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DataJam WM 2019

Day One: 11th 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

09:30Welcome and Introduction to DataJam
Joanna Birch
, Director of Innovation, Enterprise and Employability, Birmingham City University (BCU)

09:45Digital Skills and Inclusion: The DCMS Perspective
Amy Ellington – Senior Policy Advisor, Digital Skills and Inclusion, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

10:00 The Future of AI and Automation
Sarah Jury-Onen – Lean Academy Lead, National Lead on Customer Complex Needs, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

10:15 The Art of the Possible – How Data Changes Service Delivery
Steve Barr – Central Government Chief Technology Officer (Microsoft)

10:30 Refreshments and introduction to the two track programme of events
DataJam WM 2019 Facilitators: Paul Lewis, DWP and Heike Schuster-James, Birmingham City University

10:45 – 11:15 Pitches and Challenges Selection
1. How to match people, skills and jobs, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
2. Improving Graduate Employment, Birmingham City University (BCU)
3. Accessibility within the Workplace and Recruitment, Microsoft
4. Digital Skills in the Public Sector, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)


11:30 CHOOSE YOUR TRACK (CLICK TO VIEW TRACK AGENDAS)


12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING OPEN FOR ALL


13:30 RESUME YOUR CHOSEN TRACK


14:30 REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE


15:00 RESUME YOUR CHOSEN TRACK


16:00 PLENARY – Groups to present initial solutions

17:00 Close and Open Social at a Local Pub (at the Eagle and Ball, Curzon Building)


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

11:30 Understanding your audience

12:30-13:30 — Lunch and Networking

TASK TWO

13:30 Defining and exploring ideas to address your chosen challenge

— 14:30-15:00 — Refreshments available

TASK THREE

15:00 Initial Solution Development

16:00 Plenary Session Groups to present initial solutions

— 17:00 — Close and Open Social at a Local Pub (at the Eagle and Ball, Curzon Building)

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



TRACK TWO:
LEARNING MARKETPLACE

WORKSHOP ONE

11:30 The Future of Learning
A facilitated discussion on what we could or should be doing now to address the region’s skills challenges.
Dr Mary Mahoney, 
Head of Lifelong Learning & Director of Learning Regions
Natalie Lewis, Learning Regions Coordinator

— 12:30-13:30 — Lunch and Networking

WORKSHOP TWO

13:30 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

— 14:30-15:00 — Refreshments Available

WORKSHOP THREE

15:00 Selling yourself into a new role
Practical solutions to consider when securing a new job role, from a highly experienced recruiter.
Jamie Wills
, Managing Director, Culture Recruitment

16:00 Plenary Session: Groups to present initial solutions

— 17:00 — Close and Open Social at a Local Pub (at the Eagle and Ball, Curzon Building)

(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.