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9:10 am
Opening Remarks 
Rachel Neaman
Rachel Neaman
Non-executive Director and Business Advisor
Confirmed
Peter Dutton
Peter Dutton
Head of Public Sector, UK&I
Elastic
Confirmed
9:20 am
Panel Discussion | Technology Governance: How to develop an emerging tech framework where inconsistencies are avoided, and inclusivity is prioritised?
  • What effective data protection and data governance frameworks should be in place to encourage responsible data sharing for trustworthy AI?
  • What governance principles need to be implemented for the use of AI in government?
  • How to ensure human centric by design principle is in the core of every tech development?
  • Algorithmic transparency: How to make explainability real and transparency possible in machine learning environment?
  • What continuous post-development frameworks are necessary to monitor and ensure the systems are working properly as their behaviour adapting?
  • What are the risks associated with AR/VR/DR and other immersive technologies and how they should be tackled?
  • How affective is the UK AI classification framework for assessing risks of an AI system? Should technology be classified according to labour market impact?
Brhmie Balaram
Brhmie Balaram
Head of AI Ethics
NHS AI Lab
Confirmed
Stephen Bonner
Stephen Bonner
Executive Director Regulatory Futures and Innovation
Information Commissioner's Office
Confirmed
Lord Clement-Jones
Lord Clement-Jones
House of Lords
Confirmed
Edwina Dunn
Edwina Dunn
Chair
The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
Confirmed
10:00 am
Overcome Barriers to Innovation to Unlock the Value of your Data

Learn how technology is used innovatively can help you overcome tech debt to drive value from your data. In this session, Matthew Adams, Principal Solutions Architect, Elastic and Kieran Moran, Mission Innovation Lead, Naimuri will take you through case studies from NHSx and Law Enforcement to share how to innovate safely, be Agile, and how starting with small steps can lead to outstanding results.

Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams
Principal Solutions Architect
Elastic
Confirmed
Kieran Moran
Kieran Moran
Mission Innovation Lead
Naimuri
Confirmed
10:20 am
Networking, Virtual Exhibition and Live Delegate Meet Ups
10:50 am
Panel Discussion | Establishing Ethical, Open, and Transparent Data Management Frameworks to Build Public Trust and Confidence
  • How the best practices across government organisations are shaping the government data quality framework and the data quality culture?
  • How to improve the way government stores, manages and processes its data?
  • Treating the cause not the symptoms: How to take a structured approach to the data quality before the problems occur?
  • What are the core data quality dimensions?
  • What training and guidance is available to support data practitioners in embedding the framework in their organisations?

 

Andrew Heggs
Andrew Heggs
Head of Data Quality, Data Services Directorate
NHS Digital
Confirmed
Anna Kwiatkowska
Anna Kwiatkowska
Deputy Director for Data Science
HMRC
Confirmed
Christophe Prince
Christophe Prince
Director, Data and Identity Directorate
Home Office
Confirmed
Dr. Keith Dear
Dr. Keith Dear
Director Artificial Intelligence Innovation
Fujitsu Defence and National Security
Confirmed
11:30 am
The DVSA's Drive to become Digital Leaders in Public Sector

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is an executive agency of the UK government. Its priorities are helping everyone through a lifetime of safe driving and helping everyone keep their vehicle safe to drive.   Over the last few years, the DVSA has undergone a major digital transformation and is now positioned proudly as a digital leader in Public Sector.

In this session, we get a front-row glimpse into the DVSA’s winning IT Strategy and how it has built digital advantage. We’ll discuss how:

  • The DVSA has created digital advantage from its IT transformation
  • Interconnection is fundamental to the DVSA’s journey
  • The future of the business is evolving and what this means
Tim Hinchey
Tim Hinchey
Head of Cloud and Infrastructure Architecture
DVSA
Confirmed
Mark Simms
Mark Simms
Public Sector Lead
Equinix UK
Confirmed
11:50 am
New AI System Tips and Traps: An overall framework to evaluate the benefits of an AI system for a particular need
  • How to drive a successful deployment of an AI system
  • Going through an internal assessment: Is the organisation digitally mature and AI-ready
  • Does the project consider factors that lead to success or failure?
  • Does a decision maker have enough general knowledge and realistic expectations related to AI systems?
  • Is the AI system viable, valuable, and vital for a particular service?
Anna Kwiatkowska
Anna Kwiatkowska
Deputy Director for Data Science
HMRC
Confirmed
12:10 pm
OKTA seminar
UiPath Seminar
Securing a Remote Workforce in a Post Covid World

Around the world, we are all under intense pressure to quickly expand our reliance on distributed, remote teams. But standing up this kind of capability isn’t easy: It means access and device challenges, communication and collaboration challenges, and new security and compliance concerns. Software solutions can help—but which ones? Council employees can ensure continuity and resiliency by using Okta as the foundation to the remote work strategy.

