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Ethical Use of Emerging Technologies & Data 2021

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Ethical and secure use of emerging technologies and data

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Chair: Mark Lumley, Colin Williams

Join us for three days in partnership with Information Security for London (ISfL), to share experiences, and to learn and hear from leading voices on ethical and secure use of emerging technologies and data. Be challenged to consider an ethical and moral code for cyber resilience. Hear how ethics plays out in responsible use of technologies and data to provide the foundations for post-Covid recovery. Reflect on the part that can be played by 5G, IoT and low/no code. Consider the disruptive changes taking place in the world of cyber defence and network security. As ever, join our fantastic panellists for lively debate and the opportunity to ask questions in what are always popular sessions at our events.

Ethical Use of Emerging Technologies & Data 2021 event

Meet the Speakers

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Colin Williams

DPhil Student, University of Oxford
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Carl Miller

Co-Founder at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos
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Alan Hill

Director, Public Sector Strategic Solutions, Splunk
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Julian Kaine

Director, Public Sector Strategic Solutions, Splunk
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Kate Walker

Digital Programme Director, Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care Systems
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Ciaron Hoye

Deputy Chief Information Officer, NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG
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William Barker

Associate Director - Digital Ethics Lead, Socitm
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Sue Daley

Director Technology & Innovation, TechUK
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Lisa Talia Moretti

Digital Sociologist, Minsitry of Justice
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Kate Lindley

Service Lead, Digital and Data, Socitm Advisory
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Liz St Louis

Assistant Director of Smart Cities, Sunderland City Council
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Andrew Shilton

Head of Pre Sales Solutions, MLL
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Ann Williams

Commissioner and Contract Manager, Liverpool City Council
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Chris Moule

Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, Robert Gordon University
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Michael Snaith

Principal Consultant, Regional Network Solutions
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Nicholas McCarthy

Head of Digital Services, London Borough of Hounslow
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Neil Palmer

European Business Information Security Specialist, Canon
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Laurence Pitt

Global Security Strategy Director, Juniper Networks
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Agenda

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  1. Agenda Session 1
    1. 10:00 am |
      Welcome and introductions

      Mark Lumley, Director Digital & IT, London Borough of Hounslow

      Join us on the opening day as we set the scene with an exploration of how we’ve used technology in response to the challenges COVID-19 has presented.

      We then move through the theme of data use and the ethical considerations, set against a backdrop of recovery and resilience beyond the pandemic, before finishing with the chair’s closing remarks.

    2. 10:10 am |
      Pandemics and Digital Power

      Carl Miller, Co-Founder at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

      Carl will explore how our use of technology throughout a year of COVID-19 has caused power to be reshaped and reformed.

    3. 10:30 am |
      Data Ethics, from Barrier to Enabler

      Alan Hill, Director, Public Sector Strategic Solutions, Splunk | Julian Kaine, Public Sector Strategy Director, Splunk

      The current response to using data ethically can be expensive and time consuming. It is now possible to control streaming data with personal information, which enables the right data to be available to the right users to support decision making. This presentation will show you how that can be achieved from one data platform with multiple uses.

    4. 10:50 am |
      Why Ethics? Why Now? Why Me?

      Kate Walker, Digital Programme Director, Suffolk & North East Essex ICS | Dr Ciaron Hoye, Deputy Chief Information Officer, NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG

      We sit in a world where data is king. We talk about big data on a regular basis, with discussion forming around the concept of bigger data. Technology moves at a pace where it no longer requires analysts to undertake analytical activity. The world of no-code and low-code are exciting realities. Should we be asking the question if we can do the analysis should we? This is the world of data ethics. Kate and Ciaron pose the questions: how do we ensure that we use data for the right reasons? Why do we need a www.ethicscharter.co.uk? What’s the potential impact on care?

    5. 11:10 am |
      Networking break

      Grab a tea or coffee, take a breather and the opportunity to virtually mingle and network.

    6. 11:30 am |
      Using Location Data Responsibly

      Ben Hawes, Director, Digital Leaders

      Location-enabled data is increasingly becoming available in quantity and detail, and can help the design and delivery of local services. But as with other developing data applications, it’s important to manage risks to privacy and fairness. Discover The Locus Charter, which sets out principles to help users ask the right questions, and realise benefits while reducing risks and making informed decisions.

    7. 11:50 am |
      Recovery, Resilience and Ethical Change

      Martin Ferguson, Director of Policy & Research, Socitm | William Barker, Associate Director – Digital Ethics Lead, Socitm

      Local authorities are leading place-based post-Covid strategic recovery. Socitm, drawing on this work and the emerging picture from over 200 local authority recovery and resilience strategies, has identified following four common “pillars” (4Rs) that form the structural framework for place-based recovery:
      • Reset – ethical principles, respecting social, economic and ecological foundations
      • Reform – public services by embracing innovation and modernisation
      • Renew – communities by collaborating across place and encouraging self-sufficiency
      • Resilient – to disruptive changes, to thrive and to achieve better, sustainable and inclusive outcomes for everyone.
      This session will take delegates through the Socitm Recovery and Resilience model and how it can support place-based recovery and resilience through addressing the ethical change issues that support healthy and well communities and build resilient and sustainable places for people and communities to thrive.

