Thursday 20th July 2017, Church House, Westminster SW1P 3NZ


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!

Keynote - David Corbett, NHS WiFi 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.
Edward Bellamy, Product Director, Egton

Edward is Egton’s Product Director and has worked across the UK Healthcare IT sector for almost 15 years. He has a Masters in Law specialising in Information Technology and has worked for EMIS Group for the last two years.

Edward was the instrumental force behind the market leading compliance and operational software, Intradoc247, and is involved with bringing connected content and eco-systems to Primary, Community and Pharmacy.

Nicola Hinchley, Digital Primary Care (GPIT) Programme Lead/SME, NHS England
Adrian Purcell, Benefits Programme Manager, NHS WiFi, NHS Digital

Adrian is a Benefits specialist, working across multiple work streams within NHS Digital

Adrian has worked within the NHS for 17 years prior to working as a Consultant, Senior Lecturer in IT and with major players in the retail environment.  He has worked on national NHS Digital and Trust based IT enabled changed programmes, ensuring these programmes are enabled to maximise their investments, both financial and intellectual.

Adrian currently lives on the east coast of Yorkshire.

Andy Smith, Programme Manager, Health Digital Services, NHS Digital

Andy is an NHS Programme Manager with 20 years NHS experience.  He worked for Ambulance Services and NHS Direct before joining NHS Digital and has been involved in many national programmes including the National Pandemic Flu Service, NHS 111, Health and Justice, Child Health and now NHS Wi-Fi all of which have delivered real benefits to patients, the public and clinical staff.  

Andy is passionate about improving patient experience and is keen to engage with all stakeholders to achieve that.  

Andy has three children and lives just outside Bolton, and goes fishing every opportunity he gets.

Paul Weiser, Category Manager, Technology Aggregation, Crown Commercial Service

Paul worked extensively in the IT and Telecommunications industries before joining the Office of Government Commerce, predecessor of Crown Commercial Service, in 2004 to support Government Broadband initiatives, initially as a technical consultant and then in procurement.  

He has developed and managed many telecoms frameworks and contracts, and as a member of the CCS Aggregation Team has run a variety of aggregated procurements largely.


Session or panel speakers

Richard Beeston, Product Director Networking, Daisy Group

Richard has worked In the IT industry for more than 15 years. Prior to his time at Daisy, Richard held a number of roles at Vodafone primarily involving the introduction of a new product set and set up of new teams. He has worked as an IT Manager in the aviation industry and spent the early part of his career working on retail, ecommerce and PCI-DSS projects for a Nottinghamshire IT company.

Richard currently lives in Derbyshire.

Graham Brown, Marketing Manager, Egton
David Joplin, Sales and Marketing Director, Convergence Group

David started working in channel sales 16 years ago at TeliaSonera and has remained focused on pursuing this route throughout his career. He has previously held posts at Gamma Telecom, TeleWare and Exponential-e. At Exponential-e, David was promoted to Head of Indirect, expanding the team to support multiple routes to market and delivering considerable  growth based upon customer specific value propositions. At Convergence Group, David is responsible for all sales, pre-sales and marketing functions.

David Kershaw, Lead Commercial Manager, NHS Digital
Steven Killick, Senior Product Manager, Hospedia Patient Centred Care Platform

Steve installed his first WiFi network in 2002, back when you got average data speeds of 4 - 5Mbs. Steve is an avid technologist with keen interest in the latest innovations and gadgets. He enjoys finding ways to use technology to evolve Hospedia's solutions; to help create a better experience for hospital service users and enable efficiencies for healthcare professionals to provide better patient care.

Dean Moody, Chief Commercial Officer, WiFi SPARK

Dean is an extremely experienced IT professional with extensive experience in the IT landscape, particularly in EMEA, where he has specialised in Wireless since 2001. He leads the Sales & Marketing teams at WiFi SPARK and is instrumental in shaping the customer-centric WiFi SPARK products and services.

Tracy Scriven, Director of Healthcare UK, representing WiFi SPARK
Dan Shelton-Smith, Project Manager, Surrey GP WiFi
Alex Walter, Managing Partner, Healthcare, BT
Richard Willocks, Technical Architect, NHS Digital
Marc Woosnam, Head of Pre-Sales Consultancy, telent Technology Solutions

Speakers, agenda and timings subject to change