Please join us at the Digital Catapult Centre, 101 Euston Road, Kings Cross, London, NW1 2RA, UK, on Wednesday, 25th November 2015, at 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
While there is no one best way to visualise data, there are some guidelines you should follow to make sure that your visualisation is clear and easily understandable. We’ll look at what kinds of visualisations are best suited to specific kinds of data and at some visualizations that have been in the press that are confusing and show how they can be re-made to make them clearer.
Sophie Sparkes, a Data Analyst at Tableau with the Tableau Public team. Every day she helps European journalists and bloggers visualize their data to tell insightful stories. You can see some of her personal data visualization work on her Tableau Public Profile.
Register for this event at: http://www.meetup.com/Society-of-Data-Miners/events/226659700/
Rich Huebner is undertaking valuable research into the impact of management involvement on the success of data mining projects. Please take his survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tms-and-data-mining
Many thanks to all those who attended and took part in the discussion; it is your contribution which makes these events so worthwhile.
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Predictive Analytics assists the achievement of business objectives; a Predictive Analytics Strategy indicates what business objectives will be achieved through Predictive Analytics, how they will be achieved, and how the business benefit will be measured. Many organisations are in need of a strategy for Predictive Analytics, and Tom will address this need in two ways: by listing and organising the elements which make up such a strategy, and by outlining the activities needed to develop such a strategy in a specific business situation. Also including pitfalls in Predictive Analytics Strategy, using examples from commercial and government organisations.
This is one of 3 FREE webinars in association with the UNICOM Data Analytics conference, also including big data challenges in financial services and predictive analytics for TV advertising performance.
Many thanks to Meta for an excellent discussion of the data analystics process and the vision of SocDM. Thanks also to all who attended; it is your input which makes the Society work. Watch out for further events this Autumn.
The Society of Data Miners, in association with the Data Science Institute of Imperial College London, is delighted to welcome Meta Brown, author of Data Mining for Dummies, who will speak on “Analytics Failure: How to Avoid It” at 6:30pm on Weds 24th June 2015 at the Huxley Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus. Registration required, click here for details.
Monday 2nd February 2015, evening meeting at London Metropolitan University.
Many thanks to all those who attended our open meeting on 2nd February 2015, and especially to those who have offered to become involved with the Society’s activity groups about ethics, certification, education, conferences and standards.
Many thanks again to London Metropolitan University for their kind provision of the venue, especially to Prof. Dominic Palmer-Brown and Seema Patel, and also to Vassil T. Vassilev for his interesting presentation on dynamic user profiling.
The Society of Data Miners is an independent non-profit organisation for the public good with the purposes to:
- Increase the benefits of data mining to society;
- Increase knowledge and awareness of the nature and benefits of data mining;
- Advance the profession of data mining;
- Form a community of and for data miners.
In pursuit of these purposes, the Society of Data Miners will:
- Hold events for data miners to exchange experience, formulate best practice and broaden the scope and benefits of data mining;
- Encourage adoption of the highest ethical standards in data mining;
- Provide public and media information about data mining and its benefits;
- Provide certification of data miners who have reached a recognised level of competence and experience in data mining practice;
- Encourage the creation of a literature of data mining practice;
- Encourage data mining standards;
Welcome to the SocDM newsletter. Our first issue contains:
- A welcome from the Chairman, and dicussion of SocDM activities;
- Analysing Early Adoption, by Francine Bennett;
- R for Open Source Data Mining, by Andy Pryke;
- The case for a Chief Analytics Officer, by Chris Hemingway;
- Introducing the SocDM directors.
Launching the Society of Data Miners: First Open Meeting
The first open meeting of the Society was held at Nesta in London on Tues 11th Feb 2014.
A big thank you to everyone who took part in our first open meeting, especially to the presenters Andy Pryke, Fran Bennett and Chris Hemingway whose hard work made the event so valuable, and to Nesta for their kind provision of the venue and assistance with organisation.
Thanks also to all those who have expressed an interest in being involved in specific future activities of the Society; we are collating the information from the meeting and will be in touch with you shortly.