Welcome to techUK’s Data Analytics Week!

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    Tuesday26May 2020

    Today marks the beginning of techUK’s first ever Data Analytics Week- highlighting the opportunities and benefits of data analytics across...

Data analytics has been used by organisations for decades to transform business productivity, mitigate risk and improve customer service. The rapid increase in data creation in recent years, paired with improvements in data storage, increased access to computing power offered by the cloud and advanced processing methods, has provided companies with an opportunity to unlock greater insights from their data in new and creative ways. Nowadays data analytics is intergral for many businesses to respond to customers wants and needs as well as remain commercially competitive. 

Throughout the week we will highlight best practice examples of how organisations are using data analytics tools and solutions to transform their businesses, optimising the customer experience and ensuring citizens/customers remain protected.  

We will also provide commentary on how these case studies can be applied to other sectors that are currently behind the adoption curve, to ensure all UK organisations are making the most of the data analytics tools and technologies that’s available to them.

Over the coming days, our members and other industry experts will be contributing blogs on data analytics in four key sectors:

  • Tuesday- Healthcare- including efforts to tackle COVID-19 
  • Wednesday- Environment, including transportation, energy 
  • Thursday- Cybersecurity  
  • Friday- Public Sector 

Why not join the debate and discussion on social media using #dataweek and visiting @techUK.

Keep up to date with all of this great material by viewing all of the posts so far by visiting the links below.

Tuesday- Healthcare- including efforts to tackle COVID-19

UPRNs – supporting the response to COVID-19- Guest blog: Richard Duffield and Gayle Gander, GeoPlace, discuss how we can help people faster and better during the COVID-19 response when we know where, exactly, to deliver support. 

How to protect privacy in the era of extraordinary measures?- Guest blog: Logan Finucan, Senior Manager of Data & Trust, Access Partnership discusses how to protect privacy in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Versatile defence software helps to combat the COVID-19 pandemic- Guest blog: Tage Lund, Lead Sales Engineer, Systematic. 

Introducing the NHS COVID-19 Text Messaging Service- Guest blog: Dr James Graveston, Solution Consultant at Valtech discusses their involvement in developing the new NHS COVID-19 text messaging service. 

Using analytics to forecast the global impact of COVID-19- Guest blog: Ken Miller, Product Director at Panintelligence highlights how data analytics can best be used to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Measuring the impact of social distancing during COVID-19- Guest blog: Patricia La Torre, Public Policy & Partnerships Manager at Humanising Autonomy discusses their human behaviour analytics software in response to COVID-19. 

Data & insights to support UK SMEs through turbulent times- Guest blog: Edward Thorne Head of International Sales and UK MD at Dun & Bradstreet explains why data is more important than ever to help companies manage the impact of COVID-19.

Enabling COVID-19 Research- Guest blog: Suzy Foster, CEO, EMIS Health discusses the importance of patient data to help researchers develop a deeper understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday- Environment, including transportation, energy 

Trading tips on data analytics- Guest blog: Ian Murrin, Founder and CEO, Digiterre, explores how best practice in data analytics on a trading floor can be applied to all organisations.

Reaching net-zero with data- Guest blog: Craig Melson, Programme Manager, Digital Devices, Consumer Electronics, Export Controls and Environment and Compliance, techUK, highlights how data can make a huge contribution our energy reduction and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

Overhauling technology by changing working practies- Guest blog: Jake Hoggans – Engineering Lead at CACI – explores the transformation of working practices required for successful cross-company project delivery.

Thursday- Cybersecurity

Data analytics for proactive risk management- Guest blog: Cristina Jerney, Marketing and Communications Executive, CyNation highlights how data analytics can be used for proactive risk management.

Data analysis in a cyber security platform- Guest blog: Ryan Thornley, Senior Engineer, explores how CACI ensures that the UK is more resilient to cyber-attacks by bundling and analysing data for an automated response.

Friday- Public Sector 

The era of education- Guest blog: Natasha Singh, Principal Consultant – Privacy & Data Protection at Gemserv, discusses how data analytics can improve children's learning outcomes.

Data Analytics in the Public Sector - Why It's Different- Guest blog: James Fraser, Digiterre, lifts the lid on data transformation and examines how best to apply data analytics in the public sector.

Data analysis skills in policing- Guest blog: Giles Herdale, Independent Consultant specialising in digital investigation skills, highlights the importance of data analysis skills in policing.

Building a Data Driven Organisation- Guest blog: Amanda Teschko, BI & Analytics Consultant and US Chairperson at Thorogood, outlines how organisations can use data analytics to guide future strategies, and provide insights on day-to-day operations.

  • Katherine Mayes

    Katherine Mayes

    Programme Manager | Cloud, Data, Analytics and AI
    T 020 7331 2019

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