This course has now taken place.

The public sector holds large volumes of data, from patient records to local government data. Access to such huge volumes of information, gives your organisation an excellent opportunity to utilise data to make more effective decisions, improve service delivery and enhance efficiency.

Data analytics is also a cost-effective method to make sense of your organisation’s data, which can help drive performance and productivity.

This public sector tailored Effective Data Analytics course, gives you the necessary training in data analytics.

Through interactive workshops and the use of laptops, you will have an opportunity to practice data analytics on various public sector datasets. You will also learn how to use free and accessible data analytics tools like Power BI Desktop, Custom Vision Service and R, a programming language.

About the Chair: Mark Wilcock
Mark is an independent consultant and trainer. He specialises in the analysis, visualisation and reporting of financial and economic data. He has worked for several clients including Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, Nomura and Barclays. He has received Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the last two years. He has a MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and an MBA from Imperial College, London. He is the organiser of London Business Analytics Group, a very popular community meetup group.

It has held over 50 free events in the last four years on subjects such as machine learning, data visualisation, ethics of big data, personalised medicine and climate change. Mark is a regular speaker at conferences on data science, machine learning and data visualisation. He has technical expertise in Microsoft’s Data Platform and Power BI.

What previous delegates said about Effective Data Analytics:

“Definitely improved my skills.” – System Development Officer, London Borough of Newham

“It’s gave me the confidence to explore this topic in more detail.” – Head of Performance, Big Lottery Fund


  • Delegates will be expected to bring their own laptops on the day.
  • The Power BI software will be sent to delegates prior to attending the course.