A view from “Covid Pass” mission control – Meet the team behind the UK’s largest ever citizen digital service

Hosted by Netcompany

With the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme underway and the national testing efforts scaled up nationwide, the UK government required a reliable method to instantaneously and accurately display citizen Covid status. Working in conjunction with NHS Digital, Netcompany delivered the UK’s Covid Pass solution to allow citizens to display their vaccination or recent Covid-19 test results in order to safely and securely ease national lockdown restrictions.

Delivering such a prolific national solution under time-pressured circumstances brings with it a unique set of challenges. Join us on Wednesday 29th September to hear directly from the operations team supporting the solution about how they overcame the various challenges to successfully deploy the UK’s largest ever citizen digital service.

In the session you will hear more about:

– How we prepared our teams to work effectively across remote locations
– Overseeing the management and deployment of a society-critical solution
– The digital infrastructure supporting the solution
– The team’s personal perspective of being involved in the delivery of such a vital national solution

Event agenda:

17:30 – Arrival, drinks & nibbles
18:00 – Talk
19:00 – Drinks & networking


A little more about our speakers:


Gemma Beacock – Service Lead, NHS Digital

Managing multiple teams within NHS Digital, Gemma has managed and deployed leading digital solutions for the past 13 years. Bringing her experience to bear recently in the “Covid Pass” build, Gemma has been instrumental in managing the moving parts of the solution – helping to curb the obstacles of launching such a society-critical, nationwide application within such a short space of time.


Liam Armitage – Senior Infrastructure Consultant, Netcompany

Joining Netcompany in October 2020, Liam was instantly handed the responsibility of the running and technical leading of the Covid Pass solution. Being involved from the start, Liam has been central to the technical design and implementation of the solution, ensuring the most up to date cloud technologies were in place and utilised to efficiently deliver the application.


Kainat Qureshi – Infrastructure Consultant, Netcompany

Joining Netcompany in March 2020 with the desire to continue learning about emerging systems and technologies within the IT sector, Kainat has recently been working on the Covid Pass. Onboarding onto the project in April 2021 just weeks before the first pilot test, Kainat has been instrumental in the monitoring and synthetics side of the application.


Please note that the session will be held in-person and in line with government guidelines at our new Netcompany collaboration space.

12 Greek Street, Leeds
1st Floor

Community & Society, Data, Healthtech & Medtech
A view from “Covid Pass” mission control – Meet the team behind the UK’s largest ever citizen digital service
29th Sep 2021 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Hosted by Netcompany
Netcompany collaboration space: 12 Greek Street, Leeds, 1st Floor, LS1 5RU

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