Swirrl Data Conference 2017

Unlocking the power of government data

15th June 2017, Museum of London

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The Power of Data

In the government's recent digital strategy, unlocking the power of data is underlined as a key objective, both to support the economy and improve the effectiveness of government. What then, will this mean in practice to the public sector? What should government organisations be doing to make it possible? And, crucially, what opportunities will it enable?

Hear from leaders defining what unlocking the power of data really means and pioneers already innovating within in their organisations. Join the discussion of how government data can help improve society, the economy and the running of government itself.

Our Speakers

Laura Dewis

Laura Dewis

Deputy Director & Chief Digital Publishing Officer
Office for National Statistics
Jeni Tennison

Jeni Tennison

Chief Executive Officer
Open Data Institute
Steve Peters

Steve Peters

Open Data Strategist
Department for Communities and Local Government
Ed Parsons

Ed Parsons

Geospatial Technologist
Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Managing Director, Data Science Campus
Office for National Statistics
Rob Sinclair

Rob Sinclair

Head of Architecture
Ellie Crven

Ellie Craven

Product Manager, Registers
Government Digital Service
Ric Roberts

Ric Roberts

Chief Technology Officer

The Agenda

Unlocking the power of government data will inform and inspire.

Hear from strategy formers and expert practitioners who are bringing the potential of data to reality. Discuss and share your ideas about the most important issues and trends. Go home inspired with new approaches to apply in your own work. Develop a network of others tackling the same challenges.

Detailed programme coming soon.

  • data as infrastructure
  • how organisations can use their own open data better
  • data science and analytics
  • the role of data registers
  • discovering and sharing open data at scale
  • telling stories with data

Who should attend?

You should come to this conference if you are:

  • setting or implementing public sector data strategy
  • responsible for publishing government open data
  • analysing data to inform public or private sector strategy
  • making policies informed by data
  • building our data infrastructure
  • enhancing our data ecosystem

Where and when?

Thursday 15 June 2017 10:00-16:00

Museum of London
150 London Wall
(Barbican or St Paul's tube)


Previous data events from Swirrl

Unlocking the power of government data is the third of Swirrl's popular series of data-focused events. Our previous events (April 2015, May 2016) were held in Manchester - this time by popular demand, we're moving to London and a bigger venue. Here's a taste of what was on offer: