Today we are delighted to be co-hosting an event with colleagues from the Government Digital Service (GDS) to discuss Open Policy Making (OPM) and the importance of digital techniques to the policy process.
The event is being chaired by Olly Robbins, Director General of Civil Service. We expect plenty of lively discussion and information sharing between different departments. We hope that those who attend will leave feeling inspired and equipped with lots of different ideas about how an open approach can be helpful to their work.
We're particularly excited to be bringing together the policy and digital communities across all government departments, who don't always spend a lot of time together. They'll be sharing what they've already done and what they plan and hope to do to make more consistent use of open approaches to policy-making.
The first half of the afternoon is an interactive session with our 7 departments who want to be 'exemplars' of Open Policy Making. They will be talking about how they are making OPM a reality, and no doubt will be quizzed and challenged by colleagues from across government.
The second half will be introduced by Paul Maltby, Cabinet Office Director of Open Data and Government Innovation and will look at the various tools and techniques of use to open policy-makers. Paul will introduce presentations from the Government's new Policy Lab, the Data Science team and Government Digital Service, who will talk about design, data science and digital tools.
We'll report back on how it went later today. And look out too for the full round up of the event, including pictures, tweets and presentations from the day on Storify very soon.