Birmingham 26 June 2014

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Event Focus

To engage and connect local leaders across health, social care, education, transport, utilities, business, innovation, social enterprise, and the third sector to explore how data can be harnessed for the benefit of the city and its neighbourhoods and communities.

Event Chair

David Frost CBE, Chairman at Stoke-On-Trent & Staffordshire LEP and formerly chair, Local Enterprise Partnership

Event Location

The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

Event Format

Full Day conference 1000 - 1630

Event Outline

Time Session title and content Speaker
10:45 Welcome to Making a Difference with Data Vicky Sargent, Director at Boilerhouse
10:50 Introductions David Frost, Chairman at Stoke-On-Trent & Staffordshire LEP and formerly chair, Local Enterprise Network
10:55 Chair's opening remarks David Frost
11:05 Welcome from Cllr Lisa Trickett & Raj Mack - the Birmingham story Cllr Lisa Trickett, Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, Raj Mack, Head of Digital Birmingham, and Steve Rose, Head of Strategic Research.
11:30 Data and open data, a place-based approach Emer Coleman, founder DSRPTN, Business Development Director, Placr
11:50 Making a difference with data in the health sector Sam German, Director, Healthy Villages Programme, Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust
12:10 How Barnet is making a Difference with Data
Chris Naylor Chief Operating Officer, London Borough of Barnet
12:30 Panel with speakers so far
12:50 LUNCH
14:00 Making a business with data Shane O'Neill, Chairman,
14:20 Data cities - Manchester Pete Johnston, Programme Manager, Transport for Greater Manchester
14:40 Government policy and support for data/open data and outcomes to date Neil Crockett, CEO, Connected Digital Economy Catapult, member, Birmingham Smart Commission
15:00 Open Data & The Journey so far Nigel Corcoran, Sheffield City Council with Ian Ibboston, Sheffield Open Data Community
15:20 Making a difference with data in the housing sector Jas Bains, CEO Ashram Moseley Housing Association (Part of the Accord Group) and Member of the Smart Cities Commission
15:40 Data cities - Leeds Ian Jones Leeds City Council
16:00 Closing panel with speakers and chairman's roundup
16:30 CLOSE

Who should attend?

This event is by invitation only to senior managers from the city’s public services including health, social care, housing, economic development, inward investment, and education, together with representatives from transport, education and and the third sector. A number of places will be available for purchase. If you are interested in securing one of these tickets, please email


Birmingham City Council


Boilerhouse Media

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