Parliamentarians came together with data scientists, academics, businesses and local authorities in an event organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics titled 'Data Driven Local Government'. In a thought-provoking discussion the panel discussed who should be responsible for holding publicly owned data, how citizens privacy can be best safe-guarded, and how the 'value' of council's data can be defined and passed back to citizens.Read more
Chair of the APPG on Data Analytics, Daniel Zeichner MP, has been quoted by BBC News on the latest news that 10 senior civil servants are to leave the Government Digital Service (GDS) by April.Read more
The APPG on Data Analytics and the All-Party Health Group collaborated to hold a panel discussion with NHS DIgital on the future of digital technoligies and the use of patient data across the NHS to improve patient outcomes and care. Speakers from NHS Digital, the frontline in hospitals, and University College London spoke to a packed audience on the ways the future collaborations can deliver chagen across healthcare.Read more
A new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics (APGDA) was launched at an event in Portcullis House, chaired by Daniel Zeichner MP the group promises to be a hub for 'Big Data' policy activities in Westminster.
The event was opened by Daniel Zeichner MP, followed by a keynote speech by Lauren Sager Weinstein, head of analytics at Transport for London, which provided a brilliant insight into both the quantities of data that can be captured as well as the insight and leverage provided by analytics. The event also featured a panel discussion with the four founding associate members of the Data Analytics group; Experian, the Open Data Institute, Institute of Environmental Analytics, and comparethemarket.com.Read more
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics is a new cross-party group established by Daniel Zeichner MP to connect Parliament with business, academia and civil society to promote better policy making on big data and data analytics.