Kate White has been managing and developing Superhighways for over 20 years, helping hundreds of small local voluntary and community organisations in London use technology effectively. With a passion for supporting groups with tiny budgets be more effective and efficient, Kate's particular interests include good use of data, smart working and creating engaging communications. Kate spots new business opportunities, builds relationships with partners, fundraises, trains and manages Superhighways' projects – a holistic offer including Datawise London, tech support, digital inclusion, web development and a comprehensive training programme
Wednesday 12 May
Fireside chat - emerging themes, compelling questions
To close the day, we will have a fireside chat, with 2 or 3 attendees. We will reflect on some of the themes, insights and questions that have come up during the day, pulling out particular topics that struck a chord or felt common across different discussions. This will be hosted by Kate White, Superhighways and Pauline Roche, RnR Organisation.
Tuesday 11 May
Shaping a more data wise London
What's the first word that springs to mind when you think of data? 'Scary' or 'zzz' were responses when we started our data literacy programme for small charities and community organisations in London. Many organisations also told us they used their data for impact reporting. But what about using data to adapt or create new activities and services for local people that need them? How do you start to ask questions of the data you have? Or compare it with complex and seemingly impenetrable external data sources? Datawise London aims to give charities and community organisations the knowledge and skills they need to better use data to shape service-delivery and influence change. In this session you'll gain insights from the workshops, tools and techniques we've created or adapted to motivate small organisations to develop their data capability. Starting with our replicable entry-level interactive workshop, Data Essentials. You'll also hear from two local charities on their data development journeys and experiences of taking part in our 8-month cohort of community organisations seeking to better use data to shape their future.