Public Sector Proptech23

Thursday 16th November – One Great George Street, Westminster, London

Proptech23 is the only event dedicated to this key area for the whole of the public sector and its property, facilities management, property technology professionals and anyone involved in estate planning or affected by planned changes to the workplace.

The adoption of property technology is having an ever-increasing influence on the public sector estate and in this, our second Proptech conference we will once again bring senior public sector professionals together to engage with their peers, discuss, network and gather the latest information on the challenges and benefits, technologies, case studies and best practice around the property technology landscape

We are delighted to be supported at the event once again by senior figures from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Government Property Agency, RICS and the UK Proptech Association.

Conference Agenda

Thursday 16th November 2023, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

0930 – 1100 Plenary Session

Andrew Knight, Global Data and Technology Lead, RICS
Data and technology across the built environment: barriers and drivers, risk and opportunities, and the fourth wave of AI

Sammy Pahal, Managing Director, UK PropTech Association

Bridget Wilkins, Head of Digital Citizen Engagement, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

Neil Williams, Chief Digital and Data Officer, Government Property Agency


Following a 30min refreshment and networking break the day continues with sessions featuring public sector case studies: Subject matters to be covered include:

Utilising digital mapping for site planning and engagement
As the government’s housing delivery body, Homes England are keen to utilise various cutting edge technologies to aid with the government’s ambitious housing delivery plans. Jack Curran will be discussing how he and his colleagues at the Agency have been utilising digital mapping tools for planning, engagement and site marketing. Mapping technology has come a long way in recent years, and Jack will be detailing some case studies the team have been working on and how the use of this technology (specifically 3D mapping) has helped communicate site plans clearly and concisely. The session will include examples of various technologies Homes England have been using, covering the pros, cons and lessons learnt.

Jack Curran, Senior Manager – Geospatial, Homes England

Integrated Workplace Management Systems

Enrique Vallano, Senior Contracts Manager, UK Parliament

Occupancy monitoring
This session will explore new technologies such as GovPass and monitoring technology, and how they link into smaller, better and smarter buildings as part of overall strategy.

Kean Jones, Chief Technology Officer, Government Property Agency

  • Acceleration of AI – Ethics, Governance and Due Diligence
  • Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG)
  • Smart Buildings
  • Use of Data in Proptech – BIM
  • Digitalisation of the Public Sector Property Estate
  • Updates on the Proptech Engagement Fund
  • Housing Affordability
  • Carbon Net Zero and Proptech
  • Government Property Data Standard
  • Property Management Software
  • Building Management Systems
  • Immersive Technologies
  • Facilities Management
  • Site Assessment Tools
  • UK Proptech member case studies

1605 – 1635 Panel debate and Q&A

Adrian Walker, T-Services Manager, City of Bradford Council

Laura Pullen, GIS Busines Development Manager, Nottingham City Council

Helen Owens, Engagement Specialist, Southampton City Council

Speaker tbc, DLUHC

More speakers tbc

Please note agenda will be updated regularly, speakers, subject matter and timings may be subject to change

Plenary Speakers

Thursday 16th November 2023, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Andrew Knight

Global Data and Technology Lead


Andrew has been with RICS for over twelve years, and prior to his role in leading the data and tech thought leadership and data standards function, managed RICS’ relationship with the finance and investment community working with debt and equity participants, their advisors in law and accountancy, and regulators. Andrew has also enjoyed a long career in IT starting out running programs on mainframes using punched cards, and then working through the eras of mini-computers, personal computers, and the internet – and now the world of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain. In his current role, Andrew is responsible for data and tech thought leadership and content development, and the adoption of the RICS Data Standard (RDS) that supports valuation, property measurement, life-cycle costing, building performance, brokerage, and due diligence.

Sammy Pahal

Managing Director

UK PropTech Association

Sammy Pahal is the Managing Director of the UK PropTech Association, a not-for-profit organisation set up to drive digital transformation of the UK property industry and help create a conducive environment for innovation.  Sammy previously worked for Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s National Mapping Agency, and has a background in Psychology.  She joined UKPA when it was first set up in 2017 and has taken it through it’s evolution including a re-launch in 2019 which led to the association growing from 50 members to over 1000 members, and now a merger with the British Property Federation, which is set to bring together technology companies with 400 or so property companies in the BPF membership. A significant step forward for the industry.

Bridget Wilkins

Head of Digital Citizen Engagement

Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC)

As Head of Digital Citizen Engagement at DLUHC, Bridget’s passion lies in using digital technology to foster diversity and inclusion across communities and drive the acceleration of proptech across the development and planning industry. Her current focus is to lead on delivering the PropTech Engagement Fund which has supported a level record of investment into the local government sector, currently working with over 45 local authorities and sharing emerging best practice across the market.

Bridget has more than 14 years of international real estate experience and is an expert in the global PropTech (property technology) sector through her previous role on the CBRE UK Innovation Board and as a founding member of the Urban Land Institute UK Tech Forum. She was previously Director of Community Engagement at Built-ID, where she was responsible for scaling the award winning proptech platform Give My View which supported the delivery of more than 35,000 homes across the UK.

