Data-Driven Government Roadshows

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The must-attend event for data professionals in local authorities, NHS and government departments

The power of data is now widely recognised as crucial to making public services more effective and improving outcomes. Yet, despite this, many organisations remain at the start of their journey or still have a long way to go before they can fully unlock the opportunities data can bring.
A recent Kable study suggests that although there is a recognition of the new opportunities data presents, there are multiple barriers to innovation. This may include poor data quality, problems integrating multiple systems, the lack of a single view of data and ultimately, the need to save money.
Peers from other local authorities and government departments joined Zaizi and Talend for workshops where we explored and presented real-life case studies where data innovation is being used to;
  • Reduce fraud and error, most commonly related to tax and benefits
  • Offer joined-up digital government services, so that users only have to enter data once even where multiple organisations and systems are involved
  • Use data analytics and predictive modelling to support early state intervention

Newcastle and Leeds Agenda

08:30 – 09:30 
Registration & Breakfast
09:30 – 09:45 
Opening remarks & Case study: Insights from the cutting edge of data-driven government - A look at the findings from a report produced by Nesta, which profiles some of the most pioneering uses of data in UK government.
09:45 – 10:20 
Case study: Insights on Data Mill North – the Bin App created by Leeds City Council. A look at how one of the largest open data portals in the UK - Data Mill North, produced the Leeds Bin App, which uses open data to let people know when their next collection will take place, and which bin to put out, which has led to an improvement in recycling and cost savings for Leeds City Council.
10:20 – 10:40 
5 Pillars for GDPR Compliance
10:40 – 10:55 
Coffee Break
10:55 –  11:25 
Data Quality Demo: Practical solutions to improve data quality, mask personally identifiable information and share data analytics. 
11:25 –  11:55 
AWS BIG Data & Analytics
11:55 –  12:45 
Breakout Sessions - with your peers from the Public Sector to discuss common approaches, challenges, and best practice. 
12:45 –  13:30 
Lunch and Networking
Due to a limited number of seats this event is for public sector delegates only. 
* Attendance is free of charge, you will be served Morning Pastries, Refreshments & Lunch. We are limited to just 30 delegate places in the Workshop.

Who attended

These workshops involved persons from;
IT​ Management
Heads of Data
Information Management
Programme Management
Transformation Change
IT Tech Lead
Information Governance
Records Management

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