A one-day conference organised by BEIS, ONS, NIESR and ESCoE. For video recordings of all sessions please see below.
Our response this past year to the global COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of data and data-sharing. Bringing together government, academia, and the private sector, this one-day conference emphasised the ongoing benefits of data-sharing, capitalising on the learning from the last twelve months and exploring how new and alternative data sources can be used in policymaking.
Keynote speakers included the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, and the UK’s National Statistician, Sir Ian Diamond.
10:30 – 11:00 Keynote address by Sir Ian Diamond (ONS) & Sir Patrick Vallance
11:00 – 11:45 ‘Real-Time Indicators: Opportunities, Challenges, and Next Steps’ Grant Fitzner (ONS); UK Economic Conditions During the Pandemic: Assessing the Economy Using ONS Faster Indicators’ Fotis Papailias (King’s College London)
12:00 – 12:45 ‘Surveys in a Time of Pandemic: The UK Response’ Emily Hopson (ONS)
13:45 – 14:30 ‘The Use of Real-Time Indicators’ Luke Perera (BEIS)
14:30 – 15:15 ‘The Covid-19 Recovery and Beyond: tracktheeconomy.ac.uk’ Benjamin Lucas (University of Nottingham); ‘Tracking the COVID-19 Crisis with High-Resolution Transaction Data’ Jose V. Rodriguez Mora (University of Edinburgh)
15:30 – 16:30 Panel discussion with Sam Beckett (ONS), Mike Keoghan (BEIS), Jagjit Chadha (NIESR) and Sir John Aston (University of Cambridge)