Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.
The Reform team will be presenting the findings of their report Sharing the benefits: how to use data effectively in the public sector, published this summer.
The report demonstrates the potential of data sharing to transform the delivery of public services and improve outcomes for citizens. It explores how government can overcome various challenges to ‘get data right’ and enable better use of personal data within and between public-sector organisations.
About the speakers
Luke Heselwood is a Researcher at Reform and is particularly interested in policy areas related to social justice. He has co-authored reports on data sharing in the public sector and the use of blockchain for identity management. Before joining Reform, Luke was awarded a PhD from the University of Manchester, looking at the impact of Anglo-Chinese relations on 19th century British liberal ideas.
Eleonora Harwich is Director of Research and Head of Digital and Tech Innovation at Reform think tank. Her work focuses on how tech innovations can help public services deliver better outcomes for people. She has particular interest in the public-sector applications of artificial intelligence (AI). She has led and co-authored papers on AI in the NHS and data sharing in the public sector. She is a member of the AI Programme advisory board for the Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Network. She is also the London Hub Lead of One HealthTech a volunteer-led network that seeks to promote diversity in healthtech.
There will be a live stream here from 1pm on Friday 5 October.