Published: 19 December 2022

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Automated Intelligence is delighted to welcome David Canning, Head of Digital Knowledge & Information Management at the Cabinet Office, who joins us as our guest speaker at the upcoming CGPN event, which we are supporting as a gold sponsor.

Join us at the event, taking place on the 18th & 19th January in The Orchard Hotel, Nottingham for our session, “Digging into the digital heap: building the business case for appraisal of born digital records,” taking place on the 18th January from 12.30 – 12.50pm which will outline:

  • The challenges Government organisations are experiencing today on digital appraisal and the selection of records for long-term preservation
  • Why it’s important for departments to implement relevant processes and controls to manage born digital records
  • Why the digital heap needs to be addressed, today

David Canning will also join us to give his view on the urgent need for government departments to address the digital heap, his experience with this challenge and the Cabinet Office’s plans for the future within this area.

David has over 30 years’ experience in Government, including ten years at The Cabinet Office, where he is leading a programme to create a fully functional digital archive before the end of 2022 – 2023. Speaking about the event, David said:

“Managing the lifecyle of born-digital records has proven difficult over recent years due to the ever-evolving technologies, the sheer volume of records, different formats and inconsistent approaches to keep up. As a result, government organisations are left with the ‘digital heap’ and it’s paramount we address these challenges.

I’m looking forward to join Automated Intelligence at the CGPN event this year to discuss this topic further.”

Automated Intelligence’s Paul Hudson, CSO, also commented:

“We’re delighted to be attending this year’s CGPN event, this is the first PNE event we’ve attended and we’re looking forward to collaborating and meeting with some of governments most innovative and influential leaders. We’re thrilled to have David join us as our guest speaker, we’ve worked with David and the Cabinet Office for numerous years.

Most recently our collaboration has focused on how our AI.DATALIFT platform can locate, retrieve and appraise Cabinet Office’s records, providing the opportunity to address the digital heap.”

If you plan on attending the CGPN event, get in touch with us to arrange a chat. For more information, please visit our event page, find out more on digital appraisal, or to contact us at