Public Sector Networks Summit 2020

Wednesday 1st April

One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA


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.

Attracting circa 150 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

Registration 08.30 – 09.30

Plenary session commences 09.30

Chair: Lynne Magennis, Director, Innopsis

Ieuan Trigger, Deputy Director for Technology, Crown Commercial Service

Patrick Clark, HSCN Programme Director, NHS Digital

Matt Agar, BDUK Head of Commercial Design and Strategy, DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) – Matt will be speaking around the Local Full Fibre Networks Programme

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:

Zero Trust networks and security

Cloud/internet first policy

The future of PSN and HSCN

Future Networks for Government (FN4G)

AI Networks

5G and what it can do for public sector

SD-WANs for public sector?

New Gigabit capable connectivity framework

Networks Services case studies

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.

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 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.

Matt Agar

Matt Agar, DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Patrick Clarke

Patrick Clark, HSCN Programme Director, 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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Wednesday 1st April 2020, 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 – 12:45 Q&A on previous sessions

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch and networking

13:35 – 13:55 Seminar 5 –

13:55 – 14:15 Seminar 6 –

14:15 – 14:35 Seminar 7 –

14:35 – 14:45 Q&A on previous sessions

14:45 – 15:05 Refreshments and networking

15:05 – 15:25 Seminar 8 –

15:25 – 15:45 Seminar 9 –

15:45 – 16:00 Q&A on previous sessions and Chair’s closing remarks

16:00 – conference close

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

Delegate Rates and T‘s & C’s

Places at Public Sector Networks 2020 are FREE OF CHARGE for those directly employed by public sector bodies only – T’s & C’s apply as follows:

Free of charge delegates: Once your place is booked, you will be charged an administration/non-attendance fee of £50+vat in the event you do not attend: this fee will not apply if a colleague attends in your place. Delegate substitutions from the same organisation can be made up to and including the day of the conference. All cancellations must be made in writing (email will suffice to and acknowledged by Public Sector Connect. If you do not attend the event without cancelling in writing 28 days or more before the conference, you will be charged a £50.00+vat administration fee.

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

The organisers (Public Sector Connect) reserve the right to alter the programme and cancel the event in case of insufficient bookings. In the latter case, all delegates will be advised immediately and any fees paid to us will be refunded in full. Please note that the organisers cannot be held responsible for costs paid to us associated to cancellation due to exceptional circumstances (e.g. weather conditions, act of god, terrorism). In the event of any speaker being unable to attend the conference for any reason, the organisers will endeavor to find a substitute of similar standing. The organisers accept no liability for injuries/losses of whatever nature incurred by delegates, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Once your place is booked we will send you an email to confirm your place. Delegate substitutions from the same organisation can be made up to and including the day of the conference. By booking your place you agree to wear a name badge at the event and having your details (name, job title & organisation only) appear on the attendee list which will be distributed to and available to view by all attendees and exhibitors. By booking your place you agree to Public Sector Connect keeping you informed of updates prior to the event, contacting you for feedback post-event and sending invites to future events we believe to be relevant to your role, you may unsubscribe at any time.

Venue & Travel

One Great George Street (Institute of Civil Engineers)

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 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.

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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Contact Us

Delegate Enquiries (Including Bookings)
Georgia Richardson
0161 482 7853

Exhibition & Sponsorship Enquiries
Graham Rosen
0161 482 7858

Steve Mallinson
0161 482 7857

Conference Logistics & Presentation Enquiries
Georgia Richardson
0161 482 7853

Print Enquiries
Charis Rosen
0161 482 7855


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