Public Sector Networks Summit 2022

Following on from the very sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II and in line with Operation London Bridge protocol, the Public Sector Networks Summit 22 will now take place on Thursday 24th November

Please note that if you have a place booked it has automatically been transferred to the new date

*Note, this is a live event, there is no option to attend virtually

Event Information

The Public Sector Networks Summit 2022 will offer delegates the chance to hear and discuss policies, case-studies on excellent work already taking place around the country, engage with solution providers and network with public sector peers from central and local government, the NHS, emergency services, education and the voluntary sector.

The challenges regarding the pandemic over the past two years have highlighted the importance of public sector networks and network services in the response to Covid. Networks security, new technologies, digital transformation, collaboration, and connectivity have all played major roles and we will be highlighting these within the agenda, as well as looking at the challenges faced by networks in the post-Covid era.

We will see Crown Commercial Service providing a pre-launch of the new Network Services 3 framework.  Delegates will be updated on the benefits of the new framework, the new lots, the procurement route, suppliers, contract awards, and timings.

We will also be addressing the next generation public sector networks, such as the new network infrastructures being implemented by MOJ, MOD and the Home Office.

The 2022 Public Sector Networks Summit sees the ninth in an unbroken series of highly successful events covering this vital subject, the Public Sector Networks Summit 2022 will include addresses by key experts from our event partners the Crown Commercial Service Networks Team, NHS Digital, Innopsis (the government networks advisory and trade body) and a number of industry experts in the public sector network arena.


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Conference Agenda

Subjects to be covered include (but not limited to):

  • The time is now for private network adoption – how new forms of infrastructure can help improve public services
  • Innovation in Action – Connected Communities and the Metaverse – This session will explore the benefits of increasing connectivity within communities through 5G and Wi-Fi and introduce some real examples of how CGI is using the Metaverse concept within our own teams. We will talk about how private networks can provide the necessary capacity and latency needed to deliver these innovative communication technologies into the workplace, education settings and leisure industry.
  • Why is connectivity so important for the NHS and what are we doing about it?
  • The LGA Digital Connectivity toolkit – In 2016, Westminster was ranked as one of the worst connected Parliamentary constituencies despite it’s unique place at the heart of London. Action was needed to create the right market conditions for the telecoms industry to invest in improving the connectivity infrastructure, and rolling out full fibre. Through various challenges, successes, and lessons learned Westminster climbed the connectivity rankings to having the highest full fibre availability, and fastest full fibre rollout in 2020 (Ofcom Connected Nations Report 2020).Through the 2020/21 LGA Digital Connectivity Fund, we were able to share our knowledge and experience, including best practice and lessons learned throughout this connectivity journey to help other local authorities in replicating our successes, and avoiding as many pitfalls as possible. This presentation will discuss the work that went into developing the toolkit, including behavioural insights and behaviour change work around engaging with residents about connectivity, launching and running your own connectivity voucher scheme, and maximising value for money through mapping and targeting interventions.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) next big thing? Or is it just better data mining.
  • Enabling a Digital Government – Abstract Government staff around the globe are up against rising expectations, and service disruptions which have placed more pressure on IT leaders to transition to a digital government. Governments are leveraging emerging technologies; analytics, AI, and ML to optimize operations and accelerate that transformation. Today citizen experience with government agencies is not where it needs to be, displacing their confidence and trust. Government employees that have better digital tools can focus on helping citizens and focus on hiring, training, and keeping their employees. Learn about how to create a digital IT strategy for your organisation
  • Network security
  • Realising the benefits of full fibre deployments – With the first tranches of centrally-assisted Local Full Fibre Networks reaching completion, MLL’s Head of Public Sector Sales, Jeremy Wastie, will consider some of the lessons learned from recent deployments and how the public sector can maximise the value from the investment and deliver on digital transformation. Backed up by customer testimonials he will consider some of the challenges around procurement and delivery , the impacts of Covid 19, the growth in hybrid working and the new agenda around Direct Internet Access and how this impacts managed services.
  • The plan for Gigabit Connectivity for all health sites and what you need to do about it – Gigabit connectivity is fundamental to ensuring NHS heaths ability to service current and future digital transformation demands. The Gigabit programme provides an enabler to this journey. We’ll take a look at the Gigabit programme so far, and importantly how you can help us to help you, on the pathway to gigabit connectivity.
  • 5G – What is next?
  • The new Geospatial and Space Enabled framework
  • Carbon Reduction Plan – public sector buyers mandatory requirements
  • Benefits of Zero trust and Software Defined Perimeters to public sector organisations
  • The full fibre rollout
  • What is the future for public sector networks industry and suppliers?
  • The future of public sector networks
Speakers from

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Plenary Speakers

Conference Chair:  Ian Fishwick, Cabinet Office SME Panel member and Chair of the Carbon Net Zero industry working group

Michael Bowyer, Director at Innopsis

Michael Bowyer has worked in ICT for over 33 years focused on Public Sector. He is the Managing Director of Loddiswell Consulting and Innopsis which represents the ICT infrastructure providers operating in the Public Sector. Michael has provided consultancy to vendors and Public Sector on strategic and large infrastructure programs. Prior to his current Managing Director roles he was the Chief Technology Officer for Siemens then Unify being responsible Public Sector strategy and business development. Michael is actively working across many Public Sector verticals and is involved in key strategic projects across UK Defence and National Security.

