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PMO Conference 2019 \\ Delivering the Leeds City Region £200m Per Annum Portfolio – Digital Transformation for Governance and Collaboration – Gero Renker & Craig Taylor

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (the CA) brings together the public and business sector through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The CA ’s Delivery Directorate oversees the delivery of the Leeds City Region £200m per annum portfolio, including the local growth fund (incorporating the West Yorkshire + Transport Fund) and Leeds public transport investment programme (LPTIP) within an agreed assurance framework, working closely with a network of partner councils and organisations.

This session explores the evolution of the CA’s PMO, using Microsoft cloud technology to transform inefficient, manual processes and deliver: * Enhanced collaboration across the network of partner organisations * Financial controls and system-supported funding claims processes * Efficient governance and decision support through comprehensive automated reporting. * Increased compliance and reduced risk Find out how the CA approached its transformation challenges and what benefits have been achieved across the entire operation through cloud-based content sharing and process controls.


  • Inspiration from a real-life story of a PMO that managed to massively improve portfolio governance and collaboration processes working with multiple external partners.
  • How technology was fundamental in achieving this.
  • Pragmatic tips on how you can do it yourself and commence your own journey.

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Digital Transformation for Government and Collaboration

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