10:00-10:45 | The Importance of building a data-driven organisation
Michael McLaughlin, Digital Lead at HACT
In an environment of increased regulation and need for better data governance across the sector; we will explore the importance of creating a culture and process build on well managed and good quality data.
Using a practical application of the UK Housing Data Standard’s development handover, illumar will unpick the ways in which this can support social housing organisation to become more data-driven.
11:00-11:45 | Golden Threads need golden sources of information – how data management holds the key to assurance
Bringing information together to create a single source of the truth for a housing organisation is imperative to provide assurance to Boards and managers. To deliver this requires a clear data management strategy, timely application of a solution and an approach that is sustainable over time. This session will include three short presentations on each of these aspects followed by Q&A:
- Principles of defining your data management strategy: Dave Louden Founder DTL-Creative
- Implementation of a data management platform: Zahir Yasin Director of Data & Analytics For Housing
- Role of HACT data standards in underpinning the golden thread of information: Michael McLaughlin Digital Lead HACT
14:00-14:45 | Priorities for central and local government in decarbonising housing
Simon Bittestone, Director at National Audit Office
This presentation will draw on the National Audit Office’s recent reports on government’s efforts to achieve its net zero target to set out the key risks and opportunities for central and local government in the challenge to decarbonise the housing sector. This includes ensuring there is clear roles and responsibilities between the different government organisations involved; engaging with members of the public; ensuring local authorities have sufficient skills and resources; and managing links between the housing sector and other aspects of the net zero challenge.
15:30-16:15 | Debunking MMC Myths
Trina Chakravarti, Project Director at Building Better
During a rigorous procurement process, including an intense period of dialogue with manufacturers, Building Better members debunked several previously held assumptions about the MMC industry. Attend this session to hear the myths busted on financial risk, payment profiles, product adaptability and the size of scheme needed to make it viable.