    8. 12:10 pm |
      Top Talent London

      Microsoft & Top Talent London 2021 Cohort

      Join our Top Talent London programme where they will be delivering a presentation about the projects they have undertaken. The cohort have been set the challenge of investigating either, how to develop skills and innovation programmes to support the local digital economy? or how can Low/No Code solutions be used as we build for the workplace of the future?

    9. 12:40 pm |
      Networking lunch

      Grab some refreshments, network with fellow delegates and digest the morning’s talking points.

    10. 1:10 pm |
      Panel: Practical Ethics in the Face of Covid

      Mark Lumley, Director Digital & IT, London Borough of Hounslow (Chair) | Sue Daley, Director Technology & Innovation, TechUK | Lisa Talia Moretti, Digital Sociologist, Minsitry of Justice | Julian Tait, CEO, Open Data Manchester CIC | Kate Lindley, Client Services Director, Socitm Advisory | Ryan Falcon-Hay, Website Manager & Resources, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham | Mark McCallum, Business Development Director, codemantra U.S. LLC

      Panellists will be sharing their views and experiences of how they have used technology, data and ethical solutions as part of their pandemic recovery.

    11. 1:55 pm |
      Chair's closing remarks

      Mark Lumley, Director Digital & IT, London Borough of Hounslow

  2. Agenda Session 2
    1. 10:00 am |
      Welcome and introductions

      Mark Lumley, Director Digital & IT, London Borough of Hounslow

      We start with what promises to be a lively affair as our panel of esteemed guests join to debate Why the rush for 5G? This will no doubt set the bar for further presentations including looking at living with IoT and what the private sector can teach us.

      We round off day two with a session on ‘low code V no code’ before our chair’s closing remarks.

    2. 10:10 am |
      Not spots and hot spots, can 5G plug the gaps?

      Andrew Shilton, Head of Pre Sales Solutions, MLL

      What will 5G bring to your rural communities, how can you plug the gaps in coverage, and what do you need to do to make this a reality. Where do opportunities lie outside traditional 5G

       

    3. 10:30 am |
      Next Gen Communications - Why the Rush to 5G? What Can't 4G or WiFi Deliver?

      Mark Lumley, Director Digital & IT, London Borough of Hounslow (Chair) |Andy Welch, Technology Lead,  5GWM | Ann Williams, Commissioner and Contract Manager, Liverpool City Council | Liz St Louis, Assistant Director of Smart Cities, Sunderland City Council | Nicholas McCarthy, Head of Digital Services, London Borough of Hounslow | Michael Snaith, Principal Consultant, Regional Network Solutions | Keith Robson, Chair UK5G SME and Regions Group, UK5G

      Is 5G the silver bullet to solve all our bandwidth problems to seamlessly expand services across all new Internet-of-Things? Or is it just hype and merely a natural progression of technology that is needed to cope with increased traffic at every turn? Tune in for what should be a lively debate.

    4. 11:15 am |
      Networking break

      Grab a tea or coffee, take a breather and the opportunity to virtually mingle and network.

    5. 11:30 am |
      Developing a culture and a framework for exploring and executing emerging technologies in the public sector

      Chris Moule, Head of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, Robert Gordon University

    6. 11:50 am |
      Living with IoT

      Alistair Cubitt, IMT Project Manager (Innovation Network), Norfolk County Council

      Join Ali in showcasing the innovative work Norfolk CC is doing in Internet of Things space. They are currently delivering a project looking at how the IoT can support residents living independently in their own homes.

    7. 12:10 pm |
      Partner Showcase

      Canon | Splunk

      Join the dots between people and products and discover the range of support available to public service providers.

    8. 12:30 pm |
      Networking lunch

      Grab some refreshments, network with fellow delegates and digest the morning’s talking points.

    9. 1:00 pm |
      From emerging to established technology: how our new solutions are part of our everyday work

      Paul Fleming, Strategic Director Resources, Blackburn with Darwen Council

      Paul’s team’s response to Covid-19 built on (faster than anticipated) existing investigation and work into using different technologies and approaches such as low code/no code, agile working and re-evaluating service design. With dedication, multi-disciplinary teams were able to support people and organisations. It didn’t all work perfectly first time! But learning to work through and fix any issues has been invaluable as we move through recovery and beyond.

    10. 1:20 pm |
      Chair's closing remarks

      Mark Lumley, Director Digital & IT, London Borough of Hounslow

  3. Agenda Session 3
    1. 10:00 am |
      Welcome and introductions

      Colin Williams, DPhil Student, University of Oxford

      Our final day starts with a thought-provoking session on what allowing and embracing cyber to its fullest extent really means.
      We then head into breakout sessions before finding out what the C-TAG group does for us.
      Heading into the final sessions of the event, hear crucial content around protecting your networks, hacking and ransomware and was 2020 the end of the private network?

