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'All About Data' Event

OR in the Third Sector Special Interest Group. Joint Meeting with the Royal Statistical Society

Data is the lifeblood of much Operational Research and statistical work in charities. Whether that be for informing day-to-day management decisions; forecasting future trends and demand; or, evaluating the impact of the organisation’s activities. The speakers will look at some of the practical difficulties in identifying and using appropriate data. They will also consider how the value added by the analyst’s contribution might be enhanced.

Speakers include:

Silvia Laraia (Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Contact a Family) Issues and challenges in the use of data in a small/medium size charity.

Tracey Gyateng (Data Science Manager, DataKind UK) The charitable data policy context, highlighting key challenges and emerging trends. Her research provides actionable recommendations to build a more enabling environment for data collection, analysis and sharing.

Amaka Nwagbara (membership engagement manager, Royal Statistical Society) will also highlight Statisticians for Society, a pro bono scheme by the Royal Statistical Society which aims to aid third sector organisations in need of data and analytical support.

The event will commence with a short AGM for the OR in the Third Sector Special Interest Group. Starting at 1pm.

Register now to attend the 'All About Data' event on 7 June 2018 in London