A few interesting and useful things from our Share National event
If you were in London with us, and there’s something missing from the list … let us know.
Code of Practice for Statistics
Sets the standards that producers of official statistics should commit to
Ethics – is it a risky business?
Rehena Ramesh, Head of Digital Transformation, London Borough of Brent
A few key slides:
The key takeaway was probably one of Rehana’s final comments, “You’re not going to solve this on your own.”
Workshop 1 How to use and interpret data to support social value/progress
Sue Daley, Director of Technology and Innovation, techUK
- Sue’s team were “awesome”
- Sue did comment that a data standard for local government would be welcome and useful
- Some of the keywords and themes:
- Access to data (and in legacy systems)
- Empower people to ask for access and additional data
- Data is not held in an “IT room” but it does need to be de-siloed
Workshop 2 What are the key components of ethical digital leadership?
William Barker, Associate Director, Socitm
- Language is key – different groups of people use different words.
- Different approaches from different generations
- Standardise rather than prescriptive
- Data quality. Rubbish data = rubbish decision
- Ethics is complicated
Workshop 3 What are the key components that need to be in place to support an ethical approach to cyber resilience and sustainability?
Kurt Frary, Deputy Director of IMT/CTO, Norfolk County Council
- Cyber resilience is a business problem not an IT problem
- Ethics boards are a good idea for all organisations
- Have you really deleted that data?! There is a statutory obligation to delete data. But is hanging around on a spreadsheet on a hard drive somewhere?
Evidence based decision-making to improve the lives of our residents
Yogita Popat, Assistant Director of Sustainability and Insight, London Borough of Barnet
Why experience is the new battlefield for IT
Nigel Martin, CRO, Hornbill
Read the report of the presentation: Digital Transformation: Experience is the new battlefield
Panel session: Ethical use of data
Dave Sanderson, Director of Member Services, Socitm (Chair)
Paul Withers, Data Protection Manager, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Dr Mahlet (Milly) Zimeta, Head of Public Policy, Open Data Institute
Nick Chapallaz , Managing Director, GeoPlace
Further reading mentioned during the conversations and questions:
- ODI case study from North Lanarkshire – reducing FOI requests
- Conservative Conference 2022: key takeaways for data and digital policy
- Labour Conference 2022: key takeaways for data and digital policy
- ODI Explainers
- The power of the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN)
The future for our children
Michael Litterick, Innovation and Insight Lead Consultant, Socitm Advisory
Authors to go in search of:
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