From cloud-first to data-first

Head of Advanced Analytics
Department for Work and Pensions

Director of Data and Tech Services
Open Data Institute

Chief Technologist, Public Sector and Hybrid Cloud
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

15 Sep 2017
10:45 - 11:15

From cloud-first to data-first

The race to the cloud has dominated many public sector departments’ digital transformation strategies over the last decade. But has this led technologists to become too fixated on getting to a particular destination versus aligning strategic, organizational and technological choices with the overarching goal of leveraging data as a strategic asset?

Creating true value from data is complex, and in public sector organisations it is often isolated in individual applications or locations. And this is only set to expand in a society where individuals will generate ever-increasing amounts of data and data sources are increasingly distributed across clouds and edges.

How do we ensure society and individuals get the most from the potential digital dividend?

Join us as we debate some of the challenges and opportunities of the data economy of the future and how the UK public sector can ensure it’s ready.