The NHS WiFi Conference North 2018

Tuesday 9th January, Cloth Hall Court, Leeds LS1 2HT

NHS Digital is supporting the mandatory roll-out of free WiFi access for patients and staff in all NHS hospitals and secondary care in 2018.

Event Information

The NHS WiFi Conference North 2018
Tuesday 9th January, Cloth Hall Court, Leeds LS1 2HT

NHS Digital is supporting the mandatory roll-out of free WiFi access for patients and staff in all NHS hospitals and secondary care in 2018. A secure, stable and reliable WiFi capability will allow health and care professionals to deliver patient care more easily and to use mobile devices as part of that care delivery, while patients and the public will be able to download health apps, browse the internet and look up health and care information.

NHS delegates are invited to attend this one day programme of presentations, panel discussions and interactive dialogues. Project and IT leads in Trusts and secondary care can expect to find out more about implementing NHS WiFi and the standards and requirements that they must meet to roll-out WiFi.

This free to attend* conference will benefit those that have yet to implement WiFi as well as those who have already started the process; delegates will have the opportunity to attend sessions hosted by NHS England and NHS Digital, engage with solution providers and network with their peers from across the NHS.

Given the tight timescales involved for both the programme and the conference we strongly advise that you book your free place* today.

*Free places are only available to NHS or public sector personnel

Conference Agenda

Tuesday 9th January 2018, Cloth Hall Court, Leeds LS1 2HA

09:30 Plenary session

Chair, Phil Gibson, Avoca Associates, and previously Chair of Innopsis

David Corbett, NHS Wi-Fi Programme Director, NHS Digital

Donna Braisby, NHS Wi-Fi Programme Manager, NHS Digital

Matt O’Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, WiFi SPARK
More than just WiFi
Matt will tell the story of the evolution of WiFi in the NHS and the role that WiFi SPARK played in the innovation and development leading to improvements in the NHS

Following a refreshment break the day continues with a series of work sessions:

10:55 The future of NHS WiFi – NHS Digital mandate and beyond
Tracy will briefly outline the requirements for the NHS Digital mandate and highlight the key elements that NHS staff need to be aware of when implementing their WiFI solution.

Tracy will then offer her insight into NHS WiFi and describe how the Trusts can evolve their WiFi solution to deliver the ultimate experience for their patients, staff and guests. From integration with existing services like wayfinding, patient check-in and meal ordering, to facilitating better communications between the Trust and the patients and a peek at SPARK Media -the ultimate in patient entertainment- Tracy will explode preconceptions of NHS WiFi and open a whole new world of digital inclusion and patient experience.

Tracy Scriven, Director of Healthcare, WiFi SPARK

11:20 A Daisy WiFi customer story – Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Gareth discusses how Cardiff & Vale University Health Board’s WiFi is powering patient care at Cardiff & Vale. From electronic patient records to being part of the Connected Santa initiative – WiFi is making a tangible difference to the patient experience.

Gareth Bulpin, Technical Development Network and Support Manager, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

11:45 WiFi – what will it really change for the NHS?
At O2 our fast and easy WiFi is delivered with no charge to end users, which works perfectly in the NHS environment, and our clients talk to us regularly about public access WiFi, clinician WiFi, or a mixture of the two. But what will pervasive WiFi really change for the NHS?

Paul will talk about some of the additional services that we see as being particularly relevant in the NHS setting:

– Making a success of EPR implementations
– Improving patient flow to enhance A&E performance
– Tracking assets, staff and patients
– Simple procurement routes

Paul Maddox, Client Director – Healthcare, O2

12:10 The Connected Patient: Making things a little bit better
We’ll talk about some of our views on how and why wi-fi can make a difference to your patients. We understand we’re not offering life-saving procedures or treatments but we like think that wi-fi is a comfort to patients. It allows them to continue to stay connected to their family, friends and the outside world, which is so important throughout the patient journey.

We’ll share some of our ideas of BT Wi-Fi can help you support patients and what we think is important to you and your patients. We’ll be there for you and them 24-7-365, we can keep them safe with Wi-Fi Protect, our content filtering solution and Secure Wi-Fi using Passpoint/Hotspot 2.0. We want to help make your patients’ experience as undisrupted as possible and support them being able to run their life in hospital over our wi-fi.

