Events on Statistics and Data Analysis

To stay up to date with the shifting sands of time and circumstances, it is necessary to not only read up on what is happening around the world, but also to take part in face to face or online sessions that focus on these changes in an easy to understand, quantitative manner, bringing them to the forefront more thoroughly than any long-winded words might. For that purpose, here is a list of the upcoming events concerning statistics in the UK. Make sure you attend and participate in at least a few if you happen to be close-by.

Economic Forum by The Office of National Statistics

The main aim of this forum is to highlight some of the key international economic statistics and to present new trade analysis. At this forum, participants will be looking at how to tackle global measurement challenges in international trade and finance statistics, how to improve their understanding of complex multi-national businesses, and how to break new grounds in trade analysis. Special speakers on this forum will include Dr Rebecca Harding, CEO, and founder of Coriolis Technologies and co-author of “The Weaponization of Trade: The Great Unbalancing of Politics and Economics”.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 09:00 – 12:00 GMT The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London UK

Living Longer: a view from the professions by ICAEW and Royal Statistical Society

This RSS event will mainly revolve around questions like “How does society see getting older?”, “How does the economy adapt to an ageing population?” and “What does this mean for the professions?” The speakers in this event will include renowned names like Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority; David Blackburn, Chief People Officer, Financial Services Compensation Scheme; Kath Mackay, Director Innovate UK-Aging Society; Rick Pereira, Deputy Director, Population Statistics, Public Policy Analysis, Office of National Statistics; Dr. Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of European Affairs, ICAEW; and, Michael Brodie, CFO, Public Health England.

Wednesday, 30th January 2019 ICAEW, London UK

UK Productivity Forum by The Office for National Statistics

At this annual productivity forum, the main topic of discussion will be the key development and core priorities for the future. Key discussion topics would include an industry breakdown with the Flash Productivity estimate, a labour productivity series excluding attributed rent, the introduction of the balanced GVA series in the compilation of regional productivity, and improvement in the international comparisons of labour productivity. The event will showcase presentations from the Productivity team at the ONS, as well as key users of the labour productivity statistics.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT The Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London UK

Meet the statisticians: data support for the third sector by RSS

Is there a project you are invested in that could benefit from the input of a statistician or data scientist? If so, this is the perfect place for you to speak about this project and be linked with a volunteer statistician who would work with you pro bono. The Royal Statistical Society has created a platform where they invite third sector organizations to scope their panel of volunteer statisticians and find ways to involve their expertise in their projects. If a company requires ways to make the most of its data, is looking for ideas on how to best use this data in decision making, or trying to find the impact its data would actually have, then these ‘drop-in’ sessions are the perfect way to bring expertise and proficiency in the field of statistics into its work.

Thursday, 4th April 2019, 10:00am – 03:00pm Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London UK

Data-Driven Decision Making in Medical Research by PSI

The conference will take place in a variety of plenary and parallel sessions, as well as breakout discussion sessions, workshops, a poster session, and of course, the Annual General Meeting. These assemblies will include early phase creative trial designs, debates on statistical issues in safety drug labelling, dose-finding designs based on models, an update from Transcelerate, and much more. Speakers will include experts from industry, academia, and regulatory agencies.

Sunday, 2nd June 2019 to Wednesday, 5th June 2019 QEII Centre, London UK
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