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Future of Standards Webinar: On Data Ethics, Open Consensus and What’s next for future of standards

DATE : 30 November 2020
LOCATION : Online Event
START TIME : 10:00 am END TIME : 11:30 am

Did you know there are an estimated 12,000+ standards for smart cities?  In a rapidly evolving world of standards, it can be hard to keep up to date and find your way.

This webinar is the second in our series as part of our project ‘Future of Standards’ where we are exploring how we can support the market in navigating the world of standards. 

This event we are excited to be featuring an introduction to the latest version of the Government Data Ethics Framework by Natalia Domagala, Head of Data Ethics at GDS. Connected Places Catapult will also be presenting findings from our user research on the Future of Standards. We will also be joined by Tom Bartley Co-Founder of Barbal, to introduce ‘Open Consensus’ methodology, a startup that has developed a solution for collaborative document editing amongst the standards and LegalTech communities.


  • Natalia Domagala, Head of Data Ethics, Government Digital Service
  • Tom Bartley, Co-Founder & CEO,  Barbal
  • Representative from Connected Places Catapult


10.00 Welcome – Connected Places Catapult

10.10 An introduction to the Government Data Ethics Framework, Natalia Domagala, Head of Data Ethics, Government Digital Service

10.25 ‘Future of Standards – User Research’ project show and tell, Connected Places Catapult

11.00 An introduction to ‘Open Consensus’ by Tom Bartley, Co-Founder & CEO, Barbal

11.15 Q&A