Speakers

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

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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.
 
 
   
   
Graham Hall, HSCN Migration Lead, NHS Digital

Graham is the Migration Lead on HSCN working alongside Patrick Clark. He is also a Director at DMW Group Ltd, an expert IT consultancy specialising in infrastructure transformation. He has over 20 years’ experience managing global infrastructure programmes in both the private and public sector with specialist knowledge on network transitions. Graham has held senior IT Transition and Network Manager roles in Nokia, Microsoft and HCL Technologies Ltd.

Graham lives in Hertfordshire with his family and enjoys football and cycling.

 
   
   
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.
 
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/ciaron-hoye-60048591

 
   
   
John Matthews, HSCN Commercial Lead, Procurement, NHS Digital

John works in the NHS Digital Commercial Function, leading on HSCN Access Procurements.

John has worked on a number of national NHS IT programmes since joining the NHS in 2004.  This has involved commercial management of significant national contracts and an ability to work with key strategic suppliers in a fast-paced and complex environment to deliver systems and services to NHS Trusts.

 
   
   
Ieuan Trigger, Category Director for Network Services, Crown Commercial Service

Ieuan is the Category Director for Network Services in the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), covering procurement and supply of Network Services for Government from WAN and Telephony to Unified Communications. He is also the CCS Technology Lead for the Ministry of Defence and Department of Health, including NHS Digital, as well as Strategic Suppliers to Government: Vodafone, Virgin Media and BT.

Ieuan has a background of over 20 years’ experience in Telecommunications with BT. He has led sales and delivery for UK System Integrators, turning round and running Managed Service businesses and setting up and procuring BT’s key technology supplier contracts for global multinational customers. He is a graduate of Kings College London and a Freeman of the City of London.

 


   
   
Tim Scott, Group Head of Commercial, 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.


 

   
   
Mark Hall, Chief Assurance Officer, Redcentric

Mark 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.

 


Session speakers

Henry Batten, UK&I Enhanced Technology, Fortinet
Henry has worked in the IT industry for nearly two decades. During this time, he has worked at many levels within the industry, including small UK based service providers to large US manufacturers. This has given him experience of many different project considerations and requirements. Currently working in the UK&I Enhanced Technologies team for Fortinet. Dealing with many of Fortinet’s customers, large and small, and assisting them in understanding their business challenges and how best Fortinet can assist.

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.

David Joplin, Director and HSCN Lead, Convergence Group

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.

Jason Peach, Senior Presales Consultant, Convergence Group

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.

Neil Woolerton, Director of Client Management, MLL Telecom










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