Join techUK and its Central Government Council for the next session of ‘Public Sector Tech Talks: In Conversation with…’. This event is part of a regular series of fireside chats between CGC members and senior public sector figures, exploring their drivers, priorities and challenges, and aiming to improve the dialogue across the public sector tech ecosystem and set the scene for more meaningful market engagement.

We are pleased to sit down with Dr Laura Gilbert CBE, Chief Analyst, Director of Data Science at 10 Downing Street and Director of the Incubator for Artificial Intelligence (i.AI) for this in-person fireside chat on Thursday 2 May from 4:30 – 5:30pm with drinks, nibbles, and networking after until 6:00pm.


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Dr. Laura Gilbert is the director of 10DS, the data science and analytics team in Downing Street, director of the Incubator for Artificial Intelligence (i.AI), joint Chief Analyst for the Cabinet Office and SRO for the AI for Public Good program. Her teams provide fast-paced modelling and analysis to support policy making and delivery, deliver expert data and AI solutions into public services, and run a radical transformation agenda promoting the better use of evidence, data and technology in government decision making.  She also created and spearheads a broader program of innovation, digitisation and radical upskilling in central government called Evidence House. She holds a doctorate in Particle Physics and Computing, is a Visiting Professor at LSE, and holds fellowships of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Analytics. She previously worked in defence intelligence, quantitative finance, and for nearly a decade was CTO of a medical technologies company, Rescon, bringing it from start-up to SMT to acquisition before exiting and joining government in 2020. 

We hope you’ll be able to join us for an engaging discussion and great networking opportunity.

Register now to secure your place.

Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Austin Earl

Austin Earl

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

Annie Collings

Annie Collings

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK

Ella Gago-Brookes

Team Assistant, Markets, techUK


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