Westminster eForum

Priorities for the National Data Strategy - ethics, innovation and infrastructure

Morning, Tuesday, 14th May 2019

Central London


Please note the date of this seminar has changed.

This timely conference will consider priorities for the Government’s upcoming National Data Strategy, looking at recent policy developments in this area in the UK and more widely.

Delegates will consider key emerging areas of focus for the Strategy, as well as wider issues around the use of consumer and personal data in the digital economy.

It takes place in the context of Government’s overarching policy aim of achieving a balance between support for innovation in data usage and addressing concerns around security, privacy, consent and liability.

Further relevant policy developments include the Smart Data Review and the new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation.

Delegates will examine next steps for developing and putting into place sustainable best practice for businesses, charities and the public sector in the handling and protection of data.

They will also discuss next steps for driving investment and innovation in data-driven technologies such as AI, as well as the way forward for building public trust and confidence as they are rolled out across a range of sectors and use cases.

Keynote Speakers

Gaia Marcus

Head of Data Strategy, DCMS

Roger Taylor

Chair, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Keynote Speakers

Roger Taylor

Chair, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Gaia Marcus

Head of Data Strategy, DCMS

Simon McDougall

Executive Director, Technology Policy and Innovation, Information Commissioner’s Office


Jeni Tennison

Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute

Inge Hansen

Director Regulatory Affairs, Consumer, BT

Caroline Normand

Director of Policy, Which?

Mark Enzer

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

Dr Brent Mittelstadt

Research Fellow and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute

Mark O’Conor

Partner, DLA Piper

Laura Sandys

Chair, Government’s Energy Data Taskforce

Patrick Stephenson

Client Managing Director, Central Government, Fujitsu UK