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, Deputy Director for Technology, Crown Commercial Service – Procuring Network Services for Government’s Digital Future – CCS will give an overview of the Telecommunications public sector market &  trends in Public sector procurement.

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

Dan Parry, HSCN Programme Manager, NHS Digital  – Health and Social Care Strategic Connectivity

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:

Public Spending in a Trust Based EnvironmentChange is a constant. The end of ISDN. The transformation of Cloud. The re-definition of Trust. Collaboration has never been more important. Drawing on recent experiences, we will explore the key themes impacting public sector spending on technology and network services, and the importance of trust in decision-making.

Building infrastructure to create a digital landscape – working with partners to provide fibre infrastructure creating smart cities and enabling digital transformation.

HSCN: The beginning of a new NHS – Health organisations are already benefiting from HSCN but this is simply the start to thier journey to a connectivity enabled workplace.  KCOM are working with organisations to leverage their improved connectivity to simplify their networks and integrate security, voice and cloud services built to enable Digital Transformation.

The rise of Smart Cities and the impact of the future of the public sector digital agendaWith the rise of Smart City strategies and the adoption of online public services, robust connectivity and network security have never been so important.

Digital Transformation in the Public Sector: Leadership vs Action – Since the early 2000s, everything has been about digital: preparing, transforming and continual improvement. This has resulted in a lot of planning but to date it is very few organisations who could claim to be fully digital. This talk will explore where we are now and where we want to be exploring the relationship between digital leadership vs digital action: the impact of transformation on Public Sector networks,  the strategy Public Sector organisations own and the action that needs to take place to produce the tangible outcomes that every organisation wants.

Cloud deployment models for the public sector connectivity – A case study led presentation highlighting a range of network and cloud implementations for the emergency services, central government and local government. 

10 Useful Ideas for success with Hybrid Cloud and Voice Migrationswhat we’ve learned from the outside, in.
With the combined data from hundreds of migrated platforms, we’ve picked our 10 top tips to help to deliver a successful outcome.

Videoconferencing – Migrating N3 and on-premise to HSCN and CloudAn example of a countywide journey to migrate a range of on-premise, hosted and N3 conferencing platforms to a single ubiquitous Cloud based conferencing service.

15:45-16:45 – Drinks & Networking Reception- sponsored by Six Degrees Technology Group

Enjoy a well deserved drink with your fellow delegates, speakers & exhibitors!

17:00 – Conference Close

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.

Ieuan Trigger

Ieuan Trigger, Deputy Director for Technology, Crown Commercial Service

Ieuan is the Deputy Director for Technology at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), for the procurement and supply of Telecommunications Services for the Government and the wider public sector from Fibre rollout and internet access through Telephony to Unified Communications and mobile communications. Ieuan

Ieuan is an accredited Senior Commercial Specialist in Government, a board member of the CIPS nominated Health and Social Care Network transformation (HSCN), as well as the commercial owner of the Governments Public Services Network (PSN).

Prior to Government, Ieuan was a General Manager at BT with over 20 years’ experience. Leading some of the largest and most complex procurements; running a managed service division, as well as selling and delivering Telecommunications services globally.

Ieuan is a graduate of Kings College London and a Freeman of the City of London.

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.

Dan Parry NHS Digital

Dan Parry, HSCN Programme Manager , 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.

Session speakers

Richard Barnes, Head of Public Sector Development, Virgin Media Business

Richard Barnes has been with Virgin Media Business since 2007, holding senior bid management, major projects, and business development roles. In his current position, Richard is responsible for ensuring that Virgin Media Business is positioned to maximise the opportunities within the Public Sector marketplace and to develop and drive its go to market planning and strategy.

Richard specialises in the public sector, commercial and business development, and strategy, and has over 20 years of experience in the telecoms industry.

Richard is married with three children, and when not acting as an unpaid taxi driver enjoys martial arts and managing a grass roots football team (which are not connected).

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Chris Davis, Managing Director, Beckett

Chris Davis has worked in Telecommunications for 25 years, with most his working life at Beckett, predominantly helping public sector organisations realise their Voice and Networking requirements.

With the knowledge gained from working with hundreds of large organisations, Chris splits his time between advising others how to effectively transition and migrate networks and actively delivering the service.

Chris encourages visitors to his office, particularly when they bring biscuits!

