Empowering the Public Sector: Delving into Data Analytics
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Empowering the Public Sector: Delving into Data Analytics

Empowering the Public Sector: Delving into Data Analytics

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Many public sector organisations face challenges with making the most of their data and are missing opportunities to be more effective. This data analytics training course is aimed at organisations from the public sector, and is a free course to allow employees to obtain the relevant skills required in using data. No prior knowledge is required.

The course will cover:

Session 1: An overview of Agent Based Modelling (ABM)

Session 2: Predictive modelling: Shifting from reaction to prevention

Session 3: Data Linkage Techniques (GIS)

Participants can choose to attend the whole course or the individual sessions which are of interest. To attend the whole course register on this page, or to register for individual sessions only please visit the relevant Eventbrite pages:

An overview of Agent Based Modelling - https://publicsectortraining_abm.eventbrite.co.uk

Predictive modelling: Shifting from reaction to prevention - https://publicsectortraining_predictivemodelling.eventbrite.co.uk

Data Linkage Techniques (GIS) - https://publicsectortraining_gis.eventbrite.co.uk


Session 1: An overview of Agent Based Modelling (ABM)

Thursday 12 January

Registration 9.30am, Session 10am—12.45pm, Lunch 12.45—1.45pm

In this session Dr Peter Barbrook-Johnson, from the Policy Studies Institute at the University of Westminster, will provide attendees with a basic understanding of agent based modelling, and then allow attendees to explore the NetLogo modelling software for themselves with several short exercises, to enable them to begin putting their knowledge into practice.

Session 2: Predictive modelling: Shifting from reaction to prevention

Thursday 12 January, 1.45pm - 4.30pm

In a climate of public sector resource and funding austerity, funds need to be invested in activities that add value and improve public sector services. In this seminar Dr Aris Perperoglou (University of Essex) will explain how predictive modelling can be used to understand hidden mechanisms and underlying patterns in historical and current data, with the aim of successfully predicting future outcomes, identifying opportunities for early interventions and optimising use of scarce resources.

Session 3: Data Linkage Techniques (GIS)

Friday 13 January

Registration 9.30am, Session 10am—12.45pm, Lunch 12.45—1.45pm

Professor Andrew Lovett (University of East Anglia) will give attendees a brief understanding of GIS and the data linkage techniques that can be used to integrate information from different sources to help address policy questions. The workshop will consist of an introductory talk and a series of practical exercises (using the ArcGIS software) that will allow attendees to put their acquired skills into practice. Attendees will then be able to participate in a closing Q&A session.


Attendees will be given the opportunity to network between sessions, with lunch provided.

Please note that this training course is open to members of public sector organisations only.

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