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Well it’s a big question, but certainly one Chris Yiu of the Policy Exchange thinks the answer to is “Yes” Big Data can save the UK Government £33bn per year. I’ve just attended a Policy Exchange event which EMC Greenplum co-hosted with Francis Maude at the Policy Exchange where The Cabinet Minister, Chris and James Petter, the EMC MD, all discussed how this could be achieved. One important recommendation was that the Government should adopt a Code for Responsible Analytics. Something Greenplum fully supports.

Whilst at the event I bumped into Hetan Shah, the Executive Director, of the Royal Statistical Society, see the picture attached. Hetan was chairing the discussion. I thought about asking to be elected to the Society then remembered that I’d probably only be there to make up the numbers! Instead we discussed the next Data Science Hackathon we are organising with Data Science London and EMI on July 21st and the new data science exam we have just released.


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Chris is a business transformation practitioner having built and transformed several software, hardware and services businesses for EMC. In his role as CTO he is an international speaker on how technology and data can be utilized for business model innovation. He builds collaborative networks of organisations to take advantages of the 3rd generation of computing. Chris holds a 1st Class Degree in Computing and Information Technology (BScHons) specializing in artificial intelligence. He is a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and is qualified both as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Information Technology Practitioner (CITP). In previous roles he has lead EMC’s consulting organization and also the overall UK&I Services business.

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