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Zach Arundel

Delivery Manager
Department for Transport Lab (Confirmed)

Zach Arundel runs the DfT Lab – the Department for Transport’s prototyping and innovation team. The DfT Lab work with teams across the department to quickly develop innovative solutions to policy and business problems. The Lab’s vision is to build a department-wide culture of creativity, innovation and ambition in the use of technology.

  • Developed a prototype of a system that can allocate correspondence to the teams which are best placed to answer it
  • Machine learning had been developed to sort parliamentary questions by the team which is required to draft a response, with 90% accuracy
  • Analysing a pool of 5,000 entries to train a neural network to recognise parliamentary questions