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  • Making a persuasive case for your data science project

    Fran Bennett Apr 25, 2017

    You may have an idea that data science can bring value to your organization, but do your senior leaders share your excitement? Possibly not. Well not yet anyway. The key is making a persuasive case that gets you the support and resources you need. But building support for a data science initiative requires taking a […]

  • Can Artificial Intelligence write a better book than 50 Shades of Grey?

    Jason Bell Apr 13, 2017

    Spoiler alert. All you writers, authors and creative writing types who may be worrying about AI, rest easy, you’re safe. For a while… can ai write me a book? First of all, this isn’t really about coding it’s about process. So, in this article, there are no juicy bits of code or scripts to get […]

  • What is text mining and how can it be used to create value for business?

    Fran Bennett Apr 12, 2017

    You may suspect that there are riches buried in the myriad of text and documents your organisation produces every day. And you’re right. The documents already inside your organisation can provide early warning of risk and compliance issues. They’ll bring you new insights into what your customers really need. They offer a detailed understanding of […]

  • Can we use data science to create smarter forecasts for business rate income?

    Fran Bennett Mar 26, 2017

    Trials starting in April will see local authorities increase the share of revenues they retain from business rates. This offers opportunities to better manage, forecast and shape revenues, which will interest anyone involved in planning the future of our communities – from local authority leaders who want to maximise revenues, to property developers who want […]

  • Want to use data to make better decisions in your authority?

    Samantha Softley Mar 9, 2017

    Use data to make better decisions in your authority. Apply now for part-funded access to a new modelling and data-sharing platform. We are inviting local authorities to apply for a limited number of places to trial our modelling and data sharing platform, Witan, including road-testing our SEND service demand modelling tool. If interested please email […]

  • Job – Head of Business Development

    Fran Bennett Feb 15, 2017

    This is an exciting opportunity to change the trajectory of a growing startup, based in central London. This person will be responsible for growing the pipeline and closing sales to support our target of doubling our run rate by the end of 2017, and for bringing our new city data platform, Witan, fully to market. […]

  • Job – Sales and Marketing Executive

    Fran Bennett Feb 15, 2017

    This is an exciting role supporting a growing startup, based in central London. This person will be responsible for supporting the sales, business development, and client relationship activities of the company. They will work primarily with the CEO, who is a recognised leader in data science and big data technology, which will provide great opportunities […]

  • Data science in government – talk at Digital Jersey

    Fran Bennett Jan 20, 2017

    Mastodon C’s Fran Bennett will be in Jersey next Wednesday 25th January, talking to government representatives and Digital Jersey about data science, big data, and their applications in government, including lessons learned from building our new Witan city data platform. You can register to join the public session at the Digital Jersey website.

  • Designing real time data applications – talk at the detail data conference

    Jason Bell Jan 9, 2017

    Mastodon C’s Jason Bell will be presenting a workshop session at the Detail Data Conference on Wednesday 11th January. The session will outline the thoughts and processes of designing a realtime application using Met Office Data and the Twitter realtime firehose. You can register to attend the conference on the NICVA website

  • How to rank the best of everything, using data

    Fran Bennett Jan 3, 2017

    We’ve helped a number of clients to develop and deliver rankings – of healthy places, of “cosy” areas of the country, of corporate wellbeing, and of universities. Building a ranking sounds like an easy job, since the output is just a list. But building a ranking well and meaningfully is much harder than you’d think, because every individual on […]

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