Data bites: Getting things done with data in government

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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 presented their data projects in an exciting, quickfire format. Each speaker had 8 minutes, followed by 8 minutes of questions from the audience.

In April, we heard from:

Louisa Nolan, Lead Data Scientist at the ONS Data Science Campus, talking about faster indicators of economic activity;

Paul Maltby, Chief Digital Officer, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, talking about data in housing and land;

David Divitt, Vice President, Financial Crime Product Management, Vocalink, a Mastercard company, talking about using data to uncover new, increasingly sophisticated patterns of financial crime;

Sophie Adams and Jon Downing, Product Owner and Data Scientist, Ofgem, talking about data analytics;

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

We would like to thank Vocalink for supporting this event.

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