Morning, Wednesday, 8th December 2021
***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine policy priorities for improving the use of data across the economy and next steps for the National Data Strategy.
It will be a timely opportunity for discussion, following the Government’s response to the consultation on the data strategy and as it outlines plans to consult on the future of the country’s data regime, including the role of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from Phil Earl, Deputy Director, Data Strategy, Implementation and Evidence, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Fedelma Good, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Jon Nash, Fellow, Demos.
The agenda will bring out latest thinking on:
- growing the data economy in the UK
- the future market for the use of data
- using data to drive service design and economic growth
- the future for regulation and data protection policies
- the role of the Information Commissioner’s Office
- next steps for the National Data Strategy
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders.
Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, together with digital platforms and online businesses; consumer technology companies; software and app developers; representatives of data-rich sectors including utilities, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, logistics and finance; companies involved in the development of new technologies such as AI; cyber security and data protection companies; the technology and telecoms industries more widely; organisations and individuals representing consumer and citizen views; academics and commentators; consultants, stakeholders concerned with the use of geospatial and location data in the UK, financial analysts, and legal experts; together with reporters from the national and specialist media.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference