The Future of Public Sector Networks 2017

Wednesday 27th September 2017,

QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

The Government Digital Service’s statement that “the internet is OK” gave the clearest indication yet of the government’s intention to look to the internet for its services.

Event Information

The Government Digital Service’s statement that “the internet is OK” gave the clearest indication yet of the government’s intention to look to the internet for its services.

With public sector organisations varying enormously in size, function, complexity and security requirements, what are the network options available to them in a post-PSN world? Is there a silver bullet solution to meet all user needs? Which options will satisfy which requirements? Is there a cost-benefit analysis to prove the point?

The Future of Public Sector Networks will address these and many other questions, delving into the pros and cons of all options and providing delegates with the information they need to prepare a business case for their chosen solution.

Clearly the nature of the WAN architecture selected will be dependent on the path to cloud adoption that each organisation chooses and therefore the key areas to be explored will include:

Direct cloud access
Indirect cloud access
SD-WAN
Hybrid WAN (MPLS+SD-WAN)
Secure Agile Exchange
Secure Internet Gateway

This event is free to attend* for public sector employees so book your place and join circa 200 senior network specialists from across public sector to hear the latest thinking from high level speakers from government, examples of best practice, engage with solution providers and network with your peers.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday 27th September, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

09:30 – 10:50 Keynote Speakers

Conference Chair, Phil Gibson, Chair, Innopsis

Jessica Figueras, Chief Analyst, GlobalData Public Sector

The big picture: PSN and beyond
An analyst’s view on the big trends shaping change in public sector networking, and what you need to do about them.

John Keegan, Head of Infrastructure Services, Digital Group, Department for Work and Pensions
Future of Network Services at the Department for Work and Pensions
The future of Network Services at the Department for Work and Pensions with SD-WAN, gateways and Unified Communications and DWP’s recent transformation to Hybrid Cloud and enabling citizen services at Job Centres.

Jeannie Ivanov, Head of Segment Marketing and Keith Smith, Public Sector Business Development Manager, Virgin Media Business
A more dynamic and demanding future
Everyone’s talking about SDN, but not enough people are talking about the dynamic and demanding future that so many hope SDN will address. In our view, the future of Public Sector networking requires a broader perspective to understand the demands being placed upon it. We will identify the new forces driving a more dynamic Public Sector and suggest ways that – as an industry – we can meet this more nuanced view of the world and the short, medium and long term steps to address it.

Following a 25 minute refreshment break the day continues with work sessions on subjects around, but not limited to:

11:15 Software Defined Ecosystem
In this session we will explain how the public sector has the opportunity to support service reform in improving operational solutions, by embracing best in class Software Defined Ecosystems.

Jack Richards, Public Sector Senior Solutions Architect, Exponential-e

11:40 Mapping a more dynamic future
What are the features of a more dynamic and demanding future network? It will be more capable. it will be more flexible, it will converge with other technologies and processes – in ways that may surprise us – and its security profile will have evolved.

In this workshop we shall put our stake into the ground illustrating the future capabilities, advantages and benefits needed to address the legislative and social requirements of the day.

Keith Smith, Public Sector Business Development Manager, Virgin Media Business

12:05 Securely federating Public Service Networks – Software Defined WANs in an agile, hybrid world
Acceptance of internet-based cloud services provides a backdrop to the rapidly evolving SD-WAN sector. Built upon encryption, SD-WANs are secure from base principles however, vendor solutions are proprietary end-to-end. Where and how might Government bodies using SD-WANs securely connect to cloud services in a federated eco-system? Do we need GCN 2.0?

