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 150 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 Service

Representative, Socitm, (name To Be Advised)

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.

Andrew Bramley

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

Representative, Socitm name To Be Advised

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.

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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

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

Royal Armouries

Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT

Tel: 0113 220 1900

Visit Royal Armouries website here

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.


For full details of how to reach the venue by rail, car, foot or bicycle please visit the Leeds Dock website

Contact Us

Delegate Enquiries
Georgia Richardson
0161 482 7853

Exhibition & Sponsorship Enquiries
Gary Pollard
0161 482 7856

Steve Mallinson – Group Conference Director
0161 482 7857

0161 482 7850

Public Sector Connect Ltd
Lockside Mill
St Martins Road