Public Sector Data Summit 2022

Benefits of Unlocking Data, Utilising AI and Data Analytics

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

Note: This is a live face-to-face event only

Event Information

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

Please note that this is a live face-to-face event (there is no option to attend virtually) 

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

 Presentations and case studies include:

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, Ed Kendall 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 – DWP Innovation lab is exploring privacy enhanced technologies like Synthetic data to explore possible opportunities of data sharing. In this presentation Dr Shruti Kohli will walk you the current experiment carried out within the lab.

Addressing the challenges of data sharing in the public sector – It is widely agreed that sharing good quality public sector data, both within the public sector and externally, can improve public sector services and benefit the economy and society. However, there are multiple risks associated with sharing this as well as gaining trust from the public that data is kept secure. In this session, Eva Murray, Lead Evangelist at Snowflake, shares how a modern, secure and cloud-based data platform can enable secure data sharing in the public sector.

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

Modern Data Strategy to Enable more Proactive Government – Proactive government is all about providing a seamless citizen experience by anticipating citizen ambitions, reducing touch points, and designing proactive & user-friendly public services. Breaking Data silos, adopting augmented Analytics and enabling Data sharing are at the fore front of achieving more proactive Public Sector. In this session, we will see how a modern Data strategy on AWS can help harness the full potential of government Data to become more proactive and provide better citizen experience.

Extracting actionable insight from big data to facilitate evidence based decision making in Public Sector organisations – Public Sector organisations face a number of challenges when attempting to extract insight from big data to inform policy choices and decision making. Jon Jarritt, a Market Leader from GHD Advisory, will share examples of where we have helped organisations build capability and extract valuable insights from big data, with a specific focus on using location data from mobile networks.

Building Responsible Citizen Data Scientists – Analytic talent is hard to find, especially for public sector roles, making empowering others in your organisation with low code machine learning tools all the more appealing. But the decisions coming from these users must still be equally fair and transparent to be valuable and accepted for public use. In this session, we will show how governed data access, low code tools, and explainability come together to form the complete toolbox your citizen data scientists need to craft responsible policy.

Why democratising data science will prove key for Public Sector organisations
The ability to derive insight from data is essential to the success of technology initiatives. Leaders across the Public Sector understand data analytics capabilities are no longer a “nice to have”, but an essential driving force for transformation. This session will discuss the role data analytics can play and ask how Public Sector leaders can take data and turn it into transformational insights that ultimately create real change for UK citizens.

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

Data Governance
Public sector organisations are swimming in data, but how do you break down siloes and make sure the right controls are in place to successfully manage open data?
This session with Principal Data Engineer, Ian Cowley, will explore how public sector organisations can manage data at scale, and make data accessible to citizens, patients, service users and communities without compromising security and quality.

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.

Unleashing innovation – How the public workforce system in the United States responded to the COVID 19 pandemic – Worldwide, COVID 19 proved to be a disruptive force for public workforce systems that resulted in dramatic changes to traditional service delivery models. In the United States, labour agencies had to simultaneously retool systems to distribute benefits to workers who lost employment due to the pandemic, fend off an onslaught of fraudulent transactions, and reimagine their entire service delivery model due to the closure of employment offices, all in a matter of weeks.  In this session, discover some of these new service delivery methodologies and gain insights into how many of these new approaches are here to stay.

Supercharging recovery with insight-led decision making – Whether you are looking to tackle elective care recovery or support vulnerable and at-risk community groups, data and insights will play a pivotal role in your success. As part of this presentation, we will reveal the tools you need to inform decision making in a recovery setting.

Liberating knowledge and streamlining work with metadata
Learn about NHS Digital’s innovative build of a ‘one stop shop’ for all kinds of information about national health data assets. This new information store will provide comprehensive national data catalogue views to external data consumers for the first time. In addition, this information will be used to make decisions to reduce the burden on national data providers, will enable quality assurance on new data products designs and will introduce greater automation in data production pipelines and data access control.

A tech & data-driven approach to tackling homelessness

Speakers, agenda and timings may be subject to change


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

Morning Plenary Speakers

Conference Chair: Douglas Hamandishe, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Broadcaster and Presenter, Centric Health Media

Douglas is a Chief Clinical Information Officer, Broadcaster and Presenter who is passionately driven to introduce innovative technologies to the hands of health care professionals, that support patient empowerment, user experience whilst improving health outcomes for citizens.

With a strong background in broadcasting and communicating and engineering, Douglas is a CCIO and digital influencer who has implemented large scale IT Transformation projects within the Health and Social Care sector for the NHS and private software companies.  His passion for patient empowerment has resulted in a chapter on Collaboration Between Patients and Carers being published in the Mental Health & Psychiatry 3rd Edition which is used to train nurses on care planning. He also is an honorary lecturer at Kingston University, delivering the Recovery Focused Care planning module to pre-registration nurses. Douglas is also the RCN Expert Representative for IT & Digital Development.

