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.
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