Westminster eForum

Taking forward the Smart Data Review

Morning, Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference focuses on the implications for business and consumers of measures contained in the Smart Data Review - and next steps for their implementation.


The Review is part of a major drive in government - which included the Modernising consumer markets green paper - that seeks to shift greater control over personal data to individuals.


With the Government consulting on its plans, delegates at this conference will consider the practicalities and impact of key proposals emanating from the Review, including:


  • Tackling the ‘loyalty penalty’ in consumer markets and enabling consumers to more easily switch between service providers;
  • Increasing availability of consumer data to enable innovative third-party services across a range of consumer markets, and assessing the potential service offerings that might follow;
  • Putting in place necessary standards and safeguards for safety, security and trust in the handling and transfer of consumer data;
  • The potential for Smart Data initiatives to drive competition in the regulated industries and digital markets - with reference to the Furman Review of digital markets;
  • What can be learned from the rollout of Open Banking standards on the development of new consumer-facing third-party services in the financial sector; and
  • The potential impact on the communications sector of the new Open Communications initiative proposed by the Smart Data Review.

Speakers


There will be keynote addresses from:


  • Tim Jarvis, Director, Consumer and Competition Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and
  • Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity

Further confirmed speakers include:


  • Sue Daley, Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, techUK;
  • Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research; and
  • Richard Neudegg, Head of Regulation, uSwitch.

The agenda


  • The Smart Data Review - key proposals and next steps;
  • The way forward for addressing the ‘loyalty penalty’ in consumer markets;
  • Developing Smart Data Initiatives in the regulated industries - new services, competition and consumer benefit;
  • Data portability and data transfers between online platforms - next steps for collaboration and developing standards;
  • How can Smart Data Initiatives improve competition and consumer experiences in digital markets and online services?; and
  • Case study: Enabling innovation in data-driven services for consumers through the development of Open Banking standards.


Keynote Speakers

Tim Jarvis

Director, Consumer and Competition Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Imran Gulamhuseinwala

Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity

Keynote Speakers

Tim Jarvis

Director, Consumer and Competition Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Imran Gulamhuseinwala

Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity

Speakers

Richard Neudegg

Head of Regulation, uSwitch

Chris Gorst

Director, Nesta Challenges, Nesta

Sue Daley

Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research