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Demographic User Group Conference – Presentations now available

Demographic User Group Conference – Presentations now available

On 13th October 2016 the CDRC sponsored and supported the 13th annual Demographics User Group Conference (DUG), hosted at the Royal Society.

The conference focussed upon “Empowerment, Enquiry and Empathy – Reducing the soft skills gap” and bought together people from DUG’s 15 member companies, with special attendees from guests in government and universities, to spread knowledge and stimulate new ideas.

There were some great presentations and stimulating audience discussion over the course of the day around the conference’s key questions:

1. ‘What difference would it make to you, if analysts had clear paths along which they could develop their careers?’
2.’ In your own context what is the current balance between organisation and individual needs when considering analytical delivery?’

Presentations

The presentations are now available to watch online:

Chair’s Introduction
Tim Drye, Director of Demographic User Group

Data Science and real science: Narrative and decision making in the academy and the ‘real world’
Seth Spielman, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Colorado

Update on the Consumer Data Research Centre and Master’s Dissertation Prize Giving
Paul Longley, Professor of Geography, UCL

Fishbowls & Fabulous Failures: Are you curious?
Neil Wooding, Director of Strategic Planning and Performance, ONS

A snowball of failures – Workshop
Neil Wooding, Director of Strategic Planning and Performance, ONS

Democracy, Meaning and Negotiation: Empowering analysts both amateur and professional
James Morgan, Director of MI, British Gas

Team building by doing data for good
Fran Bennett, Trustee of DataKind & Pete Williams, Head of Enterprise Analytics, M&S

Panel Discussion: The Opportunities and Challenges of an analytical career within the commercial sector

Chair’s Final Reflections and the DUG Award

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