Public Sector Innovation Summit 2019 with AWS

18th June

Date and time

Tuesday 18th June, 2019

9:30 - 16:00


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

Idea Drop have partnered with AWS and Chaucer 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 strictly only RSVP’s from public sector organisations. We reserve the right to refuse bookings from privately held companies.


9:30 – 10:00 Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker: Owen Hunnam, CEO, Idea Drop

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

Speaker: Edward Elliot, Programme & Marketing Manager, PUBLIC 

10:45 – 11:15 Talk: Innovation Maturity & Idea Drop Implementation

Speaker: Martin Wilson, Enlighten Training and Consultancy & Jonny Fisher, Idea Drop

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15 Talk: Creating a culture to accelerate innovation

Speakers: Peter Lewis & Joe Aston, Chaucer

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

Speaker: Emanuel Higwall, EMEA Lead Global Systems Integrators, Amazon Web Services 

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch & Discussion

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

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

14:30– 15:00 Talk: Unlocking Your Creative Potential Through Design Thinking

Speaker: John Carey & Nawid Obaydi, Chaucer

15:00 – 15:45 Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Public Sector Innovation

Host: Sarah Robb, Head of Regional, Digital Catapult


Edward Elliott, Programme & Marketing Manager , PUBLIC

Sylvie Zaman, Innovation Management Consultant, Chaucer

Bernard Rix, Publisher, Policing Insight; Founder, World Class Policing Awards

Martin Bain, Client Director, Service Now

15:45 – 16:00 Closing Remarks

Speaker: Owen Hunnam, CEO, Idea Drop, Idea Drop

16:00 END

Speakers 2019

  • Jonny Fisher
    Co-founder & CRO
  • Martin Wilson
    Innovation Consultant
  • Sylvie Zaman
    Innovation Management Consultant
  • Peter Lewis
    Management Consultant, Facilitator of Change
  • Joe Aston
    Management Consultant: People & Change
  • Hacer Evans
    Assistant Chief Officer, Director Digital Policing Portfolio
  • John Carey
    Management Consultant & Design Thinking Expert
  • Nawid Obaydi
    Management Consultant & Design Thinking Expert
  • Bernard Rix
    Publisher, Policing Insight; Founder, World Class Policing Awards
  • Edward Elliot
    Programme & Marketing Manager
  • Sarah Robb
    Head of Regional
  • Martin Bain
    Client Director

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.