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Demographics User Group Conference – Videos now available

Demographics User Group Conference – Videos now available

On 7 October 2015 the CDRC sponsored and supported the 12th annual Demographics User Group Conference (DUG), hosted at the Royal Society.

The conference focussed upon “How can data analyses best be communicated to decision-makers? Visualising – Distilling – Influencing” 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.

The videos of each session are now available to watch online:

10.00     Chair’s Introduction

10.15       The Data Science of Visualising London’s Data
Dr James Cheshire, University College London

10.45       Visual approaches to data-driven narratives
Alan Smith, Data Visualisation Editor, the Financial Times

11.40       News from the ESRC’s Consumer Data Research Centre
– Introduction – Jane Elliott, Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council
– CDRC Retail Data Portal – Professor Alex Singleton, University of Liverpool
– Masters’ student projects and prizes – Guy Lansley (UCL) and Bruce Jackson (ESRC)

12.10      How good analysis and its presentation drives decisions at Boots
Mark Chivers, Director of Estates, Boots

14.00     Workshop: Communicating data analyses to decision-makers – Now What?
– Introduction – Iain Sterland, Head of Property Insight & Analysis, Sainsbury’s
– Summaries of views

15.40     From “data” to “information”: a user’s perspective
Dame Colette Bowe, non-executive board member of the UK Statistics Authority and the Chairman of the Banking Standards Board

16.10      Panel Session

17.00     Awards & Close



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