Bridget is a proud advocate for developing the next generation of real estate professionals across London, with a focus on skills evolution into the digital age through her role as Co-founder of Peer20 social impact network, Startup Mentor on the REACH UK Tech Programme and previously Steering Committee Member of the City Property Association Next Gen Committee. As an industry champion for the adoption of proptech and innovation to support urban environments, Bridget was recognised as Global Finalist for the Tech Futureproof Woman Awards (2021) and Global Woman in Proptech Awards (2019).

Neil Williams

Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Interim COO

Government Property Agency

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Session and Panel Speakers

Thursday 16th November 2023, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Jack Curran

Senior Visualisation Specialist – Geospatial

Homes England

Jack has over 12 years 3D visualisation experience in the private sector after graduating a Computer Games Design course. Initially starting out creating 3D assets for interior design, he moved in to streamlining workflows via automation before ultimately leading and growing a team of over 16 talented artists. The field of gaming technology (specifically “real-time” 3D visualisation) has now fed into multiple other fields, and when Homes England were looking for ways that could utilise the 3D mapping capabilities of their in-house Geospatial team, Jack was able to harness his experience and blend it with the world of GIS. Now with over 3 years’ experience as a Senior Manager in the Geospatial team, Jack has been exploring the use of this technology and championing it throughout the agency.

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Kean Jones

Chief Technology Officer

Government Property Agency

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Helen Owens

Engagement Specialist

Southampton City Council

Laura Pullen

GIS Business Development Manager

Nottingham City  Council

Laura Pullen is GIS Manager at Nottingham City Council, where she supports geospatial projects across the full spectrum of unitary local authority responsibilities. She enjoys working with customers and partners to understand and translate operational and strategic business requirements into successful projects, and is currently supporting a major project to increase engagement in the planning process through the utilisation of GIS as a 3D digital twin.

Enrique Vallano MRICS

Senior Contracts, Planned Preventative Maintenance Manager

House of Commons, Parliament of the United Kingdom

Enrique monitors the process from RIBA stage 5 – Construction onwards, and manages from hand over, setting up contracts with contractors managing performance, setting up KPI/SLA, T&C, Specifications, Standards of maintenance, issuing of PPM work orders, monitoring of performance of contractors, staff, buildings, assets and services. Currently managing 13 contracts with a total committed expenditure of £74m and owning a budget of £7.5m pa.
Enrique was instrumental in the configuration and implementation of IWMS, and the development of dashboards in Power BI to report outcomes, measure performance and progress.

Enrique previously worked at the National Trust. LB of Hounslow, various private sector organisations and worked on the the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Adrian Walker M.Sc. FRGS CGeog (GIS)

T-Services Manager

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Adrian has been employed within a Local Authority since 1985, gaining knowledge and experience of the opportunities, issues and problems associated with Local Authority projects. He began his first formal training in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in 1996, culminating in a successful MSc. in GIS in 2008 and he became a Chartered Geographer in 2010.

There have been multiple highlights in Adrian’s career, however he’s currently most proud of his role in the European Interreg SCORE (Smart Cities + Open Data Re-use) project where he had the opportunity to collaborate and ultimately become true partners with the University of Bradford to create an open source, copyright free LOD 3 3D model of Bradford city centre for anyone to use for any purpose. Adrian is also proud of the fact that he, in conjunction with a team member rebuilt the Corporate GIS Spatial Platform, including a successful web-environment for Bradford Council, which is the 4th largest Metropolitan District in England.

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Speakers, Exhibitors and Supporters from

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Event Timetable

Thursday 16th November 2023, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

08:30 – 09:30 Registration, refreshments and networking

09:3011:00 Plenary and Q&A

Senior professionals from DLUHC, Government Property Agency, RICS and UK PropTech Association

11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments and networking

11:30 – 12:45 Presentations – details coming soon

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch and networking

13:30 – 14:45 Presentations – details coming soon

14:45 – 15:15 Refreshments and networking

15:15 – 16:00 Presentations – details coming soon

16:05 – 16:35 – Panel debate and Q&A, chaired by DLUHC
A panel of public sector speakers discuss digital citizen engagement, barriers, successes and innovative approaches

Please note agenda will be updated regularly, speakers, subject matter and timings may be subject to change

Venue, Travel & Hotels

One Great George Street

Westminster London SW1P 3AA

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.

One Great George Street

Venue Tel: 020 7665 2323



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)

Georgia Richardson – Conference Manager
– 0161 482 7853

Exhibition & Sponsorship Enquiries

Gary Pollard – Head of Events
– 0161 482 7856

Conference Logistics & Presentation & Print Enquiries

Charis Rosen – Conference Manager
– 0161 482 7855


– 0161 482 7853


Public Sector Connect Ltd
Lockside Mill
St Martins Road

(please note this is the organisers business address – NOT the venue for the event)