May 12 2021
It’s clear that data and information is now the number one asset for public sector organisations wishing to transform outcomes for citizens, and there is huge excitement about the possibilities.
But there’s trepidation too, with civil society organisations raising increasingly loud alarm bells over privacy and algorithmic justice. It’s also not clear whether all public bodies have the infrastructure, resources and most important the competence to take advantage of the new approaches.
At this conference we will take a joined-up look at all of the opportunities and challenges for public bodies and their suppliers, hearing from a diverse range of exciting speakers about current thinking and best practices.
With the recent publication of the government’s National Data Strategy, it’s now clear that data and information is the number one asset for public sector organisations wishing to drive benefit for citizens. But digital transformation initiatives have too often treated data as an afterthought, meaning lost opportunities to exploit analytics and AI.
In this session we’ll discuss the approaches public sector bodies are taking to ensure that data is at the centre of their broader transformation programmes.
Whether it’s joined up healthcare or the surveillance economy, the Covid public health emergency has shone a spotlight on both positives and negatives of data sharing. Data protection and privacy continue to present complex practical and ethical challenges for public bodies, and the post-Brexit regulatory landscape is not yet clear.
In this session, panellists will discuss citizens’ evolving expectations about data privacy and how public bodies are approaching the challenge.
The UK’s first Geospatial Strategy, published last year, described the opportunity to harness the potential of location data to drive our future economic recovery and growth. From local infrastructure to net zero, public health to transport, nearly every part of the public sector will have a role to play.
This session will look at the immediate opportunities for public bodies to exploit the data that they curate, and to make it accessible for innovation.