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ARCHIVED | Event | Supporting local authorities through data driven solutions

Local Government Data Research Seminar:
Supporting local authorities through data driven solutions

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Date: 20 November 2015
Time: 10am to 3.30pm
Venue: Local Government Association, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HZ

Resources:
Summary Notes from the Seminar (pdf)
Big Data Sharing Toolkit (pdf)
Delegate Pack (pdf)
Presentations from speakers (zip)

The Business and Local Government (BLG) Data Research Centre jointly with the Local Government Association (LGA) invites you to this seminar where we will bring together researcher and local authority decision makers to understand, explore and define the questions for future research to address local problems.

The seminar will introduce the research topics of the Centre around support for vulnerable people, local economic growth and access to infrastructure followed by presentations from local authority decision makers to present their current issues to meet public service needs. Meghan Benton from Nesta will give an independent view on data driven solutions for local government to trigger further discussions in the afternoon workshops.

The workshops in the afternoon will explore data driven solutions for local places around two different workstreams:  Support for vulnerable people. Local economic growth and access to infrastructure

9.30am Arrival, registration.
10.00am Welcome and introduction from LGA representative
10.15am Introduction to the BLG Data Research Centre with Professor Vania Sena.
10.30 – 11.15am Researcher presentations followed by audience question and answer session.

Focusing on:
Local economic growth.
Supporting vulnerable people.
Mapping access to infrastructure.

11.15am Coffee break
11.35am Introduction to local authorities with Perry Holmes, Assistant Director Legal and Corporate Services, Medway Council
11.50– 12.35pm Presentations from local authorities followed by audience question and answer session.

Contracting more intelligently with data. Al Collier, Head of procurement, Norfolk County Council
Research insights to inform transformation. Eileen McKibbin, Kent County Council
Connecting Data: The increased influence of analytics. Jon Poole, Bath and North East Somerset Council

12.35-1.15pm Lunch break
1.15- 1.45pm An outside perspective on Big Data potential in local places, with Meghan Benton, Nesta
1.45pm Break-out workshops: Exploring data driven solutions for local places

Workshop One: supporting vulnerable people

Workshop Two: local economy and infrastructure

2.45pm Coffee and feedback from the breakout workshops
3pm Discussion and next steps.
3.30pm Thanks and close.