Matthew Cain, Director of Customer Services, Digital and Data, Hackney Council

Matthew is responsible for delivering services around the needs of the user. He’s responsible for introducing user-centred design and Agile approaches to the work of IT and leading the “cloud, unless” strategy following a major cyberattack in 2020.

Matthew’s team developed Here to Help, using the Council’s data to identify people who most need the Council’s services and proactively contacting them to ensure they get the support they need to lead good lives, independently.

Prior to joining local government, Matthew was co-founder of a social media research agency.

Ed Kendall, Director of Analytical Insights, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Ed has 10 years of experience in health econometrics and policy analysis, working in regulation in various roles across national bodies.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Ed was deployed to the NHS response leading the work on surveillance, forecasting, epidemiological modelling and demand and capacity management.

He led the team that developed the award-winning NHS COVID-19 Early Warning System, a machine learning tool developed to help hospitals prepare for local surges in COVID-19 cases by anticipating demand for services.

Ed is currently the Director of Analytical Insights at NHS England and NHS Improvement responsible for leading the organisation to be more strategic in the use of analytical insights. Providing senior leaders across the health and care landscape with evidence to support decision making to transform care and improve outcomes for patients.

His team provides 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.

His current focus is building on the data and analytical innovations the NHS developed during COVID-19 and working with teams on the ground to find new applications which allow them and us to go further, faster – and smarter too.

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

Dr Shruti Kohli leads the Innovation lab in DWP. Her role includes horizon scanning and identifying the data and technology in the external ecosystem that can help the department to innovate and improve their services.

She has a PhD in Computer Science and over a decade of professional experience in both the private and public sectors encompassing a variety of roles.  Her work experience spans across academia and industry, leading digital transformation, data innovation, leadership and culture change projects.

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

Andy Bradley, Head of Strategy and Solutions, CACI

For the last decade, Andy has worked extensively across a wide variety of industries including pharmaceutical, banking, local government and NHS. Andy applies focus to driving improvements from the top down through strategic data initiatives which deliver excellent outcomes for the customer. He is now leading on developing innovative solutions to drive improvements across all healthcare settings.

Victoria Cornelius, Senior Lead for Analytics Engagement, Strategy and Development, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Victoria has over 15 years’ experience working across the healthcare sector in data and analytics including primary care, secondary care, the national institute of health research and now in NHS England and Improvement. Victoria is passionate about the use of data and analytics to enable systems to develop new models of care to improve health and wellbeing for all. She is now leading on developing a Population Health Data and Analytics curriculum and leads the Population and Person Insights workstream, which includes the nationally adopted segmentation model.

Ian Cowley, Principal Data Engineer, Amido

Ian Cowley in a Principal Data Engineer at cloud-native consultancy, Amido. Ian started his big data journey over 10 years ago. Having worked on a variety of projects from IoT to massive scale grid computing during the emergence of big data, Ian has fast become a thought leader on business transformation through data driven decisions.

Stewart Eldridge, Head of Communities and Government, CACI

Stewart has been working in demographics, segmentation and market analysis for more than twenty five years. With extensive experience in Local Government, Public Health and Emergency Services, he has helped numerous organisations adopt a blended data approach to better understand the communities they serve, and maximise their use of customer insight. He supports organisations understand digital, financial and health inequalities as well as tackle key challenges including digital transformation, behavioural change and comms & engagement.

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.

Jon Jarritt, Market Leader – Insights & Analytics, GHD Advisory

Samer Madfouni, Analytics Leader – EMEA Public Sector, AWS

Samer leads the Analytics business development for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His focus is to help public sector organisations reinventing their business using data, and become data-driven by building modern Data Analytics strategies & platforms. Samer has more than 13 years of experience building & evangelizing Analytics solutions in different sectors & industries. He has a bachelor degree in Artificial Intelligence & Master in Business Administration. He is AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty, and AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty.

Lexy Kassan, Senior Data & AI Strategist, Databricks

Lexy Kassan is a Sr. Data and AI Strategist at Databricks, overseeing and guiding customer organisations through holistic digital transformation programmes built on industry trends and best practices. She is also the Founder and Host of the Data Science Ethics Podcast in which she delves into the responsibilities and societal ramifications of applying advanced analytics across both private and public sectors.

Outside of work, Lexy mentors for multiple initiatives promoting supporting underrepresented groups in STEM including CorrelationOne’s Data Science for All and Girls, Inc. She is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on the topic of data and AI ethics at institutions around the world.

Eva Murray, Senior Evangelist EMEA, Snowflake

Eva is a Senior Evangelist at Snowflake and a recognised expert in data visualization. As the author of two books focusing on data visualisation best practices as well as driving data culture through analytics communities, Eva is passionate about helping people understand, work with and fall in love with data. In her role at Snowflake, Eva advises customers on driving user adoption across the business and increasing the role data plays in decision making.

