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YOR20 – Sponsors and Exhibitors

The conference is sponsored by

Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)
Polaris Consulting
Strategy Foresight
Mclaren Applied Technologies


Dstl is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), delivering trusted and often confidential advice and solutions on defence-related science and technology that impact on the security of the UK. It’s demanding, exciting and rewarding work and each year Dstl recruits approximately 150 graduates to be part of it. Graduates receive a balanced programme of courses to develop technical and non-technical skills. Sponsorship is available to gain Chartered status and take further Qualifications. There are also opportunities for secondments, both in the UK and overseas. Details of Dstl’s current graduate vacancies can be found on our website at

Polaris Consulting

Polaris Consulting is a fully independent SME providing evidence based decision making to the UK Government and industry. The Company specialises in the delivery of Operational Analysis (OA), Cost Analysis and Business Case Approval. Polaris is run by a Board comprising David Bangert and Carl Dalton, supported by a dedicated team of management and technical staff. Polaris owes its success to the quality of its people and supplements its talented and dedicated core team with expertise from its database of trusted associates.

Strategy Foresight

Strategy Foresight is an innovative technology company focused on developing solutions to help
companies improve their decision making under conditions of
uncertainty and complexity.  The company has developed proprietary decision-support
software that combines qualitative and quantitative data into a single easy-to-use integrative tool that can be used by any business or institution.
Today, the software is used by a number of leading organisations including NATO, Janssen Healthcare and City University.  Strategy Foresightaims to be at the vanguard of new IT companies developing solutions that supports senior leadership tasked with a critical series of difficult-to-quantify, complex and uncertain problems.

and has the following exhibitors

Palisade to request case studies, white papers or to arrange a free web demonstrationFounded in 1984, Palisade’s software, @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite, integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Excel to bring techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation, optimisation and neural networking tools to your desktop in a familiar and intuitive environment. Palisade software is now on the syllabus at many top universities and business schools across Europe and North America - from operational research and MBA programs through to engineering and accountancy degrees. They have also been adopted by many of the world’s biggest companies, including 93 out of the Fortune 100 companies and most of the FTSE 100.
33 years of development and innovation means that performing quantitative risk and decision analysis has never been easier than it is with @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite. Find out how you and your company or university can benefit from using the software by downloading a free trial from our website, Alternatively please email


SIMUL8 Corporation develops, markets, and supports business simulation software that transforms the way people make and communicate decisions. Our software delivers multi-million pound saving for major organizations – including Chrysler, the NHS and Gatwick Airport – by allowing them to experiment with process improvement ideas in a risk free environment. SIMUL8 is also used to teach simulation in elite Universities across the world including the London School of Economics, MIT, Melbourne Business School and Hong Kong City University.

Mclaren Applied Technologies

We’re on a relentless mission to improve people’slives by combining our fresh thinking and technology to solve crucialchallenges. Decades of competition in the world’s most technologically advancedsport has given us the ability to see and maximise the potential of anincreasingly connected world.
And working with like-minded visionaries, we go beyond the limits of what was considered possible to turn ideas into reality by developing intelligent products and processes. And we are growing fast.  That’s why we want exceptional and dynamic people who have technical or commercial talent but who also share our spirit to push the limits of what’s possible.We’re on a relentless mission to improve people’s lives by combining our fresh thinking and technology to solve crucial challenges. Decades of competition in the world’s most technologically advanced sport has given us the ability to see and maximise the potential of an increasingly connected world.

We’re currently recruiting specialists in analytics, data science and operational research. So if you want to apply your skills and ideas in our innovative, high-performance environment, visit and #ApplyYourself today.