Friday lunchtime lecture: Data, the citizen and the state

Friday 24 June 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Update

Unfortunately Paul Maltby will no longer be able to join us. Instead, we plan to hold an impromptu discussion on the potential impact of Brexit on UK data policy, and open data more widely.

We hope that you can still join us, and take part in the debate. We’ll be rescheduling Paul Maltby’s talk: keep an eye on our Twitter feed and newsletter to find out when!


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.


Data has the power to transform the way government works, bringing benefits for us all as citizens and taxpayers. But in using these tools government must demonstrate its trustworthiness in how data is held, accessed and used.

In this lunchtime lecture, Paul Maltby, Director of Data at the Government Digital Service, will set out how government is approaching this relationship between the citizen and the state in the use of data, exploring how government should best utilise the powerful new tools at its disposal.

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About the speaker

Paul Maltby, Director of Data, Cabinet Office

Paul was formerly Director of Open Data and Government Innovation leading both data-focussed teams such s Data Sharing, Data Science, Open Data and Transparency and policy innovation teams such as Analysis and Insight and the design-led Policy Lab.

Prior to this, Paul was Director of Open Data and Transparency in the Cabinet Office, which worked to release government data that can be freely accessed by citizens and businesses to help drive the next generation of data-led economic growth, strengthen government accountability and improve public services.


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