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AGENDA: Data4Good Day One



Across three days Data4Good will explore the new National Data Strategy; how the public sector has harnessed data in the Covid response; and what together this means for data sharing across the public sector in our 'new normal'

With thanks to our Partner ANS for supporting this UKAuthority event

DAY 1 - Wednesday 14th October, 11:00 to 12:30

Host and moderator: Helen Olsen Bedford, UKAuthority


Gaia Marcus, head of data strategy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
The framework National Data Strategy - over to you!:  DCMS has recently launched a National Data Strategy. The strategy is ambitious and pro-growth, placing the availability of data and confidence in its use at its heart. This session will provide an overview of the strategy, what DCMS are doing next, and seek input and questions from the floor

Dawn Monaghan, head of information governance policy, NHSX
Simplifying IG: NHSX are drafting a new Data Strategy post COVID it has eight outcomes one of which is the simplification of IG. The session will cover what the aims are and what we intend to put in place to ensure that simplicity. It will trail the new IG Portal and the Red Tape Challenge

Ross Milhench, ICT Strategic Business Partner, Manchester City Council
Andy Barrow, chief technology officer, ANS
Q&A with Ross Milhench: Andy will talk to Ross about how data is being used to support Covid-19 track and trace activities as well as how the council are transforming adult social care by passing data from hospital systems to improve the patient discharge process. Ross will also outline how the council is overcoming the challenges caused by numerous disparate systems across the health and social care system, both in terms of viewing data and contributing to a shared care plan and how they plan to move forward with shared care records that enable residents to have access to their own health record

Liz Lutgendorff, senior research analyst, Government Digital Service
GDS' Digital and Data Covid Response: The almost ten years of investment into data and digital capability in GDS shaped the way we were able to respond to Covid-19, using data to drive decision making and service delivery

Panel discussion


Data4Good partner

ANS is the UK's leading digital and cloud expert, dedicated to helping organisations to achieve their digital ambitions in the cloud and beyond. Specialising in cloud, AI, data analytics and IoT, ANS works with public and commercial sector organisations to provide the intelligence and insights to enhance services, empower end-users and improve business outcomes:


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