Martin Deacon, Chief Technology Officer, Capita Networking Solutions

12:30 SD-WAN demand is at fever pitch – how does it fit the public sector requirements?
SD-WAN is the biggest hype to hit networking since MPLS and presents the opportunity for the public sector to change radically the purchase and operational models for connectivity. Join Mark to hear how the SD-WAN can:
– Enhance users’ application experience
– Optimise SaaS and cloud performance
– Allow legacy technology estate rationalisation
– Break supplier dependenciies – right now
– Deliver GDPR compliance
– And of course, save money

Mark Lewis, EVP, Products & Development, Interoute

12:55 Q&A on previous four sessions

13:15 Lunch and networking

14:00 Journey to the Hybrid Cloud – it’s the little things that matter
Hybrid clouds are becoming a reality in the public sector. During the planning for the move to a hybrid cloud several key items are commonly overlooked, only to result in problems and expenses later; a major one of these is connectivity. In this session we will review the fundamental requirements of a successful WAN architecture enabling the move to a hybrid cloud. Real-life case studies will be presented including before and after metrics.

Simon Pamplin, Director of Technical Sales EMEA, Silver Peak

14:25 Migrating from the PSN today to a secure disaggregation connectivity model
Michael Bowyer is an industry veteran of twenty-five years in public sector and industry lead for Innopsis, who created the technical and operational standards (the Obligations Framework) for Health and Social Care Network (HSCN). Prior to this Michael worked on the industry programme that developed the PSN and was on the PSN programme board for 5 years.

In this presentation Michael offers a vision of how PSN and HSCN will become the cloud enabling network. Creating a competitive market, offering connectivity options for all users and using new technology as an approach for Information Assurance (network security). All based on a disaggregation supply model that enables large and small network vendors to participate and drive value to the end user.

Michael Bowyer, Innovation and Knowledge Sharing Director, Innopsis

14:50 Q&A on previous 2 sessions

15:00 Refreshments and networking

15:25 – 15:50 Panel debate and Q&A
Phil Gibson, Chair, Innopsis
Michael Bowyer, Innovation and Knowledge Sharing Director, Innopsis
John Keegan, Head of Infrastructure, Digital Group, Department for Work and Pensions
TbcVirgin Media Business

Speakers

Wednesday 27th September, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE
Keynote Speakers

Phil Gibson

Conference Chair, Phil Gibson, Chair, Innopsis

Phil Gibson is Chair of Innopsis, the Industry Association for companies that deliver networking solutions to the public sector.  He also heads up Avoca Associates, which specialises in service transformation solutions in the Public Sector. Prior to Avoca he headed up the Public Sector Business development team at Virgin Media Business. He has been involved with PSN since its inception, chairing the workstream that developed the operating model and the challenging governance processes that are needed to make it work.

Before Virgin he was Head of Strategic Business at Cable and Wireless Worldwide and Head of Local Government at Energis, where he created ‘Government Connect’ as a response to the need for better information sharing in the wake of the Victoria Climbié tragedy. Phil has also held senior positions at NextiraOne, Alcatel and BT where he began his career in engineering.

When not involved in his public sector interests Phil is happiest behind a welding mask, restoring classic Italian sports cars!

Jeannie Ivanov

Jeannie Ivanov, Head of Segment Marketing, Virgin Media Business

Jeannie Ivanov is head of marketing for all of VMB’s customer segments, including Large Enterprise, Public Sector, Wholesale and small business. Her mission is to ensure that our customers’ needs are met by the products and propositions Virgin Media Business offers in the market place, and to help all areas of the UK economy to thrive in a digital age. Prior to her current role Jeannie was the segment marketing lead for the public sector channel and she retains a strong passion for delivering solutions that enable public sector organisations to adapt rapidly to change, manage challenging budgets and transform the way they serve their customers and communities, by embracing digital innovation. Outside of work Jeannie is a committee member and trustee of her local rugby club, which gives her an in depth perspective on how well funded public organisations can provide huge value to communities – and of how to juggle very tight budgets.

Jessica Figueras, Chief Analyst, GlobalData Public Sector

Jessica leads GlobalData Public Sector, the UK’s leading advisor on public sector technology (previously known as Kable). She advises clients on the impact of UK government policy on the ICT industry, with focus areas including digital transformation, data, legacy renewal, sourcing policy, skills and Brexit.

During her 22 years in the tech sector Jessica has been a regular advisor to C-level executives, press commentator and speaker.  As an analyst she has published extensively on enterprise software technology, specialising in vertical sectors (government and telecoms), SMEs, digital and mobile.

