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A new era for data in the public sector

07/10/21

UKA Correspondent

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Innovation & Data4Good - are we on the brink of a new era of data-driven innovation?

With the power of data seen by all during the pandemic and UK data regulations changing the public sector is at a tipping point in its use of data for public good. 

While the Government has flagged the changes up as a boost for the national economy, its consultation document on post-Brexit regulations also raises the possibility of changes in how the public sector approaches the issue.

It talks about clarifications and modifications in the use of personal data, eliminating bias in the use of algorithms and providing a clearer picture for data sharing.

Against this backdrop, next week’s UKAuthority Innovation and Data4Good event – set to take place over three 90-minute sessions on the mornings of 13, 14 and 15 October – will look at developments in the field with a series of expert perspectives on new uses for data to help improve the lives and health of our citizens.

Speakers over the three mornings include:

  • Bethan Charnley, head of data strategy Implementation at the Department from Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
  • Bill Mitchell, director of policy at BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Dionne Lowndes, chief digital and technology officer at the London Borough of Southwark
  • Freddie Saunders, data and power platform specialist at Hitachi Solutions
  • Graham Spearing, data alliance product lead at NHS Digital
  • Harvey Blenkarne, public sector lead at Precisely
  • Martin James, senior account director at Precisely
  • Dawn Monaghan, head of Information Governance policy, NHSX
  • Dr Arthur Turrell, deputy director at the ONS Data Science Campus,
  • Maddy Griffiths, senior policy officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office Innovation Hub
  • Dr Tom Lawton, head of clinical AI and consultant critical care at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Salman Klar, insight and analytics manager at Richmond and Wandsworth councils

Broadcast live, this event provides an excellent opportunity to understand the latest thinking on the issues and learn of initiatives that are providing clear benefits for the public.

The event is free of charge to the public sector - Book below to join us Live:

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