Public Sector Networks Summit 2020

Thursday 26th November 2020 *ONLINE*

Due to continuing restrictions, The Public Sector Networks Summit 2020 will now take place entirely online.

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Event Information

The continuing growth of and emphasis on future public sector network services, connectivity and security for public sector organisations leads to many challenges in planning, selecting and implementing digital transformation.

No one solution fits all, and as public sector organisations by their very nature have differing levels of connectivity, security and service requirement we will look to break down and discuss the varied options open to the public sector’s technology departments and teams, whether they are changing, modifying, reconfiguring or renewing their networks and connectivity. We will discuss the potential of cost benefits, increased efficiencies and improvements to public services which can be obtained by the use of current and future network options.

Clearly the Cloud First and Internet First policies will continue to be major influences, as will the way in which HSCN will support the move to Cloud based services. Also of significant interest will be gigabit capable broadband and its role in driving innovation in public services and in meeting the objectives of the Local Full Fibre Networks Programme and the Rural Gigabit Connectivity Programme.

The fifth in an unbroken series of successful events covering this vital subject, the Public Sector Networks Summit 2020 will also cover issues such as the future network technologies, cyber security, FN4G, Zero Trust networks and security, cloud/internet first policy guidelines and the future for SD WANs.

Now taking place online as a virtual event attracting technology and network professionals from across public sector.  The Public Sector Networks Summit 2020 offers 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.

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Conference Agenda

Plenary session commences 10:00-11:10

Chair: Lynne Magennis, Director, Innopsis

Dan Parry, Migration Lead for HSCN and Anna Hawksley, Networks and Connectivity Programme Manager, NHS DigitalHSCN: Where we are now and what comes next?

Andrew Bramley,  Head of inlife Telecoms, Crown Commercial ServiceThe end of Public Services Network/PSN? and A high level update of the future networks for government programme and where the public sector is with moving off of the PSN.

James George, BDUK Head of Commercial, Public Sector Hubs, DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) –  James will be speaking around Rural Gigabit Connectivity – looking at funding for public sector buildings in rural areas

David Goff, Head of Enterprise Networks UKI, CiscoMaintaning a digital experience in a disaggregated world

The day will continue with a series of case study based presentations/seminars on subjects including but not limited to:

How to keep pace with rapidly evolving demands on Public Sector Networks

How to replace your PSN the affordable, Pain-free way – How to resolve the contradictions between PSN’s capabilities and some of the new policy objectives

Rise of the Machines: The importance of automation in security – Learn the anatomies of AI-driven attacks, the challenges in responding to them, and the best places in the network to thwart them.  We’ve automated threat prevention.  What does it take to automate threat response?

The Age of Ageing – An analysis of the changes in UK society and how they will impact technology in the public sector

Cloud solutions to deliver digital transformation goals – Three models for deploying cloud solutions: Secure, Shared and Agile.  A case study led presentation aimed at demystifying different cloud deployment options to help central and local government, health and emergency services organisations deliver their digital transformation objectives. 

The transformative impact of staff roaming: Case studies from KPSN exploring how roaming connectivity is being used across Kent’s public sector – enabling organisational resilience and remote working, the integration of health and social care, the development of government hubs, and cross-sector collaboration.

Extracting real business value from your public sector network investment – The investment public sector organisations  make in connectivity services are for considerable contract terms. All too often the delivery of the “new” network is seen as an end in itself, when really it should be the start of a journey and evolution where the network is an enabler for delivering the organisation’s wider digital aspirations.  Hear examples of how working in partnership with your suppliers to to incorporate new technologies, new government approaches and new ways of working can lead to tangible business benefits.

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

Plenary Speakers

Lynne Magennis

Chair: Lynne Magennis, Director, Innopsis

Lynne is a Director at Innopsis – the trade association for suppliers of Digital Infrastructure and Services to the UK Public Sector.

Currently, Lynne is Head of Bid Management and Frameworks at Daisy Group, one of the most successful IT and Telecoms Service providers in the UK. She has been instrumental in focusing Daisy on Public Sector and is passionate about enabling organisations to do business easily, economically and remaining fully compliant.
Lynne has a strong track record in obtaining strategic Framework places and winning significant public and private sector tenders.

As a former research scientist, Lynne still holds a patent in fire retardant products, bringing her analytical approach to her IT career.

