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
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
|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.
|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
|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.|