Public Sector Data Summit 2022

Benefits of Unlocking Data, Utilising AI and Data Analytics

Thursday, 26th May 2022
QEII Centre, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Event Information

Public Sector Data Summit 2022
Thursday 26th May 2022, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

They say knowledge is power but what are the new technologies available to the public sector to unlock this knowledge?

The public sector as a whole manages colossal amounts of data and as result is becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of unlocking big data, the use of data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. A recent report stated that although all public sector organisations believe these four pillars are key to improving public services and efficiencies within their organisations, over 40% said they were not confident or lacked the knowledge, expertise or experience to fully harness these technologies to their optimum potential.

The Public Sector Data Summit will gather public sector personnel from technology, networks, information, data, finance and procurement functions to the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster on May the 26th 2022.  Throughout the day we will be breaking down the barriers for the delegates to allow them to fully understand and implement new technologies to optimise their huge potential for improvements, efficiencies and savings across local and central government, the NHS and the wider public sector.

Conference Agenda

Thursday 26th May 2022, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE


Harnessing the power of data to transform healthcare and drive recovery – As we look to lock in the beneficial gains enabled by COVID-19 in terms of how data is used and shared to inform decision-making, Ming Tang will talk about the key role data is playing in the NHS’ COVID-19 response, underpinning the largest vaccination programme in NHS history, the recovery of critical services and how data could be used in the ‘new NHS’ be used to reshape services around the patient and their needs.

How ‘synthetic data’ is providing improvements in data testing and sharing capabilities within the DWP

Building data and analytical capability; how do we train personnel for the future and use collaborative technologies to support this?

Harnessing Big Data and Analytics to drive efficiencies and improvements.  An insight into Crown Commercial Service’s upcoming specialist framework for the UK Public Sector

Moving from Business Intelligence to Decision Intelligence to make operational impacts using AI – Learn from case studies about public and private sector organisations that are operationalising data, going from manually sifting through BI graphical and tabular output to automating millions of actions using decision intelligence. Discover why connecting data is essential to making AI transparent and accurate enough to power digital channels.

Data-driven Digital Transformation within public sector – More public sector organisations than ever are assessing the opportunities hidden in their treasure troves of data to enrich new digital ways of working.
The two big challenges in deriving value from business data are the sheer volume and variety you will have to sift through, and the speed of analysis. To be a digital leader, you need to move beyond traditional approaches. Collecting data from multiple sources is not just to facilitate the analysis of the past but more to predict outcomes, automate and enhance data-driven decisions for the future.  In this session we will look at how to capitalise on years of data capture, drive new ways of working and deliver impactful decisions to provide better citizen experiences in an ever-changing world.

Speakers, agenda and timings may be subject to change


Thursday 26th May 2022, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

Plenary Speakers

Ming Tang, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Ming has over 20 years’ experience in managing and delivering large scale change involving implementation of new operating models in complex and challenging environments.  She joined the NHS in October 2009, initially leading commissioning support services in the West Midlands as the Managing Director for Healthcare Commissioning Services and then as the Managing Director for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit.

Ming is currently the Chief Data and Analytics Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement responsible for strategic development of data and analytics capability across NHS.  The Data and Analytics service provides NHS England and NHS Improvement with the resources to support system transformation, strategic information assets, digital tools and analysis to underpin policy development and predictive capabilities to enhance decision making and improve health and care services.

Prior to joining the NHS, Ming was a Partner with Accenture specialising in Strategy and Supply Chain work. She has worked in Europe, North America, and South East Asia where she was the Managing Partner for the Supply Chain Practice for 3 years.  Her experience spans global clients in Consumer Goods, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and Utility sectors. Ming holds a first degree in Pharmacy and an MBA from Warwick University.

