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Archive: January 2014 (Analytics Network)

Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014
Gavin Blackett

Dear All

I thought you might be interested in the following meeting being run by the Society's Third Sector Special Interest Group....

OR In the Third Sector - Afternoon Meeting

Unlocking the Value of Data  for Charities and Other Voluntary  groups

With the advent of fast computers and the internet, the total amount of world data is forecast to grow 50-fold in the next decade, yet only 1% of this data is currently used productively.

This event will explore how charities and voluntary groups can use data to improve their impact and make better decisions.

Our speakers will describe their real life experiences of using data and demonstrate the benefits that effective data analysis has brought to their organisations. The list of speakers includes:

Mat Ilic is the Policy and Research Director of Only Connect.

Mat will talk about how to use data analysis to produce useful evidence in charities

Colin Stewart is a consultant Analyst at Caversham Analytics.

Using maps of data and analysis to support local decision making using quantum GIS and Microsoft Excel.

Tracey Gyateng is the Project Manager for NPC’s "Data for Impact" stream of work.

Tracey will talk about Increasing access to government administrative  datasets to measure the impact of the voluntary and community sector.

Date:                           26th March 2014

Time:                          Start time 15:00 hrs

Venue:                       15 mins walk from London Bridge station, tba.

Price:                          Entry is free of charge

To book your place please e-mail John Holt at

Advertised as being for 'geeks who love the NHS', you may be interested in NHS Hack Day.

NHS Hack Days are weekend events that brings together doctors, nurses, developers, designers, and other "geeks who love the NHS" to create disruptive solutions to problems in the health space. NHS Hack Days are ongoing and enjoy the support of prominent international health care and technology leaders.

The next NHS Hack Day is in Cardiff on the 25th and 26th of January 2014 in the Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University School of Medicine.


Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014
Sayara Beg

A World of Financial Data at your fingertips, Strongly Tooled and Strongly Typed

Venue: University College London Speaker: Don Syme, Principle Researcher, Microsoft Research Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 16:00

Inaugural seminar of the UCL Financial Computing and Analytics Group, supported by the Analytics Network of The Operational Research Society.

The format will be speaker; Don Syme from Microsoft Research presenting, followed by a Q&A session and finishing with a networking session.

Register to attend via this MeetUp link:

For more details, please reach out to the organisor:

Dr Antoaneta Serguieva

UCL Senior Fellow



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