FEATURED SPEAKERS
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Dr Emily Andrews

Associate Director
Institute for Government
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Joanna Davinson

Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer
Home Office
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Rishi Sunak MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Local Government
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Gemma Tetlow

Chief Economist
Institute for Government

Dr Emily Andrews

Associate Director
Institute for Government

Emily Andrews is an Associate Director at the Institute for Government – a non-partisan, independent think tank which works to make government more effective.

She currently leads Performance Tracker, a data-driven analysis of the performance of public services, produced in partnership with CIPFA. She has previously worked on digital transformation in government, and professional skills in Whitehall.

She holds a PhD in the history of dementia from the University of Warwick, and began her career as a secondary school teacher in London.

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Joanna Davinson

Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer
Home Office

Joanna joined the Home Office in November 2017 following a 28 year career with PWC and IBM, where she focussed on delivering large Public Sector ICT programmes, often in the UK but also for governments across Europe and in the US/Canada. Before that Joanna enjoyed 5 years in the Civil Service in the National Audit Office and is delighted to now be back in central Government at the Home Office. She is the department’s Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer, leading a team of over 3,000 employees reporting directly to the Permanent Secretary, with a seat at the departmental Board.

As Chief DDaT Officer her role is to provide exceptionally strong leadership and senior-level advocacy, internally within the Home Office and across Government, and externally, for the delivery of digital, data and technology solutions that support the department’s current and future business transformation programmes. In doing so she will bring a deep knowledge of the technology and digital landscape and marketplace to the Home Office, and ensure that the Home Office makes effective use of modern standards and solutions.

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Rishi Sunak MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Local Government

Rishi Sunak was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 9 January 2018. Rishi was elected Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks) in May 2015 and served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from June 2017 until his ministerial appointment.

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Gemma Tetlow

Chief Economist
Institute for Government

Gemma is chief economist at the Institute for Government. Before that she spent two years as Economics Correspondent at the Financial Times, covering economic developments in the UK and globally.

She started her career at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where she spent 11 years, including leading the Institute’s work on public finances and pensions.

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