Lynne lives in Buckinghamshire with her family, dog, 3 horses and allotment.

James George, DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

James leads on the commercial delivery of demand side programmes (Local Full Fibre Networks and Rurag Gigabit Connectivity) and the development of a scalable Hubs model for delivering fibre to all public sector sites in the final 20% of rural areas not covered by the market’s commercial investment.  Prior to joining BDUK James worked in data networks and IT finance with BT Group and management consulting at PwC.

David Goff, Head of Enterprise Networks UKI, Cisco

David is an experienced leader responsible for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking business in the UK & Ireland.  Key responsibilities include implementing growth strategy across the substantial portfolio whilst accelerating the transition towards a software defined model for the entire networking business.  With 20 years of experience in a variety of roles at Cisco, David’s passion continues to focus on creating high performing sales and technical teams whilst giving young talent the opportunity to shine.  Outside of work David is a fervent Arsenal fan and enjoys coaching junior cricket.

Anna Hawksley, NHS Digital

Anna has worked in networks and connectivity for a number of years, as a programme manager on HSCN and now developing the networks and connectivity strategy for health and social care to support the ongoing digital transformation of these organisations.  Anna also leads the access logistics hub as part of NHS Digital’s COVID-19 response to  to help NHS organisations access the services and products quickly and conveniently. The hub has supported NHS and social care settings to access improved connectivity where required to deal with COVID-19 and the winter pressures.

Dan Parry NHS Digital

Dan Parry, Migration Lead for HSCN, NHS Digital

With over 12 years’ experience, Dan has delivered a range of IT and digital transformation across local government and recently health and social care. Dan’s current role is part of the team leading the migration of health & care organisations from the legacy private network to the new Health & Social Care Network, offering a combination of private and internet connectivity through a single connection with organisational savings between 30% – 74%. Working across an established market place of new HSCN suppliers, the HSCN Programme is driving the migration of over 14,000 connections off the legacy network before August 2020.

Andrew Bramley

Andrew Bramley,  Head of inlife Telecoms, Crown Commercial Service

Session speakers

Lola Harre

Lola Harre, Govroam service manager, Jisc

Lola has worked across the public, research and education sectors for both commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Experienced in customer-led product development, she champions the use of market insight and community engagement to ensure that projects deliver real value to users. She is currently responsible for govroam, Jisc’s roaming service for the public sector.

Ian Fishwick, Chairman, AdEPT

Ian was the Managing Director or CEO of technology companies for 29 years and had the honour of announcing rising EBITDA for 29 consecutive years. In 2003 he set up AdEPT in a spare bedroom and 15 years later it was valued on the Stock Exchange at £100 million.

In 2016 Corporate Vision magazine named him as UK CEO of the Year and later that year Technology Media and Telecoms (TMT) magazine also named him as UK CEO of the Year. Ian was named as Acquisition International magazine’s London CEO of the Year 2017 and Game Changer of the Year 2017 by Acquisition Finance magazine.In November 2016 Ian had the great honour of being appointed to the Cabinet Office SME Panel. His aim is to help the Government achieve their objective of spending more public sector monies with small and medium sized suppliers.

Ian has been Commercial Director of Innopsis, the trade association for suppliers of digital infrastructure and services to the public sector since 2014.

Ian is now Chairman of AdEPT Technology Group and continues to lead their acquisition strategy having done over 40 mergers and acquisitions of technology companies in his career.

Mark Jackson, Principal Security Architect, Cisco

Dave Lindsay, Head of KPSN, Kent Public Service Network

Dave heads up the Kent Public Service Network Team, and has been in post since January 2017.

Before that Dave has most recently been the Chief Information Officer at Mid Kent ICT, an ICT shared service between Maidstone, Swale, and Tunbridge Wells Councils.  Prior to this he was employed as the Head of ICT at Maidstone Borough Council.  He has a long pedigree in Local Government ICT, having also worked at Tonbridge Malling District Council, and Kent County council earlier in his career.

Dave has a wealth of partnership and shared service experience, is an accredited Shared Services Architect, and gained a Diploma in Digital Leadership form the Academy of Digital Business Leaders.

Laurence Pitt, Director – Enterprise Security, Juniper Networks

Laurence has over 20 years of experience in the security industry and previously worked at Symantec.  His areas of technology expertise include security policy, threat assesment and managed security.  Laurence has presented at conferences ranging from the exclusive IDC CISCO Summit to Gartner’s Security Summit and RSA (earned engagements), as well as dozens of other industry events.