Adrian Hancock

Adrian Hancock, Managing Director, Clear Visual Communications

Adrian Hancock has been delivering videoconferencing solutions since 2001. He has seen the market transform from when that involved 3 ISDN lines in the back of a system on top of a TV, to the first deployments of video over IP using “pin holes” in firewalls to the current trend of cloud based, mass deployed platforms.

Martin Kemp, Public Sector Regional Development Manager, CityFibre

Martin joined CityFibre in May 2016 from BT, throughout his 30-year career in the telecoms industry, Martin has championed the need to transform the UK’s digital infrastructure. His passion, depth of experience and collaborative style have made him a natural evangelist for the recent full-fibre revolution – which in turn has earned him the opportunity to influence the Government’s policy making process for full fibre investment itself. Martin has heavily influenced CityFibre’s public-sector programme development and holds senior level relationships with members of Local Government, DCMS and CityFibre’s public-sector focused partners.

Kevin Kong, Product Manager, KCOM

Kevin has worked in the telecommunications and technology industry for almost 10 years and now manages KCOM’s National Connectivity portfolio, ensuring that it meets the needs of the users and remains competitive within the market. Implementing a customer focused approach, Kevin ensures that KCOM’s connectivity solutions meet the challenging business needs of his customers.

Thriving when developing relationships with customers and colleagues alike, Kevin uses his impressive knowledge of technology, suppliers, and most importantly, the customer to work with his team in developing products that provide tangible benefits.

Martin McFadyen, Head of Public Sector, Virgin Media Business

Martin has more than 18 years’ experience within the telecoms sector. He joined Virgin Media in 2007 as an account manager before progressing through a variety of management roles, most recently as Regional Director – Scotland. Martin is now responsible for leading the Public Sector division across the UK, the largest division within Virgin Media Business where he is accountable for the creation and delivery of appropriate strategies across all customer segments and sales channels.

Ben Ryland

Ben Ryland, Head of Public Sector, 4net Technologies

Ben has 18 years of experience within the comms industry, eight years of which have been working with 4net Technologies. As 4net’s Head of Public sector, Ben is involved with the work of many organisations including Central and Local Government and Blue Light Organisations such as RGDE Ambulance Trusts and Police Forces across the UK.

Tim Scott

Tim Scott, Chief Commercial Officer, AdEPT Technology Group Plc

Tim is CCO at AdEPT Technology Group Plc, where he is responsible for public sector frameworks, portfolio innovation and the Group’s strategic supply chain.  With more than 20 years sector experience, he has held senior commercial positions in BT, Virgin Media Business and Convergence Group in both a private and public sector market context.  Tim is also a Trustee and Board Member of a charity-registered Residential Nursing Home.

Jeremy Wastie - MLL Telecom

Jeremy Wastie, Regional Director, 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.

Gráinne Watson, Head of Product Category for Digital and Innovation, Capita

Gráinne gained her PhD from Stanford in 2015 before returning home to join the burgeoning tech sector in the UK. She has worked in start-ups and corporates around the world and is currently the Head of Product Category for Digital and Innovation at Capita.

Exhibitors and Supporters


Six Degrees Technology Group
AdEPT Telecom
Sponsor Capita
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Clear VC
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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 – Public Spending in a Trust Based environment

11:35 – 11:55 Seminar 2 – Building infrastructure to create a digital landscape

11:55 – 12:15 Seminar 3 – Digital Transformation in the Public Sector: Leadership vs Action

12:15 – 12:35 Seminar 4 – HSCN: The beginning of a new NHS

12:35 – 12:55 Seminar 5 – The rise of Smart Cities and the impact on the future of the public sector digital agenda

12:55 – 13:40 Lunch and networking

13:40 – 14:00 Seminar 6 – Cloud deployment models for the public sector

14:00 – 14:20 Seminar 7 – 10 Useful Ideas for success with Hybrid Cloud and Voice Migrations – what we’ve learned from the outside, in.

14:20 – 14:40 Seminar 8 – Videoconferencing – Migrating N3 and on-premise to HSCN and Cloud

14:40 – 15:10 Refreshments and networking

15:10 – 15:50 Panel debate and Q&A

16:00 – 17:00 Drinks Reception & Networking – sponsored by Six Degrees Technology Group

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.


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