Dr Shruti Kohli, Lead Data Scientist, Department for Work and Pensions

Sal Uddin MBE, Commercial Director, Technology Solutions & Outcomes, Crown Commercial Service

Sal Uddin is the Commercial Director for Technology Solutions & Outcomes at Crown Commercial Service, recently winning the 2021 Government Commercial Function Leadership Award for Supplier Management. Sal is a commercial executive, delivery & change leader, who has worked in complex and challenging environments in the public and private sectors. This includes line responsibility in major departments of state for categories including Estates, FM, Food, Overseas Aid Budget, Security and Technology. Before joining CCS, Sal was the Interim Commercial Director at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Sal has a track record of problem-solving and working with senior stakeholders and suppliers to deliver innovative solutions and significant savings and is an expert at using relationships and negotiation to maximise the value that buyers obtain from contracts over their life.

Work session speakers

Imam Hoque, Chief Product Officer, Quantexa

Imam has spent 30 years in IT, specialising in data driven AI solutions with a focus on decision intelligence and graph analytics. Formerly the CTO, Founder and Board Director for BAE Systems Detica NetReveal, he grew this international team to more than 500 specialists. Prior to Quantexa, Imam led the SAS’ EMEA/AP Financial Crime practice and was CTO at an Internet startup.

Since pioneering big data techniques, entity resolution and graph analytics in 2004, Imam and his team have saved billions in tax evasion and fraud across government and financial institutions. He was instrumental in setting up the Insurance Fraud Bureau’s across the globe, transforming tax evasion globally, fighting organised crime, corruption and money laundering. More recently he and his team have been helping organisations use data to increase B2B sales, better understand supply chains and improve the prediction of probability of default of businesses.

Sukhmeet Panesar, Deputy Director of Data and Analytics, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Sukhmeet trained as a clinician in emergency medicine and public health in London and enjoys playing in the domains of management consultancy, health policy and academia. Furthermore, he is widely published in the field of health services research specifically patient safety and health system redesign. In his current role, he leads digital transformation, strategy and development across a large group of 500+ individuals across the disciplines of data and analytics across NHS England and NHS Improvement. The purpose of this team is to provide better insights to support decision-making across the system using a population health lens not only via useful products and services but also using a collaborative approach via the world’s largest community of data professional and analysts (AnalystX).

Mark Williams, Chief Executive Officer, CloudSource

Mark is the CEO and founder of CloudSource, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner that specialises in providing Digital Transformation, Strategy, and Delivery services to Public Sector organisations.  CloudSource’s technology focus is on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power Platform & Azure services and as a result, Mark’s career history has spanned several consulting roles from technical implementation through to advising and guiding clients through large, complex transformational programmes of work.

Mark’s vision is to continue building on CloudSource’s position as a leading provider of digital transformation services by empowering UK Public Service providers with technology and data that will deliver connected citizen and stakeholder experiences.

Exhibitors and Supporters

Event Timetable

Thursday 26th May 2022, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

08:30 – 09:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 – 10:50 Plenary Session

10:50 – 11:15 Refreshment & Networking Break

11:15 – 12:35 Work Sessions x 4 (20 mins each)

12:35 – 13:25 Lunch Break in exhibition area

13:25 – 14:25 Work Sessions x 3 (20 mins each)

14:25 – 14:50 Refreshment & Networking Break

14:50 – 15:30 Work Sessions x 2 (20 mins each)

15:30 – 15:50 Panel debate, Q&A and Chair’s closing remarks

15:50 – 16:40 (approx) Drinks reception

16:40 Conference Close

Please note times, agenda and speakers are subject to change

Venue & Travel

QEII Centre, London

Broad Sanctuary Westminster London SW1P 3EE

The Venue

QEII Centre is the largest dedicated conference and exhibition space in central London. The venue offers world class facilities for high profile conferences, conventions, exhibitions and corporate events with capacity of up to 2,500 – hosting over 400 national and international events a year.

Situated in the shadow of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, the Centre is served by outstanding transport links providing easy access to everything London has to offer and is within an hour’s transfer from five international airports.

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