Power of data event
On Monday 20 June 2016, as part of London Technology Week, we held an event to discuss the power of data and the role data needs to play in reforming public services.
We brought together businesses, technology providers and local government leaders to discuss the role that data can play in managing and improving services, in enhancing public accountability and engagement and enabling better decision making.
We heard from a number of speakers including:
Mike Flowers, Chief Analytics Officer, Enigma. Former CAO of New York City
Eddie Copeland, Director of Government Innovation in the Innovation Lab
Sherry Coutu CBE, executive chair and founder of Founders4Schools
Watch the videos
You can find videos of all speakers at the event here:
- Introduction from Cllr Theo Blackwell
- Sherry Coutu, Chair of founders4schools
- Sarah Dougan, deputy director of public health
- Mike Flowers, Chief Analytics Officer at Enigma
- Janet Hughes, Government Digital Service
- Eddie Copeland, NESTA
- Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director, Greater London Authority (GLA)
- Closing remarks from Cllr Theo Blackwell.
The two hour workshop involved presentations, panel discussions and the launch of our open data platform, followed by drinks/networking and also a market place, giving people a chance to see some of the ways data is being used to reform services in action.
We heard from businesses who have used data published on open data platforms to innovate and provide new and exciting services to the community.
The event was part of London Technology Week which ran from 20 to 26 June 2016.