Rob Farmer, Business Manager, BT Wi-Fi

12:35 Lunch and networking

13:20 Plenary Two
Alistair and Mike will speak on behalf of Leeds North CCG about their experience of installing Wi-Fi across their estate.

Alastair Cartwright, Director of Informatics, Leeds North CCG

13:40 Designing and deploying WiFi solutions in the NHS – a case study
We will talk about our experience in designing and deploying Wi-Fi Solutions into a variety of sectors and environments, including the NHS. With support of our case study with West London Mental Health NHS Trust, we will discuss how we can improve your infrastructure to meet the growing demands of your organisation.

Andy Carter, Engineering Manager, telent

14:05 Creating a connected space for health
In this session we will demonstrate how to establish a ‘connected space’ with your patients which provides access to a range of services, enabling them to take greater control of their health needs. We will explore the challenges WiFi is looking to address, how to avoid the barriers to adoption, and how to give your employees secure access from anywhere – and on any device.

Keith Smith, Business Development Manager, Virgin Media Business
Tom Worley, Head of WiFi, Virgin Media Business

14:30 Refreshments and networking

14:55 Don’t stop at compliance
The expected outcomes of delivering NHS-wide guest WiFi have been clearly defined however, they don’t fully present the potential benefits beyond the network. The NHS loses around £750 million a year on missed hospital appointments and your new infrastructure will become a key component for addressing this.

Mark Hall, Chief Assurance Officer, Redcentric
Dean Cookson, Head of Marketing, Purple

15:20 The security air gap: opening the door to digital transformation
At Capita, we view security as an enabler, not a barrier: with the right strategy, security can open the door to digital transformation. The opportunities for the NHS from WiFi are huge. From at-the-bedside care through to asset tracking and management, the potential to drive efficiencies whilst improving care are both numerous and transformational. Yet for many Trusts, protecting patient data and confidentiality is paramount, and concern around security risks is inhibiting innovation. This session will look at the security air gap and explore the way different Trusts are already meeting the challenge.

Adrian Baker, Security, Collaboration and Networking Practice Director, Capita

15:45 Q&A with expert panel and prize draw

16:05 Conference close

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to change

Speakers

Tuesday 9th January 2018, Cloth Hall Court, Leeds LS1 2HA

Plenary speakers

Phil Gibson

Conference Chair, Phil Gibson, Avoca Associates, and previously Chair of Innopsis

Phil Gibson heads up Avoca Associates, a consultancy that works with smaller companies looking to secure more government business in the UK. For the last 5 years he has chaired Innopsis, the industry association for companies that deliver networking solutions to the public sector.  Innopsis was created from the Public Services Network Governing body, (the PSNGB), and Phil has been involved with PSN since its inception, chairing the work-stream that developed the operating model and the challenging governance processes that were needed to make it work.

Prior to Avoca he headed up the Public Sector Business Development team at Virgin Media Business. Before Virgin he was Head of Strategic Business at Cable and Wireless 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.

Phil has managed to fit in two ‘Grand Design’ projects in the last 10 years and is stepping away from Innopsis in 2018 to embark on his third. He is also a serial classic car restorer and is happiest behind a welding mask!

David Corbett

David Corbett, NHS Wi-Fi Programme Director, NHS Digital

David Corbett is a Prince 2 and MSP practitioner, graduate of the Cabinet Office Project Leadership Programme (PLP), and an experienced health IT Programme Head. He has over 10 years experience working with Clinicians, Information Management & Technology teams, Royal Colleges, other Professional Bodies, Patient Groups, Government departments and suppliers to deploy IT systems and services to NHS organisations and on-line services to patients throughout England.

In June 2016 he was appointed Programme Head for the NHS WiFi Programme, taking on responsibility for the leadership and delivery of the NHS WiFi Programme, part of the Paperless 2020 portfolio of programmes.

The NHS WiFi Programme has been established to meet a Secretary of State commitment to support the provision of free WiFi for patients, and health and care professionals across 9,500+ GP surgeries and 220+ secondary care Trusts across England, and was one of four recommendations made by Martha Lane Fox to the Department of Health to drive forward digital inclusion and take up of digital technologies.

