Editorial

Two brilliant Keynotes confirmed for Think Data for Government

In less than 3 weeks time we will be able to hear the keynote address from Data leaders in both the English and Scottish governments.

Posted 22 April 2021 by

If you haven’t got May 12th in your diaries yet, then grab a pen and put it in there now. Why? Because it’s the inaugural Think Data for Government event and we have one of the strongest line up of speakers that you will find at any public sector conference.

Sue Bateman

We have speakers from DWP Digital, The Office National Statistics, Ministry of Justice, Geospatial Commission, Cabinet Office, Food Standards Agency, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, The Legal Education Foundation and UK Cyber Security Council and that is before you consider industry speakers and our two prestigious keynote speakers.

Sue Bateman is the Deputy Director for Data and Innovation at the Central Digital and Data Office and will be giving the opening keynote, looking at the current state of play across the English government and examine current and proposed data initiatives.

Closely following Sue Bateman is Albert King, the Chief Data Officer for the Scottish Government. In Alberts own words ‘Scotland has a Vision for Data that will be used routinely to save time, money and lives creating economic, social and environmental value’.  In his keynote he will talk about work to achieve that through Scotland’s Digital Strategy, AI Strategy and programmes to build a data infrastructure in Scotland.

As well as these brilliant keynotes we also have 5 great panel sessions on a variety of topics including Data Transformation, AI, Privacy, Data Skills and Geospatial. These engagement and feedback from these sessions will help us to construct a full day Data for Government event towards the end of the year (hopefully an in person event too!).

We would also like to thank our event sponsors, who too have supplied expert speakers, Paul Hudson from Automated Intelligence, Lexy Kassan from Databricks and Joseph Byrne from OneTrust.

So what are you waiting for? Click here to register if you haven’t already!

Albert King