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.