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  • 19th July - Data & Cyber
  • 20th July - Digital & Tech

Networking-Led Interactive Conference Features

Match making networking and live delegate meet ups

Replay functions so you never miss a session

Live chat, questioning and polling tools

Real time resources and presentations

Next generation conference engagement platform

9:00 am
Virtual Conference Login and Registration
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Dr Elinor Carmi
Dr Elinor Carmi
Lecturer in Media and Communication
Sociology Department, City University
Confirmed
9:40 am
DCMS and the National Data Strategy: Unlocking the Power of Data for the Third Sector

DCMS has been working closely alongside the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation conducting public engagement and user research to rebalance the public perceptions of data, and to highlight its huge social, economic and international potential. This session will explore how we can overcome distrust in data, and how you can get involved in the Government’s research.

  • Explore the importance of understanding public perceptions of data to take advantage of the opportunities that data offers us all
  • Evaluate the results from the Government’s most recent user research on data foundations in the third sector
  • Learn about opportunities to get involved in the research through the National Data Strategy Forum, or providing a case study for the blog

This session will include time for questions.

Claire Donaldson
Claire Donaldson
Senior Policy Adviser, National Data Strategy
DCMS
Confirmed
Victoria Fell
Victoria Fell
Head of Strategic Communications and Engagement
Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
Confirmed
10:10 am
What role does data science have in the social sector?

Drawing from DataKind UK’s nine years of experience supporting charities, voluntary organisations, and social enterprises to use data science, this session will provide you with a clear understanding of the benefits data science can bring to your organisation and the tools you can use to draw insights from your data, and move forwards on your data journey.

  • Explore practical real-life examples of how organisations of all sizes can improve their operations, understand clients better, evaluate services, and increase impact using data insights

  • Look at some of the tools and resources available to help organisations with their data, such as resources for problem framing, the data maturity framework, and no-code options for data visualisation

  • Understand how DataKind UK may be able to support you on your data journey, and where to find other pro bono digital and tech support

This session will include time for questions.

Dulcie Vousden
Dulcie Vousden
Data Science Lead
DataKind UK
Confirmed
10:40 am
Strengthening Your Cybersecurity Strategy: How to Prevent and Handle Attacks

In the May 2022 DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey 26% of charities reported experiencing at least one cyber-attack per week, and the average cost of all cyber-attacks that year was £4,200. It is therefore that charities adopt robust cyber-security strategies and ensure that all staff are aware of the risks. This session will help you understand the steps you can take to protect your organisation from cyber threats.

  • Understand the most common forms of cyber-attack, and the importance of ensuring all staff are aware of them
  • Evaluate your current cyber security strategy and understand key changes you can adopt to prevent attacks from happening
  • Explore the steps to take in the event of an attack, to ensure your data is secured and avoid fines

This session will include time for questions.

Becca K
Becca K
Charity Engagement Lead
National Cyber Security Centre
Confirmed
11:10 am
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour the available resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:30 am
Case Study: Using Data Insights to Fill Knowledge Gaps: Nesta and Labour Market Information (LMI)
  • Examine how Nesta has drawn data from online job adverts to fill gaps in LMI
  • Evaluate the impacts of building new data infrastructure to fill gaps for example understanding which skills are most in demand, and which are associated with higher salaries
  • Understand how to identify and fill gaps in data ecosystems to further your knowledge of your communities or products, and improve your service design

This session will include time for questions.

Cath Sleeman
Cath Sleeman
Head of Data Discovery, Data Analytics Practice
Nesta
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Fife Gingerbread: Using Data to Streamline Services and Support Funding Applications as a Small Charity

Fife Gingerbread is an independent local charity providing support to lone parents and families living in disadvantaged circumstances.

  • Examine how Fife Gingerbread is using quantitative and qualitative data to monitor progress of their service users and measure impact
  • Discuss how small charities can gather and use data effectively without the resources or expertise that larger organisations may have
  • Evaluate how Fife Gingerbread is monitoring policy developments to inform its data collection

This session will include time for questions.

Laura Millar
Laura Millar
Strategic Manager
Fife Gingerbread
Confirmed
12:30 pm
Break, Virtual Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections and tour the available resources and content.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

12:50 pm
Workshop A
Workshop B
Workshop C
Doing Data on a Budget: Focusing on the Types of Data that Matter Most to your Organisation

Tight budgets impose limits on the types of data charities can collect, analyse, and use. This session will look at how third sector organisations can prioritise effectively to ensure their investments in data pay off.

  • Discuss what you can draw from your internal data, how to incorporate additional data collection
  • Explore how you may benefit from collecting data from third party sources, and which sources are most accessible and cost-effective
  • Evaluate how to narrow down what data will best contribute to your organisational purpose and priorities
  • Develop a roadmap to suit the data needs of your organisation

This interactive session will include time for discussion and debate.

Kirsty Neal
Kirsty Neal
Director
Bright Corners Data
Confirmed
Top Cybersecurity Tips to Protect your Data and Systems
  • Evaluate what matters most to your organisation and how best to protect it
  • Ensure your team is aware of the most common threats and how to avoid them
  • Establish a cyber-secure culture

This interactive session will include time for discussion and debate.