Previously Jessica was a strategy consultant, director at a London-based digital start-up and Practice Leader at Ovum. She has an MA from the University of Cambridge and a Diploma in Computing from the Open University. She is also Chair of Trustees at a major UK charity.

John Keegan, Head of Infrastructure Services, Digital Group, Department for Work and Pensions

John Keegan is the Head of Infrastructure Services for the Department for Work and Pensions where he is helping transform how the department consume ICT services through Hybrid Cloud.

John has established a reputation for being a resourceful, innovative and highly skilled technical leader with over 30 years’ experience in ICT; he has built his portfolio from a solid hands-on technical delivery basis through to established business leaders. John holds a range of industry technical certifications including CEng MIET, Cisco CCIE and CISSP.

Prior to the Department for Work and Pensions, John held various leadership roles within Fujitsu, including Business Development Manager, Director of Communications Solutions Business, and Network & Telecommunications CTO. Prior to Fujitsu John worked for British Telecom where he was CTO for the Department for Work and Pensions.

https://dwpdigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/01/17/from-monolithic-to-agile-improving-our-infrastructure/

Michael Bowyer

Michael Bowyer, Innovation and Knowledge Sharing Director, Innopsis

Michael has been involved in IT Communication Infrastructure and UC Applications for over 25 years. He has spent 20 years working in Public Sector for Mercury then Siemens (becoming Unify Enterprise Communications). During his career Michael was awarded a Queens Award for Innovation and has won over 10 awards for business excellence and performance in the last 10 years. In his time at Siemens (Unify) Michael worked with the Cabinet Office as an advisor to create the Public Services Network, spent five years on the PSN Programme Board, and was a founding board member for PSNGB Limited (previously Innopsis). At Unify Michael was head of Public Sector and CTO for Unify’s Public Sector Western Cluster strategy, Unify’s SaaS services and for all related UK Public Services Network (PSN) activities.

In 2015 Michael left Unify to form his own consulting company Loddiswell Consulting Limited and his company delivers consultancy to suppliers wanting to sell ICT solutions to Public Sector. Michael rejoined the Board of Innopsis in 2016 and became the Workstream Leader responsible for the HSCN programme with NHS Digital.

Session Speakers

Martin Deacon, Chief Technology Officer, Capita Networking Solutions

Since joining the telecommunications industry as a graduate engineer in the late 1980s, Martin has experienced the full range of technological innovation; the birth of the Internet, the launch of mobile phone networks, the emergence of email and the explosion of smart-phones, tapping an ever expanding cloud of content and services. At the turn of the century he saw MPLS displace Frame Relay to become the agile WAN protocol of choice and in the 90s seized an early opportunity to deploy business applications across offices in Asia Pacific using the then new Citrix MetaFrame thin client capability; it, just like the rise of server virtualisation, was a game-changer.

A realist as opposed to an evangelist, Martin aims to correctly balance the risk of ‘bleeding-edge’ vs. the benefits of ‘leading-edge’ to underpin solutions and services that face the future. Today, MPLS is being dubbed by some as ‘legacy’. It will likely remain strong within carrier core networks and the fabric of the Internet, but Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is presenting network service providers and organisations with a paradigm shift in how WANs can be deployed and operated. Another game-changer that Martin is embracing.

Prior to joining Capita Networking Solutions, Martin worked for BT in the UK, Australasia, Asia Pacific and United States. In addition to networking, Martin has experience in enterprise application development and IT platform infrastructure.

https://www.updata.net/Markets/Local-Government

Mark Lewis, EVP Products and Development, Interoute
Mark is responsible for Interoute’s product portfolio, spanning enterprise connectivity, cloud and communications services. He drives Interoute’s Enterprise Digital Platform strategy, aiming to optimise, secure and and assure the delivery of applications – whether Interoute’s or SaaS, via the combination of Interoute’s SDN Cloud Fabric, Interoute Virtual Data Centres (VDCs) and the Interoute SD-WAN Edge connectivity portfolio.

Technical Pre-sales, product development and P&L Management fall into Mark’s remit, to which he brings more than a decade of industry experience. Mark has held roles in a variety of software industries, including 3D-modelling, content protection and CDNs, which drives his passion to make all of Interoute entirely software-driven by customers – truly code as infrastructure.

