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Public Sector Enterprise ICT

1 December 2022


Speakers @ PSEICT uk

Featured Speakers

Extensive research is carried out in order to ensure that our programmes provide a platform for industry experts from the worlds most data driven organisations are able to address the most important issues which matter to you and provide a path towards greater success

Keynote Speaker
Tom Pickering
Member of the House of Lords All-Party Parliamentary Group for Artificial Intelligence, UK Government Investments

Tom is a member of the House of Lords All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial intelligence, internationally renowned turnaround CEO, former Silicon Valley Exec, CEO of the Year 2018, MBA masterclass leader, Fellow IET, and award winner from 2002-2019.

As a pioneer, he will share case studies that illustrate the: real-world psychological barriers to embedding tech/AI; the strategic dislocations; unusual type of skills required to resolve these roadblocks; educational misnomers and the type of structure that will maximise business benefit from the technology.

Keynote Speaker
Aruj Haider
Head of Organisational Development, Westminster City Council

Aruj is currently the Head of Organisational Development in Westminster City Council and the co-chair of the Heads of OD network across London councils.

She has held a variety of roles in the council in HR/Organisational Development and change management before her current appointment. She has also held the position of the account director of Transformation for Westco, the external consulting arm of the council. Previously she held various HR Generalist roles in the private sector.

As the Head of Organisational Development for the council, Aruj has led on the development of the council’s ambitious people strategy, The Westminster way and the portfolio of programmes that support including performance management, talent, learning, inclusion & diversity and leadership development.

Through the Westminster way, Aruj’s team has not only transformed themselves but are also enabling transformation of the organisation’s culture.

Keynote Speaker
Stuart Reilly
Head of Commissioning, Westminster City Council

Stuart Love was appointed as chief executive of Westminster City Council in January 2018. Stuart’s previous roles include executive director city management and communities at Westminster City Council, director of place at Southampton City Council and director of economy and environment for the Isle of Wight Council.

Prior to joining local government in 2003, Stuart worked in the private sector in the insurance and IT industries.

Keynote Speaker
Alex Butler
Chief Digital and Information Officer, University of Bath

Alex is the University of Bath’s first Chief Digital & Information Officer, leading their digital transformation. She has a long career in the public and private sector and previously, ahead of the GDS, was responsible for Directgov, the UK Government’s first citizen-facing website and for emerging digital policy at the Cabinet Office.

She was responsible for the Broadband scheme for BT Wholesale in 2004, coordinating over 3000 campaign volunteers to bring broadband to villages and towns across the UK.

Before that, she started out at Saatchi and Saatchi and has worked in both large multinational technology organisations, such as BT and Cable & Wireless and in several tech start-ups.

Keynote Speaker
David Terrar
Director and Chair, Cloud Industry Forum

David is a well-known strategist, keynote speaker and influencer on cloud computing, digital transformation, social collaboration and ERP software. He is a Director and Deputy Chair of the Cloud Industry Forum, judges the UK Cloud Awards, and is Founder & CXO of digital strategy consultancy Agile Elephant. He is a specialist in sales, marketing and operations in the technology sector, and guest lectures on digital and social media at Henley Business School and on INSEEC’s MBA programme. David is an advisor and non-exec director for several companies, and a regular host on the tech TV channel Disruptive. Live.

Keynote Speaker
Angus Moir
Head of Data Collection Transformation Team, Bank of England

Angus is responsible for delivering a transformation of the way the Bank collects data from the UK financial sector.

Previously, he led the Bank’s engagement in the Digital Regulatory Reporting initiative and played a key role in delivering a new supervisory dataset from the UK’s CCPs.

Prior to dedicating his life to data and data collection, he held a number of roles at the Bank and in the private sector, primarily with a focus on risk analysis.

Originally an economist by training, his current primary interest, apart from improving data collection, is how to write rules and regulations in a “digital-first” manner.

