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Top decision-makers in Birmingham launch Making a Difference with Data

Some of the top policy and decision-makers for Birmingham’s public services will be getting together on 26 June to launch Making a Difference with Data - a new programme about the role of data in creating social and economic wellbeing.

The Making a Difference with Data programme is being developed and run by Birmingham-based Boilerhouse Media, in collaboration with England’s core cities and supported by Digital Birmingham.

Cllr James McKay, Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, who will be opening the event and talking about the central role of data in Birmingham’s plans to become a ‘smart city’, said: "I welcome the Making a Difference with Data programme with its emphasis on communicating the benefits of using data and open data for better decision-making.

"There needs to be a much greater awareness among leaders locally and nationally about the volume and value of data they can access to inform everything they are doing to improve cities, regions and neighbourhoods. This programme will help make that happen", he added.

The full article can be found on The Information Daily