Sally Kerr

Data Transformation Framework Lead, Scottish Government


Sally Kerr has extensive experience of data and digital delivery, working primarily in the public sector but also with business and universities. She led the City of Edinburgh Council’s web and digital estate programme, developing strategy and policy and introducing innovative approaches to solving urban problems. She has worked on a range of innovative projects promoting data re-use, leading the development and delivery of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Open Data Strategy, and creating EdinburghApps, an open innovation civic challenge programme which produced new products and services demonstrating the value of data re-use. She is a co-founder of Edinburgh Living Lab, now based in the University of Edinburgh, which uses a data and design approach to bring insight to city issues. She has worked at national and international levels, sitting on the Scottish Government’s Open Data Strategy working and review groups, and as the co-chair of the Eurocities Data group developing the Citizen Data Principles, now mandated by the European Commission. She has been a member of the Open Government Civil Society Network specifically contributing to Scotland’s data commitment. She is currently working with the Scottish Government as their Data Transformation Framework lead, delivering a programme to improve data management, re-use and innovation across the Scottish public sector.

 

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"How can we be ‘good data custodians’ for the future?"

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