Charles Baird

Chief Data Architect at Office for National Statistics

Charles joined the Office for National Statistics in January this year to lead their Data Architecture division, which focuses both on classical data architecture – data design and metadata management being core competencies – and on data linkage at scale, and developing new and innovative approaches to linkage for ONS and the wider public sector. Before this he was the Head of Data Architecture for the Central Digital and Data Office in the Cabinet Office, and among other things led the government API programme, which aimed to produce standards, guidance and best practice on deploying APIs in government.