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Why data matters webinar

Revolutions, it’s been remarked, never go backward. Nor do they advance at a constant rate. Just consider the radical transformation unleashed by data analytics. This webinar was held on 27 April 2021.

By now, it’s clear the data revolution is changing businesses and industries in profound and unalterable ways.

We have a real opportunity, as project professionals, to harness the benefits of data to support the progress of our projects.

We can only do this if we fully understand and embrace the fundamental requirements of data.

This session looked to explore the why of data, providing an initial insight into why you should embrace it’s role in current and future projects.

Host: Marius Vermaak, Project Manager, Mace

Guest speakers:

  • Naomi Brookes,  Professor of Complex Programme Management at WMG, University of Warwick
  • Sebastian Williams, Major Accounts Executive at nPlan
  • Martin Paver, CEO & Founder of Projecting Success Ltd

The speakers have very kindly allowed their presented material to be made available for viewing. The slides on Slideshare and the webinar recording on YouTube is now available in our APM resources area and also embedded below for reference.

Naomi Brookes

Naomi has a global reputation for her work on cross-sectoral comparisons of the performance of large and complex projects. She ran the MEGAPROJECT COST Action, an EU funded research programme that bought together over 90 researchers from 23 countries to create and analyse a cross-sectoral database of megaproject performance. Naomi’s current research focus on using predictive analytics to improve project delivery. She is working with the Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick to develop understandable and efficient machine learning algorithms that work in the context of projects and programmes and is applying these in the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors.

Sebastian Williams

Sebastian is part of the Major Accounts team at nPlan, helping clients understand uncertainty and risk in construction projects using machine learning technology. Before joining nPlan, Sebastian led Major Accounts in Construction Intelligence, helping clients identify project opportunities.

Martin Paver

Martin Paver is the CEO and founder of Projecting Success, a consultancy that is pushing new boundaries in advanced project data analytics; with a quest to transform how projects are delivered. He is the founder of the Project Data Analytics community of ~7,500 people, co-chair of the Project Data Analytics Task Force and a member of the APM data advisory group.

This event is suitable for professionals with a beginners level of experience.

Previous webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels.

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