Public Sector Innovation Summit 2019 with AWS

18th June

Date and time

Tuesday 18th June, 2019

8:30 - 16:00


  • Amazon London Office
  • 60 Holborn Viaduct
  • London
  • EC1A 2FD

Idea Drop have partnered with AWS for our 2019 innovation summit designed to connect, inspire and showcase the best innovation projects and initiatives across public sector organisations.

About the event

In a changing world, the smartest organisations understand the power and importance of innovation. Public sector organisations are under continued and increasing pressure to do more with less, to better connect and engage with every stakeholder and to tackle macro global challenges such as climate change, economic uncertainty and migration. Public sector organisations have suffered from a historic perception as being slow to innovate, influenced by the fact ideas often struggle to bubble up to the right executive sponsors to create impact and tangible results. Unlike their private sector counterparts, public sector organisations often don’t have the budgets, teams or roles devoted to innovation which means the pace of execution, development and action is often stifled. What can public sector organisations learn from private businesses?

This unique summit will bring together senior experts, leaders and representatives from across the public sector ecosystem with the aim of demonstrating the best innovation practices and showcasing how the fusion of technology, people and process can create powerful opportunities and change.

Why Attend?

  • Network and meet like-minded innovation experts from across the UK public sector organisations including police, fire and rescue, NHS, councils and government bodies.
  • Discover the latest innovation case studies and their impact.
  • Participate and influence the debate.
  • Hands-on innovation workshop led by industry experts.

Who is it for?*

This summit will bring together senior public sector professionals to address innovation, digital transformation, the future of technology in public services and its vital role in the sector.

*Please note that we are accepting RSVPs strictly only from public sector organisations. We reserve the right to refuse bookings from privately held companies. 


9:00 – 9:30 Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Jonny Fisher, Co-founder & CRO, Idea Drop

9:45 – 10:15 Keynote Speaker: What is public sector innovation and why does it matter?

Speaker: TBC

10:15 – 10:45 TalkCreating a culture to accelerate innovation

Speaker: Peter Lewis & Joe Aston, Chaucer

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45 Talk: TBC

Speakers: TBA

11:45 – 12:15 Talk: The Power Of AWS Cloud Technology For The Public Sector

Speaker: Simon Turner, Partner Manager, Amazon Web Services 

12:15 – 12:45 Case Study: Design Thinking

Speaker: John Carey & Nawid Obaydi, Chaucer

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch & Discussion

14:00 – 14:30 Talk: Innovation through collaboration

Speakers: TBC

14:30 – 15:00 Keynote Presentation: Successful Public Sector Innovation

Speaker: Hacer Evans, Assistant Chief Officer, Director Digital Policing Portfolio, National Police Chiefs’ Council

15:00– 15:45 Panel Discussion: The Future of Public Sector Innovation

Host: TBA

Panellists: TBC

15:45 – 16:00 Closing Remarks

Speaker: Jonny Fisher, Co-founder & CRO, Idea Drop

16:00 END

Speakers 2018

  • Rob Flanagan
    Innovation Manager
  • Martin Wilson
    Former Head of Innovation
  • Rob Jones
    Borough Commander of Lewisham
  • Fionna Meechan
  • Mike Gibney
    Director of Workforce and Innovation
  • James Bennett
    Strategy Directorate
  • Jason Dunning
  • Justin Johnson
    Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Innovation Summit 2018

We were delighted to be co-hosting a full day Blue Light Innovation Summit in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary in 2018. Here are some of the main highlights from the conference.