Louise Lancaster, Head of Wireless Infrastructure & Spectrum Policy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Louise joined the Digital Infrastructure Directorate in DCMS in 2017, working on the 5G Testbeds & Trials Programme before moving on to tackling barriers to deployment of mobile networks, and leading on spectrum policy before becoming Head of Wireless Infrastructure Policy. Before joining DCMS, Louise spent more than twenty years in the telecoms industry, working for both fibre and wireless network providers in a variety of legal, regulatory and policy roles.

Jon Parkes, Programme Lead, Future Connectivity, NHS Digital

Jon has spent most of his working life in telecoms, working across small, medium and large organisations in both the public and private sectors. He began his career in marketing, then moving to product management, before finding his niche in digital transformation programmes.
Since joining NHS Digital in mid-2020, Jon has run a project to look at connectivity challenges across social care, managed the vaccination programme connectivity with NHS England and now working as a programme manager within the Future Connectivity Programme. The fundamental aim of the programme is to define how the NHS and social care should utilise connectivity to help support digital transformation.

Will Plant, Digital Inclusion Programme Manager, Westminster City Council

Will joined Westminster City Council in 2019 as part of the National Graduate Development Programme. After undertaking placements in internal staff engagement and press and social media, he settled as part of the Digital Place team working to improve the connectivity infrastructure across Westminster. In 2022 Will became the programme manager for Digital Inclusion, incorporating connectivity, access to devices, and skills & confidence for Westminster residents and businesses.

Worksession Speakers

Mike Gibson, Head of UKI- Enterprise, Juniper Networks

Tom Runge, Senior Digital Strategy and Engagement Consultant, CGI

Tom has extensive experience shaping and implementing Digital transformation initiatives through the application of human centred design principles, disruptive technologies and agile delivery at scale. He is passionate about building solutions that create great user experiences, interested in how people work and collaborate, the psychology of the group dynamic and transforming work environments.

With nearly 30 years’ experience working in the field, ranging from Interactive TV in the 90’s to Low Earth Orbit Satellite telecoms and all UX stops in between, Tom has seen the latest in fashion and trends in all aspects of digital transformation come and go and come again.

Tom now leads CGI’s rapidly emerging Metaverse capability as part of our CGI Advisory services and even his cynical eye can’t help but get excited about the prospects of immersive, visceral and virtual Metaverse experiences. He is looking forward to enabling our customers to navigate this minefield, grab the potential and avoid the pitfalls of this latest in disruptive technology trends.

Alan Nunn, Consulting Director, CGI UK

Alan has over 3 decades of experience in UK Telecoms, having worked in various roles at BT and as CTO at Newport Networks. Through the years, he has built great experience in developing business strategy and creating road maps for technology solutions to meet the most complex business challenges.

Alan’s current role at CGI is to ensure that our capabilities are matched to the needs of our Communications clients, and to build new solutions to support our clients’ changing requirements. Alan has co-authored “UK Telecoms For Dummies”, an essential guide to the complicated UK Telecoms sector, as part of CGI For Dummies Series.

He is a member of Ofcom Advisory Committee for England, techUK Communications Infrastructure Council and chair of the the techUK Advanced Communications Services Working Group.

Jeremy Wastie - MLL Telecom

Jeremy Wastie, Head of Public Sector, MLL Telecom

Exhibitors and Supporters

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Registration from 09.00

Plenary session 10.00 – 11.20

Presentations within the Plenary session will include:

  • Carbon Reduction Plan – public sector buyers mandatory requirements
  • Why is connectivity so important to the NHS and what are we doing about it?
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) – the next big thing? or is it just better data mining..
  • The LGA Digital Connectivity toolkit – A case study from Westminster City Council

Refreshments & Networking in exhibition area 11.20 – 11.45

Work sessions 11.45 – 13.25

  • Realising the benefits of full fibre deployments
  • Enabling a Digital Government

Lunch & Networking in exhibition area 13.25 – 14.10

Work sessions 14.10 – 15.00

  • The plan for Gigabit Connectivity for all health sites and what you need to do about it
  • The Infinite Enterprise, solving business problems & simplifying worlds with SD-WAN

Refreshments & Networking in exhibition area 15.00 – 15.20

Final session, closing panel debate and Q&A 15.20 – 16:00

  • Innovation in action – connected communities and the metaverse

Conference Close 16:00

*Timings are approximate and may be subject to change


One Great George Street, Westminster, SW1P 3AA

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.

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Delegate Rates and T’s & C’s

Delegate places at Public Sector Networks 2022 are FREE OF CHARGE for those directly employed by public sector bodies only – T’s & C’s apply*

You can view our terms and conditions in full on the event booking form

Contact Us

Delegate Enquiries (Including Bookings)
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0161 482 7853

Exhibition & Sponsorship Enquiries
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Conference Logistics & Presentation Enquiries
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