Keynote Speaker
Jo Causon
CEO, Institute of Customer Service

Jo joined The Institute as CEO in 2009. Over the last 10 years, she has driven membership growth by 150 per cent and established the UK Customer Satisfaction Index as the country’s barometer of consumer satisfaction, providing organisations with an indicator of the return on their service strategy investment.

Jo brings a wealth of experience from the commercial sector, enabling her to put customer service at the heart of the Boardroom agenda.

She has extensive experience in the financial services sector having served as a non-executive director to Aegon UK’s independent governance committee and having spent more than 11 years with organisations such as Aviva.

She has also held director roles in brand and business consulting, policy development and research for the likes of City & Guilds and the Chartered Management Institute.

Jo focuses on demonstrating the clear link between employee engagement, customer service strategies and organisational performance.

Working across the public, private and voluntary sectors she provides strategic advice to Boardrooms to raise the standards of service provided by UK organisations, providing evidence of the connection between customer satisfaction and operational efficiency and profitability.

She works with parliamentarians, officials, and regulators to help them understand and harness the impact that service has on the UK economy and productivity.

She is a regular media commentator and was called to give evidence at the Public Administration Select Committee inquiry into complaints handling.

Keynote Speaker
Adam Turner
HMG Sustainable Technology Lead, DEFRA

Adam is the chair of the cross-government group charged with developing and implementing Digital sustainability policy and strategy, the STAR (Sustainable Technology Advice and Reporting). STAR also conducts annual reporting on departmental progress and helps implement digital sustainability across the Spend Controls Process through Government Digital Services (GDS).

Keynote Speaker
Grant Morley
Sustainability Lead for Defence Digital, MoD

Grant is the lead for digital sustainability in MOD, charged with implementing Defence’s Sustainable Digital Technology and Services Strategy across the department. He was also involved in the delivery of the MOD’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Framework and supporting the work of the pan-government STAR group.

Keynote Speaker
Fiona James
Deputy Director, Digital Technology, Crown Prosecution Service

Fiona is Deputy Director for Technology at the Crown Prosecution Service and is an experienced digital, data, technology and policy expert with a deep understanding of the delivery challenges faced by public sector organisations.

She has a track record in leadership through complexity, projects and people in both a policy and service delivery context.

Fiona joined the Civil Service in 2006 as a generalist Fast Streamer at the Department for Transport, where she held policy, strategy and operational roles across aviation, roads and maritime.

She spent four years working on exiting the European Union, leading transport and digital, data and technology readiness at the Cabinet Office, before moving to the Crown Prosecution Service in 2020.

Fiona is married to Will, and they have three sons.

Keynote Speaker
Dr Gilad Rosner
Founder, IoT Privacy Forum; Expert in Public Policy of IoT & Identity Management; Privacy and Technology Policy Researcher

Dr Gilad Rosner is a privacy and information policy researcher and the founder of the non-profit Internet of Things Privacy Forum, a crossroads for industry, regulators, academics, government and privacy advocates to discuss the privacy challenges of the IoT. The Forum’s mission is to produce guidance, analysis and best practices to help industry and government to reduce privacy risk and innovate responsibly in the domain of connected devices.

Gilad’s broader work focuses on the IoT, identity management, US & EU privacy and data protection regimes, and online trust. His research has been used by the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report on the Responsible Use of Data and he is a featured expert on O’Reilly and the BBC. Gilad is an internationally invited speaker and has given talks at industry conferences, universities, and government agencies, including the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gilad has a 20-year career in IT, having worked with identity management technology, digital media, automation and telecommunications.

Gilad is a member of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, which provides independent analysis and guidance on Government digital initiatives and is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, an Affiliate Researcher at UC Berkeley’s Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity and has consulted on trust issues for the UK government’s identity assurance programme, Verify.gov.

Keynote Speaker
Sanjay Kumar
Head of Data Governance, Department for Education

A senior data leader and innovator with more than 20 plus years of experience in the data industry.

