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Committee holds its first evidence session on Big data dilemma

22 October 2015

The Science and Technology Committee holds its first evidence session on Big data dilemma.


Tuesday 27 October 2015 at 2.15 pm, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15 pm

  • Aisling Burnand MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Medical Research Charities
  • Professor John Williams, Director, Health Informatics Unit, Royal College of Physicians
  • Dame Fiona Caldicott, National Data Guardian for Health and Care

At 3.00 pm

  • George Windsor, Senior Policy Researcher, Creative and Digital Economy, Nesta
  • Sue Daley, Head of Big Data, Cloud and Mobile, Tech UK
  • Paul Feldman, Chief Executive, Jisc
  • Chirdeep Chhabra, Senior Manager, Data Programmes, Digital Catapult

At 3.45 pm

  • Richard Woolhouse, Chief Economist and Head of Research and Strategy, British Bankers' Association
  • James Meekings, Co-Founder and UK Managing Director, Funding Circle
  • Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Partner, Ernst & Young

Purpose of the session

This is the first hearing on the Big data inquiry and will take evidence on the opportunities and risks of big data mainly in the health and ‘fintech' sectors, as well as any skills gaps and access to big data infrastructure for academics and businesses.

Further information

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