Public Sector Proptech24

Thursday 8th February – QEII Centre, Westminster, London

Proptech24 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 and RICS.

Conference Agenda

Thursday 8th February 2024, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

1000 – 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

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


1100 – 1130 Refreshments and networking

1130 – 1200 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

1210 – 1240 Integrated Workplace Management Systems

Enrique Vallano MRICS, Senior Contracts Manager

1240 – 1340 Refreshments and networking

1340 – 1410 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

1415 – 1450 Panel debate and Q&A

Hosted by DLUHC

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

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1450 – 1520 Refreshments and networking, conference ends

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

Plenary Speakers

Thursday 8th February, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

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.

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).

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Session and Panel Speakers

Thursday 8th February, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

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

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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Event Timetable

Thursday 8th February 2024, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

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

QEII Centre

Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

Venue Information

Uniquely situated in the shadow of Big Ben, opposite Westminster Abbey and close to Parliament Square, QEII Centre is surrounded by excellent transport links in and out of the capital.

Venue Tel: 020 7798 4000

Email: via venue website


How to Reach Us

QEII Centre
Broad Sanctuary

Transport options, directions and how to find the QEII Centre using What3words can be found on the venue website.

Nearest Tube Stations
St. James’s Park – 4 mins walk
Westminster – 5 mins walk
Victoria Station – 14 mins walk

Nearest Main Line Rail Stations
Charing Cross – 12 mins walk
Victoria – 14 mins walk
Waterloo – 18 mins walk

Car Parking
There are several car parks within walking distance of the Centre but parking spaces are limited.

Van and Car parking is available at the Q-Park Westminster, which is a 7-minute walk from the Centre.

Disabled Parking
Blue badge holders are permitted to park on the QEII Centre forecourt free of charge. Parking in this location is subject to availability so please call ahead on +44 20 7798 4000 to enquire.

Disabled passengers arriving by taxis or alternative vehicles may disembark on the forecourt.

Congestion Charge and ULEZ
QEII Centre 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)