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About The Royal Statistical Society

Since 1834, The Royal Statistical Society has promoted the importance of statistics and data in society. Now the RSS is a professional body for all statisticians and data analysts with more than 9,000 members in the UK and across the world. As a charity, the RSS advocates the key role of statistics and data in society and works to ensure that policy formulation and decision-making are informed by evidence for the public good.


About The Government Operational Research Service (GORS)

The Government Operational Research Service (GORS) are the analytical minds behind many of the Government's policies - policies which, when brought into being, touch the lives of everyone in the UK. Yours included. Through the use of various scientific and mathematical techniques, we add empirical weight to a new or revised policy. Our work, in effect, helps bring it to life. We employ around 800 analysts, ranging from sandwich students to members of the Senior Civil Service. Join us, and you'll be part of a small and select team who are able to influence the decisions of policy makers at more than 25 government departments and agencies. From justice to health to education and beyond, we look objectively at the complex problems they face and apply an array of analytical and modelling techniques to help them find better solutions.


About Movement Strategies

We are people movement pioneers and we have always used a variety of data types to inform our work. Technology developments over the last decade have facilitated much smarter ways of collecting that evidence base. With a reputation for pushing the boundaries of capability and excellence within the discipline, Movement Strategies has continually been at the forefront of this journey, aiming to collect better data, more efficiently. Our team apply our pioneering algorithms to complex spatial data sets, extracting valuable insights on behalf of Data Owners and their Clients. Big data owners are collecting significant amounts of data, but do not generally understand or have the expertise to process, interpret and monetise the data they have. The Movement Analytics team have the knowledge and required skills to analyse a range of data, with a real specialism in time-stamped geospatial and complementary data sets. Data owners are supported by an experienced analytics team with the ability to create tailored and actionable insights for them and their customers, helping to drive commercial outcomes.  


About the Smith Institute

Harnessing mathematics, the Smith Institute specialises in solving complex tactical and strategic problems for business and government. We are experts at translating research in the mathematical sciences and applying this to real-world problems.

A team of expert mathematicians with a wealth of industry experience, we work with organisations to develop and in-depth understanding of their domain areas, the challenges they face and the services they need. The Smith Institute uses system engineering, data analysis, algorithm development and model building techniques as a way of gaining maximum understanding.

We help our clients leverage the latest advancements in data science, be it to expand products or services more quickly or secure return on investment. Applying our domain knowledge of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) we design bespoke solutions that streamline organisational processes and accelerate innovation.

With over twenty years’ experience across a wide variety of business sectors, the Smith Institute is expert in optimisation, forecasting, artificial intelligence and algorithm auditing.

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Jumping Rivers has delivered quality data insights from day 1. Based in Newcastle and founded in 2016, the company is bringing a fresh approach to the world of data analytics. Their consultants come with over 40 years combined experience in R, Python, Stan, Scala and other programming languages. They have worked with some of the largest (and smallest) companies in the world. They are proud to have unique working partnerships with RStudio, Microsoft, Royal Statistical Society and Code Clan.