Wednesday 25th October 2017, Royal Armouries, Leeds LS1O 1LT

Keynote speakers


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!

Patrick Clark, HSCN Programme Head, Migration, NHS Digital

Patrick is the Transformation Head for HSCN. He is an experienced stakeholder engagement and transformation lead who has delivered a broad range of major change programmes across Central and Local Government over the last 15 years.  Having left the Cabinet Office in Autumn 2014, Patrick joined the HSCIC Health and Social Care Network Programme to support a number of workstreams, including stakeholder and market engagement, communications, blueprint design and business case development.

Patrick lives in York with his family having previously lived in North London for many years.
Chris Brown, HSCN Programme Manager, HSCN Supplier Compliance and Mobilisation, NHS Digital 

Chris is an NHS Digital Programme Manager, leading on HSCN Supplier Compliance and Mobilisation.

Chris has worked on both national NHS and Trust based projects, programmes and business transformation portfolios since joining the NHS in 2005, having spent time working for both NHS Digital's predecessor organisations and NHS Blood and Transplant.

Ciaran Hoye, Head of Digital, Birmingham CrossCity CCG

Ciaron Hoye is the Head of Digital for the Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups, as well as the Digital Workstream lead for the Sustainability and Transformation Plan within the region. Ciaron originally worked within industry as a developer, before moving to the work for the NHS.
During his career Ciaron has led a number of projects from large scale Virtualisations, to smaller innovations into the use of technology to support healthcare. The current focus of his work is in use of cognitive computing and personalised healthcare.

Mark Moore, Network Services Strategy Lead, Government Commercial Function, Cabinet Office and Crown Commercial Service

Mark is the Network Services Strategy Lead within the Crown Commercial Service, and is a member of the Government Commercial Function of the Cabinet Office.  He is responsible for developing the commercial and category strategy for HMG and the Wider Public Sector for Networks Services.   He is also the CCS Board Member for the HSCN Programme.

Mark has over 20 years commercial and procurement experience in the Public and Private Sectors working with British Airways, Accenture, BG Group and more recently has worked within the NHS at the regional and Trust level supporting complex procurement transformation programmes. Mark is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and has an MBA from London Business School.   In his spare time he is a professional diving instructor.



Session speakers

Jason Hall, Director of Health, BT
Jason Hall is Director of Health at BT, and is responsible for leading BT’s strategy and portfolio for the health sector.

Jason’s job is to make sure our business continues to adapt to the changing needs of the health and social care sector, while the UK health sector market is undergoing a huge shift as it transitions from the N3 contract to the de-centralised HSCN procurement model.

With previous experience leading IT transformation programme teams for the NHS, HMRC and Home Office, Jason brings considerable knowledge and expertise to this role. He has a deep insight into the health sector, having served as Non-Executive Director in the NHS for six years.

Prior to his current role, Jason was BT’s Director of Central Government and Police, overseeing high profile contracts such as N3 - which over its 14 year lifetime connected 1.3 million NHS staff – and the delivery of critical services to the Met Police and Ministry of Justice.

As the HSCN is set to replace the N3 framework built and managed by BT, Jason is overseeing how BT is delivering the Transition Network which provides service continuity to health and social care providers as they look to migrate across to the HSCN.

Following BT’s achievement of CNSP accredited status, Jason’s responsibility is to ensure BT is there for the NHS Trusts across the UK undergoing the digital transformation. This includes enabling improved health and social care integration and the shift to more care in the community; helping health organisations improve operational efficiency and reduce costs whilst maintaining or improving care; enabling digital services for healthcare staff including clinicians, nurses and all health professionals.

Martin Kemp, Public Sector Business Development, CityFibre
Martin has worked in the telecoms industry for 19 years – including 16 with BT where he spent three years as BT Group Business Development Director supporting the BDUK rollouts in 12 regions of the UK and a further three years as BT Client Partner within the Public Sector, running a major partnership contract. Prior to this he spent 10 years in carrier sales within BT Wholesale, managing some of BT’s largest customers. Today Martin is a well-connected and vital part of the Public Sector team within CityFibre where he raises awareness of CityFibre’s Gigabit City projects and helps PSN and HSCN partners access CityFibre’s network capabilities. 

Andy Nash, Head of Public Sector, CityFibre
Andy has spent 20 years in business development – including a strategic development role for Geo Networks (now Zayo) where he led their largest account. He also worked for Arqiva where he was responsible for establishing long term tower site share and infrastructure contracts with O2, T-Mobile and Orange. He’s been the major bid architect behind multiple Gigabit City launches for CityFibre and has also established a host of key PSN trading relationships. Today he heads up CityFibre’s Public Sector Team; working with PSN and HSCN partners to make full fibre infrastructure available to local Government, education and healthcare providers.

Gareth Ricketts, Healthcare Lead, Updata Infrastructure
Gareth has operated in the Public Sector for over 20 years, both as a supplier through MCI WorldCom, BT Global Services and Updata, and as a client whilst at Ordnance Survey. He has been involved in delivering a wide range of managed services, specialising in communications and security.
As a member of both the PSN Governing Body, and Innopsis, Gareth has been actively involved in the evolution of the Health & Social Care Network, now being delivered by Updata.

Tim Scott, Group Head of Commerical, AdEPT Telecom
Tim is Group Head of Commercial at AdEPT Telecom, where he is responsible for public sector business, compliance and the Group’s strategic supply chain.

With more than 20 years sector experience, he has held senior commercial positions in BT, Virgin Media Business and Convergence Group in both a private and public sector market context.

Tim is also Trustee of a charity-registered Residential Nursing Home.
Whilst used to competing in various sporting events, in April he will be taking on his first full marathon and has been fortunate enough to be selected by Demelza, a Kent based Children’s Hospice, to run the Virgin Money London Marathon as part of #TeamDemelza.

Jeremy Wastie, Business Development Director, Updata Infrastructure
Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in selling managed communications solutions in the UK, with an exclusive focus on the public sector market since 2006. He joined Updata in 2010 and has been part of the team building and growing complex regional network solutions across Local Government, particularly in the PSN and NHS markets.
In his current role he is prioritising the new HSCN market as a gold plated opportunity to extend shared services, give the NHS choice and ensure that taxpayer’s money is being spent effectively.

Ian Wilcox, Director, Health Sector, MLL Telecom
Ian has worked as a supplier of systems and services to Local and Central Government for over 25 years and as a customer working for Hampshire County Council for 13 years.

Ian is leading MLL Telecom’s engagement with the Health community which has included an active role in the NHS Supplier Enagagment Programme to develop the standards for HSCN (Health and Social Care Network – replacement for N3).

Previously Ian worked for 2 years in the Cabinet Office PSN Programme Team representing Local Government issues on a day to day basis in developing the PSN model and presenting the PSN proposition at Local Government events and workshops.

At Hampshire County Council Ian was responsible for the creation of the Hampshire Public Services Network (HPSN), putting in place the partnership governance arrangements, recruiting members to the partnership and procuring a contract that was fit for purpose.  The HPSN2 was the first local government network to be PSN compliant.

During his time in industry Ian managed the delivery and support of systems and services to Central and Local Government and the armed forces including high assurance networks and multi-level secure systems.

Speakers, agenda and timings may be subject to change