Information sharing panel debate

On the 15th September 2016, we were very excited here at the Centre to hold our first ‘information sharing panel debate’.

The purpose of the event was to encourage leaders from across government to take a moment and consider the role they play in creating a culture of change to improve information sharing, and ultimately improve services for the public.

The opening address was given by Lord Freud, Minister of State for Welfare Reform at the Department of Work and Pensions. Lord Freud has advised the UK Government on how to reform the welfare system and the key role information sharing and the correct use of data plays in this. The minister also spoke about the importance of information sharing and consent within Universal Credit.

Following Lord Freud’s introduction, the panel saw Paul Maltby, (Director of Data, Government Digital Service) do his best David Dimbleby impression as a ‘Question Time’ style host.

The panellists on the day were:

  • Chi Onwurah – Labour MP Newcastle upon Tyne Central, Shadow Minister, Culture and the Digital Economy
  • Jonathan Bamford –  Head of Strategic Liaison, Information Commissioner’s Office
  • Katie Farrington – Director for Digital and Data, Department of Health
  • Tony Lloyd – Interim GM Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner, Greater Manchester
  • Professor Rob Wilson – Professor of Information Systems Management, Newcastle University

The event was also used to showcase the work of the Centre, and launch the Centre’s annual report 2015/16 . Delegates also received a copy of the newly published  cross cutting themes report .

Also included in delegate packs, were executive summaries of a number of case studies. For anyone unable to collect a pack, you can download the executive summaries as well as the full versions by clicking on the links below.

Prior to the debate starting, there were ‘talking head’ videos available to watch. If you missed any of these videos or you would like to watch them again please click here.