Iain Crosbie
Iain Crosbie
Network Quality Lead
Mind
Confirmed
Advancing Your Organisation's Data Maturity
  • What does data maturity mean, and what practices do a data mature organisations have in place?
  • What are the themes in Data Orchard’s Data Maturity Framework, and how can you assess what stage your organisation is at, and what the next steps are?
  • Discuss practical guidance on how you can advance your organisation’s data maturity

This interactive session will include time for discussion and debate.

Ben Proctor
Ben Proctor
Data and Digital Innovation Director
Data Orchard
Confirmed
Libby Harkins
Libby Harkins
Business and Sales Analyst
Data Orchard
Confirmed
1:30 pm
Chair's Close to Day 1
Dr Elinor Carmi
Dr Elinor Carmi
Lecturer in Media and Communication
Sociology Department, City University
Confirmed

Networking-Led Interactive Conference Features

Match making networking and live delegate meet ups

Replay functions so you never miss a session

Live chat, questioning and polling tools

Real time resources and presentations

Next generation conference engagement platform

9:00 am
Virtual Conference Login and Registration
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Dr Elinor Carmi
Dr Elinor Carmi
Lecturer in Media and Communication
Sociology Department, City University
Confirmed
9:40 am
Enabling Digital Change at all Organisational Levels in the Post-Covid Context
  • Evaluate the importance of getting buy in at all organisational levels to accelerate digital transformation in your charity
  • Explore how Covid-19 has accelerated digital change, and the key areas of focus for charities to catch up with
  • Learn about how taking a collaborative approach can enable you to adopt the digital solutions best suited to your organisation

The session will include time for questions.

Said Dajani
Said Dajani
Head of Digital
Diabetes UK
Confirmed
10:10 am
Ensuring No One is Left Behind as Voluntary Sector Services Digitalise

In 2021, as voluntary sector services and activities rapidly digitalised due to Covid-19 restrictions, 10 million UK adults were still lacking basic digital skills according to the Good Things Foundation’s Digital Nation report. This session will help you understand how to tackle the digital divide as your services go online.

  • Evaluate the main resources and strategies available to support those struggling to get online in the context of rising costs of living, such as data and device sharing
  • Gain an understanding of who is likely to be digitally excluded in your communities, and the barriers they facing to using digital and getting online
  • Explore how the Good Things Foundation gathers data from its beneficiary groups and the challenges in ensuring digital inclusion data is high quality and reliable

This session will include time for questions.

Katie Heard
Katie Heard
Head of Research and Data Insight
The Good Things Foundation
Confirmed
10:40 am
Break, Virtual Networking, and Live Delegate Meet-Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

11:00 am
Workshop: Evaluating and Improving Your Digital Strategy

In this workshop we will look at what best practice digital strategy looks like as we return to a “new normal” post-Covid-19.

  • Understand key trends in third sector digital strategy and evaluate your organisation’s practice
  • Examine the main areas for digital strategy improvement across the sector
  • Discuss what the future for digital services and digital engagement looks like post-Covid-19

Share your thoughts, comments, and questions throughout the workshop with our live chat feature.

Zoe Amar
Zoe Amar
Chair
The Charity Digital Code of Practice
Confirmed
11:30 am
Panel Discussion: Understanding Innovations in Digital Supporter Engagement

In an increasingly digitised and competitive donor marketplace, it is important that your online engagement with supporters makes use of all the latest tools at your disposal to stand out.

  • Understand how to use the breadth of social media to raise awareness and funds among different generations and supporter groups
  • Evaluate some pioneering virtual reality experiences to engage supporters and stand out in a competitive funding marketplace
  • Explore how you can implement innovative digital engagement solutions at a low cost and high return
  • Discuss the future for more traditional digital engagement tools, such as newsletters and email marketing

Participate in the discussion through our live chat feature.

Kate Collis
Kate Collis
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Philharmonia Orchestra
Confirmed
Lucy Taylor
Lucy Taylor
Senior Digital Content Manager
Action for Children
Confirmed
Tina Mwazange
Tina Mwazange
Assistant Film Producer
BBH London
Invited
Georgia Paton
Georgia Paton
Product Delivery Officer (Gaming & Streaming)
The British Red Cross
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Break, Virtual Networking, and Live Delegate Meet-Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates, make connections, tour our real-time resources and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

Don’t forget if you’ve missed a session, you can use our replay functions, so you can watch all the content on demand at a time that suits you.

12:20 pm
Workshop A
Workshop B
Improving the Accessibility of Your Digital Services
  • Learn about basic tests that can be performed quickly on websites
  • Learn about the ‘easy fixes’ in the accessibility of websites
  • Tips for embedding accessibility at every stage of a project

This interactive session will include time for discussion and debate.

Rina Wharton
Rina Wharton
Accessibility and Usability Consultant
AbilityNet
Confirmed
Using Social Media to Effectively Engage New Supporters
  • Understanding which social media platforms and types of content are best to engage different supporter groups
  • Evaluating the fundraising tools available through different social media platforms and innovative ways to generate donations through social media
  • Discussing how to deal with backlash on social media, when to engage, and how to start conversations that raise awareness of your organisation

This interactive session will include time for discussion and debate.

Athar Abidi
Athar Abidi
Strategic Social Media Management
RNLI
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Chair’s Close to the Conference
Dr Elinor Carmi
Dr Elinor Carmi
Lecturer in Media and Communication
Sociology Department, City University
Confirmed