Ben Ryland

Ben Ryland, Head of Public Sector, FourNet

Ben has been working in the comms industry for over 18 years, eight years of which have been with FourNet. As FourNet’s Head of Public sector, Ben has worked closely with and helped to deliver projects for multiple local & central government, Blue Light Organisations, Healthcare, Education and Housing Associations.

“I work collaboratively with our customers and partners to create unique vertical specific use cases that provide real life benefits whether they are operational or cost savings. These have included digital transformation projects and vertical specific projects such as working to deliver next generation 999 solutions for UK Blue Light organisations.”

KeithSmith

Keith Smith, Business Development Manager, Virgin Media Business

As a public sector specialist, business development manager and all-round techie, Keith currently spends most of his time on marketplace development. This means he gets to work directly with customers and industry, finding new and exciting ways to create a positive impact across the sector through connectivity. Another big part of his role is helping customers navigate complex opportunities, with a particular focus on initiatives that benefit the wider public sector. When he’s not at work he likes to volunteer, helping to run conventions where the proceeds go to charity.

Jeremy Wastie - MLL Telecom

Jeremy Wastie, Head of Public Sector Sales, MLL Telecom

Jeremy joined MLL in January 2018 to drive continued growth in the Local Government and NHS markets. With over 20 years’ experience in selling communications solutions, of which the past 10 have been focused on the public sector, Jeremy is a strong advocate for ensuring our customers and prospects are getting best value from the public money available.

Exhibitors and Supporters

Title Sponsor:

Exhibitors

AdEPT Telecom
Daisy
Exponential-e
Fordway logo
FourNet
Jisc GovRoam
Maintel logo
Speakers from

Timetable

09:00 event platform opens and you can visit the exhbition stands

10:00 – 11:10 Plenary session covering:

  • The end of Public Services Network/PSN?
  • A high level update on the FN4G (Future Networks for Government) Programme
  • HSCN: Where are we now and what comes next?
  • The Local Full Fibre Network and Rural Gigabit Connectivity
  • Maintaining a digital experience in a diaggregated world

11:10 – 11:40 MORNING BREAK – use this time to grab a drink, vist the exhibition stands and network with other delegates

11:40 – 12:00 Presentation: How to keep pace with rapidly evolving demands on Public Sector Networks

12:00-12:20 Presentation: Cloud solutions to deliver digital transformation goals Three models for deploying cloud solutions: Secure, Shared and Agile

12:20-12:40 Presentation: Extracting real business value from your public sector network investment Examples of how working in partnership with your suppliers can lead to tangible business benefits

12:40-12:50 – Q&A from the previous 3 sessions

12:50-13:45 LUNCH BREAK – use this time to grab lunch, vist the exhibition stands and network with other delegates

13:45-14:05 Presentation: Bespoke Implementation Planning with a versatile business case N4 to HSCN – a case study

14:05-14:25 Presentation: How to replace your PSN the affordable, pain-free way How to resolve the contradictions between PSN’s capabilities and some of the new policy objectives

14:25-14:35 – Q&A from the previous 2 sessions

14:35-15:00 AFTERNOON BREAK – use this time to grab a drink, vist the exhibition stands and network with other delegates

15:00-15:20 Presentation: Rise of the Machines: The importance of automation in security

15:20-15:40 Presentation: The transformative impact of staff roaming Case studies from KPSN exploring how roaming connectivity is being used across Kent’s public sector

15:40-16:00 Live Q&A from the previous 2 sessions and Panel debate

16:00 Presentations close

17:00 Exhibition close

Delegate Rates and T‘s & C’s

Virtual delegate placess at Public Sector Networks 2020 are FREE OF CHARGE for those directly employed by public sector bodies only – T’s & C’s apply*

Places for those employed in the private sector will be charged at £995 +vat – payment must be made 7 days from receipt of invoice. Where a purchase order is required for payment, this must be received within 7 days of booking. The registration fee includes all conference documentation, buffet lunch and refreshments. (Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements). Accommodation and travel is not included. In the event of your cancellation after 7 days we will charge 50% of the order amount as cancellation fee up to 45 days prior to the event. Cancellations received less than 44 days prior to the event will be charged at 100%. Cancellations must be received via email to grichardson@publicsectorconnect.org.

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