13 Aug 2021

Data Analytics Week- Call for contributions!

Get involved in techUK's Data Analytics Week, taking place Monday 27 September- 1 October 2021.

On Monday 27 September techUK will kick start its annual Data Analytics Week! Throughout the week members will have the opportunity to demonstrate the latest, cutting-edge developments in the field of data analytics by participating in events and contributing thought leadership blogs/insights.

Over the past 18 months data analytics has played a huge role in the way we’ve adapted and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, the government and public services opened up datasets to the private sector for the first time. In other instances, we experienced individual public services pool their datasets, allowing for more sophisticated data analysis. So this year, in addition to highlighting some of the most successful, recent data analytics tools, projects and services, we will focus on the next steps needed to ensure we continue to address existing fundamental data governance issues, such as data quality, availability, and interoperability, to ensure the value and potential of data and data-driven technologies is fully realised. We will explore what good quality data looks like (including the applicability of kitemarking initiatives) and determine how innovative forms of data sharing can be scaled effectively and responsibly.

We are looking for members interested in providing input around the use of data analytics across the following four key sectors:

  • Monday- Healthcare
  • Tuesday- Cybersecurity
  • Wednesday- Environment, including smart cities, transport and energy
  • Thursday- Public Sector
  • On the Friday, we’ll focus specifically on the importance of good data governance. Members will have the opportunity to highlight best practice examples of responsible data sharing across different organisations and provide their own views and perspectives on how we can improve data quality and availability in the future.


If you’d like to contribute case studies, blogs or videos as part of techUK’s Data Analytics Week, please send across all contributions sent to [email protected] and [email protected] by COP Friday 17 September.  Further details on how to contribute can be found here. If you have any further questions on this campaign week, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Katherine Holden

Katherine Holden

Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID, techUK

Katherine joined techUK in May 2018 and currently leads the Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID programme. 

Prior to techUK, Katherine worked as a Policy Advisor at the Government Digital Service (GDS) supporting the digital transformation of UK Government.

Whilst working at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Katherine led AMRC’s policy work on patient data, consent and opt-out.    

Katherine has a BSc degree in Biology from the University of Nottingham.

[email protected]
020 7331 2019

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Zoe Brockbank

Programme Coordinator, Policy, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Zoe is a Programme Assistant, supporting techUK's work across Policy, Technology and Innovation.

The team makes the tech case to government and policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and across the UK on the most pressing issues affecting this sector and supports the Technology and Innovation team in the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Zoe worked as a Business Development and Membership Coordinator at London First and prior to that Zoe worked in Partnerships at a number of Forex and CFD brokerage firms including Think Markets, ETX Capital and Central Markets.

Zoe has a degree (BA Hons) from the University of Westminster and in her spare time, Zoe enjoys travelling, painting, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

[email protected]
020 7331 2174

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