techUK is delighted to host this exclusive in-conversation event between Sir Patrick Vallance, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and National Technology Adviser and Sue Daley, techUK’s Director of Technology and Innovation.
This session will explore the work of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTS) and the Office for Science and Technology Strategy (OSTS); how the Council and OSTS will help build the UK into a global science and technology superpower; how the UK can realise the full potential from advances in science and technology driven innovation and the importance of industry engagement and collaboration if we are to get this right.
This event comes at a time when utilising the power of science and technology across the UK economy and society has never been more important as well as an understanding that there is a need not just to focus on research in the UK but to also focus on the development, deployment, diffusion and commercialisation of science and technology research.
Along with discussing how we turn the Government’s vision for science and innovation into action and how industry can help the UK Government and OSTS in this important work, this session will also explore the following topics and issues:
- The direction of travel with the work and focus of OSTS and key next steps
- How science and technology innovation might offer the UK strategic advantage in both the short and long term and what key decisions that may need to be made as we look ahead
- Opportunities for the UK Government to create strategic advantage with science and technology - from developing our skills base, through to infrastructure and procurement for innovation
- What industry engagement, collaboration and partnership looks like going forward and how industry can help and support OSTS
You can register to attend this event in person at the techUK office and online. Please note there are limited in person tickets so register now to avoid disappointment.
Sir Patrick Vallance Biography
Patrick Vallance FRS FMedSci FRCP is the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA), National Technology Adviser (NTA) and Head of the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) Profession.
Before joining the UK Civil Service in 2018 Patrick was Global President of R&D at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), following previous roles as Senior Vice President, Medicines Discovery and Development and Head of Drug Discovery. During his period as head of R&D many new medicines were approved for use worldwide, for diseases ranging from cancer and immune diseases to asthma and HIV.
Prior to joining GSK in 2006, he was a clinical academic, Professor of Medicine and head of the Division of Medicine at UCL. His personal research was in the area of diseases of blood vessels and endothelial biology, he has over 20 years’ experience of basic and clinical research, and he was a consultant physician in the NHS
Iain is the Programme Manager for the Digital ID Programme at techUK.
He joined techUK in January 2022 as the principal liaison with the Digital ID Programme Working Group Members, the UK Government and other key industry stakeholders, particularly in relation to UK regulation governing the ID sector.
Iain’s background in the mobile/digital ecosystem covers handset distribution, network infrastructure, messaging, digital identity and regulatory sectors including Ministerial and C-Level engagement across the UK, Western & Eastern Europe, APAC, the Russian Federation and North America.
His principal interest outside of work is music, (he plays bass guitar and double bass quite well, guitar and piano much less so…), both recording and playing out live and ran his own small record label until late last year. He is also a keen cyclist for much-needed exercise and enjoyment, even in London...
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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.
Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.
She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.
Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally in London, Singapore and across the United States as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.
Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.
Pablo Derpich is the Policy Manager for Economy and Innovation at techUK.
Before joining techUK, Pablo worked in Economic Policy research on the topics of innovation and development for governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Latin America and the United Kingdom.
Pablo has a degree in Economics (BSc) from the University of Chile and an MPA in Digital Technologies and Policy at UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP).
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.