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Data Bites #39: Getting things done with data in government

In an exciting, quickfire format, each speaker had eight minutes to present on data in government – this month explored health.

Gavin Freeguard and Valentina Sassow

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Better use of data is key to more effective government. Across government, teams are doing fascinating work with data. But those projects don’t get the attention they deserve. Data Bites aims to change that.

Our latest event, the 39th in our series, was a health special, where the speakers presented their work in an exciting, quickfire format.

Each speaker had eight minutes, followed by eight minutes of questions from the audience.

This month's speakers were:

  • Elliot Bridges, Senior Data and Insights Analyst at Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, on trends in egg, sperm and embryo donation and their implications
  • Sarah Deeny, Deputy Director, Analytics at the UK Health Security Agency, on how the use of data and forecasting during the pandemic can help us protect the NHS and the public during the winter
  • Valentina Sassow, Deployment Strategist at Palantir Technologies, on Palantir's work on cancer pathways
  • Becky Taylor, Director of Transformation and Quality Improvement at University Hospitals of Northamptonshire, on building the future of integrated care at Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital

The event was chaired by Gavin Freeguard, Associate at the Institute for Government.

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We would like to thank Palantir for kindly supporting this event.

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