In this speaker session, Okta will take a deep dive into the business benefits of Identity Access Management and use real customer stories to highlight how common challenges within the Public Sector and Local Government can be effectively resolved.

Craig Hinchliffe
Craig Hinchliffe
Senior Solutions Engineer
Okta
Confirmed
How Automation is Revolutionising Work at the Department for Education

Public sector organisations are increasingly facing pressure to become more efficient by doing more with less. The Department for Education (DfE) embarked on their automation journey with the aim to change the way employees work,  playing a vital role in supporting the department’s aspiration to upskill its people for the future.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • DfE’s automation journey to date
  • Benefits achieved by deploying automation
  • The importance of employees embracing robots
  • The role automation can play in any public sector organisation
Steph Ashby
Steph Ashby
Central Government Lead
UiPath
Confirmed
David Craig
David Craig
Director of Data Science
Education and Skills Funding Agency / Department for Education
Confirmed
12:55 pm
Lunch, Networking, Virtual Exhibition & Live Delegate Meet Ups
1:45 pm
Chair’s Welcome
Stuart Coleman
Stuart Coleman
Director of Learning and Business Development
The Open Data Institute
Confirmed
1:50 pm
Hyperscience Seminar
causaLens Seminar
Improving Citizen Experience Using AI-powered Automation
  • Discover how to upgrade your organisation’s document-heavy processes with intelligent automation solutions 
  • See key insights from a recent survey by E&Y on Driving Strategic Value with Automation 
  • Learn about digital transformation strategies and tools used by public sector organisations to free up staff, optimise service delivery, and achieve cost savings  
  • Hear best practices and tips from automation experts on how to streamline your most resource-intensive manual processes with ease.
David Worsell
David Worsell
Managing Director
Ineo Digital
Confirmed
Gareth Hole
Gareth Hole
Director, Robotics & AI
NICE
Confirmed
Nay Odutola
Nay Odutola
General Manager, EMEA
Hyperscience
Confirmed
Optimal policy decisions - Augmenting human intelligence with Causal AI

Current machine learning has had some great successes. However, it has shown to have some severe limitations. These can be especially problematic for decision-making. Fortunately, there’s a new emerging science that has the potential to overcome these limitations and truly augment human intelligence. This science – called Causal AI – enables machines to reason, through understanding cause and effect.

  • Understand how true causal drivers allow Causal AI to do much more than just make accurate predictions of the future.
  • Hear about how Causal AI produces fully transparent and explainable models that allow seamless interaction and collaboration with the user.
  • Learn how this technology enables decision makers to realistically model the effects of interventions on systems and to explore counterfactual scenarios.
  • Discover examples that demonstrate Causal AI’s current success in policy making, resource allocation and beyond.
Darko Matovski
Darko Matovski
CEO
causaLens
Confirmed
Gerald Mullally
Gerald Mullally
Director
the UK Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office Communications
Confirmed
2:20 pm
Leading Data Transition: What makes a good data leader and what are the successful leadership models?
  • Where should a Chief Data Officer (CDO) or a Data Leader fit within an organisation to give most benefit?
  • What is the remit of a data leader and specific leadership traits? Should CDO have control of the entire data lifecycle to achieve efficiency across the organisation?
  • How to present data in an engaging way to go from being a data explorer to a data inspirer? How to think strategically and align data exploration with the core business strategy?
  • How to protect existing value streams and public image throughout your data transformation journey?
  • Dealing with resistance: What are the proactive measures ensuring the employees are engaged and your innovative disruption is not mitigated
  • How to adapt to the changed expectations of the public in how their data is used, stored, accessed and shared by the government?
Miranda Sharp
Miranda Sharp
Board Member
Smart London Board
Confirmed
2:40 pm
Unlock the Potential of IoT for Public Sector

Cloud technology has long been accepted as fundamental to the way the modern world operates, with even those once reluctant now embracing the value it offers. IoT is now very prevalent in society and smart devices are improving the public sector in many ways. As we move towards edge computing adoption, the advantages of IoT become even more bountiful. 