Eva is a recognised leader and community builder in the data industry, having co-led the global social data project #MakeoverMonday for 4.5 years and driven its growth, as well as having founded The Maple Square, a speaker platform for women in data and technology.

Laura Sato, Head of Corporate Metadata & Principal Data Architect, NHS Digital

Laura has been working in health data design for over 20 years, previously specialising in data interoperability across independent systems (at both national and international levels) and currently focused on leading a collaborative metadata service for NHS Digital and its data partners. This new national service is building a comprehensive catalogue of national health data assets for the first time, enabling transparency to citizens, quality improvements in new products development and improved experience for data users.

Mridula Sori, Deputy Director, Products, Product Management, Design & Delivery, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Mridula has multi-disciplinary 20+ experience working both in IT consulting & public sector – NHS in various analytical and product leadership roles.

Her broader experience covers aspects of software engineering, analytics, informatics, analytics product development, leadership – with a strong interest in NHS analytics digitisation that ultimately results in overall efficiency gains.
She is currently leading the analytical and digital product portfolio at NHS England which includes managing and delivering products at a pace whilst also applying industry best practices and advocating in wider NHS England.
She led the analytical product development for COVID-19 where her team delivered 100+ analytical dashboards to wider NHS in a matter of weeks and months. Her team won the most prestigious ONS government in analysis award for all the work they delivered during the COVID-19 crisis.

Her vision is to provide the NHS with robust user-centric analytical insights and products to help deliver better outcomes for patients.

Ricky Smith, Public Sector Account Director, Alteryx

As a leader in analytic process automation (APA), Alteryx unifies analytics, data science and business process automation in one, end-to-end platform. The Alteryx APA Platform™ converges three key pillars of automation and digital transformation—data, processes and people—to enable the democratization of data, automation of business processes and the upskilling of people for quick wins and transformative outcomes.  Alteryx unleashes the power of data analytics to help people everywhere solve business and societal problems. Thousands of organizations globally use Alteryx to deliver high-impact business outcomes and the rapid upskilling of their modern workforce.

Paul Toomey, President, Geographic Solutions

Paul Toomey has over 30 years of experience in geographic information systems, programming, analysis, management for state and local governments in the U.S. and overseas. In 1992, Paul founded Geographic Solutions and has served as the company’s president since inception. Paul holds multiple patents for software inventions in the workforce development and labour market information fields.

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.

Panel debate

Chair: Douglas Hamandishe

Luke Marshall-Waterfield, Head of Digital Innovation & Deputy Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority

Eva Murray, Senior Evangelist EMEA, Snowflake

Laura Sato, Head of Corporate Metadata & Principal Data Architect, NHS Digital

Paul Toomey, President, Geographic Solutions

Closing Keynote Speaker

Seb Barker, co-founder & COO of Beam

Seb Barker is the co-founder and COO of Beam, the world’s first crowdfunding platform for homeless people. Seb has spent a decade working in homelessness services, first at Thames Reach where he worked on the world’s first ever homelessness social impact bond, and later at Turning Point where he supported clients with drug and alcohol issues. He has also designed personalisation services for the NHS, which are now being rolled out across England.

Seb will deliver a presentation on ‘A tech & data-driven approach to tackling homelessness’ to close the day

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Event Timetable

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

08:30 – 09:30 Registration and refreshments

09:30 – 10:50 Plenary Session

  • Harnessing the power of data to transform healthcare and drive recovery
  • How ‘synthetic data’ is providing improvements in data testing and sharing capabilities within the DWP
  • Harnessing Big Data and Analytics to drive efficiencies and improvements

10:50 – 11:15 Refreshment & Networking Break

11:15 – 12:55 Work Sessions x 5 (20 mins each)

  • Extracting actionable insight from big data to facilitate evidence based decision making in Public Sector organisations
  • Supercharging recovery with insight-led decision making
  • Data-driven Digital Transformation within public sector
  • Building Responsible Citizen Data Scientists
  • Modern Data Strategy to Enable more Proactive Government

12:55 – 13:40 Lunch Break in exhibition area

13:40 – 15:00 Work Sessions x 4 (20 mins each)

  • Moving from Business Intelligence to Decision Intelligence to make operational impacts using AI
  • Unleashing innovation – How the public workforce system in the United States responded to the COVID 19 pandemic
  • Addressing the challenges of data sharing in the public sector
  • Data Governance

15:00 – 15:25 Refreshment & Networking Break

15:25 – 16:25 Work Sessions x 3 (20 mins each)

  • Why democratizing data science will prove key for Public Sector organizations
  • Building data and analytical capability; how do we train personnel for the future and use collaborative technologies to support this?
  • Liberating knowledge and streamlining work with metadata

16:25 – 16:55 Panel debate, Q&A and Closing speech A tech & data-driven approach to tackling homelessness’ from Seb Barker, Beam

16:55 Conference Close

Please note times, agenda and speakers are subject to change

Venue & Travel

QEII Centre, London

Broad Sanctuary Westminster London SW1P 3EE

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