Prior to his current role, David has managed several significant projects across the healthcare sector including:

  • A Programme Head role for the Data Delivery work stream of ‘care.data’, a major project on the Government’s Major Project Portfolio. The programme was established to increase the range of information collected across all NHS-funded services for purposes beyond direct care.
  • Managing the South Acute Programme, a £100 million+ procurement programme supporting 20+ hospitals in the South of England to locally procure and deploy clinical systems.
  • Leading Department for Health Informatics team supporting the DH QIPP National Urgent Care Clinical Dashboard (UCCD) project. By 31 March 2012 the project had supported the delivery of dashboards to 30 PCTs and pathfinder clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), covering over 1,000 GP practices and six million patients.

Outside of work he spends his time running a successful small sports events management company, representing his running club and county in events including marathons, half marathons, 24hr endurance events and cross-country races, and supporting his children including his young daughter who is a county and regional swimming champion.

Donna Braisby, NHS Wi-Fi Programme Manager, NHS Digital

Donna is an NHS Programme Manager with 10 years project and programme management experience.  She worked for Her Majesty’s Prison Service as an operational prison governor before joining NHS Digital and has been involved in many national programmes including Female Genital Mutilation Prevention, National Benchmarking, Fair and Sustainable Modelling and now NHS Wi-Fi all of which have delivered real benefits to patients, prisoners, the public and clinical staff whilst saving significant amounts of public money.

Donna is passionate about making a difference by improving patient experience, public perception and is keen to engage with all stakeholders to achieve these.

Donna has two young children and lives in a Doncaster village. She enjoys precious family time and is known for taking a holiday at every opportunity!

Matt O Donovan

Matt O’Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, WiFi SPARK

Matt is the founder and CEO of WiFi SPARK. With over 30 years of IT experience in VP roles in leading telephony and technology vendors, Matt has a broad understanding of the technology landscape.  Matt has a vision to bring cost effective, secure internet access to as wide a range of users as possible. He believes passionately in his business, citing customer service and quality as the most important factors in its success.

Work session speakers

Adrian Baker, Security, Collaboration and Networking Practice Director, Capita
Adrian is a leading technology advocate, passionate about helping customers realise the full relevance and value of their ICT investment.  Highly qualified, and with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, he specialises in the world of conversations, supporting organisations as they seek to use technology to communicate more effectively. Whilst he has worked across multiple sectors, he has recently specialised in healthcare, driving the implementation and adoption of the latest workplace solutions to improve Trust waiting times. Adrian joined the Capita Networking Solutions team in 2016 and is now Security, Collaboration & Networks Practice Director, responsible for the development of new propositions and the pre-sales consulting team.

Gareth Bulpin, Technical Development Network and Support Manager, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Andy Carter, Engineering Manager, telent

Dean Cookson, Head of Marketing, Purple

Alastair Cartwright, Director of Informatics, Leeds North CCG
Having worked in the health sector for over 30 years, Alastair has held senior Information and IT roles in both secondary care and health commissioning. Alastair is a technology graduate and has been the Chief Information Officer for health commissioners in Leeds for over 5 years. He is currently the Programme Director for the Leeds Health and Care digital programme and the Digital lead for the West Yorkshire Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation partnership. He chairs the Leeds Care Record Board, Leeds Information Governance Steering Group and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate CIOs network.

Rob Farmer, Business Manager, BT Wi-Fi
Robert is the Sales Business Manager for the Health Sector in BT Wi-Fi. He has over 7 years’ experience in the public wi-fi market working across many different industries and has been responsible for some of the largest roll outs across the UK.   In the last 12 months Robert has worked closely with the NHS Digital team to help set the standards for the NHS Digital Wi-fi programme as well as working with numerous NHS CCGs, CSUs and Trusts to help on their own individual Wi-fi requirements.

Mark Hall, Chief Assurance Officer, Redcentric
Mark Hall Chief Assurance Officer at Redcentric, has over 28 years’ experience in the development and execution of business growth strategies enabled via current and emerging technologies. Working within the managed service provider, telecommunications and IT service-based industries, across complex private, central government and healthcare sectors.

Multifaceted responsibility within the senior management team, Mark is tasked with providing critical direction and strategic leadership to fuel the expansion of Redcentrics portfolio of managed services and advanced software solutions into the private and public sectors and sits on several invitation-only steering committees.

Paul Maddox, Client Director – Healthcare, O2
Having worked in the IT and Telecoms industries for over 20 years, Paul is passionate about developing client partnerships that deliver operational efficiency and real cost savings. ITiL and Prince qualified, Paul has spent the last 8 years working closely with various types of Public Sector organisations helping to drive better outcomes for citizens.