Simon Pamplin, Director of Technical Sales EMEA, Silver Peak

Simon Pamplin is the EMEA Technical Sales Director for Silver Peak and a regular speaker at events on topics ranging from the latest storage technologies and server virtualization to the current shift in Data Networking towards SD-WAN. With over 20 years’ experience in enterprise IT Simon has worked for IP, SAN and hyper-convergent companies and is driven by new technology and the business benefits it can bring.

Jack Richards, Public Sector Senior Solutions Architect, Exponential-e

Jack Richards is Public Sector Solutions Architect for Exponential-e’s Public Sector team. His role is focused on guiding customers to maximise benefits and realise successful outcomes through the design and deployment of cloud, network and unified communications technologies and solutions.

He brings over 20 years’ experience in driving Government technology initiatives at organisations including Cable and Wireless/Vodafone and 2e2. Jack led key transformations including 3 North London and South coast NHS outsources and disaggregation and integration of Acute and Mental Health Trusts.

Jack began his career at California based SCO Unix and was a contributing author of Matthew Marsh’s ‘Linux Networking Unleashed’ book.

Keith Smith, Public Sector Business Development Manager, Virgin Media Business

Public sector guru, part Business Development Manager, part techie, science fiction buff Keith focuses the bulk of his work on market place development. He does this by creating business opportunities that many, or indeed all sales and account managers, can utilise right across the sector. He also gets involved in the more complex customer specific opportunities, when he feels there is scope for wider business to be ‘unlocked’. Vying for the position of ‘World’s Busiest Man’ Keith also volunteers much of his free time to event management conventions with proceeds usually going to charity. Indeed, in 2014 he took on the role of Tech Director to help run the World Science Fiction Convention in London which attracted an eye-popping 11,000 attendees. A passion for film editing has also seen him produce videos used at public sector conferences where Virgin Media Business has presence. It seems hard to believe, but amongst such a packed schedule Keith still finds the time (just about) to pursue other interests such as motorsport, software development and politics. 

Exhibitors and Supporters

Title Sponsors

VirgnMB

General Sponsors

Exponential
interoute
Updata

Hotels

Venue Information

You can plan your tube journey and buy travel cards online using the Transport for London website.

Westminster Station (0.1 miles)
Lines: Circle, District, Jubilee
Exit the station via Exit 6 through the underground tunnel towards Parliament Square. You will come to street level on Whitehall. Turn left into Parliament Square, cross the road ahead of you then turn right into Broad Sanctuary. The QEII Centre is on your right, directly opposite Westminster Abbey. (This is a step-free station.)

St James Park Station (0.1 miles)
Lines: Circle, District
Take the Broadway exit from the tube station and walk straight down Tothill Street. At the end of this street turn left and you will see the QEII Centre directly in front of you. (This is NOT a step-free station.)

Victoria Station (0.7 miles)
Lines: Circle, District, Victoria
Exit from the front of the station, turn right and walk down Victoria Street. At the end of Victoria Street is Broad Sanctuary, the QEII Centre is on the left, opposite Westminster Abbey. (This is NOT a step-free station.)
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Getting here by bicycle
There are many cycle routes across Greater London. To plan the best route for you to get to The QEII Centre visit the Transport for London cycle website.
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Getting here by bus
Buses 11,24,53,77a and 88 all stop at Parliament Square. The QEII Centre is just to the west of the square, directly opposite Westminster Abbey. To plan your bus route, use the Transport for Londonjourney planner.
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Getting Here By Train
To plan your train journey to London you can use National Rail Enquiries.

There are three mainline rail stations within a mile of the QEII Centre. These are Charing Cross, Victoria and Waterloo. To plan your travel from the other mainline terminals in central London (St Pancras International, King’s Cross, Paddington, Liverpool Street, London Bridge) use the Transport for London journey planner.