Following a successful career including positions at Pfizer, Deloitte, EY and Accenture, Sanjay created data capabilities for numerous private and public sector clients, helped organisations to build in-house data capabilities by building enterprise data strategies, data analytics platforms and cultivating data culture to raise data maturity.

Sanjay has either held a substantial role in or maintained oversight of many organisations that have gone through data transformation journeys. Among them are Premier Farnell, National Grid, WPP, GSK, Astellas, RSA Insurance, Barclaycards, Lloyds, ICBCS Bank, Dept. for Education.

A highly experienced Data leader and IT evangelist with a track record of strategic data transformation across a range of businesses in a number of industry verticals, both in the public and private sectors.

Keynote Speaker
Rosalie Marshall
Digital, Data & Technology Strategy Lead, Home Office

Rosalie Marshall is the Digital, Data and Technology Strategy Lead at the Home Office, where she is focused on helping the department clarify its DDAT strategy.

Rosalie was previously the technology lead for the Government Digital Service Data Standards Authority, working on data and API standards, helping improve interoperability across government and grow its data community.

Rosalie also created the government’s technical writer community to help standardise documentation across product teams, aiding technology reuse and take-up.

Rosalie has spent the last 15 years working in the technology sector, focussed on public sector transformation.

Keynote Speaker
Johanna Hutchinson
Director of Data and Data Science, Joint Biosecurity Centre, Test and Trace, Department for Health and Social Care

Dr Johanna Hutchinson is the Joint Biosecurity Centre’s (JBC) – a part of Test & Trace – Director of Data & Data Science and DataIQ’s third most influential person in Data (DataIQ’s 100 The Most Influential People in DATA 2021).

Johanna moved to DHSC in April 2020 and joined the JBC to build the growing data capability and promote transparency. Prior to this, Johanna had been headhunted by the Pensions Regulator to embed data into new business operations against pension reforms.

Johanna’s previous leadership at HMRC has seen HMRC’s first Data Strategy and Data Team come to fruition, after having worked at the Office of National Statistics in 2012, where Johanna began her career in the Civil Service.

She is a keen advocate of the increased use of data and analysis in public services and has always been a key player in promoting diversity in the workforce.

Keynote Speaker
David Hodnett
Head of Operations - NHS App, NHS Digital

David is an experienced Operations Head who has worked across a number of NHS programmes and services, including national campaigns, websites and apps.

David is passionate about improving the patient’s experience of interacting with the NHS and about using technology to help reduce the burden on NHS staff and patients.

Keynote Speaker
Dr Ravinder Singh
Consulting Technical Architect, Cabinet Office - Central Digital and Data Office

Dr Ravinder Singh is a Consulting Technical Architect having a successful background of 24+ years in digital consulting/ transformation, RPA, AI/ ML, IoT and Blockchain standard, assurance and audits, cyber and information security, program/ project management with budgets up to $95m with broad ‘C-level’ experience in both public & private sectors including CMMI level 5 companies, World Bank, UK, Colombia, Rwanda, India and other governments, Defence, Big-4 consulting, BFSI, software houses, R&D, telecom & Oil/utility sectors. Proven capability and track record of forming strong partnerships with stakeholders to develop and implement various programmes/ process change, information security, and e-learning training that support key organisational objectives. Demonstrated flexibility in adapting quickly to new environments/ challenges, establishing credibility quickly & successfully achieving business / IT goals.

