Events: Using Data to Drive Community Investment

In three seminars, HACT and OCSI will demonstrate how to realise practical benefits from open data in the housing sector. Events in Manchester, London and Birmingham at the end of November will show how providers are using Geographical Information Systems to focus in on the communities they serve, and give you a chance to try out Community Insight.

Speakers include:

Dr. Robert Barr
Chairman of Manchester Geomatics and member of the Cabinet Office’s Open Data User Group.
Rob is a leading practitioner in Social Information Systems and data policy, and is currently advising the Cabinet Office on how open data can achieve the greatest social and economic impact as part of the Open Data User Group.

Matt Leach
With a career in leadership and policy spanning the state and not-for-profit sectors, Matt focusses on local interventions to build the strength of communities.

Dr. Tom Smith
CEO at Oxford Consultants for Inclusion
Tom is co-founder and Director of OCSI, and specialises in helping public sector organisations to use information effectively for policy and decision-making. With a background in University research, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

About Community Insight
Community Insight brings comprehensive local information closer to decision-making, allowing investment to be directed to where it is most needed. It allows housing stock to be visualised against all major social and economic indicators, providing mapping and reporting tools for providers without the need for new systems. Stock data is uploaded into a Geographic Information System, meaning that neighbourhood and community profiles are available in minutes.

Please book through using the links below. We look forward to showing you what Community Insight can do.

Tuesday 27 November 2012, 3.00 – 4.30pm
The Cube, 113 – 115 Portland Street.
Click here to book on to the Manchester event

Thursday 29 November 2012, 3.00 – 4.30pm
HUB Westminster, 80 Haymarket.
Click here to book on to the London event

Thursday 6 December 2012, 3.00 – 4.30pm
Clarke Willmott, 138 Edmund Street.
Click here to book onto the Birmingham event