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DataJam WM 2019

Day Two: 12th September 2019

Exploring solutions to the West Midlands’ skills and employability agenda
The Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

 


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Welcome to DataJam WM 2019! We would be delighted if you could join us at this years two-day event, to help devise solutions to the region’s skills and employability challenges.

By bringing together public, private sector and third sector service providers and data analysts, we can look at datasets from different sources to gain new insights into why people are jobless, when jobs are not being filled, what support needs to be given and who needs this support.

This event is free to attend and we encourage you to take advantage of the workshop and networking opportunities. If you can’t attend both days, then we still encourage you to visit for a single day to help make an impact.


AGENDA:

08:30 Registration and refreshments
Registration: Ground floor, Parkside Building
Refreshments: The Shell (ground floor exhibition space), Parkside Building

 09:30 Welcome and Day One Refresh
DataJam WM 2019 Facilitators: Paul Lewis, DWP and Heike Schuster-James, Birmingham City University


10:00 RESUME YOUR TRACK (CLICK TO VIEW TRACK AGENDAS)


12:00 LUNCH AND NETWORKING OPEN FOR ALL


13:00 RESUME YOUR CHOSEN TRACK


15:00 REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE


15:30 PLENARY – Report back from all groups from the days event


17:00 DATAJAM ROUND-UP AND CLOSE


After the event opening, you can choose to participate in either the…
IDEAS & DATA HACK or LEARNING MARKETPLACE

To learn more, please choose a track below…

TRACK ONE: IDEAS & DATA HACK


TRACK TWO: LEARNING MARKETPLACE



TRACK ONE: IDEAS & DATA HACK

TASK ONE

10:00 Further develop solutions from Day 1

TASK TWO

11:00 Start prototyping solutions

12:00-13:00 — Lunch and Networking (The Shell (ground floor exhibition space), Parkside Building)

TASK THREE

13:00 Test and review solutions

TASK FOUR

14:00 Prepare to pitch your solutions

15:00-15:30 Refreshments available (The Shell (ground floor exhibition space), Parkside Building)

PLENARY SESSION

15:30 Groups to present initial solutions to a panel of senior stakeholders

Judges:
Shilpi Akbar, Skills, Employment and Education Director, Balfour Beatty Vinci
Andrew Davis, Head of Employer Engagement, Birmingham City University
Karen Gosden, Director, Department for Work and Pensions
Luke Vinton, Data Science and Data Architect, Microsoft

17:00 DataJam round-up and close
DataJam facilitators: Paul Lewis, DWP and Heike Schuster-James, Birmingham City University

(click here to view alternative track two (Learning Marketplace)



TRACK TWO:
LEARNING MARKETPLACE

WORKSHOP ONE

10:00 How to get the best out of Linkedin Learning
Mike Davis,
Strategic Account Director, Microsoft

WORKSHOP TWO

11:00 Developing scalable experiential learning pathways: The Digisheds smart skills engine
Alex Cole,
Chief Innovation Officer, Tin Smart Social Ltd

11:30 Future impact of technology on the skills gap within the enterprise and gig economy
David Blackwood,
Chief Digital Officer, Tin Smart Social Ltd

12:00-13:00 Lunch and Networking (The Shell (ground floor exhibition space), Parkside Building)

WORKSHOP THREE

13:00 STEAMhouse, design-thinking in practice
An introduction to design-thinking and group exercises to apply these techniques
Dr Tom Cahill-Jones,
Director of Operations, STEAMhouse
Laura Veart,
 Project Manager, STEAMhouse

WORKSHOP FOUR

14:00 How to recruit the right IT professional
June Beddows,
Midlands Group Business Advisors (MGBA)

— 15:00-15:30 — Break and Refreshments (The Shell (ground floor exhibition space), Parkside Building)

PLENARY SESSION

15:30 Groups to present initial solutions to a panel of senior stakeholders
Judges:
Shilpi Akbar, Skills,
Employment and Education Director, Balfour Beatty Vinci
Andrew Davis,
Head of Employer Engagement, Birmingham City University
Karen Gosden,
Director, Department for Work and Pensions
Luke Vinton,
Data Science and Data Architect, Microsoft

— 17:00 — DataJam round-up and close
DataJam facilitators: Paul Lewis, DWP and Heike Schuster-James, Birmingham City University

(click here to view alternative track one (Ideas & Data Hack)


Further Information

If you would like to learn more, or have any questions regarding DataJam WM 2019, then please get in touch using the email address below.