Public Sector Event

Data bites: Getting things done with data in government

Venue: Institute for Government

Date: 3 Apr 2019

Synopsis: Better use of data is key to more effective government. Across government, teams are doing fascinating work with data, on everything from policy to public services, from data sharing to data visualisation, and from infrastructure to ethics.


But those projects often don’t get the attention they deserve.

At this event, the first in a series of monthly meet-ups, four speakers will present their data projects in an exciting, quickfire format. Each speaker will have 8 minutes, followed by 8 minutes of questions from the audience.

In April, we’ll be hearing from:

  • • Louisa Nolan, Lead Data Scientist at the ONS Data Science Campus, discussing faster indicators of economic activity
  • • Representative from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, discussing data in housing and land
  • • David Divitt, Vice President, Financial Crime Product Management, Vocalink, a Mastercard company
  • • Final speaker to be confirmed.

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