Public Sector Networks Summit (South) 2019

Future of Networks, Network Services, Connectivity and Security

Tuesday 17th September

One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA


Event Information

With discussions around the Future Networks for Government (FN4G) gathering speed, Government Digital Service’s statement that ‘the internet is OK’, a potential shift away from PSN, NHS Digital’s outlines for the future of HSCN and the launch of Network Services 2 there is a growing emphasis on future public sector network services, connectivity and security.

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. 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.

The Public Sector Network Summit will address these issues whilst also focusing on the new Network Services 2 framework and the added benefits to the public sector that this new procurement model provides. Issues around security, zero trust, perimeter defined software and cloud connectivity will also be discussed in detail to provide
clarity in this ever changing network landscape.

Attracting circa 200 technology and network professionals from across public sector The Public Sector Networks Summit 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.


Conference Agenda

Registration 08.30 – 09.30

Plenary session commences 09.30

Chair, Lynne Magennis, Director, Innopsis

Ieuan Trigger, Commercial Director Networks, Crown Commercial Service

Geoff Connell, Immediate Past President and Cyber Resilience Lead, Socitm, and Head of IMT, Norfolk County Council

Patrick Clark, Head of HSCN Implementation & Communication, NHS Digital

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:

Cyber security

Perimeter defined software

Cloud connectivity

Migrating from the PSN – post PSN options

Is the hybrid cloud for you?

Software Defined Ecosystems explained

HSCN update

Internet first policy
More details to follow soon…


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.

Ieuan Trigger

Ieuan Trigger, Commercial Director Networks, Crown Commercial Service

Ieuan Trigger is the Deputy Director in the Crown Commercial Service responsible for the procurement of Telecommunications Services for Government. He is responsible for over £850m of Government Telecommunications spend per year, and chairs the cross government commercial forum for the procurement of Telecommunications. Ieuan sits on the HSCN board, for the transformation of the NHS telecommunications infrastructure, and has been instrumental in setting up the new HSCN Telecommunication market.

Ieuan has over 20 years’ experience of procuring, delivering and managing major Telecommunications and IT Security transformational projects globally with BT; working with clients ranging from Cisco, The European Space Agency, to the Ministry of Justice, ATOS Origin and the London Stock Exchange. Ieuan is a member of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals.

Geoff Connell

Geoff Connell, Immediate Past President and Cyber Resilience Lead, Socitm and Head of IMT at Norfolk County Council

Geoff Connell is a highly experienced public sector CIO who is Head of Information Management and Technology at Norfolk County Council and Immediate Past President of Socitm. He has been voted onto the latest iterations of the most influential and innovative CIO lists (CIO50 and CIO100) and also the Digital Leaders 50 awards.

Patrick Clarke

Patrick Clark, Head of HSCN Implementation & Communication, NHS Digital

Patrick is the Transformation Head for HSCN. He is an experienced stakeholder engagement and transformation lead who has delivered a broad range of major change programmes across Central and Local Government over the last 15 years.

Having left the Cabinet Office in Autumn 2014, Patrick joined the HSCIC Health and Social Care Network Programme to support a number of workstreams, including stakeholder and market engagement, communications, blueprint design and business case development.

Patrick lives in York with his family having previously lived in North London for many years.

Exhibitors and Supporters


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Sponsor Capita
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Tuesday 17th September 2019, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA

08:30 – 09:30 Delegate registration

09:30 – 10:45 Keynote speakers and Q&A

10:45 – 11:15 Refreshments and networking

11:15 – 11:35 Seminar 1

11:35 – 11:55 Seminar 2

11:55 – 12:15 Seminar 3

12:15 – 12:35 Seminar 4

12:35 – 12:55 Seminar 5

12:55 – 13:40 Lunch and networking

13:40 – 14:00 Seminar 6

14:00 – 14:20 Seminar 7

14:20 – 14:40 Seminar 8

14:40 – 15:10 Refreshments and networking

15:10 – 15:50 Panel debate and Q&A

16:00 Conference close

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)
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0161 482 7853

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0161 482 7858

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0161 482 7857

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