Public Sector Event

Data Bites #2: Getting things done with data in government

Venue: Institute for Government

Date: 1 May 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 second in a series of monthly meet-ups, four speakers will present their data projects in an exciting, quickfire format. Each speaker has 8 minutes, followed by 8 minutes of questions from the audience.

In May, we’ll be hearing from:

  • • Aleks Bobrowska, DWP Data Science Newcastle Hub, talking about bringing skills demand data to local government via a digital service.
  • • Sam Roberts (DCMS) and Sarah Gates (GO Science), talking about the UK government's work on the Data Ethics Framework.
  • • Simon Worthington, founder of Register Dynamics and formerly of the Government Digital Service, talking about Personal Data Exchange.
  • • Martin Pilkington (Director, RHE Global) and Huw Williams (former Ceredigion Regulatory Services Manager), talking about generating positive social outcomes from citizen reporting: The Noise App.

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