From data to wisdom: Building capacity for the AI era

CST Data Leaders Conference
Thursday 20 June 2024 at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre

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Previous CST community eventThis one-day conference brings CST’s Data Leaders Professional Community together in person to address the key challenges and opportunities for the sector around the management and use of educational data and how it supports improving outcomes for our pupils.

It has become clear that a data revolution is underway, one that is prompting schools and their leaders to rapidly come to terms with the impact of artificial intelligence. There is no doubt that its potential to improve teaching and leadership is enormous. However, as we are acutely aware, over reliance on systems and technology without the appropriate skills, understanding and governance to match can lead to serious error or worse.

Alongside AI then, we need HW – Human Wisdom. This conference will help delegates understand the cutting-edge use of these newer technologies but also serve as a reminder that a body of knowledge and a personal and professional capacity is important to ensure we truly serve our learners and leaders. Hear how national policymakers and trust leaders are navigating this landscape and enjoy the opportunity to reflect and network with colleagues as you plot your own journey from #datatowisdom.

Our speakers include:

  • Jason Bradbury, Deputy Director Data and Insight, Ofsted 
  • Dr Ian Stockford, Interim Executive Director for Standards, Research and Analysis, Ofqual
  • Sally-Ann Ali, Head of Test Development Research, Standards and Testing Agency
  • Don Jones, Head Of Information & Insights at Ormiston Academies Trust
  • Matt Woodruff, Founder and CEO, Open Education AI 
  • Vicky Merrick, Educational Consultant, Merrick-Ed Ltd
  • Matt Morris, Director of Transformation, Team Education Trust
  • Peter Davies, Director of Trust Performance, E-ACT

A full programme of keynotes and workshops will be announced shortly.

About the conference

The conference is being held at Birmingham Conference and Events Centre on Thursday 20 June 2024.

Delegate tickets are £310 plus VAT for CST member trusts or £375 plus VAT for non-members.

Delegate registration will open at 08:30 and the conference will finish at approximately 16:15.

The summit is an extension of our Data Leaders Professional Community which is an inclusive benefit of CST membership.

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