Event

Catalyst Conference 2019

The conference will be centred on the work carried out by the Catalyst Project across two main project areas:

  1. Risk Stratification: using predictive analytics to better target public service resources
  2. Evaluation: empowering public services to evaluate the impact of their programmes

Programme for the day

9.30am

Registration

10am

Conference welcome by Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahony, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Essex

10.10am

Keynote 'Using digital Innovation to improve public services’ delivered by Stephen Kavanagh, Ex Chief Constable of Essex Police and National Lead for Digital Policing Portfolio

10.30am

Panel debate 'Digital innovation within local government implementing system change, and the importance of collaborative multi-agency partnerships” discussed by:

 

  • Gavin Jones, Essex County Council Chief Executive
  • Nicola Beach, Suffolk County Council Chief Executive Officer
  • Ben-Julian Harrington, Essex Police Chief Constable
  • Professor Maria Fasli, University of Essex, Director of Institute for Analytics and Data Science and the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre

11.45am

Catalyst initiatives breakout sessions:

  • The Spotlight Toolkit: Helping you become a better evaluator
  • Data Sharing: How to overcome organisational/behavioural issues to allow effective data sharing between organisations. A solution focused workshop
  • Application of predictive analytics in social care: tools to support decision making

1pm

Lunch and networking

2pm

Catalyst initiatives breakout sessions:

  • Data + People + Action = Essex Centre for Data Analytics
  • Essex Police case study
  • Evaluating community resilience: A new database can help strengthen resilience in your own community
  • Stats Maps Chats: Using ethnographic research and asset mapping to explore perceptions of antisocial behaviour and domestic abuse

3pm

Panel debate 'The legal and ethical considerations required for effective data collection, sharing and analysis' discussed by:

  • Suffolk Office of Data Analytics (SODA)
  • Essex Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA)
  • University of Essex
  • Essex Police

3.45pm

Conference round-up from Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahony, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Essex

4pm

Conference close