Cloud Solutions 2020

flexible and accessible cloud solutions for the NHS and beyond

Thursday 16th January 2020

One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA

***Please note the new date for this event – changed due to the general election***


Event Information

Many public sector organisation have deployed at least one cloud service but studies on the subject have typified adoption as being ‘more shallow than deep’. Why is this, when the UK Government announced in 2013 that ‘Cloud First’ would be the policy?

The NHS Shared Business Service’s latest framework (Cloud Solutions) aims to remove the barriers to a much deeper adoption of Cloud and is open to all public sector organisations, paving the way for operational efficiencies, cost savings and  the consequent diversion of those savings to bolster services such as health and social care. Designed to support organisations through each stage of Cloud adoption, the Cloud Solutions 4 lots will cover Design and Consultancy, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Cloud Support Services and End-to-end Cloud Solutions.

NHS Cloud Solutions 2020 will allow delegates to explore every aspect of this unique framework and to discover the many benefits and advantages of its use. Featuring expert presentations from senior specialists in the field,  Cloud Solutions 2020 will offer presentations featuring case studies from senior specialists in the field, networking opportunities with your public sector peers and the opportunity to engage with expert solution providers.

This conference is free to attend for those directly employed in the public sector – book your free place now

Conference Agenda

Registration 08.30 – 09.30

Plenary session commences 09.30

Chair: Rachel Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Difrent

Mike Flintoff, Assiciate Director – Platforms and Infrastructure, NHS Digital

Rob McNally, Head of City ICT Strategy and Solutions, Leeds City Council

Rachael Colley, Procurement Solutions and Innovation Manager, NHS SBS

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:

The future application of Cloud within the health service and potential to harness innovation, eg data-driven technologies such as AI

Lessons learnt: how to migrate to Cloud within the Public Sector (a case study)

Cloud architecture – tooling, benefits of public Cloud, replacing legacy infrastructure

Privacy and data security – managing/storing data: risks, best practice, legalities, cyber security standards

Collaboration – open standards, secure identity and interoperability

The new healthtech landscape – accessing new innovations and the new tech ecosystem

Health and care outcomes – impact of digital and tech for patients

Challenges of migrating to Cloud within the public sector

Digital transformation – overcoming obstacles/barriers

Please note agenda, speakers and timings may be subject to change

Plenary Speakers

Rachel Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Difrent

Rachel is the Chief Executive Officer of Difrent, which she set up and scaled up two years ago. Difrent is a professional services partner to ‘public good’ organisation delivering business efficiencies by challenging the status quo for tech-enabled business transformation.

Prior to this while at NHS Digital Rachel was the Digital Delivery Director for a number of transformation projects such as: the Paperless 2020 Programme; a Digital Delivery Centre in Victoria (collaboration space, agile working); creation of NHS.UK, a central network of services provided by national, local and third sector organisations, transforming an existing service managing 50m users to transactional digital services.

Rachael Colley, Procurement Solutions and Innovation Manager, NHS SBS

Mike Flintoff, Associate Director – Platforms and Infrastructure, NHS Digital

Rob McNally, Head of ICT Strategy and Solutions, Leeds City Digital Partnership

Rob is the Head of City IT Strategy and Solutions for the city of Leeds. He has been in post since April 2018 and has a wide remit across the Local Authority and NHS organisations, covering anything related to digital integrated care.

The city of Leeds has created the ‘Community Cloud’ initiative to join up the Council and healthcare organisations onto a shared citywide platform, including collaboration software (Office 365).

Prior to his current role he was the Lead Officer for Digital and ICT at Calderdale Council and has previously managed the Digital City programme for City of York Council.

Session speakers

David Bibbs, Enterprise Account Manager, AWS

Details soon..

Exhibitors and Supporters



Thursday 16th January 2020, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA

08:30 – 09:30 Delegate registration

09:30 – 10:50 Keynote speakers and Q&A

10:50 – 11:20 Refreshments and networking

11:20 – 11:40 Session 1 –

11:40 – 12:00 Session 2 –

12:00 – 12:20 Session 3 –

12:20 – 12:40 Session 4 –

12:40 – 13:20 Lunch and networking

13:20 – 13:40 Session 5 –

13:40 – 14:00 Session 6 –

14:00 – 14:30 Refreshments and networking

14:30 – 14:50 Session 7

14:50 – 15:30 Panel debate and Q&A

Please note times, agenda and speakers may be subject to change

Venue & Travel

One Great George Street

Westminster London SW1P 3AA

Tel: 020 7665 2323

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.

Disabled Parking
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.

By River
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.

By Car
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.

By Bicycle
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.

By Rail
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.

By Bus
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.

GPS co-ordinates
Main entrance – 51 30.0822 N and 0 07.7500 W and Princes Mews – 51 30.0420 N and 0 07.7185 W

Congestion Charge
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:

Contact Us

Delegate Enquiries (Including Bookings)
Georgia Richardson
0161 482 7853

Exhibition & Sponsorship Enquiries
Graham Rosen
0161 482 7858

Steve Mallinson
0161 482 7857

Conference Logistics & Presentation Enquiries
Georgia Richardson
0161 482 7853

Print Enquiries
Charis Rosen
0161 482 7855


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