Westminster eForum

Developing digital government in the UK - interoperability, public trust and the role of the private sector

Morning, Thursday, 5th March 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will consider the way forward for the use of data and digital technology in government in the UK.


The agenda looks at the implications for organisations in the private sector and elsewhere - particularly those that interface with central government departments.


Areas for discussion include:


  • Development of digitised public service delivery,
  • Broadening public sector data access for SMEs and issues around data held by large businesses, non-profits and other organisations, and
  • Utilising data to drive wider economic growth and next steps for the UK’s wider national data infrastructure.

It takes place in the context of the ongoing development of the government National Data Strategy - including a call for evidence on:


  • Improving public services through effective use of data,
  • Increasing public trust in the way their data is treated and used, and
  • Developing the UK’s wider data economy.

It also follows the publication of the Challenges in using data across government report by the National Audit Office, which sets out a number of recommendations on improving the handling and use of data across government departments and the treatment of data as a strategic asset.


Speakers


There will be keynote addresses from:


  • Gaia Marcus, Head of Data Strategy, DCMS;
  • Sian Jones, Value for Money Director, Business, Science and Industrial Strategy, National Audit Office; and
  • Chris Francis, Director, UK Government Relations, SAP.

Further confirmed speakers include:


  • Paula Barrett, Partner and Global Co-Lead, Privacy & Cyber Security Law, Eversheds Sutherland;
  • Mark Enzer, Chair, Digital Framework Task Group, Centre for Digital Built Britain and Chief Technical Officer, Mott MacDonald;
  • Frankie Kay, Interim Deputy National Statistician and Director General, Data Capability, Office for National Statistics;
  • Matthew Rice, Scotland Director, Open Rights Group; and
  • Laura Sandys, Chair, Government’s Energy Data Taskforce.

The agenda and keynote contributions


  • The National Data Strategy - creating standards for the use of data across government and supporting the development of the UK’s wider data economy;
  • Challenges in using data across government - key findings and recommendations from the report;
  • Priorities for driving the development of digital services across government and the public sector;
  • Improving data handling practices and tackling key ethical concerns - security, privacy and public trust
  • Digital and data-driven services for social good - the role of the private sector and developing partnerships between policymakers and business; and
  • Realising the benefits of private sector innovation in data-driven services and digital technologies.


Keynote Speakers

Gaia Marcus

Head of Data Strategy, DCMS

Sian Jones

Value for Money Director, Business, Science and Industrial Strategy, National Audit Office

Chris Francis

Director, UK Government Relations, SAP

Keynote Speakers

Gaia Marcus

Head of Data Strategy, DCMS

Sian Jones

Value for Money Director, Business, Science and Industrial Strategy, National Audit Office

Chris Francis

Director, UK Government Relations, SAP

Speakers

Patrick Stephenson

Client Managing Director, Central and Regional Government, Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Mark Enzer

Chair, Digital Framework Task Group, Centre for Digital Built Britain and Chief Technical Officer, Mott MacDonald

Paula Barrett

Partner and Global Co-Lead, Privacy & Cyber Security Law, Eversheds Sutherland

Laura Sandys

Chair, Government’s Energy Data Taskforce

Tris Dyson

Executive Director, Nesta Challenges

Matthew Rice

Scotland Director, Open Rights Group

Stephen Wilkinson

Head of Innovation, Data Transformation Programme, Defra

Frankie Kay

Interim Deputy National Statistician and Director General, Data Capability, Office for National Statistics