Cloud Solutions 2020
flexible and accessible cloud solutions for the public sector
Thursday 16th January 2020
One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA
Registration 08.30 – 09.30
Plenary session commences 09.30
Chair: Lynne Magennis, Director, Innopsis
Mike Flintoft, Associate Director for Platforms and Infrastructure, NHS Digital
Rob McNally, Head of City ICT Strategy and Solutions, Leeds City Digital Partnership, hosted by Leeds City Council
Dr. Sandra Bell, Head of Resilience Consulting (Europe), Sungard Availability Services
John Jackson, CEO, London Grid for Learning
Following a 30 minute refreshment and networking break the day continues with a series of case study based presentations/seminars on subjects including but not limited to:
Challenges of migrating to Cloud within the NHS – Information security and integrity is paramount to the delivery of NHS and cross public sector services. With large amounts of sensitive data, infrastructure needs to be resilient enough to withstand anything the external environment throws at it, whilst being application and user friendly.
This session will look at how to deliver a low-risk and secure migration of your services into the cloud, starting by understanding where you are now in that process and the actions you need to take to migrate. The session will also investigate some of the challenges NHS trusts face when trying to manage infrastructure that can be a mix of legacy on-site and cloud based environments, along with the struggle of funding these projects.
Is the internet robust enough to take the strain? What about security? And most of all, why should we settle for just ‘ok’? – “For the vast majority of the work that the public sector does, the internet is ok.” This was the statement that GDS made following the introduction of the Government ‘Cloud First’ policy, which formally prioritised the use of cloud technology by the public sector. Since launch in 2013, there has been more than £5 billion in cloud purchases via frameworks. Just like in the private sector, cloud has totally transformed the ICT landscape. This stance sparked something of a revolution in cloud usage by the public sector, complemented by a marked increase in understanding and awareness of cloud alternatives.
Making Cloud work for the NHS and the wider public sector – There are a variety of ways the public sector can start or further optimise their journey to the Cloud:
The Emerging Popularity of Hybrid Cloud – Discussing how hubrid cloud solutions are becoming common place, providing industry examples of how public sector ISV’s, OEM’s and providers are changing their offerings.
Lessons learnt: The challenges and benefits of public cloud adoption (a case study) – The journey to cloud is not a simple one. To be successful the need for change, not just in technology, but also in culture, needs to be acknowledged and closely managed. Join this talk with the Met Office and Automation Logic to learn about the Met Office’s experience aligning business goals with a public cloud strategy. Covering people, process and culture, this session is designed to deliver practical takeaways from an in-flight public sector cloud adoption journey.
Can You Stop Talking About Technology!? – How cloud and digital technology can shift the conversation from technology to addressing the business challenge; Sharing NHS SBS’ experience in harnessing the power of cloud technology to drive new conversations with its customers, enhance the services it offers and deliver real value.
Reducing the cost of the cloud – GDS recently undertook a project with a government department who needed to cut their overall bill in half. You’ll learn the techniques that worked best for them and how they tackled their biggest problem: getting developers to consider the cost of what they do. you will also learn more about the updated GDS cloud guidance and how gamification of the process can raise engagement with the development community.
15:20-16:20 Drinks Reception & Networking
16:20 – Conference close
Please note agenda, speakers and timings may be subject to change
Venue Information: Set in a magnificent Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building the conference centre is very close to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park.
How to Reach Us
By London Underground
Both Westminster (Exit 6) on the District, Circle and Jubilee lines, and St James’s Park on the District and Circle lines, are just 5 minutes walk away. For more information, visit the Transport for London website.
Walking Directions from Westminster Tube (exit 6)
When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will be on Whitehall. Turn around (as if you were to walk back down the stairs) you are now facing Parliament Square. Walk around to the right onto Great George Street until you come to two sets of traffic lights. Cross over both and continue walking straight down Great George Street for about 1 minute. One Great George Street is the last building on the corner of Great George Street and Storey’s Gate. The building is also the home of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
The nearest Blue Badge disabled parking bay is located on Matthew Parker Street (drive down Storey’s Gate to the west of the venue and take the second right). Alternatively, a little further away, there are bays on Old Queen Street and Queen Anne’s Gate. These Blue Badge bays offer free parking for up to 4 hours between 08.30 and 18.30 Mon-Fri and unlimited parking at any other time. Please see Westminster Council‘s website for further information.
A River Bus Service runs every 20 minutes during peak time from Embankment to Woolwich Arsenal; the nearest pier to us is the London Eye.
The nearest car parks provided by Q-Park are located in Abingdon Street and on the south side of Trafalgar Square. Limited meter parking is also available in and around adjacent streets.
The nearest TFL bike hire docking station is 0.4miles away on Abby Orchard Street. Click on the Cycle for Hire website and type in our post code SW1P 3AA. If your bike folds our cloak room can hold approximately 5 bikes at one time.
London’s mainline stations at Waterloo, Victoria and Charing Cross are minutes away by foot or by Underground. For further information visit the National Rail website.
Numerous bus routes pass within a 1-2 minute walk of One Great George Street. Bus routes stopping near Parliament Square include: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, 159, 211 and 453. For further information visit the Transport for London website.
Main entrance – 51 30.0822 N and 0 07.7500 W and Princes Mews – 51 30.0420 N and 0 07.7185 W
One Great George Street lies within the charging area. For more information, including charges, visit the Transport for London website.
There are many hotels near the venue to suit a range of budgets: