Henry Batten, UK&I Enhanced Technology, Fortinet
Henry has worked in the IT industry for nearly two decades. During this time, he has worked at many levels within the industry, including small UK based service providers to large US manufacturers. This has given him experience of many different project considerations and requirements. Currently working in the UK&I Enhanced Technologies team for Fortinet. Dealing with many of Fortinet’s customers, large and small, and assisting them in understanding their business challenges and how best Fortinet can assist.
Jason Hall, Director of Health, BT
Jason Hall is Director of Health at BT, and is responsible for leading BT’s strategy and portfolio for the health sector.
Jason’s job is to make sure our business continues to adapt to the changing needs of the health and social care sector, while the UK health sector market is undergoing a huge shift as it transitions from the N3 contract to the de-centralised HSCN procurement model.
With previous experience leading IT transformation programme teams for the NHS, HMRC and Home Office, Jason brings considerable knowledge and expertise to this role. He has a deep insight into the health sector, having served as Non-Executive Director in the NHS for six years.
Prior to his current role, Jason was BT’s Director of Central Government and Police, overseeing high profile contracts such as N3 – which over its 14 year lifetime connected 1.3 million NHS staff – and the delivery of critical services to the Met Police and Ministry of Justice.
As the HSCN is set to replace the N3 framework built and managed by BT, Jason is overseeing how BT is delivering the Transition Network which provides service continuity to health and social care providers as they look to migrate across to the HSCN.
Following BT’s achievement of CNSP accredited status, Jason’s responsibility is to ensure BT is there for the NHS Trusts across the UK undergoing the digital transformation. This includes enabling improved health and social care integration and the shift to more care in the community; helping health organisations improve operational efficiency and reduce costs whilst maintaining or improving care; enabling digital services for healthcare staff including clinicians, nurses and all health professionals.
David Joplin, Director and HSCN Lead, Convergence Group
Martin Kemp, Public Sector Business Development, CityFibre
Martin has worked in the telecoms industry for 19 years – including 16 with BT where he spent three years as BT Group Business Development Director supporting the BDUK rollouts in 12 regions of the UK and a further three years as BT Client Partner within the Public Sector, running a major partnership contract. Prior to this he spent 10 years in carrier sales within BT Wholesale, managing some of BT’s largest customers. Today Martin is a well-connected and vital part of the Public Sector team within CityFibre where he raises awareness of CityFibre’s Gigabit City projects and helps PSN and HSCN partners access CityFibre’s network capabilities.
Andy Nash, Head of Public Sector, CityFibre
Andy has spent 20 years in business development – including a strategic development role for Geo Networks (now Zayo) where he led their largest account. He also worked for Arqiva where he was responsible for establishing long term tower site share and infrastructure contracts with O2, T-Mobile and Orange. He’s been the major bid architect behind multiple Gigabit City launches for CityFibre and has also established a host of key PSN trading relationships. Today he heads up CityFibre’s Public Sector Team; working with PSN and HSCN partners to make full fibre infrastructure available to local Government, education and healthcare providers.
Jason Peach, Senior Presales Consultant, Convergence Group
Gareth Ricketts, Healthcare Lead, Updata Infrastructure
Gareth has operated in the Public Sector for over 20 years, both as a supplier through MCI WorldCom, BT Global Services and Updata, and as a client whilst at Ordnance Survey. He has been involved in delivering a wide range of managed services, specialising in communications and security.
As a member of both the PSN Governing Body, and Innopsis, Gareth has been actively involved in the evolution of the Health & Social Care Network, now being delivered by Updata.
Tim Scott, Group Head of Commerical, AdEPT Telecom
Tim is Group Head of Commercial at AdEPT Telecom, where he is responsible for public sector business, compliance and the Group’s strategic supply chain.
With more than 20 years sector experience, he has held senior commercial positions in BT, Virgin Media Business and Convergence Group in both a private and public sector market context.
Tim is also Trustee of a charity-registered Residential Nursing Home.
Whilst used to competing in various sporting events, in April he will be taking on his first full marathon and has been fortunate enough to be selected by Demelza, a Kent based Children’s Hospice, to run the Virgin Money London Marathon as part of #TeamDemelza.
Jeremy Wastie, Business Development Director, Updata Infrastructure
Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in selling managed communications solutions in the UK, with an exclusive focus on the public sector market since 2006. He joined Updata in 2010 and has been part of the team building and growing complex regional network solutions across Local Government, particularly in the PSN and NHS markets.
In his current role he is prioritising the new HSCN market as a gold plated opportunity to extend shared services, give the NHS choice and ensure that taxpayer’s money is being spent effectively.
Neil Woolerton, Director of Client Management, MLL Telecom