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14:00—15:30 BST
Thu 25 Jun 2020

Renewal through data - how are new insights driving business adaptation?


The answer to what comes next is driven by data. But how are businesses using data in new ways?

As every sector and every business is tackling change and adaptation head on - there is more data to draw upon, to play with, to extract from.

But there is not a technological, economic or political level playing-field in the UK. Post Brexit, post Covid, post austerity renewal will be built on data - but whose, how and where from?

The questions we'll be asking are:

  • Are businesses paying more attention to the data they collect as the key to recovery?
  • What data is proving useful to businesses in recovery planning- both the data they own and generate and external sources of data?
  • How will smarter use of data insights transform certain sectors?
  • Which sectors are making most effective use of data – and which aren't? What more could they do?
  • What resources (knowledge/ equipment/ training / support) might help sectors understand how data can work for them?

Join the University of Brighton, always possible and special guests for an informal debate on the value of data for organisations in a global emergency.


Lowena Hull

Lowena is an 18 year old, multi-award winning, computer programmer and life scientist who runs the STEAMettes girls-only coding programme. Lowena designed an MP3 player which Tim Peake tested on the International Space Station, has worked with brands like Sainsbury’s and Stannah (where she got an engineering scholarship at age 16) and led a group of young people from the UK on a global Moonhack during lockdown.

She has been on BBC News talking about pitching her idea on how to track supermarket trollies to UK Space Agency, after winning their SatILife competition.

Ben Sauer

Ben Sauer is a product and design leader, formerly of Babylon Health and Clearleft. He's worked with organisations like the BBC, Pearson, Tesco, and TCS to raise their product game.

He’s been speaking and training people all around the world, with a focus on voice UI for several years; particularly in how to rapidly design conversational experiences. Teams at Amazon and the BBC use his methods, and through O'Reilly, he's trained folks at NASA.

Adam Sheldon

Adam is a Director at Big Egg Films. They are a full-service video production company. They love beautiful images and are excited by new ways of telling stories.

Don't worry if you missed this, you can watch the recording of the webinar here.