15 posts categorised "Applying Advanced Analytics"

22 February 2019 Gettin’ vizzy with it - where to start with Data & Analytics By Will Dupre. Rewind about three years and I’d never heard of Tableau, or Alteryx, or for that matter, Power BI. A colleague dropped out of a data visualisation training course being run by PwC, and nominated me to go in his place. If I reflect on my where my career is now, I’d say this unintentional opportunity was the start to my own career disruption. This internal two day face-to-face training (and the six week “sprint” that followed) was a great experience, and I’ve not looked back. The course focused on Tableau and was in part delivered by Tableau consultants. Because of this training, my interest was very much piqued to begin to pursue work in the Data & Analytics field.
29 November 2017 Data and analytics: Protecting us against financial crime part 1 By Jeremy Davey and Scott Samme The Chicago mobster Al Capone is famously (and perhaps erroneously) credited as the source of the phrase ‘money laundering’ in the 1940s, after his laundromat businesses were used to legitimise cash he gained through less salubrious means. Even Capone might have been surprised at how the money laundering business has boomed since his days. Our Global Economic Crime Survey shows the scale of the problem: global money laundering transactions worldwide are estimated at between $1 and $2 trillion – that’s 2% to 5% of the world’s total GDP. Less than 1% of this money is ever recovered by the authorities.
28 September 2017 Big data, big deal? By Maaike Platenburg, Freddy Bob-Jones and Friso Wiegman Benefits and challenges associated with Big Data for results measurements In our last blog, we explored the use of big data for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) purposes in international development. We concluded that big data can provide us with great insights into aid effectiveness; it can show whether development projects have been successful and facilitate a more adaptive process toward designing programmes that deliver better outcomes for disadvantaged people. However, current projects are still in the pilot phase and much still remains to mainstream the use of these techniques. With this blog we would like to build on our first blog by exploring the potential benefits and practical challenges associated with applying big data.
17 May 2017 Overwhelmed by complex data? By Jonathan Watters Businesses have never had more access to data – and that brings enormous problems as well as benefits. The more data you have, the more difficult it can be to organise. Fortunately, there’s technology available to help. Managing big, data-heavy projects can be daunting. To give just two examples, we’ve worked recently with a company that needed to review its data for thousands of counterparties for compliance with anti-money laundering legislation. The company was given six months to complete the review, which would mean processing, checking and (if necessary) remediating 5,000 case files, each one of which had many supporting documents. In another, we worked with a national government that needed to review more than 1,000 capital projects and decide on a case-by-case basis

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