Westminster eForum

Developing the UK data economy - the National Data Strategy, public benefit and trust, and growing capability and partnerships across government and business

Morning, Thursday, 5th March 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will consider the way forward for the development of the UK’s data economy.


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

  • Developing the UK’s data economy and enabling organisations to thrive as the use of data becomes increasingly fundamental to their operations;
  • Increasing public involvement and trust in the use and treatment of their data; and
  • Improving public services and the way data is gathered, exchanged, and used across government.

The agenda looks at the implications for the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors - particularly organisations that interface with central government departments.


The conference 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.


Areas for discussion include:

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

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: Alan Ainsworth, Open Banking; Paula Barrett, Eversheds Sutherland; Josh D’Addario, Open Data Institute; Chris Gorst, Nesta; Mark Enzer, Centre for Digital Built Britain and Mott MacDonald; Dr Michael Groves, Topolytics; Frankie Kay, Office for National Statistics; Matthew Rice, Open Rights Group; Laura Sandys, Government’s Energy Data Taskforce; Patrick Stephenson, Fujitsu and Stephen Wilkinson, Defra.


The agenda

  • The National Data Strategy - creating standards for the use of data across government and development of the UK’s wider data economy;
  • The UK’s data economy - widening of digital capability and services across government and the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors;
  • Challenges in using data across government - findings and recommendations from the NAO report;
  • Security, privacy, and public trust - improving data handling practices and tackling key ethical concerns;
  • Developing partnerships between government and business - and digital and data-driven services for social good; and
  • Realising the benefits of private sector innovation in data-driven services and digital technologies.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

This Westminster eForum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: the BEIS; Cabinet Office; CDEI; DCMS; DfE; DHSC; DIT; DfT; Food Standards Agency; HMCTS; HMRC; Home Office; HSE; MHCLG; MoJ; NAO; ONS; The Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.



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

Chris Gorst

Director, Nesta Challenges, Nesta

Matthew Rice

Scotland Director, Open Rights Group

Stephen Wilkinson

Head of Innovation, Data Transformation Programme, Defra

Josh D’Addario

Consultant, Open Data Institute

Alan Ainsworth

Head of Policy, Open Banking

Frankie Kay

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

Dr Michael Groves

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Topolytics