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Data Bites #2: Getting things done with data in government

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 18:00 - 19:00

Better use of data is key to more effective government. Across government, teams are doing fascinating work with data, on everything from policy to public services, from data sharing to data visualisation, and from infrastructure to ethics.

But those projects often don’t get the attention they deserve.

At this event, the second in a series of monthly meet-ups, four speakers presented their data projects in an exciting, quickfire format. Each speaker had 8 minutes, followed by 8 minutes of questions from the audience.

In May, we heard from:

  • Aleks Bobrowska, DWP Data Science Newcastle Hub, talking about bringing skills demand data to local government via a digital service.
  • Sam Roberts (DCMS) and Sarah Gates (GO Science), talking about the UK Government's work on the Data Ethics Framework.
  • Simon Worthington, founder of Register Dynamics and formerly of the Government Digital Service, talking about Personal Data Exchange.
  • Martin Pilkington (Director, RHE Global) and Huw Williams (former Ceredigion Regulatory Services Manager), talking about generating positive social outcomes from citizen reporting: The Noise App.

This event was chaired by Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency, at the Institute for Government.

We would like to thank RHE Global for supporting this event.

You can watch footage or listen to audio from the first event, supported by Vocalink, on our website. If you work on a government data project and would be interested in presenting, please contact Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director: gavin.freeguard@instituteforgovernment.org.uk. If you would be interested in sponsoring a future Data Bites event, please contact David Tripepi-Lewis, Head of Partnerships and Development: david.tripepi-lewis@Instituteforgovernment.org.uk.

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Aleks Bobrowska, from DWP Data Science Newcastle Hub, talks about bringing skills demand data to local government via a digital service.

Read Alexs's Q&A

Sam Roberts, from DCMS, and Sarah Gates, from GO Science, discuss the UK Government's work on the Data Ethics Framework.

 

Simon Worthington, founder of Register Dynamics and formerly of the Government Digital Service, discusses his project Personal Data Exchange.

Read Simon's Q&A

Martin Pilkington, Director of RHE Global, and Huw Williams, former Ceredigion Regulatory Services Manager, discuss generating positive social outcomes from citizen reporting.

Read Martin's Q&A