilitated by Chance & Community Chess Cards. 

The conversations at our first event will be sparked by presentations from MegaNexus and Represent.MeMegaNexus are a CivTech startup that has been going for over a decade supplying services to local government and the prison sector. With 120 people employed in India and the UK, MegaNexus is now in the process of scaling up. Represent.Me help to connect politicians and the people they serve, a timely aim with an election round the corner. Represent were recently covered in the Times and are currently going for seed stage investment.


Government is the biggest industry on the planet and the least affected by digital transformation. We are bringing together the people who want to do something about that.

We aim to make it easier for entrepreneurs and startups in Civ Tech to meet, learn and grow.


18:30 – Networking and drinks (free soft drinks, beer and wine)

18:45 – Welcome

18:50 – Presentations from our speakers

19:10 – Q & A

19:25 – Networking with Chance & Community Chess Cards

21:00 – Close


If you are part of a start up bringing change to public services, communications between government and the people or the very nature of democracy itself come and join us. if you are an academic, politician, data scientist, entrepreneur or changemaker, or if you build things using government data, the CivTech forum is for you.


Dr. Fotis Talantzis, co-founder and CEO of Novoville, a successful start-up that aims to redesign the way citizens interface with their local councils.


Fotis has worked for IT firms and performed technical and strategic coaching for start-ups. He has interests that concentrate on civic engagement, signal analytics, social-media statistics and financial signal processing. His work has found extensive applications in ambient intelligence and web 2.0 systems. Fotis holds a PhD on Statistical Signal Analytics and maintains connections in academia having operated as an academic in Imperial College London and Athens Information Technology. 

Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director of NLGN – an organisation creating a local government sector characterised by the relentless pursuit of social impact and social change, through research, peer-to-peer learning, innovative communications and influencing.

Jessica Studdert NLGN

Prior to joining NLGN, Jessica was political adviser to the Labour Group at the Local Government Association. She worked closely on local public service reform and devolution, including a secondment to the Policy Unit of the Leader of the Opposition’s Office during 2013-14 to lead on the Local Government Innovation Taskforce, a commission that reported into Labour’s Policy Review in the last Parliament.

Previously she has worked in policy roles in the voluntary sector for a street homelessness and a childcare charity, and she began her career at the Fabian Society.

This event is sponsored and hosted by The Rain Cloud Victoria.

Please share with your network and register swiftly as tickets are limited!


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