3 September, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Lieutenant General Tom Copinger-Symes, Deputy Commander, UK Strategic Command

Sweating the assets: AI-enabled planning

Despite significant investment in public sector resources, from capital assets to people and skills, they are often under- or poorly utilised. Knowing where to target those crucial investments is key.   

Machine learning algorithms can power simulations to illustrate different scenarios, and predict where to target key assets for best use, when to conduct maintenance to prevent failure, and which investments or workforce deployment would be optimal within a given scenario. In the future, leaders will be able to plan their work – and spending – using advanced models of different decisions, optimising for the key outcomes their department has identified. The productivity gains from applying this approach are potentially vast.     

Reform is delighted to be joined by Lieutenant General Tom Copinger-Symes, Deputy Commander, UK Strategic Command, to explore how government can apply AI ensure people, capital and assets are most effectively deployed to drive value for money.  

This is a private roundtable which will be held under the Chatham House rule and is kindly supported by Newton Europe.