Applications of Big Data and Analytics
Venue: University of Liverpool
Speaker: See Further Information Below
Further to the announcement of this joint meeting at the NWORG AGM here are the details for the meeting on 'Applications of Big Data Analystics'. If you want to book a place follow the link below. The event is organised by the Agility Centre of University of Liverpool Management School in collaboration with the British Academy of Management, the HMRC Liverpool office, and the Operational Research Society.
Further details and booking at Eventbrite.
Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University
Speaker: Steven Finlay
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018 at 15:30 - 17:30
Please hold this date in your diary for the North West OR Group AGM. Further details will be posted shortly together with details of how to book your place. Steven Finlay will speak on the role ethics play in automated decisions.
You can book your place here
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University
Speaker: Ruth Kaufman (President of the OR Society) and Stewart Robinson (Immediate Past President of the OR Society)
Date: Wednesday, 03 February 2016 at 14:00 - 17:00
The North West OR Group is re-launching! Following on from the successful analytics event held in Manchester in September 2015 there is a new committee to organise events in the North West region.
To mark this occassion there will be two presidential speakers from the OR Society. Ruth Kaufman is the Society's new President, taking up the role on 1 January this year. Ruth was also awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours so it is an exciting time for both her and the Society. Stewart Robinson is the Immediate Past President of the Society. The Society does not let its past presidents just slip away, Stewart will continue to be involved in a number of areas including analytics.
Take this opportunity to network with fellow members in the North West and meet the new committee. Stay for a glass of wine and nibbles after the talks.
Register to attend on Eventbrite.
Location information: Sandra Burslem Building (Lecture Theatre 2:10, Refreshments 2:12) - MMU Law School (Access via MMU Business School), Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH - Travel information
OR, the OR Society and You: some thoughts from a new president
Ruth Kaufnman, President of the OR Society
The OR Society, with around 10 FTE staff and a turnover around £1million, falls definitely into the ‘S’ subset of SMEs. With 2700 members, it is pretty small as far as learned societies go, as well. But its reach, impact and ambitions are disproportionately great. Part of this discrepancy is explained by the nature of OR itself: its massive power to transform and improve, even whilst most people who benefit from it have never heard of it, and many people who work in the field hesitate to define it.
In this talk, I will review some aspects of the current position of the ORS and of OR in the UK - a remarkably positive position, for a profession that is always seeing decline in its own navel - and discuss how the ORS and OR professionals can best capitalise on our strengths and opportunities.
OR in the Age of Big Data
Stewart Robinson, Acting Dean, Professor of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. Immediate Past President of the OR Society
What does ‘big data’ mean for OR? For many OR workers our education was founded on ‘small data’ techniques. This carried over into our OR practice, where we were pleased if we could find reasonable samples of data to support our models. Big data may be changing all of that. In this talk we shall explore how big data could impact on our models and our modelling practice. In doing so we shall try and answer the following questions: What is big data? How does the world of OR fit with the world of big data, analytics and data science? What role might big data play in our modelling efforts? And, does big data challenge our very conception of the ‘OR methodology’?
Analytics in the North
Venue: Room 2.42, Manchester Business School, Booth Street West, Manchester M15 6PB
Speaker: Claire Potter (HMRC), Matthew Robinson (IBM), Prof. John Keane (University of Manchester), Mike Tanner (Mitan Ltd)
Date: Thursday, 03 September 2015 at 14:00 - 17:00
Please put the afternoon of Thursday 3 September in your diary for the ‘Analytics in the North’ event organised jointly by the OR Society, Government OR Service (GORS) and Decision Analysis Special Interest Group (DASIG), featuring speakers from public and private sector and academia.
Claire Potter (HMRC) will talk about the challenges of using predictive analytics to influence customer behaviour as early as possible, for example by reducing opportunities for error, fraud or non-compliance.
Matthew Robinson (IBM) will explain the journey that takes businesses from statistics and business intelligence, through predictive analytics to cognitive analytics.
Professor John Keane (University of Manchester) will discuss the development of Decision Support System (DSS) tools and algorithms and their role in “value added data systems”.
Mike Tanner (Mitan Ltd) will discuss how changing business, legal, and technological factors affect the nature of O.R. solutions, and the need for clear objectives. This will be illustrated by why and how a non-simulation model was developed for complex queuing systems.
There will also be an opportunity to network with professionals working in different sectors and organisations during the event. Refreshments will be provided.
The event is free to attend, please register to secure your place: https://analytics-in-the-north.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information, please contact Anna Nikiel: anna.nikiel [at] hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
1:30pm Registration & coffee
2:00pm Welcome and Introduction – John Lord (HMRC)
2:10pm The challenges of using Predictive Analytics to influence up-stream customer behaviour in HMRC – Claire Potter (HMRC)
2:40pm From Business Intelligence to Cognitive Analytics – Matthew Robinson (IBM)
3:10pm Coffee break & networking
3:45pm Introduction to DASIG – Nadia Papamichail (University of Manchester)
3:55pm Data, data everywhere… – John Keane (University of Manchester)
4:25pm Analysing Complex Queuing Systems. Is Simulation the Only or the Best Way? – Michael Tanner (Mitan Ltd)
4:55pm Close – John Lord (HMRC)