After experiencing the dedicated care provided by the NHS when his children were in need, Paul appreciates the reality of the challenges faced and is committed to supporting the NHS to adopt new technology and become more efficient. Four years’ ago Paul joined O2 and heads up the Healthcare Practice, a specialist team that supports the provision of mobile and ICT services for the NHS. He believes firmly that commercial organisations should also add social value, and that telecoms providers have a key role to play in the evolution of integrated Health and Social Care in Britain.

Tracy Scriven, Director of Healthcare, WiFi SPARK
Tracy is the font of knowledge for WiFi in the NHS and she has spent the last 8 years working collaboratively with NHS Trusts to develop the ultimate patient WiFi offering. Tracy is a champion of the patients and staff in the NHS and has extended the WiFi SPARK product offering to include innovative and user-friendly WiFi solutions.

Keith Smith, Business Development Manager, Virgin Media Busines
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.

Tom Worley, Head of WiFi, Virgin Media Business
Tom is an experienced Product Management professional with a technical background who has held a number of roles across the IT and Telecoms industry. As Head of Product Management for Virgin WiFi, Tom is responsible for shaping the vision, direction and developing the future WiFi portfolio for Virgin Media Business.

Outside of work, Tom is a passionate road cyclist and organises several international, multiday tours every year. However his navigational skills are questionable as he’s admitted to previously leading the team into an underground motorway. It’s just lucky that his sense of direction in business is considerably better!

Tom is a closet geek and always looking to exploit the latest and greatest technology in his work and personal life, much to his wife’s dismay.

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to change

Exhibitors and Supporters

Title Sponsors

Supported by

Sponsor Public Sector Focus

General Sponsors

BT
Sponsor Capita
Sponsor Cisco
Daisy
Redcentric
Sponsor Telent
Sponsor Sky WiFi
Sponsor Switchshop
VirgnMB

Hotels

Venue Information

Cloth Hall Court

Located on Quebec Street, very near to Leeds train station, this beautiful former law school building is situated in a premium location.

Walking Directions
From The Queen’s Hotel (which is next to Leeds City Train Station) cross the road to City Square and then head left towards The Majestic. Keep The Majestic on your left and walk down Quebec Street. Cloth Hall Court is on your right.

Car Parks
Albion Street (Q-Park) – Sat Nav: Butts Court, LS1 5JS. Discounts may be available, check with your event organiser
Aire Street (Leeds Train Station, APCOA Parking) – Sat Nav: Aire Street, LS1 4HT.
Whitehall Road (Northern Parking) – Sat Nav: Whitehall Road, LS1 4AW.

For full travel and hotel information please visit the venue’s website:
http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/conferencing/delegate-information/

Event Timetable

Tuesday 9th January, Cloth Hall Court, Leeds LS1 2HT

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

09:30 – 10:30 Plenary 1 and Q&A

10:30 – 10:55 Refreshments and networking

10:55 – 11:20 Session 1

11:20 – 11:45 Session 2

11:45 – 12:10 Session 3

12:10 – 12:35 Session 4

12:35 – 13:20 Lunch and networking

13:20 – 13:40 Plenary 2 and Q&A

13:40 – 14:05 Session 5

14:05 – 14:30 Session 6

14:30 – 14:55 Refreshments and networking

14:55 – 15:20 Session 7

15:20 – 15:45 Session 8

15:45 – 16:05 Expert panel Q&A and Chair’s closing remarks

16:05 Conference close

Please note timings, agenda and speakers are subject to change

Venue & Travel

Cloth Hall Court Leeds

Quebec Street Leeds LS1 2HA

Cloth Hall Court

Located on Quebec Street, very near to Leeds train station, this beautiful former law school building is situated in a premium location.

Walking Directions
From The Queen’s Hotel (which is next to Leeds City Train Station) cross the road to City Square and then head left towards The Majestic. Keep The Majestic on your left and walk down Quebec Street. Cloth Hall Court is on your right.

Car Parks
Albion Street (Q-Park) – Sat Nav: Butts Court, LS1 5JS. Discounts may be available, check with your event organiser
Aire Street (Leeds Train Station, APCOA Parking) – Sat Nav: Aire Street, LS1 4HT.
Whitehall Road (Northern Parking) – Sat Nav: Whitehall Road, LS1 4AW.

For full travel and hotel information please visit the venue’s website:
http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/conferencing/delegate-information/

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