Westminster eForum

The impact of the Smart Data Review - data portability, new services, and improving competition and consumer experiences in digital markets

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 UK policy drive that seeks to shift greater control over personal data to individuals.


With the Government consulting on its plans, delegates will consider the practicalities and impact of key proposals emanating from the Review.


Areas for discussion include:

  • Tackling the ‘loyalty penalty’ and enabling consumers to more easily switch between service providers;
  • Increasing availability of consumer data for innovative third-party services;
  • Standards for safety, security and trust in the handling and transfer of consumer data;
  • Smart Data initiatives to drive competition in the regulated industries and digital markets - in light of the Furman Review;
  • The new Open Communications initiative proposed by the Smart Data Review; and
  • The experience of the financial sector on new consumer-facing third-party services enabled by Open Banking standards.

Speakers

There will be keynote addresses from:

  • Tim Jarvis, Director, Consumer and Competition Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy;
  • Fergal Farragher, Director, Consumer Policy, Ofcom;
  • Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity; and
  • Will Hayter, Senior Director, Policy and International, Competition and Markets Authority.

Further confirmed speakers include: Sue Daley, techUK; Emily Davidson, BT; Chris Gorst, Nesta; Philip James, Sheridans; Laurie Laybourn-Langton, IPPR and Richard Neudegg, 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

Will Hayter

Senior Director, Policy and International, Competition and Markets Authority

Speakers

Richard Neudegg

Head of Regulation, uSwitch

Chris Gorst

Director, Nesta Challenges, Nesta

Sue Daley

Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Fergal Farragher

Director, Consumer Policy, Ofcom

Philip James

Partner, Technology and Digital Media, Sheridans

Jonny Bunt

Director, Consumer Regulation, BT

Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research