Save the date: 12 June 2018

The Analytics Summit 2018 will be taking place on Tuesday 12th June 2018 at the IET.  Further details will be added in due course.

Below you can find details of the 2017 Summit that took place earlier this year, including the presentations that have been made available to us. 

Videos of all the 2017 morning talks, the ethics Q&A and the closing plenary are available below and at

Morning talks

Ruth Kaufman (The OR Society) - Welcome and Introduction Slides

Clare Thompson (RBS) - Harnessing the power of data SlidesVideo

Jonathan Roberts (MoJ) - Data Science at MoJ Video

Dominic Stubbins (ESRI) - The Science of Where - Spatial Analysis in a world of Big Data and AI Slides | Video

Luciano Floridi (Oxford Internet Institute) - The General Data Protection Regulation: Human Dignity and the Right to an Explanation  Video (slides unavailable)

The Ethics Q&A   Video

Peter Wells (ODI) - Closing plenary SlidesVideo

Afternoon workshops

David Stewart (RBS) - Transformation through data (slides unavailable)

Sam Tazzyman, Robin Linacre, Karik Isichei & Ross Wyatt (MoJ) - Getting started with interactive dashboards, Natural Language Processing & interactive GIS mapping (slides unavailable)

Sarah Culkin (Dept. for Health) - Predicting winter pressures on A&E using Google Trends Slides

David Tong (ESRI) - Spatial Analysis for Data Science Slides

Note: some presentations are unavailable due to the interactive nature of the presentation or workshop.


Brought to you by the OR Society, in association with the Royal Statistical Society, the Annual Analytics Summit brings together speakers and exhibitors from the very cutting edge of analytics to deliver a one-day event that is a one-stop shop for learning about how big data & analytics are shaping the future of organisational decision making. Filled with case studies, new innovations, and strategies on how to turn data to effective decisions the Annual Analytics Summit is an event not to be missed. So join us on the 15 June 2017 and keep up to date by visiting us here or on Twitter (#TAAS17).

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Adding value in analytics, this sixth annual event will demonstrate, by way of case examples and tutorial sessions, how developments in decision analytics are leading to increased competitive advantage. Learn new techniques and best practices for applying analytics in your organisation.


Speakers will represent a broad spectrum of sectors that can benefit from advanced analytics. Talks will be of general interest, and are intended to raise awareness of applications and techniques, that will inspire delegates to think about decision making in their organisation.


Find out about the latest software, professional development, recruiting opportunities and speak to consultants during the breaks. There are a wide range of stands, representatives and materials available, to help you do more in the age of analytics.


The lively and friendly atmosphere energises the networking opportunities with analytics and O.R. professionals from a variety of sectors at all levels. Delve into the exhibition, discuss the talks and question the speakers to take full advantage of the day.

The event will be followed by a free drinks reception sponsored by Taylor and Francis.


Speakers and Exhibitors

The Summit brings together experts in analytics, big data and data science from government, journalism, industry and academia, as well as exhibitors from analytics software providers, leading consultancies, and specialist recruitment agencies.

We are continuing with the successful format introduced last year - taking the case studies presented in the morning and exploring some of the techniques and technologies used in the projects in the afternoon sessions in order to aid delegates' learning.


PLENARY: Peter Wells, Head of Policy at ODI

 Peter Wells

Peter Wells is policy lead at Open Data Institute (ODI). Peter spent over 20 years in the telecommunications industry working at the intersection of technology, business and people, including 10 years at a professional services firm, Cartesian. He worked with both telecommunications companies and regulators to investigate new technologies, transform businesses and launch new products in the role of Director of Sales Support and Innovation. 

Before joining the ODI, Peter worked in a voluntary role to organise an independent review of digital government policy for the Labour Party, and for Open Addresses Limited to experiment with creating a collaboratively maintained open address register. When he's not doing data stuff he talks about books and Blackpool FC a lot.

Main Speakers

Luciano Floridi

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Claire Thompson

Head of Customer Analytics at Royal Bank of Scotland

Dominic Stubbins

Chief Architect at ESRI (UK)

Jonathan Roberts

Head of Data Science Hub at Ministry of Justice

Afternoon Sessions

Getting started with interactive dashboards, Natural Language Processing and interactive GIS mapping – includes free code!


Spatial Analysis for Data Science, ESRI


Transformation through data, RBS


Predicting winter pressures on A&E using Google Trends - Department of Health


Ethics Q&A pannel


The OR Society

The Royal Statistical Society

Government Operational Research Service


The Information Lab


Taylor & Francis Group

Key Information and Tickets

Click here to download the 2017 programme.

The Annual Analytics Summit 2017 takes place at IET, Savoy Place, London, WC2R OBL 
on Thursday 15th June 2017, from 09:15 to 17:00. Registration opens at 08:30 with tea and coffee available. Places cost £175 + VAT to include refreshments and buffet lunch.

Conference Location

This unique London venue on the River Thames has recently undergone a £30 million refurbishment, it offers cutting edge technology, improved capacity and new outside space in a location that’s easily accessible by rail, tube and river. 

History of the Summit

Over 75 years, Operational Research (O.R.) professionals have developed mature methodologies to analyse and use data that can add significant value in decision analytics. The OR Society recognises the importance of sharing this best practice and champions embedding analytics at the heart of every organisation’s decision making processes. The Annual Analytics Summit was initiated to showcase the importance of decision analytics for better decision-making in virtually any area of business.

The Operational Research Society

The OR Society is the professional membership body of the Operational Research (O.R.) community in the UK. The OR Society provides training, conferences, publications and information to those working, and with an interest, in O.R. The OR Society also promotes O.R. in education and business, and as a career. The OR Society encourages its members to continue their professional development through accreditation which enables members to certify their achievements in their job.

Find out more about The OR Society at

The Royal Statistical Society

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) promotes statistics, data and evidence for the public good. It is one of the world's leading learned societies and the only UK professional body for all statisticians. Membership is open to all who have an interest in statistics and data analysis; formal qualifications are not necessary.

Find out more about the RSS at

Analytics Network

For those with an interest in analytics, in topics such as data science, optimisation, visualisation, Big Data, Regression, Data Mining, Predictive modelling or forecasting, the Analytics Network is intended to be your home within the OR Society. This group aims to bring together resources, news, views and information relevant to the field of analytics. Regular meetings and seminars provide important networking and professional development opportunities.

Videos from previous Annual Analytics Summits (see our YouTube channel for more)


  • How a UK broadcaster has transformed itself around dataSanjeevan Bala, Channel 4
  • The Digital ElectionCarl Miller, Demos
  • The Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data & Advanced Analytics at Shell Daniel Jeavons, Shell
  • A.I. is dead. Long live A.I.Phil Hall, Elzware Ltd
  • Data Science: Best Practice & Governance in AnalyticsSayara Beg, Chair of the Analytics Network
  • Developments and Challenges in Credit ScoringDan Kellett, Capital One UK
  • Behavioural Data and its use in Predictive AnalyticsAlan Hambrook, Zoral Labs
  • The Age of Analytics: How Government can make the most of the data opportunitySir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser

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