Join Nick Roberts and Devika Mistry to learn more. 

Devika Mistry
Devika Mistry
Senior Communications Manager, EMEA
Rackspace Technology
Confirmed
Nick Roberts
Nick Roberts
Head of Government & Public Sector Solutions & Services
Rackspace Technology
Confirmed
3:00 pm
Geospatial Data: Smart Places & Location Intelligence
  • The UK’s geospatial strategy – 18th months on
  • How the government continues the use of authoritative Geospatial data beyond the response to the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • What performance and efficiency benefits geospatial technology developments and solutions offer government organisations?
  • How to improve data, system integration, and interoperability to boost developments associated with the digital twin concept?
Jamie Clark
Jamie Clark
Head of Public Sector Geospatial Policy
Geospatial Commission, Cabinet Office
Confirmed
Ian Knowles
Ian Knowles
Deputy Director, Data, Insight and People Analytics Division
Department for Transport
Confirmed
Miranda Sharp
Miranda Sharp
Board Member
Smart London Board
Confirmed
Andrew Trigg
Andrew Trigg
Chief Geospatial and Data Officer
HM Land Registry
Confirmed
3:40 pm
The latest update on the National Digital Twin (NDT) Programme: Integration Architecture Pattern and Principles
  • What is a benefit to the UK in digital twinning?
  • How to move from data exchange to data integration and make information compatible across the built and natural environment?
  • What are the key patterns, principles, and standards needed to create the Integration Architecture for the National Digital Twin Programme?
  • How do we bring digital twinning to the front of the government infrastructure and to the industry?
  • How do we facilitate adoption? What are the technical and non-technical barriers to realising scalable and interoperable digital twins?
Alexandra Bolton
Alexandra Bolton
Executive Director
Centre for Digital Built Britain (CBDD)
Confirmed
Mark Enzer
Mark Enzer
Head of the National Digital Twin Programme
Confirmed
4:00 pm
Networking & Virtual Exhibition
4:20 pm
HARNESSING PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGY
LEADING THE WAY WITH DATA & INNOVATION
Skills and Labour: What are the skills and values that will help government employees to succeed in the technology powered world?
  • How to help employees to work across diverse IT systems?
  • How to ensure continued investing into human capital not only technology?
  • As the requirement for skills changes how to upgrade public sector training programmes to forge different skills?
  • What are the human strengths and how can humans and technology complement each other in the best way?
  • How to invest into education and equipping people with the skills not only to use the technology but also to transition into different roles if their work was affected
  • Using new technologies in training: How to use AI to uphold what makes us human and improve work in process? How having a social virtual peer rises our learning gains?
Dr Matthew Forshaw
Dr Matthew Forshaw
Senior Advisor for Skills
The Alan Turing Institute
Confirmed
Flt Lt (Dr) James Kuht
Flt Lt (Dr) James Kuht
Special Projects Lead
10 Downing Street Data Science Team
Confirmed
An Intelligent Automation Platform in Public Procurement: Further e-enabling the procurement function
  • Full spectrum procurement to take advantage of the full data potential
  • Building a new platform that incorporates AI, ML, and RPA and can link and integrate external data reports
Adam Smith
Adam Smith
Head of Commercial & Technology
North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
Confirmed
4:40 pm
Big Debate | Does 5G Bring Economic Growth and Service Benefits in Public Sector or Distract from Wider Connectivity to Meet Basic Needs for All?
  • What is the current state of the 5G deployment in the UK?
  • What are the benefits of 5G in the public sector and local governments?
  • How can the government engage with SMEs to raise awareness of how 5G can play a role in helping them grow their businesses?
Robert Franks
Robert Franks
Managing Director
WM5G
Confirmed
Julie Snell
Julie Snell
Chair
The Scotland 5G Centre
Confirmed
Martyn Wallace
Martyn Wallace
Chief Digital Officer
Digital Office for Scottish Local Government
Confirmed
5:10 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks and End of the Conference