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This event will be formed of morning and afternoon roundtable discussions, both led by eminent thinkers in their respective fields, with lunch provided in between. These workshops are being kindly supported by Socrata, who create platforms to allow public sector organisations to manage and share their data. The outcomes will be fed into a short research paper to be released by NLGN in the spring.

Confirmed speakers for the day include:

Cllr Theo Blackwell
Cabinet Member for Finance and Technology, London Borough of Camden
Cllr Lisa Trickett
Cabinet Member for Green, Smart and Sustainable City

Places are limited so please secure your place early by email to stating whether you would like to attend the morning, afternoon or both discussions.

Morning Roundtable: Open Data Growing Economies

With developments in data technology creating new and more flexible ways to manage how and where we work, there are huge opportunities for local government to use data technology as a driver for their local economies by attracting and retaining investment in new technology hubs. Equally, it will be important for local government to act strategically to ensure that the tech revolution does not cluster around the M25 but transforms communities around the country.

Afternoon Roundtable: Better Data, Better Services

How can councils use the data they hold disparately to design and target their services more holistically? What is the business case for doing so? Can open data platforms and better data sharing allow councils to achieve financial gains while also moving to a more outcomes based framework?

Equally, with councils increasingly setting outcomes that reach beyond the remit of their own services – into cross cutting areas such as economic development, health and social care – how can they work more flexibly and transparently with groups of external partners to realise these joint outcomes? What are the data sharing methods that will allow all partners to flourish without replication while protecting the privacy of their citizens?