Blinded by compliance? Meet the organisations who are embracing GDPR as an opportunity to build better services and stronger relationships with their customers.
Co-hosted by Co-op and the Open Data Institute, this is an open event for anyone to attend, and will be an afternoon of panel discussions, talks, showcases and networking at Federation House in Manchester. It will also be a chance to meet with our network of ODI Members.
Rob McKendrick, Head of Data Science Engineering, Co-op
Rob is Head of Data Engineering at the Co-op, responsible for the group’s data governance team and its use of data science tools. He will be discussing the business benefits to the Co-op of using the ODI’s Data Ethics Canvas and it’s impact across several teams at the organisation.
Greg Ashton, Digital Strategist, Reason Digital
Greg is a Digital Strategist at pro-social digital agency Reason Digital and he’s been tackling the development of accessible digital transformation for small charities and the challenges GDPR poses for these often under resourced organisations. In a sector with core values of defending individuals rights, he sees GDPR as a positive step but in a world where Facebook sees a jump in traffic after their worst privacy scandal he’s asking the question, how do we make the public care about their data?
Mark Elliot, Professor of Data Science at UKAN, ukanon.net
Mark will talk about Functional Anonymisation as Data Protection by Design. Anonymisation is a process of rendering personal data non-personal. Here he will discuss the concept of functional anonymisation (FA) – developed by the speaker and colleagues – which has come of age with GDPR. He will also describe how these principles of functional anonymisation and the accompanying tool for delivering it the anonymisation decision making framework provide a mechanism for data protection by design.
Aine McGuire, cofounder and business development director at The Sensible Code Company
Why data standards are good for business, Aine will talk about the ‘upside’ of GDPR; why customers like it and how it can help build trust in bots
The Sensible Code Company work with statisticians, economists and data managers to resolve gnarly data problems. We make TableBuilder; a product that makes it safe to publish large confidential data like the census and PDFtable.com a software as a service that is used everywhere from Costa Rica to China. Customers include, Office for National Statistics, UK, United Nations and Government Digital Services (GDS)
General admission: £10
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