High level speakers from official event partners Crown Commercial Service along with GDS (Government Digital Service), NHS Digital, YPO and Innopsis (the industry association for companies supplying network services to the public sector) will address delegates in a morning keynote session and subsequent seminars.

There will be presentations throughout the day from expert framework suppliers along with public sector case study presentations.

Niall Quinn

Niall Quinn

Technology Director, Crown Commercial Service

Niall Quinn joined CCS in January 2017 as Strategic Category Director – Technology. He joined from Worldpay, the electronic payments company, where he held the position of Director of Procurement and Strategic Supplier Management. Prior to this, Niall held leadership roles in a number of blue chip organisations including JPMorgan, Accenture, Aviva and TPI. He has lived in New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. He has a BSc and a Masters in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin.

Niall says:

“The commercial solutions we’re putting in place for the public sector’s Technology needs are designed to be flexible and responsive to customer and supplier needs, with new lotting structures and simplified bid packs and terms and conditions to make procurements quicker and less resource-intensive. The Digital Marketplace continues to grow, with thousands of SMEs signing up to deliver innovative digital services to central government and the wider public sector in specialisms like G-Cloud, Data Centres and Digital Outcomes and Specialists, helping public bodies to deliver efficient, effective services that meet the needs of citizens.”

Geoff Connell

Geoff Connell

President, Socitm

Geoff Connell is a highly experienced public sector CIO who is Head of Information Management and Technology at Norfolk County Council. He has been voted onto the latest iterations of the most influential and innovative CIO lists (CIO50 and CIO100) and also the Digital Leaders 50 awards.

Ieuan Trigger

Ieuan Trigger

Director of Network/Telecommunication Strategy and Procurement for the UK Government.

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.

Theo Blackwell

Theo Blackwell

Chief Digital Officer for London, Mayor’s Office

As London’s first Chief Digital Officer, Theo will play a leading role in realising the Mayor’s ambition to make London the world’s smartest city, ensuring that the capital’s status as a global tech hub helps transform the way public services are designed and delivered, making them more accessible, efficient and responsive to the needs of Londoners.

Theo joins with extensive public and private sector experience.

As Cabinet member for Finance, Technology & Growth at Camden council, Theo established Camden as London’s leading digital borough through its use of public data – and this year they received national recognition as Digital Leaders ‘Council of the year’.

He’s worked at GovTech accelerator Public Group, advising start-ups on the growing market in local public services, and was previously Head of Policy & Public Affairs for the video games industry’s trade body, Ukie.

Michael Bowyer

Michael Bowyer

Innovation and Knowledgge Sharing Director - Innopsis

Michael Bowyer is an industry veteran of twenty-five years working in ICT for the Public Sector.

Today Michael is the Managing Director of Loddiswell Consulting which provides consultancy to vendors on strategic programs and guidance on large infrastructure programs for Public Sector. Prior to that Michael was the Chief Technology Officer and a Director for Siemens Enterprise Communications (Unify) responsible for Unify’s Public Sector Western Cluster strategy and business development.

Currently Michael is the industry lead for Innopsis for the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN). Prior to this Michael previously worked on the industry program that developed the PSN and was on the PSN programme board in the Cabinet Office for 5 years.

NHS Digital Speaker details coming soon

NHS Digital Speaker details coming soon

GDS speaker details coming soon

GDS speaker details coming soon

Speakers, agenda and times may be subject to change