Data, Videos

The power of data – London Tech Week 2016

21 Jun , 2016   Video

On Monday 20 June 2016, as part of London Technology Week, I was one of seven speakers who presented at an event hosted by the London Borough of Camden to discuss the power of data and the role data needs to play in reforming public services. The other speakers included: Sherry Coutu, Chair of founders4schools; […]

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Data, Tech Policy

UK Offices of Data Analytics – from rhetoric to reality

12 Jun , 2016  

Eddie Copeland Offices of Data Analytics

If you’ve heard me speak at a conference or read one of my blogs, you’ve probably gathered that I’m a big admirer of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA). At times I may have sounded like a broken record. In my defence, there are good reasons to be excited about the model […]

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Data, Videos

What does a good data market look like?

30 Apr , 2016   Video

On 29 April 2016 I took part in a lunchtime debate hosted by the Open Data Institute on the subject: What does a good data market look like? I was joined on the panel by Leigh Dodds, Chair of Bath: Hacked and ODI Associate; and Yodit Stanton, founder of Open Sensors. The comments I gave (see […]

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Mayor, whatever you want to do, data can help you do it better

8 Mar , 2016  

London Office of Data Analytics

An open letter to the next Mayor of London explaining why they need a London Office of Data Analytics. To the new Mayor of London, Congratulations on your election victory! No doubt you’re impatient to start delivering on your campaign promises. Just before you do, I’d like to highlight one point: no matter what your […]

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MODA’s 10 step process for improving a service with data analytics

23 Feb , 2016  

10 Steps of Mayor's Office of Data Analytics

I have frequently written and spoken about the amazing work of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), originally set up and led by Mike Flowers (read my interview with Mike). A common question I receive is: How does MODA actually apply data analytics to help a service delivery team (SDT) – i.e. […]

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Mike Flowers on why UK cities should harness their existing data

16 Oct , 2015  

Eddie Copeland Interview with Mike Flowers - NYC MODA

In June 2015, I published Big Data in the Big Apple, a report on how London could learn from New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA). On 16 October 2015, MODA’s founding director, Mike Flowers, visited Policy Exchange to record an interview about his experiences of applying data analytics to urban environments. Below […]

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