Talk Abstract: Transforming the management of Natural and Built Assets through Analytics.
Across the globe, £trillions are being spent each year on infrastructure to keep our lights on, our roads open and the water running from our taps. Despite this, it is estimated that the current level of investment worldwide may be almost £1 trillion short of what is needed. In the context of climate change, population growth and changing technological needs this creates significant challenges. This session will explore how Data Science and Advanced Analytics are being used within traditional sectors to manage the funding gap through smarter, data-led decisions, whilst also ensuring that investment is best targeted to meet our future challenges. It will also explore the impact that Smart Cities and new technologies such as electric vehicles may have on the decisions that need to be made about assets today and the solutions that are being deployed to meet those challenges.
Bio: Dan is the Director of Analytics at SEAMS, which is the advanced analytics arm of Arcadis. Dan leads the team responsible for delivering state of the art decision optimisation solutions across the water, electricity and transport sectors with clients across the globe. Through this work, Dan and team are helping organisations achieve more for less through the design, build and embedding of prescriptive analytics solutions to deliver better outcomes. Dan has 15 years of experience in leading Data Science and Analytics teams and in the application of analytics within large companies to solve business problems.