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Data Bites #3: Getting things done with data in government

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 18:00 - 19:15

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.

At this event, the third in our series, four organisations presented their data projects in an exciting, quickfire format. Each set of speakers had eight minutes, followed by eight minutes of questions from the audience.

We heard from:

  • William Priest, Chief Executive of the Geospatial Commission, on the work of the Commission
  • Andy Dudfield, Chief Publishing Officer at the Office for National Statistics, on data and the web
  • David Fry, Chief Statistician, and Luke Perera, Head of Data Science at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on how data science has allowed the department to tackle old problems in new ways
  • Yvonne Gallagher, Director of Value for Money, Digital at the National Audit Office, on the challenges in using data in government.

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

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You can watch the first event, supported by Vocalink, and watch the second event, supported by RHE Global, on our website. If you would be interested in presenting at a future Data Bites event, please email Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director: gavin.freeguard@instituteforgovernment.org.uk. If you would be interested in supporting a future event, please email David Tripepi-Lewis, Head of Partnerships and Development: david.tripepi-lewis@instituteforgovernment.org.uk

William Priest, Chief Executive of the Geospatial Commission, presents the work of the commission.

David Fry, Chief Statistician, and Luke Perera, Head of Data Science at BEIS, discuss how data science has allowed the department to tackle old problems in new ways.

Andy Dudfield, Chief Publishing Officer at the Office for National Statistics, talks about data and the web. 

Yvonne Gallagher, Director of Value for Money, Digital at the National Audit Office, explores the challenges in using data in government.

Read Yvonne's Q&A