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Data Bites #47: Getting things done with data in government

In an exciting, quickfire format, each speaker has eight minutes to present on data in government.

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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.

This event was the 47th in our series, where the speakers present 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: 

  • Phillip Davies, Deputy Director of Business Surveys and Registers Transformation, Office for National Statistics, on ‘Business Data Collection: Digital by Default & A Future Vision
  • Gordon Guthrie, Research Fellow at Scottish Government under the First Minister's Digital Fellowship Programme, on constitutional oversight of data as the foundation for digital transformation
  • Adam Locker, Head of Data Architecture and Engineering at National Highways, on getting data things done
  • Siân Thomas, Chief Data Officer at the Department for Business and Trade, on agile governance of Large Language Models (LLMs)

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

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