Islands as a Testbed

Jersey is positioning itself as a world leader when it comes to demonstrating the advantages of using islands as testbeds. Joe Dignan, a pioneer of this approach, will be joined by a range of experts and exponents to showcase how products, services and data-driven solutions are being developed this way.

Session lead, Joe Dignan is a recognised subject matter expert in the digital transformation arena. Previous roles have included Chief Public Sector Analyst for OVUM and World Wide Industry Managing Director for Local and Regional Government for Microsoft. He is on the World Bank’s Smart City Expert Framework, a member of the Stakeholder Group for the European Commission’s Smart Cities and Communities Group, the EU-China smart city expert group, NED, Advisory Board Chair, Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban Science and Progress, Kings College London, Visiting Programme Director and former Special Adviser to the board of Digital Jersey.

  • 21st October 2020
    3:00pm - 5:00pm


Online Event


3.00 pm – Jersey – the Trusted Source for Data Leading the Development of the World’s first Sovereign Data Exchange , Joe Dignan,

3.05 pm – What is needed to create a single view of a Citizen? Brent Williams, Founder & CEO of Euclidian Trust

3.30 pm – Mini Case Studies: Real-World Examples to Demonstrate the Viability of a Sovereign Data Exchange

3.50 pm – How do you monetise infrastructure data, Joanne Marlowe CEO UFT Commercial Finance, a pioneering financial technology firm re-energizing the world of credit by creating and leading the adoption of the Credit Participation Certificate™ or “CPC™”

4.10 pm – How Data Trusts and Governance models can drive Economic Growth, Alexsis Wintour, ethical AI researcher and author, developing new data governance models for innovative products and services

4.30 – Panel Discussion with Brent Williams & Steve Skelton, Director of Strategy & Innovation at the Government of Jersey

4.55 – Wrap up, Joe Dignan

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