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Big Data, Better Decisions


  • The Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road London, NW1 2BE (map)

This two-day conference will showcase the research published by academic researchers from the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre.

Through presentations and discussions delegates will explore how different datasets, and the way in which they are being used, are advancing research and policy decisions. We are delighted to be welcoming representatives from policy, academia and research.

Day one of the conference will be followed by exhibition stands and an evening drinks reception to showcase models, methods, outputs, demonstrators from the four main research streams, and also allowing further networking amongst attendees.

The two day event will focus on four main research streams:

Methodologies for Big Data: This theme ensures our research uses the latest techniques and maximises the possibilities of what your data can be used for.

Local Economic Growth; This theme investigates the key factors that hinder business growth and could help councils and government to create development plans and industrial strategies to make communities thrive.

Support for Vulnerable People: This theme investigates the support and care that vulnerable people need and aims to help influence policy and improve public services in this area.

Mapping Public Access to Green Infrastructure: This theme aims to address a lack of information across the country about where green spaces are and whether they are accessible to the public, creating a meaningful dataset that can be used by councils to assist with planning decisions, infrastructure provision and public well-being.