Alex Smith

Head of Data Security
Central Digital & Data Office (CDDO) of the Cabinet Office
13:35-14:15: Generative AI Framework for HMG

Alex joined CDDO’s data team last year, to work on the Data Marketplace initiative, an effort to improve data sharing and use across government. Alongside data sharing, CDDO leads on the safe use of AI in government, as part of this work Alex wrote the security chapter of the Generative AI Framework for HMG. Previously whilst at NHSX and the Department of Health and Social Care, Alex led on the work to digitally transform the Cancer Waiting Times system for the NHS though a new open architecture. Previously Alex worked for over 15 years in industry as first a developer and then a technical architect, mainly in FinTech. Despite not actively doing coding anymore, Alex recently learnt R and Python, and enjoys taking part in the adventofcode Christmas challenge.