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The Future of the Public Services Network
9th March 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
It is 10 years since the plan to create the PSN was launched and thousands of connections have been installed. Before we get into the next multi-million pound refresh of all these networks we must reconsider how the public sector’s digital infrastructure will best meet the challenges of the next decade.
Innopsis Round Table
The Public Services Network (PSN) was launched in 2007 with the vision of bringing together all the disparate infrastructures across central and local government, health, criminal justice and education, into one, all-encompassing Network of Networks.
Today, every Local Authority and almost all government departments are connected to PSN. It transformed the procurement process with a much more competitive market but actually the landscape of separate public sector networks hasn’t materially changed.
Of greater concern though, is the fact that few commentators would credit PSN with changing the way the public sector operates, – specifically the way sensitive digital information is shared across the all areas of public services delivery.
GDS have made two important statements in the last few weeks: That there is a move from ‘Cloud First’ to ‘Cloud native’ and from the PSN to the internet. Bearing in mind that we have an increasingly robust data protection regulation arriving in May 2018, allied to significant existing infrastructure investment within regional WANs such as HSCN, how can we deliver this revised vision of public sector communication?
So, before all those PSN contracts are replaced like for like, it’s time for a major rethink. Where is PSN still relevant and what are the considerations in moving to ‘cloud native’ ?
A panel of informed commentators and leaders from across government and industry will discuss and debate the lessons of the PSN. Global data, (formerly Kable), will share their research around PSN and experts will share their ideas for the future of government digital infrastructure.
Come along, join in and put your point of view and your questions to the panel.
Free attendance for Innopsis members and the public sector. Private sector places are just £35.