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Joint Event

Will Statistics and Operational Research still be here in 2025?

How should our professions react to a world in which digital services and new technologies are demanding new approaches from our established disciplines?

4 December 2015
9:30am Refreshments for a 10:00am start with an introduction from both Societies
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

Come and help us navigate the next 10 years with a day of panel discussions, workshops and presentations with speakers from across industry

Speakers include:

  • Peter Diggle President of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Stewart Robinson President of the OR Society
  • Tony Bendell Chair RSS Quality Improvement Section
  • John Hopes Vice President of the OR Society
  • Neil McIvor Statistics Deputy Head of Profession in the Department for Work and Pensions
  • Guest Plenary Speaker from Industry

Workshops covering:

  • How can the two Societies benefit from Data Science and Analytics and how can our offer to the new professions be improved?
  • Which work areas have moved from the realm of O.R. and Statistics and are now being claimed by Data Science and Analytics?
  • Which new areas have Data Science and Analytics created that O.R. analysts and Statisticians need to learn?
  • How have new digital technologies enabled the Data Science and Analytics professionals to forge new communities and can we learn from them?
  • Starting to build a soft systems model to understand how increasing numbers of Data Science and Analytics professionals affect academic institutions, government departments, private sector bodies and the Societies

4 December 2015, Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX
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