On the 26th May 2016, we’ll be hosting Data-Driven Decisions: Out of Silos, Into Context at HOME in Manchester.

This one day event is for anyone interested in how national or local open data can be used to support better-informed decision making and will be relevant to open data from all over the UK. We’re currently putting together the programme and already have some great speakers lined up:

Gregor Boyd is a statistician in the Scottish Government’s Office of the Chief Statistician. His team deals with statistics policy and open data. They recently launched statistics.gov.scot, an open data platform for Scottish Official Statistics. He leads a Government Statistical Service group on Open Data and has considerable experience of working with data and official statistics.

Julie Fidler is currently Product Lead for My NHS, the beta site putting clear, simple and easy to understand data about health & social care in the public domain. A health fanatic, she adores the NHS, loves digital and specialises in creating innovative and successful campaigns within the digital community.

Steve Peters works in the Strategic Statistics Division at the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG). He is leading work there to release DCLG’s datasets in fully open, re-usable formats, via standards-based APIs. Take a look at their Open Data Communities site.

Jon Blower is the Director of Science for the Institute for Environmental Analytics, a new partnership of academic and commercial organisations. He leads a number of collaborative projects in the area of environmental informatics and visualisation, applying advanced techniques in information technology to make environmental information more accessible and useful for researchers and decision-makers.

Jamie Whyte heads Trafford’s Innovation and Intelligence Lab - a multi-skilled data lab that works to support people across Trafford - staff, Councillors, partners and public to understand data, use data, and make better decisions through application of data. The lab launched just under 18 months ago, and has worked on a wide range of projects since, from defibrillators, to alcohol licensing.

And we’ll be announcing more speakers soon.

Early Bird tickets are out now - get them while they’re hot!

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