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Agenda

9:00 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks 
9:10 am
Opening Keynote | What Can Policy do to Maximise the Benefits of New Technological Paradigm for the Economy and Society?
  • AI systems, digital twinning, augmented reality, 5G and central bank digital currency: How can policies keep up with technology and help us to take advantage of the 4th industrial revolution?
  • How to reinvent the government, economy, and society to accelerate the benefits and mitigate the risks of these new technologies?
  • Making a shift towards privacy by design systems instead of privacy preserving
  • Education and training agenda: What policies are required for upskilling, re-skilling, and moving workers to different jobs within the public sector and beyond?
  • What procurement guidelines for AI should be in place (are in place) and how to incentivise responsible AI and value base design?
Oliver Dowden MP
Oliver Dowden MP
Secretary of State
DCMS
Invited
9:30 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?
Lord Clement-Jones
Lord Clement-Jones
House of Lords
Confirmed
Edwina Dunn
Edwina Dunn
Board Member
The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
Confirmed
Stephen Bonner
Stephen Bonner
Executive Director Regulatory Futures and Innovation
Information Commissioner's Office
Confirmed
Brhmie Balaram
Brhmie Balaram
Head of AI Research & Ethics
NHSX AI Lab
Confirmed
10:10 am
Headline Sponsor Session - Elastic
10:30 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?

 

John Quinn
John Quinn
Interim Chief Technology Officer
MHRA
Invited
Gareth Robson
Gareth Robson
Head of Data
HMLR
Invited
Senior Representative of HMRC
Senior Representative of HMRC
Invited
11:30 am
Gold Sponsor Session
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?
12:10 pm
Seminar 1
Seminar 2
Seminar 3
Seminar 4
Seminar 5
System Architecture
Data Management
Cloud
Process Management & RPA
ML, AI and Predictive Analytics
12:55 pm
Lunch, Networking, Virtual Exhibition & Live Delegate Meet Ups
1:45 pm
Chair’s Welcome
1:50 pm
Seminar 1
Seminar 2
Seminar 3
Seminar 4
Seminar 5
Digital Twins
5G
Blockchain & DLT
AR/VR/DR
NLP
2:20 pm
HARNESSING PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGY
LEADING THE WAY WITH DATA & INNOVATION
Improving the Way Data is Managed: What do the government organisations need from the external data managers?
  • How do the external providers manage your data? What controls are needed to be in place?
  • How to approach third-party risks assessment while contacting a system build?
  • Efficiency and ROI: How to assess the benefits and risks of the third-party data management against hiring additional staff and keeping things in-house?
  • Stacking strategically: How to align divers IT systems and connect to cloud-based solutions from legacy solutions?
  • How to match the perceptions and expectations of senior leadership, data users, internal and external data solution providers to ensure the consistency, completeness, structural integrity, and functionality of the organisation’s data solutions?
Data and Applications of AI in Healthcare
  • Dealing with data: Duty to share and duty to protect
  • What are the key risks and questions that need to be assessed before deploying any AI solution?
  • Integrated care systems and digital platforms allowing seamless flow of data
  • How to overcome interoperability issues between the main 4 electronic health care data providers?
  • How to safeguard the data sent overseas and future proof the data and apps from tracing, cookies, and other third-party risks?
  • Patients’ data in the future: Where is the value created and how it is going to be redistributed in the future?
  • Why chatbots fail and how to provide a human interaction via AI?
2:40 pm
HARNESSING PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGY
LEADING THE WAY WITH DATA & INNOVATION
Stream Sponsor Session
Stream Sponsor session
3:00 pm
HARNESSING PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGY
LEADING THE WAY WITH DATA & INNOVATION
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

15:00 – 15:20

Geospatial Data: Smart Places & Location Intelligence

  • The UK’s geospatial strategy – 18th months on
  • How the government continue 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?

15:20 – 15:40

The latest update on the National Digital Twin (NDT) Programme: Integration Architecture Pattern and Principles

  • What is a benefit to 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 the 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 industry?
  • How do we facilitate adoption? What are the technical and non-technical barriers to realising scalable and interoperable digital twins?
Jamie Clark
Jamie Clark
Head of Public Sector Geospatial Policy
Geospatial Commission, Cabinet Office
Confirmed
Miranda Sharp
Miranda Sharp
Board Member
Smart London Board
Confirmed
Iain Forbes
Iain Forbes
Head
UK Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Invited
Andrew Trigg
Andrew Trigg
Chief Geospatial and Data Officer
HMLR
Invited
3:40 pm
Networking & Virtual Exhibition
4:00 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?
Case Study: Collaborative Approach to Data at Local Authority Level
  • How is the use of data transforming local authorities and the social sector?
  • Achieving transparency and joining on data internally and cross country
  • How to reduce the cost of ownership? What is the best approach?
  • Process, technology, constructive application and research
  • Timely and accurate data is a major consideration as local governments seek to lead place-based renewal and resilience
4:20 pm
HARNESSING PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGY
LEADING THE WAY WITH DATA & INNOVATION
Big Debate | Does 5G Bring Economic Growth and Service Benefits in Public Sector or Distract from Wider Connectivity to Meet Basic Needs for All?
  • Assessing the value in investing in future tech and exploring the ways in which it has aided the response to the COVID-19 crisis across central and local government 
  • Embracing AI, RPA and Machine Learning in order to generate cost savings, improve citizen-centric services and transform the relationship between citizen and state 
  • Understanding how 5G and IoT can continue to aid in the Coronavirus response through improving infrastructure and connectivity  
  • Learning from those are leading the way in implementing emerging tech  is this always the right solution to improving outcomes? 
  • Delivering next generation of public services through IoT; healthcare, parking, environment, smart cities and smart communities, asset tracking etc. 
Panel Discussion | Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) Update
  • Are Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) set to become part of national financial systems across the globe?
  • What are the essential characteristic of a CBDC and its place in a taxonomy of money-like instruments?
  • Which network design and configuration is currently trending and how is this to complement other public and private sector initiatives to improve payments in the UK and in the future interconnected world?
  • What technical implementation options are available and how it affects interoperability?
  • Could CBDC provide unique benefits, over and above existing initiatives, to improve UK payments?
5:00 pm
CRYSTALBALL FIRESIDE CHAT | Multiparity Systems, Mirrored World and the Power of Tech: How technological convergence is utilising the use of data
  • Can we expect a blockchain breakthrough in Government? Which steps can ultimately help future public sector blockchain implementations to succeed and reach their full potential? Why blockchain projects have had minimal impact on the public sector so far and not many of them have moved beyond the proof of concept or pilot stage?
  • Creating cross-organisational, single, integrated front-to-back data models: Can shared ledgers pass the reality test of local market practices, regulation, data protection policies and coexistence with legacy systems?
  • As leaders across public sector are rethinking their 5-10-year plans in light of the pandemic will intelligent digital twins change how public sector, industries and businesses operate, collaborate and innovate?
  • Has creating unbroken threads of data-fabrics will soon be essential to every sectors’ digital strategy?
5:30 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks and End of the Conference