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Agenda for Data Analystsí Conference confirmed

Thursday 19th January 2017

The agenda for the 2017 Data Analysts’ Conference is now confirmed with details of a number of speakers announced.

Organised by Road Safety GB in partnership with Road Safety Analysis, the event, which is now in its second year, will take place at the IET in Birmingham on 2 March 2017.

The conference theme for 2017 is once again ‘Joining the Dots’. The programme covers a wide range of topics and includes workshop sessions in the afternoon.


Overview of agenda

Morning Plenary Session 1 - ‘Data Drives Understanding’ (10.00 - 11.15)

Morning Session 2 - ‘Data for a Safe System: Panel Discussion’ (11:45 - 13:00)

Networking Lunch (13:00 - 13:50)

Session 3 - ‘Training Tracks’ (13:50 - 15:10)
Either ‘PEOPLE: Data for Behavioral Insight’
or ‘PLACE: Powerful & Predictive Data Modelling’

Session 4 - ‘Statistically Significant Expectations’ (15:30 - 16:30)


Among the confirmed speakers is Matt Staton who heads up Cambridgeshire County Council’s road safety team. Matt’s presentation, which will form part of the opening session, is titled: ‘The problem with KSI: using trauma data to analyse injury severity’.

Jeremy Phillips, Road Safety GB’s director of research, will also formally launch the Road Safety GB Analysts Network during the opening session. The Network has been established to connect professionals in facilitated regional groupings and through an online community.

For the third session, ‘Training Tracks’, delegates can choose between two workshops.

‘PEOPLE: Data for Behavioral Insight’ will feature Tanya Fosdick from Road Safety Analysis, who will look at the ‘processes and pitfalls in evaluation design’; while Deirdre O’Reilly from Highways England, will examine ‘Highways England SRN personas’.

The alternative workshop, ‘PLACE: Powerful & Predictive Data Modelling’, will feature Dr George Ursachi who will examine the ‘Generalised Linear Model’; and Dr Neil Thorpe from Transport Operations Group (TORG), Dr Lee Fawcett and Joe Matthews (both Newcastle University), who will explore ‘Predictive Modelling’.

In December, it was announced that top DfT statsman Dr Daryl Lloyd would present at the conference as part of the 'Statistically Significant Expectations' session. Dr Lloyd will provide an update of the DfT's work, including CRASH, research priorities and consultation outcomes.

Delegate registration
The venue (IET, Birmingham) has capacity for around 150 delegates and as such early booking is advised. The delegate fee is £125 +VAT with a 40% discount available to Road Safety GB, Academy and MASTonline members. Click here to register to attend.

There will also be a small exhibition running alongside the conference, with places allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. There are also various opportunities to become involved as a sponsor of the event.

For more information about attending as an exhibitor or sponsorship contact Louise Pittam at Road Safety Analysis on 01295 731819.


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