Ravinder has 2 Copyrights of Software, published 12 research papers, Nominated for Shri Dewang Mehta National Award for Innovation in Information Technology, India; Listed in WHO’S WHO in the WORLD 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 (32nd and 31st Edition) and WHO’S WHO in ASIA (1st and 2nd edition) published in 2006 and 2012, by Marquis Who’s Who, USA; Co-Author of a book on “Model-Driven Business Process Engineering” by Amazon (2016), & Bentham Science (2014)., Accredited IPA Reviewer; Certified PMP, Prince-2, ITIL, Lead Auditor-ISO 27001. CMMI, ISO 9001; Editor of PG, UG and Certificate course material, Board of Studies, Curriculum Design, & Visiting Faculty to various universities and colleges

Seminar Speaker
Sam Redman
Solutions Engineer, Couchbase

Sam Redman has been working with companies across the UK and Nordics, helping them on their NoSQL journey using the Couchbase data platform. Sam has helped customers utilise Couchbase’s modern database for enterprise applications for many purposes, whether they are user profile stores, relational offload solutions, or meeting their high availability needs. In his free time Sam is busy bringing his house into the current century, wishing he was back in NZ riding his mountain bike.

Keynote Speaker
Corinne Richardson
Deputy Director, Head of Engineering - Data Directorate, Department for Education

Accountable for delivery of new end-to-end data products and services, creating reusable automated data pipelines for analytical and operational use. Responsible for presentation of data to the school’s sector, LA’s, social workers and the public through a range of Digital Services.

Head of profession for data engineering across DfE. Responsible for building capability within the Division to enable DfE to deliver its own data products and services, reducing reliance on 3rd parties.

Previously worked in DWP as Head of Profession for Data Engineering and Data Management, with delivery responsibility for data products and services for both internal and external users.

Over 15 years of experience in senior data roles.

Keynote Speaker
Darren Jaundrill
Programme Director, Civil Service

Darren is an experienced project professional and senior civil servant with an established reputation for robust quality delivery at pace. Formerly executive director of an award winning social enterprise, Darren has worked in a variety of roles including as senior responsible owner (SRO) and programme director. Darren is a Fellow of the RSA and is a Leadership Fellow of St George’s House, Windsor Castle.

Keynote Speaker
Gareth Johns
Senior Director Vertical Solutions – RingCentral

At RingCentral, Gareth is driving transformation with customers through addressing their business challenges and identifying how the RingCentral platform can provide a great user and customer experience. Gareth has a diverse background in the IT and Telecoms industry, working for a range of organisations in all sectors, from multi-national companies to joint venture start-ups. Prior to joining RingCentral, Gareth was the Group CTO and a Principal Consultant at PTS Consulting, a leading independent technology consulting firm.   Throughout his career Gareth has focused on new technology development in both client-side and supplier-side roles, addressing business issues through strategy development, procurement and successful implementation and adoption of new technology.

Seminar Speaker
Murillo Almeida
Public Sector Account Executive, Rubrik

Murillo is responsible for part of the Public Sector at Rubrik, and has worked in technology for over 16 years,  covering roles from software development, support, implementation and sales.

Keynote Speaker
Joe Brackenborough
Digital Transformation Manager, Thanet District Council

Joe is the digital transformation manager for Thanet District Council, where he leads the digital strategy for the Council moving to the cloud and web-based technology. Previous roles Joe has held include the lead technical architect for many years in the Council’s ICT department and prior to that as a network and security engineer. Joe’s background is very technical, but his priority is on the business side and using technology to drive efficiency, security, and usability.

Seminar Speaker
Kevin Ginn
Head of IT Operations at the Shared Service covering Brent, Lewisham and Southwark Councils

Kevin is currently the Head of IT Operations at the Shared Service covering Brent, Lewisham and Southwark councils since January 2020 – responsible for the day to day operations including the service desk and 2nd/3rd line support. Have worked in Brent in various roles in IT since 2002 and has worked in IT now for 42 years ever since leaving school. One of the first hundred Microsoft Certified System Engineers (MCSE) in the UK and also one of the first Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT). Kevin has worked in a number of different environments, including financial (London Stock Exchange) and at the time, the world’s second-largest computer manufacturer – Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Spent around 10 years contracting, consulting and teaching all over Europe.

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