techUK is delighted to be hosting the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology on Wednesday 28 February from 10:00 - 12:00 for a roundtable on public sector data availability.

The Data Economy Innovation & Coordination unit in DSIT is tasked with delivering Mission 1 of the National Data Strategy – to unlock the power of data across the economy.

One of the team’s primary focuses since May 2023 has been a collaborative project between CDDO and DSIT that was established following HMG’s response to Sir Patrick Vallance’s Pro-innovation Regulation of Technologies Review. This stated that government would explore how CDDO's cross-government Data Marketplace could be expanded to improve industry and researcher access to public sector data, in order to encourage economic growth and improve public services.

As part of this project, CDDO has explored supply-related aspects of public sector data access provision, while DSIT has explored industry and researcher demand for public sector data access. This has primarily been delivered through a wide-ranging stakeholder engagement programme, which included two techUK-hosted roundtables in August 2023.

This roundtable will give techUK members the opportunity to hear about some of the major points and potential recommendations that DSIT have drawn from its engagement with external stakeholders, and the aim of the roundtable is for DSIT to test these with techUK members. 

Members who attend the roundtable will be actively encouraged to scrutinise and challenge the findings so that DSIT can refine and enhance them for inclusion in a final report on public sector data accessibility. Attendee contributions in the roundtable have the potential to help shape the future trajectory of this important policy area.

If you would like to attend, make sure to register your place. Please note: Spaces are limited to two attendees per organisation.

Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Annie Collings

Annie Collings

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK

Ella Gago-Brookes

Team Assistant, Markets, techUK