Bloor organises regular events for our end-user and vendor communities including:
  • Annual Bloor Symposium
  • Executive programme events such as roundtables, workshops and seminars
  • Executive peer-to-peer networking events
  • Tele-briefings and Webinars
We have found that CIOs and other senior executives are keen to engage in discussion and debate with technology partners. Bloor brings relevant service and technology partners together with our CIO and leadership communities, in ways that maximise the value to both, making them mutually beneficial conversations. Bloor events enable CIOs and other senior executives to come together with technology vendors and service providers in a non-sales environment for the mutual benefit of both the vendor and the business. What sets Bloor apart from other providers are three key points:
  • We have close relationships with many of the most successful CIOs around the world
  • The calibre of our facilitator, often an ex-CIO, will create a frank, honest, and constructive atmosphere where you can gain the insight into what your target audience thinks.
  • Being vendor, media & research agnostic, we are recognised by the CIO community as an independent voice, able to create mutually-beneficial conversations between CIOs and vendors
Bloor is happy to assist you if your organisation is running or participating in an event. For instance, we can provide a speaker on an appropriate topic from among our independent analysts or a facilitator. Where appropriate we can carry out background research on the issues being addressed. For more information, please contact us.
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Building Perfect Council Websites ’12 - Covers all aspects of creating a successful Council Website

12th July, 2012
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Attending from Bloor:
Peter Abrahams

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With the continuation of tough economic times for the public sector, it is vital to ensure that your council’s website works well as an efficient and effective provider of information and services to local citizens.

Building Perfect Council Websites ’12, our seventh annual event in this field and the UK’s largest, brings together more than 300 participants, including local authority webmasters and web teams from all parts of the UK. We also welcome private sector partners; health service, government and other public sector web teams; communications specialists; and others with an interest in the development of efficient, citizen-centred public services online.

This high profile event combines a headline conference with a unique interactive format of round-table discussion groups and pre-arranged one-to-one meetings for structured networking. The event focuses on both current best practice and predicts future trends to keep you ahead of the game, from open data to mobile services.

Overall, our programme covers all aspects of creating a successful site, from high-level strategic issues such as ensuring a focus on the citizen to detailed hands-on advice such as search engine tips; and web form usability.

To maximise the sharing of best practice, all participants at this year’s event will be able to create their own bespoke networking programme that integrates their chosen conference sessions, with discussion groups and pre-arranged meetings with other participants.

So bring your whole web team, and prepare to be educated, entertained and informed!

Peter Abrahams will chair a discussion group: How to design accessible mobile apps

With the mobile revolution continuing apace, smartphones and tablet computers are the latest mainstream technology that can either provide huge liberation and independence for disabled people, or simply be another method of exclusion.

In an attempt to ensure it is the former, this Spring the One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition with sponsorship from BT published the first ever in-depth report into access to mobile devices and apps by disabled and older people – “Moving Together” – aimed at every organisation developing a mobile app. Co-authored by Dan Jellineck and Peter Abrahams.

Alongside this report, One Voice produced a set of guidelines for mobile developers, the “First seven steps to accessible apps. Created by Peter Abrahams.