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24 May, 15:45 - 17:00

How do we use data to improve children’s lives: recovery of our children from the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact for many people in the UK and across the world. This panel session will explore how we use data to not just inform the recovery from COVID-19, but how it can be used to improve all children’s lives.


The panel will be chaired by Emma Gordon, Director of Admin Data Research UK who will be joined by:

• Jon Andrews, Head of Analysis and Director of School System Performance at the Education Policy Institute

• Haroon Chowdry, Director of Evidence at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

• Gavin Freeguard, freelance consultant and former programme director at the Institute for Government

• Neil McIvor, Chief Data Officer and Chief Statistician at the Department for Education


25 May 09:30 - 10:30

Introduction to Measuring the Good

Flexible, tailored, low-cost impact support for small charities and non-profits.

During this presentation and Q&A session, participants will have an opportunity to find out about the Measuring the Good approach, a low-cost support programme designed especially for small charities and non-profits. The friendly team behind Measuring the Good have supported hundreds of small charities to get started on and improve how they understand their impact and collect data to inform decision-making and communicate the different they are making. More info here.

Register here

25 May 15:00 - 16:00

Empowering communities using geospatial technology

This event will feature six speakers from across the world giving snappy 7-minute presentations on how geospatial technology and data helps communities to get their voices heard, access information and change policy decisions.

This event is part of mySociety's 'Impacts of Civic Technology' (TICTeC) events programme, which encourages the sharing of real and in-depth research and lessons learned related to the use and impacts of digital technology and data for civic purposes.


18 May, 09:00 - 13:00

Fruitful Chats About Data

Sign up for a 'fruitful' 1 to 1 chat about data with one of Data Orchard's friendly staff. Up to 45 minutes to ask questions, discuss any data challenges you have, explore the pain and joy of data in your organisation, and how to become more data savvy. Topics could include: Data maturity, data strategy, impact measurement, equality and diversity data, mapping...anything datery really.

Book your session via this link

18 May, 10:00 - 12:00

Data Talks

Hosted by the wonderful Maggie Philbin OBE, in this fantastic free event we'll be joined by keynote speaker Robin Winsor - a highly influential futurist who is known for being both a playful and provocative agent of change. Robin will be discussing the role of artificial intelligence in modern teaching models and what intelligent machines will mean for students and teachers in the 21st century. We'll also be showcasing the work of Data Innovation.AI - a fascinating organisation striving to make workplaces safer in a post-pandemic world


18 May, 13:00 - 16:30

Data Tech

Hosted by Gemma Milne, science writer and PhD Researcher at UCL, Data Tech brings together members of industry, the public sector, and academia to discuss emerging research in data science. Our first keynote speaker Ellen Friedman, Principal Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will be discussing why data science and artificial intelligence is too important to be left to Data Scientists alone. Our second keynote, Albert King, Chief Data Officer in the Scottish Government, will be highlighting the importance of bringing trust and ethics into artificial intelligence.

There will also be breakout sessions and panel discussions featuring Megan Stamper (Principle Data Scientist, BBC), Helen Hastie (Professor of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University), Euan Gardner (Researcher PhD Student, Ryerson University), and Robert Walker (Founder, Data Innovation.AI).