Andrew Collinge

Advisor, Smart Dubai

For the past decade, Andrew has worked in data and technology leadership positions in two world cities. His goals and interests are simple - to achieve impact with technologies, and to do so in a responsible way. In Dubai government’s digital technology and data innovation agency - Smart Dubai - he has worked across a range of topics from ethical AI and the creation of a self-assessment toolkit, use cases which advance the use of AI and data science in community services and policy making, and goverance frameworks to boost the exchange of data. In London, Andrew led a range of initiatives, including the creation of a smart city team around a range of projects, including the 25m euro Sharing Cities programme which established a technology testbed in the RB Greenwich. Around the London Datastore, he advanced the city data agenda for the current and previous Mayor, establishing impact partnerships with the likes of Nesta and the Alan Turing Institute. Before leaving London, Andrew played a leading role in launching the London Office of Technology and Innovation. Andrew is taskforce lead for the G20 Smart Cities Alliance for Responsible Urban Technology's Open Data Policy. He is also a member of the UAE-UK Business Council’s ‘Innovation, Future Technologies, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ working group.

Andrew is speaking at

Focus Track 1 - European Data Spaces
November 5, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am



When it comes to shaping Europe´s digital future, European member states and regions struggle to design and implement data sharing policies and strategies.

It is the European Data Strategy, with its vision to make the EU a leader in a data-driven society, by creating a single market for data for its free flow within the EU and across sectors, which inspires the definition of local (national and regional) data sharing policies that provide the principles that guide present and future decisions that will impact, and hopefully benefit, the local ecosystems of businesses, researchers, citizens and public administrations.
It is only after policies have been decided, that strategy is formulated accordingly to achieve tangible goals and objectives.
In this workshop we will hear how a variety of european public administrations and key stakeholders working on strategic data for AI initiatives are going through the path of adopting and translating the European Data Strategy, a strategy for policy measures and investments to enable the data economy for the coming five years, into concrete local policies and tangible strategies.
Further description:
We will hear the effort different European regions and member states are going through, to implement the European Data Strategy. We will ask them about their effort to define policies and strategies that have direct impact on their ecosystems, tools they are leveraging within their ecosystems, and early examples of infrastructure, programmes and initiatives they are planning to put in place.

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