Harnessing the data explosion for public good

The Think Data for Government conference is back, bigger and better on May 17th. Register your place today

Posted 14 February 2023 by Matt Stanley

Another big date for your calendar is May 17th 2023. This is the next time that the great and the good of public sector data get together in London for the Think Data for Government conference. The agenda has moved on since the great discussions that took place in November 2022 at the last event and this May we will have a whole new range or presentations, panel debates and topics to consider. 

May 17th

“Think Data has become a highlight of my year,” said conference chair Jessica Figueras, founder of Hither Strategy. “The event, with the conversations that happen around it, have come to create an intellectually engaging and supportive forum for government data leaders. What I appreciate most is the rich mix of speakers and attendees – with diverse views from government, industry and civil society.”

The session topics for the may conference include

  • Government keynote
  • Trust in Data
  • Building Data capability and data careers
  • Best practice in linking data
  • From ontologies to controversies
  • Health and social care: Where is data delivering?
  • The Future of Data policy

The conference will also feature case studies highlighting successful data strategies which are being implemented across the public sector, in addition to the sharing of insight gathered by leading experts from the industry and supplier communities.  

We are already very pleased to confirm Tom Smith, Director Spatial Data Unit and Chief Data Officer, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities as our Government keynote speaker. More speakers and sponsors will be confirmed over the coming days and weeks for what will be another outstanding conference. 

We spoke with the Pauline Yau, public sector director at HPE, one of the conference sponsors who said “The enormous potential of data to advance how we live and work is clear  – but we must unlock its value and it must be at the centre of our thinking. For all public sector organisations it has the possibility to advance economic and social progress like never before, while at the same time promoting sovereignty, openness and equal opportunities. That’s why I’m delighted that we’ll be joining our peers from across the public sector at the Think Data for Government event in May to debate and discuss the opportunities that the new age of insight can offer for the betterment of all across our society.” 

We strongly encourage delegates to register and attend physically if possible as the conversations and networking that takes place during the breaks and post conference drinks reception really add significantly to the delegate experience.

Delegates attending our last event in person said, “To be sat in the room and listen without distraction to the speakers on stage is really important to me. Many times at these events I have found some of the speakers during the breaks and shared further conversations with them.”

“For me the networking with colleagues across government and suppliers in the identity space is as valuable as the discussion be shared on stage. I often stay in contact with people I meet at the conferences.”

You can register to attend Think Data for Government here.