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AI & Data4Good

Wednesday 18 October to Friday 20 October

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 each morning via Teams Live

How can we best unlock the power of data and AI across the health and public sector for the public good? Do we have strong enough data foundations in place today to train and deliver AI?

The fundamental role and importance of data to improving public services has long been recognised but issues remain around the quality of data, standards for integration, information governance, and the development of both skills and confidence in data use. 

This virtual conference explores how best to explore data to deliver valuable insights on people, places and organisations and build a foundation for effective, reliable AI. It will bring together public sector leaders to share examples of what can be achieved with the opportunity for discussion and Q&A sessions too. 

Join us online for the three morning sessions. Speakers include: 

Wednesday morning - 18 October 

Sam Smith, Director of Institute, Socitm 

Renate Samson, Associate Director (Society, justice & public services), Ada Lovelace Institute

Sarah Pena, Head of Emerging Technology and Business Improvement, Swindon Borough Council

Josh Wahnon, Data Scientist, Hertfordshire County Council

Ellen Wilson, EMEA Public Sector Industry Solutions, AWS

Thursday morning - 19 October

Lisa Allen, Director of Data and Tech Services, Open Data Institute


Sue Bateman, Chief Data Officer, Central Digital and Data Office

Ayub Bhayat, Director of Data Services and Deputy Chief Data and Analytics Officer, NHS England

Richard Smith, Head of Insight, Policy and Strategy, Birmingham City Council

Major George McCrea, Military Liaison, Defence Digital Foundry, Ministry of Defence

Friday morning - 20 October

Dr Susheel Varma, Head of AI and Data Science, Information Commissioner's Office

Nick Chapallaz, Managing Director, GeoPlace

Tom Smith, Director of Spatial Data Unit and Chief Data Officer, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Ade Bamigboye, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Who should attend?

Suggested, but not limited to, Chief Digital and Data Officers, CIOs, Heads of IT, Assistant and Chief Executives, Members, Heads of Digital, Data and Digital Leaders, Data Leaders, Data Analysts, Transformation and Change, Customer Insight, Finance, Strategy and Corporate Services, Departmental Service Heads/Senior Managers.


This event is free to attend for the public sector. Please register using your public sector email – registrations from personal email addresses may be rejected.

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