Key Points
  • Transforming the public sectors use of data and information sharing to meet the National Data Strategy (NDS)
  • Exploring data regulation and protection misconceptions to overcome common barriers to information sharing
  • Building strong digital leadership to create an effective information sharing culture and transform the use of data
  • Adopting strong governance to streamline the information sharing process and acquire strategic buy in
  • Improving data standards and systems to ensure consistency and increase interoperability
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jess Smith, Deputy Director for Data Ethics and Innovation, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI)
  • Ming Tang, National Director for Data and Analytics, NHS England and Improvement
  • Dr Shruti Kohli, Lead Data Scientist and Innovation Lead, DWP Digital
  • Yvonne Gallagher, Digital Director, National Audit Office
  • Dr Claudia Natanson, Chair of the Board of Trustees, UK Cyber Security Council
  • Andy Bates, Executive Director, Global Cyber Alliance
  • Darren Pegram, Information Governance Change Programme Manager, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)
  • Jovian Smalley, Data Protection and Information Manager, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG)

    As detailed in the National Data Strategy, information sharing is fundamental for effective government, the running of public services, and responding to complex issues involving coordination between multiple delivery partners. Utilising information sharing in public sector organisations will drive efficiency, multi-agency collaboration and services.

    Westminster Insight’s timely Information Sharing in the Public Sector Digital Conference will feature contributions from a diverse range of leading organisations on how to transform the public sector’s use of data.

    Hear how NHS England and Improvement has harnessed the power of data to effectively respond to the health pandemic, inform decision-makers, and combat vaccine inequalities across the UK. You will also hear how to overcome a culture of risk aversion around data use through clear and consistent information governance.

    Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, Sheffield City Council and Greater Manchester Complex will share how transforming their approach to data has improved services across education, health and social care, local commissioning, safeguarding, youth services and criminal justice.

    You will hear from digital leaders on the most common misconceptions surrounding data regulation, data protection, and cyber security and how to overcome common challenges to improving information sharing capabilities.

    You will learn how to develop and deliver a ‘data-sharing by default’ culture through strong digital leadership and how to establish strong management oversight across information sharing ecosystems and secure strategic executive buy-in. We will also explore how to identifying and responding early to complex local issues through the collocation of delivery and data teams.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:10
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Jess Smith Deputy Director for Data Ethics and Innovation, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI)

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09:10 - 09:50
Case Study: Driving Data Innovation and Information Sharing in Central Government

 
  • Leveraging data innovation and applied analytics to drive improvements in data sharing capabilities and collaboration across delivery chains
  • Exploring the possibilities and opportunities of using augmented intelligence to design decision assistive tools
  • Investing in experimental teams and labs to drive organisational productivity and technological capabilities through innovation
Questions and Discussion 9:40 – 9:50

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Dr Shruti Kohli Lead Data Scientist and Innovation Lead, DWP Digital

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09:50 - 10:40
Panel Discussion: Boosting Cyber Security, Securing Sensitive Data, and Streamlining Information Sharing Systems

 
  • Reviewing the impact of COVID-19 and remote working on cyber security risks across public sector organisations
  • Approaching data protection and security issues as part of the design and implementation of information sharing partnerships and systems to meet UK GDPR requirements
  • Exploring the variety of data standards, technical systems and processes adopted by governmental departments and public sector organisations across the UK
  • Adopting consistent data standards across delivery chains and partners to improve consistency and interoperability
  • Delivering data protection and information handling training to increase staff data competency and reduce anxiety around information sharing

Speakers

Andy Bates Executive Director, UK, Middle East and India, Global Cyber Alliance

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Yvonne Gallagher Digital Director, National Audit Office

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Dr Claudia Natanson Chair of the Board of Trustees, UK Cyber Security Council

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10:40 - 11:00
Break

 

11:00 - 11:40
Case Study: Enabling Effective Information Sharing Through Strong Management Oversight

 
  • Sharing the change journey of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) in driving an improved Greater Manchester system approach to data and information sharing with key stakeholders within GMCA and beyond.
  • Adopting a “one team” approach through overarching governance arrangements, a shared vision and strategy
  • Securing effective strategic buy-in and long-term investment from senior levels
  • Looking beyond legal compliance to enable the application of data ethics in data sharing strategies and applications 
Questions and Discussion 11:30 – 11:40

Speakers

Darren Pegram Information Governance Change Programme Manager, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

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11:40 - 12:20
Case Study: Harnessing the Power of Data – Responding to the Pandemic and Vaccine Inequalities

 
  • Exploring how the development of bespoke data platforms, data stores and streamlined information sharing processes has been key to responding to the health pandemic, informing vaccine rollout, and combating vaccine inequalities
  • Utilising real-time data to operationalise flexible responses, inform decision-makers, and connect policy with project delivery
  • Understanding the challenges, solutions and risks associated with developing information sharing ecosystems at pace and or in response to emergencies
Questions and Discussion 12:10 – 12:20

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Ming Tang National Director for Data and Analytics, NHS England and Improvement

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12:20 - 12:55
Case Study: Creating a Vibrant and Secure Information Sharing Ecosystem and Culture

 
  • Sharing how councils and housing trusts are transforming the use of data to drive efficiency and improve public services relating to education, health and social care provision, and local commissioning
  • Developing capabilities, leadership and a culture around data to empower staff at all levels to tackle the culture of risk aversion around data use and sharing
  • Exploring the drivers and challenges in creating a ‘data-sharing by default’ culture and understanding the risks of not achieving standards within the context of recovery and renewal from COVID-19
Questions and Discussion 12:45 – 12:55

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Jovian Smalley Data Protection and Information Manger, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG)

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Jess Smith Deputy Director for Data Ethics and Innovation, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI)

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End

Speakers

Andy Bates Executive Director, UK, Middle East and India, Global Cyber Alliance

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Yvonne Gallagher Digital Director, National Audit Office

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Dr Shruti Kohli Lead Data Scientist and Innovation Lead, DWP Digital

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Dr Claudia Natanson Chair of the Board of Trustees, UK Cyber Security Council

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Darren Pegram Information Governance Change Programme Manager, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

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Jovian Smalley Data Protection and Information Manger, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG)

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Jess Smith Deputy Director for Data Ethics and Innovation, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI)

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Ming Tang National Director for Data and Analytics, NHS England and Improvement

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Venue details

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