2111, 2016

Taking control of your analytics journey

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Businesses, Charities, Data Analytics, Foundations, Public sector, Social & Environmental Impact, Social Innovation, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |

by Nicolas Ponset, Chief Executive at Aleron

The quantity of data being generated each year is increasing exponentially. The opportunity to use data to transform how organisations operate, manage talent, and create value is growing at a similar rate. But, data on its own doesn’t provide executives and other decision makers with valuable insights. In fact, when a coherent approach to data collection and analysis is lacking, working with data can fast become burdensome, expensive and distracting.

For data to deliver any meaningful value for an organisation, the information must be directly relevant to their strategic objectives. Furthermore, there must be a […]

1602, 2016

Leaders Series: Noel Gordon Non-Executive Director of NHS England

February 16th, 2016|Categories: Foundations, Health|Tags: , , , , , |

This month we interviewed Noel Gordon, Non-Executive Director of the NHS and Chair of Specialised Services Commissioning Committee, as part of our Leaders Series. After an early career focused on corporate restructuring, Noel was first exposed to social entrepreneurship at Ashoka, where he then became involved in consulting and mentoring a diverse range of social entrepreneurs.

We discussed the major transformations and innovations taking place in the NHS today, as well as how his past experiences in the private sector contributed to his work and insight in the social sector.

810, 2015

Data Visualisation – Empowering Your Staff

October 8th, 2015|Categories: Data Analytics, Social & Environmental Impact|Tags: , |

By the end of 2015, the global annual rate of data production is expected to reach 5.6 zettabytes, double the rate of growth in 2012, according to IDC. However, data doesn’t provide executives and other decision makers with valuable insights on its own. The data must be gathered, organised, made interpretable, and then analysed and acted on to provide any meaningful value. Data visualisation tools and techniques offer executives and other knowledge workers new approaches to dramatically improve their ability to grasp information embedded in their data