    2. 10:05 am |
      The Ethics of Existence

      Colin Williams, DPhil Student, University of Oxford

      In order to function as it should, and as we need it to, cyber must be allowed to exploit the full capacity of its ability to sense and adapt to the world. It, and we, must embrace the interdependencies and interconnections upon which we, and it, depend for our existence. It’s time to develop moral and ethical codes for cyber, and an approach to cyber security, which allows us and it to work as it was originally imagined.

    3. 10:15 am |
      Breakout 1 - Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

      Bruce Thomson, Technical Consultant, ISfL

      Why are we so vulnerable to them? Why are they so hard to counter? What is it about our systems and about them which makes this so? Imagine if you were part of a community of trust with the ability to pool and connect your web hosting capacity.  How could you better defend against a DDoS attack?  How could you automate your defence?

    4. 10:15 am |
      Breakout 2 - Blue Light and Civil Contingency Communications

      Mark Brett, Programme Director, NLAWARP

      Why and how are protesters often able to communicate amongst themselves better than the police? How easy is it to establish common and interoperable systems across public sector agencies, and partner NGOs and civil society organisations? What can they do that we can’t? If you were designing a full spectrum commutations system (voice, data, video, satellite based geolocation, text, IM … ) for blue light and civil contingency use, where would start? What would an ideal version of such a system look like?

    5. 10:50 am |
      What Has C-TAG Ever Done For Us?!

      Geoff Connell, Director of IMT & Chief Digital Officer, Norfolk County Council

      Discover the Cyber Technical Advisory Group (C-TAG)  – who they are and what they do. C-TAG reports into the Socitm Local CIO Council (LCIOC), supporting their work in cyber resilience, information assurance and security. With support from WARPs (Warning, Advice and Reporting Point), central government, devolved governments and across local government – your team has probably benefited from C-TAG, maybe without even knowing it. Until now!

    6. 11:05 am |
      Networking break

      Grab a tea or coffee, take a breather and the opportunity to virtually mingle and network.

    7. 11:20 am |
      Zero Trust: Opportunity and Responsibility

      Laurence Pitt, Global Security Strategy Director, Juniper Networks

      Technology breaks down barriers and borders and allows us to create new connections and communities. Within these networks of people, the technology underlying it all offers more opportunities to share and learn through AI, machine learning etc. But along with this comes the stark reality of our responsibility to make sure we are safe and secure.
    8. 11:40 am |
      Using smart city technologies effectively and ethically in London

      Eddie Copeland, Director, The London Office of Technology and Innovation 

      Eddie will share progress on LOTI’s work to help London boroughs use smart city IOT technologies in a way that delivers real value for Londoners. He’ll cover what it means for London’s data strategy, ethics and ability to reach beyond the capital’s technology communities.
    9. 12:00 pm |
      Was 2020 the End of the Private Network?

      Andrew Shilton, Head of Pre Sales Solutions, MLL

      With fundamental changes to working patterns and solutions like SASE generating huge amounts of hype in the industry, we are increasingly being asked “do I need a WAN”. Do today’s technologies allow for organisations to dispense with their network and managed service provider securely and cost-effectively?

    10. 12:10 pm |
      Data and the ethical use of emerging technology: the ICO perspective

      Stephen Bonner, Executive Director Regulatory Futures & Innovation, Information Commissioner Office

    11. 12:30 pm |
      Event Showcase

      Join the dots between people and products and discover the range of support available to public service providers.

    12. 12:50 pm |
      Networking lunch

      Grab some refreshments, network with fellow delegates and digest the morning’s talking points.

    13. 1:20 pm |
      Protecting the Physical and Digitally-Engineered World

      Paul, Head of Physical Security, CPNI, UK Government

      The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) is the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Physical and Personnel protective security advice. CPNI are part of the National Security apparatus and they have a long history of providing advice on securing critical infrastructure, sensitive technologies, Information Management and Digital Engineering, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Open Data initiatives, advanced manufacturing processes, automotive and intelligent transport system security and managing the security of smart city initiatives. CPNI also sponsored/authored/contributed to numerous standards and they have also developed boilerplate and bespoke terms with Crown Commercial to help instil security-mindedness and security practices in the supply chain.

    14. 1:40 pm |
      Hacking and Ransomware: Don't Get Complacent, Get Just Scared Enough

      Colin Williams, DPhil Student, University of Oxford (Chair) | Rob Miller, Strategic Director, Customer and Workplace, London Borough of Hackney | David Cowan, ICT Manager, Copeland Borough Counicl | Alan Hill, Director, Public Sector Strategic Solutions, Splunk

      Join the panel to hear discussion on the impact of cyber security attacks. This will specifically look at the impact on citizens, lessons learned and the fear of a cyber attack.

    15. 2:25 pm |
      Chair's closing remarks

      Colin Williams, DPhil Student, University of Oxford

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