Walking from Charing Cross (0.7 miles)
Exit the front of Charing Cross Station and turn left towards Trafalgar Square. Turn left down Whitehall and continue until Parliament Square. Follow Parliament Square around to the right and turn right onto Broad Sanctuary. The QEII Centre is on your right directly opposite Westminster Abbey.

Walking from Victoria (0.7 miles)
Exit the front of Victoria Station, walk across the bus stand area and turn right onto Victoria Street. Continue along Victoria Street until you reach Westminster Abbey. The QEII Centre is on your left, directly opposite the Abbey.

Walking from Waterloo (1 mile)
Exit the station onto York Road. Turn left and walk to the roundabout with County Hall Hotel on your right. Cross York Road and take Westminster Bridge Road on your right. Cross the bridge to Parliament Square and follow Parliament Square around to the right. Turn right onto Broad Sanctuary. The QEII Centre is on your right directly opposite Westminster Abbey.

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Getting Here By Air

It will take you 45 minutes to an hour to reach The QEII Centre on public transport from any of London’s airports.

Travelling from Heathrow Airport
Approximate journey time: 1 hour
Take the tube to Green Park on the Piccadilly Line. Change to the Jubilee Line and stop at Westminster.
Alternatively take the Heathrow Express to Paddington, and then take the Circle Line tube to Westminster.

Travelling from Gatwick Airport
Approximate journey time: 45 minutes
Take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Railway Station. The QEII Centre is a 15-minute walk from Victoria via Victoria Street.

Travelling from Stansted Airport
Approximate journey time: 1 hour
Take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street and then take the Circle Line tube to Westminster tube station.

Travelling from London City Airport
Approximate journey time: 45 minutes
Take the Jubilee Line from the airport to Westminster tube station.

Travelling from Luton Airport
Approximate journey time: 48 minutes
Take one of the special connecting buses from the airport to Luton rail station. Take one of the frequent trains to Kings Cross, and from here take the Circle Line tube to Westminster.
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Getting Here By Road

Please be advised that it is quicker and easier to travel to The QEII Centre using public transport and that we are within the congestion charging zone.

Car Parking
The Q-Park Westminster car park is located just a short distance from The QEII Centre in Great College Street, SW1P 3RX. For more information about the car park please visit their website: www.q-park.co.uk.

Event Timetable

Wednesday 27th September, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

08:30 – 09:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 – 10:50 Plenary and Q&A

10:50 – 11:15 Refreshments and networking

11:15 – 11:40 Work session

11:40 – 12:05 Work session

12:05 – 12:30 Work session

12:30 – 12:55 Work session
12:55 – 13:15 Q&A on previous 4 sessions

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 – 14:25 Work session

14:25 – 14:50 Work session

14:50 – 15:00 Q&A on previous 2 sessions

15:00 – 15:25 Refreshments and networking

15:25 – 15:50 Panel debate and Q&A

Venue & Travel

QEII Centre, London

Broad Sanctuary Westminster London SW1P 3EE

Tel: 020 7798 4000
Fax:
E-mail: 
Website: http://www.qeiicentre.london/

QEIICC

Venue Information

QEII Centre is the largest dedicated conference and exhibition space in central London.  The venue offers world class facilities for high profile conferences, conventions, exhibitions and corporate events with capacity of up to 2,500 – hosting over 400 national and international events a year.
Situated in the shadow of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, the Centre is served by outstanding transport links providing easy access to everything London has to offer and is within an hour’s transfer from five international airports.

You can plan your tube journey and buy travel cards online using the Transport for London website.

Westminster Station (0.1 miles)
Lines: Circle, District, Jubilee
Exit the station via Exit 6 through the underground tunnel towards Parliament Square. You will come to street level on Whitehall. Turn left into Parliament Square, cross the road ahead of you then turn right into Broad Sanctuary. The QEII Centre is on your right, directly opposite Westminster Abbey. (This is a step-free station.)

St James Park Station (0.1 miles)
Lines: Circle, District
Take the Broadway exit from the tube station and walk straight down Tothill Street. At the end of this street turn left and you will see the QEII Centre directly in front of you. (This is NOT a step-free station.)

Victoria Station (0.7 miles)
Lines: Circle, District, Victoria
Exit from the front of the station, turn right and walk down Victoria Street. At the end of Victoria Street is Broad Sanctuary, the QEII Centre is on the left, opposite Westminster Abbey. (This is NOT a step-free station.)
________________________________________
Getting here by bicycle
There are many cycle routes across Greater London. To plan the best route for you to get to The QEII Centre visit the Transport for London cycle website.
________________________________________
Getting here by bus
Buses 11,24,53,77a and 88 all stop at Parliament Square. The QEII Centre is just to the west of the square, directly opposite Westminster Abbey. To plan your bus route, use the Transport for Londonjourney planner.
________________________________________
Getting Here By Train
To plan your train journey to London you can use National Rail Enquiries.

There are three mainline rail stations within a mile of the QEII Centre. These are Charing Cross, Victoria and Waterloo. To plan your travel from the other mainline terminals in central London (St Pancras International, King’s Cross, Paddington, Liverpool Street, London Bridge) use the Transport for London journey planner.

Walking from Charing Cross (0.7 miles)
Exit the front of Charing Cross Station and turn left towards Trafalgar Square. Turn left down Whitehall and continue until Parliament Square. Follow Parliament Square around to the right and turn right onto Broad Sanctuary. The QEII Centre is on your right directly opposite Westminster Abbey.

Walking from Victoria (0.7 miles)
Exit the front of Victoria Station, walk across the bus stand area and turn right onto Victoria Street. Continue along Victoria Street until you reach Westminster Abbey. The QEII Centre is on your left, directly opposite the Abbey.

Walking from Waterloo (1 mile)
Exit the station onto York Road. Turn left and walk to the roundabout with County Hall Hotel on your right. Cross York Road and take Westminster Bridge Road on your right. Cross the bridge to Parliament Square and follow Parliament Square around to the right. Turn right onto Broad Sanctuary. The QEII Centre is on your right directly opposite Westminster Abbey.

________________________________________
Getting Here By Air

It will take you 45 minutes to an hour to reach The QEII Centre on public transport from any of London’s airports.

Travelling from Heathrow Airport
Approximate journey time: 1 hour
Take the tube to Green Park on the Piccadilly Line. Change to the Jubilee Line and stop at Westminster.
Alternatively take the Heathrow Express to Paddington, and then take the Circle Line tube to Westminster.

Travelling from Gatwick Airport
Approximate journey time: 45 minutes
Take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Railway Station. The QEII Centre is a 15-minute walk from Victoria via Victoria Street.

Travelling from Stansted Airport
Approximate journey time: 1 hour
Take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street and then take the Circle Line tube to Westminster tube station.

Travelling from London City Airport
Approximate journey time: 45 minutes
Take the Jubilee Line from the airport to Westminster tube station.

Travelling from Luton Airport
Approximate journey time: 48 minutes
Take one of the special connecting buses from the airport to Luton rail station. Take one of the frequent trains to Kings Cross, and from here take the Circle Line tube to Westminster.
________________________________________
Getting Here By Road

Please be advised that it is quicker and easier to travel to The QEII Centre using public transport and that we are within the congestion charging zone.

Car Parking
The Q-Park Westminster car park is located just a short distance from The QEII Centre in Great College Street, SW1P 3RX. For more information about the car park please visit their website: www.q-park.co.uk.

Contact Us

Delegate Enquiries (Including Bookings)

Georgia Richardson
– 0161 482 7853
grichardson@publicsectorconnect.org

Exhibition & Sponsorship Enquiries

Graham Rosen
– 0161 482 7858
grosen@publicsectorconnect.org

Steve Mallinson
– 0161 482 7857
smallinson@publicsectorconnect.org

Conference Logistics & Presentation Enquiries

Charis Rosen
– 0161 482 7855
crosen@publicsectorconnect.org

Print Enquiries

Charis Rosen
– 0161 482 7855
crosen@publicsectorconnect.org

Accounts

Georgia Richardson
– 0161 482 7853
grichardson@publicsectorconnect.org

Address

Public Sector Connect Ltd
Lockside Mill
St Martins Road
Marple
Stockport
SK6 7BZ