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West Midlands Digital Roadmap

Sharing and Using Data to Improve People’s Lives


Advanced data analytic methods are regularly used to improve public services and grow our economy, particularly in a post-Covid context.

Regional Activity

Develop the Office for Data Analytics and the West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WM-REDI) as a shared regional resource for data and evidence innovation for private, public,
and third sectors.

Use data analytics to support the achievement of key strategies in Missions 4 & 5:

  • Economic Recovery – supporting Local
    Industrial Strategy and Recharging the West Midlands Proposals
  • Reaching Net Zero – supporting WM2041 five year delivery plan, and leveraging TfWM Data Insights team
  • Tackling Health Inequalities – as outlined in Regional Health Impact of Covid report
  • Supporting Individuals with Multiple and Complex Needs – using improved insights from better connected datasets

Collaborate with experts in regional Universities working on advanced data analytics in manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, cybersecurity, and
other areas.

Build the capability of staff across the public sector, from senior leaders to frontline staff, to use data to inform decisions and delivery.

Key Actions in 2021

Build the investment case for increased regional data analytic capacity, as part of the UK National Data Strategy.