June 18, 2015 - Comments Off

Creating Data Cities

Last night’s Leeds Data Thing event around how we can use data to make cities more sustainable provided some great insights and discussions.

Is it possible to use data from social media to see how cohesive a city is? In other words, can we see how different groups and communities interact with each other? It’s a fascinating area to look at because those relationships could be the key to unlocking economic growth.

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June 17, 2015 - Comments Off

How to solve a problem like personal data and trust

Our CEO Alex Craven recently spoke at a prestigious event in Brussels where personal data and trust were top of the agenda…

I’ve got trust issues. Could the breakdown of trust between the consumer and our businesses over the way our data is used be the single greatest threat to Europe’s plans for a single digital economy? Read more

May 29, 2015 - Comments Off

Top 10 things we did in May

Every month we do great work and discover new things. We like to share what we do, and what we find – that’s why we began our monthly Top 10. It gives you a flavour of what we’ve been up to, and what we’ve been discovering, each and every month. Read more

April 21, 2015 - Comments Off

Why data triage is the secret behind successful consumer marketing campaigns

The current meaning – the process of determining the most important people or things from amongst a large number that require attention (Oxford Dictionary) – dates from the 1930s, from military lessons associated with assessing the huge number of wounded on the battlefields of the First World War. Triage nurses were trained to sort and prioritise those who needed treatment most…

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April 14, 2015 - Comments Off

Will real-time video streaming with Periscope take off?

In the last six weeks there have been two apps released that let anyone with a smartphone become a broadcaster. Meerkat and Periscope let you stream live, real-time video from your phone, via Twitter, to anyone who wishes to watch. So should you be excited or nervous about this emerging technology, and will it take off? Read more

March 31, 2015 - Comments Off

Top 10 things we did in March

Our Top 10 list gives you an insight into some of the work we’ve been doing over the past month. It’s a way for us to express the things we’ve discovered and the things we’ve delivered. Basically, it’s 10 things that we’re really proud of.  Read more

March 17, 2015 - Comments Off

The social media guidance that all financial firms need to know

It’s been a hotly discussed topic – how can financial firms promote their services on social media in a way that’s compliant? Following a consultation last autumn the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released a set of guidelines to help companies embrace the evolving world of social media without the fear of being fined. Read more