Public Sector Networks Summit (North) 2019

Future of Networks, Network Services, Connectivity and Security

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Royal Armouries, Leeds, LS10 1LT


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 120 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

Andrew Bramley, Category Lead, Data Access, Crown Commercial ServiceProcuring Network Services for Government’s Digital Future – CCS will give an overview of the Telecommunications public sector market &  trends in Public sector procurement.

Andrew Byrom, Senior Responsible Officer – Full Fibre programme, Leeds City Council – 100% Connectivity – The Leeds approach to future network delivery – This presentation will provide an overview of the 100% Connectivity programme and explain the expected benefits this will provide to citizens in Leeds.

Patrick Clark, Head of HSCN Implementation & Communication, 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:

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

The Public Sector strategy, the building blocks to deliver digital transformation –

  • Covering the key elements of the Public Sector strategy – Digital Transformation, IoT etc
  • Implementing the building blocks and ensuring that the messages are understood by key stakeholders
  • How an infrastructure provider can support that vision

Enabling smarter working, high performance teams and better citizen experiences with cognitive collaboration – Today’s workflows are complex with teams spanning across different countries, time zones, applications, and workplaces – and with outdated technology further challenging your ability to get work done. Drawing on the power of the cloud and deep analytics, cognitive collaboration provides you with the contextual intelligence to make your job easier – whether you’re in a meeting using a conference device, collaborating in a team space or making a call, you’re armed with the just-in-time information you need to take your collaboration efforts to the next level.

Videoconferencing – Migrating N3 and on-premise to HSCN and Cloud– An 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.

Public Spending in a Trust Based Environment – Change 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.

Delivering Digital Transformation and True Unified Communications in the Public Sector – Digital transformation in the Public Sector represents an enormous opportunity for businesses to introduce collaborative working solutions and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided to end-users, saving costs for both the government and general public alike. With pressure increasing on businesses to digitise their processes this is where Wavenet can help with all aspects. We work closely with businesses to provide solutions as unique as they are.

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

15:00 – 16:00 Drinks Reception & networking – sponsored by Six Degrees Technology Group

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.

Andrew Bramley

Andrew Bramley, Category Lead, Data Access, Crown Commercial Service

Andrew has strategic procurement responsibility for telecom network services for the UK government and wider public sector at CCS.   Covering data, LAN, wi-fi, network SI and wholesale fibre.

Andrew Byrom

Andrew Byrom, Senior Responsible Officer – Full Fibre programme, Leeds City Council

Andrew Byrom has worked in the IT industry for over 35 years and until recently was the Head of Operational Services in the Digital & Information Service at Leeds City Council. Andrew is currently the Senior Responsible Officer leading the Full Fibre programme in Leeds. This programme will deliver a lit gigabit network to approximately 1400 sites in the Leeds MD, he is also responsible for the procurement of a LoraWAN network.

Andrew is a keen runner and musician and has recently performed at the Kirkstall and Live at Leeds festivals.

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.

Session speakers

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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.

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.

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Bruce Strang, Managing Director, Commsworld

A highly experienced CIO with over 30 years’ experience in IT, Management and Networking.  Bruce has led in his field for major organisations in both the public and private sector.  He has delivered significant milestones across many key areas, including UK National Network, the first MPLS network to carrier broadcast radio and delivered the SWAN network. Bruce has a breadth of experience in delivery, service and growth of customer base.  He is looking forward to leading Commsworld’s growth aspirations and supporting the business to achieve this.

Paul Tsang, Head of Collaboration Solutions, Redcentric

Paul is Redcentric’s Head of Collaboration Solutions, consulting with organisations on their strategy for their journey from legacy to IP Telephone and Collaborative solutions. Paul has over 20 years’ experience working with all major PBX platforms as well as legacy technologies and has been responsible for designing solutions from SME to multinationals.

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.

Johnathan Alexander Zemlik, Public Sector Development Manager, Wavenet

Graduating from Cambridge University, Johnathan has a strong career history in the Unified Communications industry.
Working closely with businesses that fall within the Public Sector classification, Johnathan supports these businesses with their digital transformation strategies, drawing on his experience within the communications industry to deliver sustainable solutions that improve efficiency and reduce cost.

Exhibitors and Supporters


AdEPT Telecom
Clear VC
Six Degrees Technology Group
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Tuesday 24th September 2019, Royal Armouries, Leeds

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 – The Public Sector Strategy, the building blocks to deliver digital transformation

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

11:55 – 12:15 Seminar 3 – Enabling smarter working, high performance teams and better citizen experiences with cognitive collaboration

12:15 – 12:35 Seminar 4 – Videoconferencing – Migrating N3 and on-premise to HSCN and Cloud

12:35 – 13:30 Lunch and networking

13:30 – 13:50 Seminar 5 – Delivering Digital Transformation and True Unified Communications in the Public Sector

13:50 – 14:10 Seminar 6 – Public Spending in a Trust Based Environment

14:10 – 14:30 Seminar 8 – 10 useful ideas for success with Hybrid Cloud and Voice Migrations

14:30 – 15:00 Panel debate and Q&A

15:00 – 16:00 Drinks Reception & Networking – sponsored by Six Degrees Technology Group

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

Venue & Travel

Royal Armouries

Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT

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The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is home to the national collection of arms and armour.

It is located at Leeds Dock, which is only a short distance from Leeds city centre, West Yorkshire.


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