Those attending will have the opportunity to learn and share their thoughts about how data can be used to inform new and intelligent ways of responding to the big social issues that those in public services encounter every day.
The panel of speakers will talk about their experiences of using data creatively to help them solve social problems. This will be followed by an opportunity to explore specific problems that attendees encounter in their area of public service, and how using the available data can lead to potential fixes.
About Big Data Week
Big Data Week is a global platform of interconnected community events focusing on the social, political, technological and commercial impacts of Big Data. It brings together a global community of data scientists, data technologies, data visualisers and data businesses spanning six major commercial, financial, social and technological sectors.
The festival connects a number of global cities through locally hosted meetups, events, networking functions, data visualisation demo’s, debates, discussion and hackathons. Events are designed to provide a platform to educate, inform and inspire – organised by people who are passionate and knowledgeable about data. It’s a self organising community where anyone is able to host and create an event during the festival, making the platform completely open and community driven.
Our data analysis solutions have helped many of our customers use data to change the way they do things – to the benefit of their business and their own customers. These include TV Licensing, BMI Baby, NHS Choices, the Ministry of Defence and O2 – as well as a number of emergency services’ operations and schools.
As one of the sponsors of this year’s event, we are also holding a workshop, ‘Is there a place for commercial thinking in your council?’, at 12.15pm on 12 September (day one). Facilitated by Capita’s Jonathan Flowers, Ben Egglestone and Christian Rogers, the session aims to explore ideas and share experience around the introduction of increased commercialism in councils, looking at how appropriate this really is and the practicalities of making it happen.
So, if you are attending on the 12th, make sure you sign up for the opportunity to find out more about applying commercial thinking to your council. You will be able to sign up for this workshop at registration.