From better transport systems to up-to-date economic forecasting: find out how governments are using data to deliver for citizens  

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April 18, 2023
Data & ID

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Data is integral to the work of the governments in the 21st century. Administrations around the world are using data from a range of sources, including anonymized and aggregated payments information, to help deliver better services for businesses and citizens.

This webinar shared insight from governments around the world on how they are using data insights to better understand trends – and deliver better outcomes – in areas including travel and tourism, urban planning and sustainability, and economic forecasting.

Join this webinar with Visa and Kearney to find out how governments are unlocking the power of data to deliver better services across host of crucial policy areas – and hear about how to overcome the challenges to realizing these opportunities.

Join this session to find out:

  • How countries are using insights from purchasing data to help kickstart crucial tourist industries post-COVID 
  • How information on what people are buying can help make sure government urban policy is creating places people want to live 
  • The power of ‘nowcasting to help governments understand and monitor the health of their economies 


Andrew Banks, Lead Data Scientist, Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom

Andrew Banks is currently a Lead Data Scientist at the Data Science Campus in ONS. He is responsible for leading research and data science projects in the Campus, with a particular focus on improving subnational statistics.

He joined the Civil Service as an economist in HM Treasury, before working on a range of topics at ONS including economic analysis, statistics production, data science and data engineering. Prior to joining the Data Science Campus he was Assistant Deputy Director for household finances statistics.

Trond Hovland, NOMAD Project Leader, Nordic Open Mobility and Digitalisation (NOMAD), Norway

Trond has been ITS Norway’s CEO (Intelligent Transportation Systems Norway) since 2009. Before that, he worked for almost 18 years for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, holding several management positions and headed large ICT procurement projects in the road and traffic data sector.

Trond has a keen interest in organizational development and network-based innovation processes and has actively participated in international standardization committees for many years. Currently, he is chairing JWG11, set up to harmonize international standards between GIS and ITS.

With ITS Norway, Trond has worked hard to raise awareness of ITS and establish national structures for information exchange for seamless transportation services.

Trond has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Bergen and has taken additional management and project management training at Norwegian Business School BI and NHH Norwegian School of Economics. For the last ten years, ITS Norway has been working with data sharing to support the establishment of new mobility services and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in several cities in the Nordic countries. He favours a bottom-up approach rather than starting with just another app. The last three MaaS projects have been targeted at the MaaS business model – because this seems to be a vital showstopper for the success of MaaS.

Oliver Wise, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce

Oliver Wise is Chief Data Officer at the Department of Commerce. In this position, Wise is responsible for leading the Commerce Department’s data strategy, advancing capacity for evidence-based decision-making by implementing the Evidence Act and aligning and scaling the department’s data resources to better meet the needs of users.

Wise was the founding director of the City of New Orleans Office of Performance and Accountability, the city’s first data analytics and performance management team. This work was recognized with awards from the American Society of Public Administration, International City/County Managers Association, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Harvard University. In 2015, Wise was named to Government Technology’s “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers” list. In the private sector, Wise served in product management and strategic roles at Tyler Technologies and Socrata.

Earlier in his career, Wise was a policy analyst for the RAND Corporation and the Citizens Budget Commission of New York City. He is also a co-founder of the Santorini-based Atlantis Books. He holds an MPA from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, and is most proud of his incredible family.

Tulsi Parida, Director, Global Government Data Solutions, Visa

Tulsi Parida is the Director of Global Government Data Solutions at Visa. Her work is at the intersection of payments data and government and she develops innovative data solutions for governments looking to use spend insights to inform their policy making and decisions. She brings a decade of experience at the intersection of tech, society, and business, with a commitment to reducing digital inequality and promoting responsible and inclusive technology. Prior to Visa, she led teams at various startups working to bridge digital divides in literacy education both in the US and in India.

Tulsi holds a BSc in Education & Social Policy, Economics from Northwestern University and a dual degree MSc /MBA in Tech & Society from the University of Oxford. Recently, Tulsi has won the global 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics and Tech Women 100 awards in the UK.

Daniela Chikova, Partner and Managing Director, Kearney

Daniela Chikova is a partner with Kearney in the Financial Services practice.  With over 20 years of consulting and industry experience, Daniela is an expert in banking with focus on growth strategies, proposition design, commercial effectiveness, and product monetization.

Within Kearney, she is leading the European Retail Banking Competence Center and authors the annual Retail Banking Radar since its inception 10 years ago. During her career with Kearney, Daniela has worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and most countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Daniela earned her MBA from the Goizueta Business School at the Emory University, USA, as a Fulbright scholar. She holds a BA in business administration and journalism from the America University in Bulgaria.

Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, former UK senior civil servant

Siobhan Benita was a senior civil servant with over 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many of the major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell to lead work on Civil Service reform and strategy. Siobhan left the Civil Service to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University as Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.