techUK welcomes new appointments to CDEI advisory board
The advisory board is set up to support the CDEI team in their work to deliver, test and refine trustworthy approaches to data and AI governance, and address barriers to innovation. Among a range of thought leaders and industry experts, techUK is delighted to see member organisations represented, with Martin Hosken, Chief Technologist for Cloud Services at VMware, Dr Rumman Chowdhury, Director of the META team at Twitter and Jessica Lennard, Senior Director at Visa, all among the new appointments.
Setting out the future direction of the CDEI, Executive Director Felicity Burch, also published a blog highlighting three key areas of work, aligned with the priorities set out in the National Data Strategy:
- Maximising the public benefit of data by enabling it to be used and shared responsibly
- Building a strong AI assurance ecosystem in the UK
- Facilitating the delivery of transformative data and AI projects in the public sector
If you would like to hear more about CDEI’s work going forward, sign up to our techUK Talks event on digital ethics, where Felicity Burch will join a panel of excellent speakers.
The board announcement has been made alongside the launch of a significant data reform consultation, setting out the Government’s proposal for a future UK data protection framework. You can read our Insight on the consultation here.
Following the announcement today, Sue Daley, Director of Tech and Innovation at techUK commented:
The announcement of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation's (CDEI) refreshed advisory board marks a new chapter for the Centre since its establishment in 2018. techUK welcomes the new appointment of world-leading experts from across multiple disciplines, including industry leaders, technical specialists, public sector and civil society leaders and experts in law and policy.
We’re also pleased to see the Centre’s 2021/22 work programme aligning with the priorities set out in the National Data Strategy and stand ready to support the new board in their efforts to drive safe and trustworthy innovation across the economy and society."
Sue leads techUK's Technology and Innovation work.
This includes work programmes on cloud, data protection, data analytics, AI, digital ethics, Digital Identity and Internet of Things as well as emerging and transformative technologies and innovation policy. She has been recognised as one of the most influential people in UK tech by Computer Weekly's UKtech50 Longlist and in 2021 was inducted into the Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK Tech Hall of Fame. A key influencer in driving forward the data agenda in the UK Sue is co-chair of the UK government's National Data Strategy Forum. As well as being recognised in the UK's Big Data 100 and the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries for 2020 Sue has also been shortlisted for the Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards and was a judge for the Loebner Prize in AI. In addition to being a regular industry speaker on issues including AI ethics, data protection and cyber security, Sue was recently a judge for the UK Tech 50 and is a regular judge of the annual UK Cloud Awards.
Prior to joining techUK in January 2015 Sue was responsible for Symantec's Government Relations in the UK and Ireland. She has spoken at events including the UK-China Internet Forum in Beijing, UN IGF and European RSA on issues ranging from data usage and privacy, cloud computing and online child safety. Before joining Symantec, Sue was senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Sue has an BA degree on History and American Studies from Leeds University and a Masters Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham. Sue is a keen sportswoman and in 2016 achieved a lifelong ambition to swim the English Channel.
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.
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Emilie joined techUK in June 2021 as the Programme Manager for Digital Ethics & AI.
Prior to techUK, she worked as the Policy Manager at the education charity Teach First and as a Researcher at the Westminster think tank Reform. She is passionate about the potential of technology to change people's lives for the better, and working with the tech industry, the public sector and citizens to achieve this.
Emilie holds a master's degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from LSE. In her spare time she is currently trying to learn Persian and improve her table tennis skills.
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