This edition looks at two examples of data and data science in action - one inside a charitable organisation, the other in a government agency. Despite the differences in scale and resources, there is no difference in the ambition each has and the impact they want to achieve.
In this edition, I interview Amanda Davis, head of data architecture at Parkinson’s UK, about its data strategy, new CRM platform and how to drive up data maturity within a charitable organisation. If it inspires you to fundraise for the charity, you can find out more about how to do it here: www.parkinsons.org.uk/
I also talk to Tom Smith, managing director of the ONS Data Science Campus. Two years after it was launched, he explains the vision and impact it has been having and how data-driven decision making by government will ultimately benefit all of us. You can read more about its progress here: datasciencecampus.ons.gov.uk/our-first-two-years/. And there is an excellent blog on its data initiative with Barclays here: blog.ons.gov.uk/2017/12/13/using-…-the-public-good/